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Another record breaking windspeed

Continuing on from my post yesterday about autumn being back to normal, the winds are continuing to batter us here in Wales. The weather station recorded a gust of 48.8 knots on Sunday (the strongest up until then), but this morning we have beaten that with a gust of 53.6 knots. (Thats 61.7 mph or...

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Bow Street Tornado Appeal

I found this quite amusing! BOW STREET TORNADO APPEAL A major hurricane (Hurricane Sauspan Bach) and an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Ceredigion in the early hours of Tuesday with its epicentre in Bow Street. Victims were seen wandering around aimlessly, muttering “Faaackinell”. The hurricane decimated the area causing approximately £30 worth...

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Autumn Back to Normal

Well, it has been a few years since we’ve had some proper autumnal storms, but things seem to be back to normal this year. The last two weeks or so have seen depression after depression tracking across the UK, the charts have been full of isobars and we’ve been experiencing typically autumnal stormy weather. The...

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The Wildcat Geocache Challenge 1

The Wildcat Geocache Challenge

Despite spending a fair bit of time looking for cars at the weekend we did manage an hour or so putting a few pieces of the wildcat geocache together. We managed to find all but one of the figures required for the coordinates of cahce 4. We didn’t actually have to visit all of the...

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Car Shopping

We’ve just got back from a weekend at my Parents in Gloucestershire, the aim of which was to buy me a new car… Why is nothing ever easy? We spent all day Saturday driving around various used car showrooms but just couldn’t find anything that suited. I was after a fairly large 4×4 which wasn’t...

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A Wildcat Challenge 3

A Wildcat Challenge

Those of you who have been keeping up with our Simple Life of Luxury will know that we have been enjoying a spot of geocaching lately. So, as we are of to visit family in Gloucestershire in the run up to Christmas we looked up some caches in that area and have been tempted by...

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Tornado in Wales 2

Tornado in Wales

Bow Street, a few miles SE of us was hit by a Tornado last night…Apparently there were winds of up to 130 mph, trees were uprooted, steel portacabins lifted up and thrown onto childrens playgrounds, caravans overturned, chimney stacks blown off and a roof pretty badly damaged. According to John Mason a local expert in...

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Another busy weekend

I’ve had another busy weekend, whilst Anna, Morgan and Pat sheltered from the worst of the weather at home. Saturday was certainlly windy and rainy at times, and Steve nad I had a good days windsurfing here at Ynyslas. As Anna’s mum (Pat) is here, we then made the most of the opportunity of some...

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Rural Wales – The Utilities 1

Rural Wales – The Utilities

I’m sure I must have mentioned this elsewhere before, but one of the downsides to living here on the edge of Wales is the quality of the utility services. Don’t get me wrong I wouldn’t live anywhere else and the problems and shortfalls we face are a small price to pay. We don’t really live...

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New Car – So many options! 1

New Car – So many options!

As mentioned elsewhere my rusty old transit van has just about reached it last legs, so it is time for a new car. We therefore spent Saturday morning looking around showrooms in Aberystwyth. Trouble is I want it all, I need something big enough to fit lots of stuff in, reliable enough to ot breakdown...

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Photos from a walk on the beach at Borth

For those of you who don’t check the photo galleries too often but like to see photos of Morgan, I’ve just uploaded  a selection of photos from a walk Morgan and I had on the beach here in Borth yesterday. Click here for Morgans photo gallery.

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