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Tea Break 3

Garden Reconstruction

Morgan was at home ill on Monday, he wasn’t too bad but he was recovering from a nasty bout of diarrhea and sickness on Sunday, so I was housebound too. I did a fair bit of work first thing, then did an hour on the turbo trainer with some VO2max intervals courtesy of ‘Shortoff +1’ from...

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Weekend Warriors

Another packed weekend for us with plenty to do, both recreationally and in the garden. It turned out quite productive though. A Morning Washout Saturday was a complete washout in the morning with dark skies and pouring rain, so after my usual chores and some work on the computer I jumped on the turbo trainer...

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Beekeeping in May

May is the month where things really take off in Beekeeping. Colonies should be building up, the queen should be busy laying eggs, brood should be developing and emerging, the honey flow starts as more and more flowers are out and regular inspections become necessary in order to keep on top of swarming. With fertile drones...

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Snakes at Ynyslas

There’s almost always something interesting on my morning walk around the dunes. This morning it was the remnants of sand castles on the beach, the super-flat calm waters of the sea and an Adder. There are plenty of snakes in the dunes at Ynyslas, this one was out basking in the early morning sunshine.

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Delightful Dyfi

If only Summer could be like this for more than just a few days. Sunday was another gorgeous day with wall to wall sunshine for the most part. it never really got warm though only making it to 14ºC but that didn’t stop us has a lovely day around the delightful Dyfi estuary. Early Morning...

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Pwllheli to Aberdaron Coast Path Run

Coast Path Vital Stats Pwllheli to Aberdaron Distance: 30.52 miles Elevation Gain Today: 965m Highest Elevation: 176m Time: 6:57:16 Av. Pace: 13:40 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 111bpm Max Heart Rate: 151bpm Calories: 2534 Totals to Date Total Distance: 153.42miles Total Time: 28:39:18 Total Elevation Gain: 4447m Total Calories: 14799 Distance to go: 728 miles What an epic day out in Wales. 30 miles...

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Borth & Ynyslas Temperature Records 1

Growth in the Garden – A Purple Patch

Weather Records We had a couple of scorchers over the weekend with temperatures even at Ynyslas reaching 25°C, the hottest so far this year. Here’s the temperature records from the Borth & Ynyslas Weather Station: As you can see, we are still a long way off the all time record, but the summer is yet to...

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