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Community Fireworks

Last night we travelled all of about 10 metres to the now annual bonfire party at our next door neighbours. Now that they live here full time and are not just weekend visitors, the bonfire party seems to be growing in stature with more and more members of the local community coming together for an...

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Showbiz Pays… Or does it??

It isn’t very often that there is any showbiz news emanating from the Aberystwyth area. We do have a few famous people living around here, but most have come here to get away from the limelight and therefore tend not to generate any news stories. However, the front page of yesterdays Cambrian News ran with...

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Some people say get a dog! 0

Some people say get a dog!

As Al mentioned the other day we have been living in Mid Wales for a few years now and do see ourselves as locals, especially now we have someone Welsh in the family (Morgan!). It can be difficult to integrate into close-knit rural societies and often the advice is ‘get a dog’ (especially where we...

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Weather With You…

If there’s one thing that everyone knows about Wales, it is that we get more than our fair share of weather. Indeed, today we have had gorgeous sunshine, torrential downpours, light winds, gales force winds and probably a few other bits and pieces of weather too. This may well explain our fascination for the weather,...

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Locals Rule

Since moving to this area of West Wales, Anna and I have always tried (without trying too hard) to integrate with the locals. It has to be said that it isn’t a difficult thing to do as many of the ‘locals’ are actually well established incomers. However, even as students at Aberystwyth University we tended...

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New backend

Well, this website and its blog may only be a week or so old, but I have been meaning to ‘play’ with the blogging software WordPress for a while now. So before this site had too many posts I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to give it a go. So far I have...

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Friendly Anonymity 0

Friendly Anonymity

I was chatting to someone yesterday (who shall remain anonymous) who had recently moved to this area after having lived in London, Bristol, Stroud and a few small places. It seemed to me (and to her) that she had yet to find her true ‘home’ and in her words she is ‘never happy’. From what...

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Some things never change… 0

Some things never change…

……no matter how much you try and downshift! Alan has mentioned that I have the ‘proper’ job in the family. This does seem to suit us all very well allowing us some security (although given recent events at work nothing is guaranteed but I’ll save that story for another day) but also flexibility and quality...

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We Conform

I know many people think we are un-conformists living out here on the edge of Wales. We don’t think so, we think we are fairly normal, but whether we confrom or not at least I can say our weblog does. So, what does it conform to and why is it important? Well, without getting too...

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New Addition to the Family

As Alan has mentioned, he wants his untrained wife to have a go at this blogging thing so here goes. It’s actually quite difficult to think of things to write, afterall, who is actually interested in our little life! Anyway since most of our life seems to revolve around Morgan at the moment (and quite...

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