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Bad First Aid

When Simon the windsurfer turned up on the door step with blood gushing from a wound on his head I was fairly ashamed that all I could find to stem the flow of blood was a bit of old tracksuit trousers from the rag bag under the sink! They were clean but not really ideal!...

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Dyfi Winter Warm-up Race Report

We couldn’t really have asked for better conditions, freezing cold, but no wind and glorious sunshine greeted us for the first ever Dyfi Winter Warm-up at the weekend. There were around 300 entrants starting from Corris Craft Centre. As well as myself this included the usual suspects that I ride with each week such as...

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch Results 2011

We’ve just done our RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We started around 9am on a cold frosty morning and saw quite a few birds but nothing too exciting. Here are the results, with last years number in brackets. Blackbird: 3 (3) Blue Tit: 1 (2) Carrion Crow: 3 (2) Chaffinch: 9 (7) Collared Dove: 1 (2)...

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Our Weblog Book 2008

I’ve recently received the 2008 edition of our Simple Life of Luxury Blog as a hardback book. As with the previous editions it looks lovely. A perfect keepsake for us, and who knows, it might be of interest to others as well. It’s a lot of work to produce, but the results are excellent so...

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Cadair Idris Birthday Walk

As part of Emma’s 30th birthday celebrations and to burn off some of the calories from the previous evenings meal we all headed off for a walk up Cadair Idris on Sunday. There were about 12 of us in total. We started from the Minfford car park and headed up the steps and on to...

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Dyfi Enduro Winter Warm Up

Wow, I’ve just realised I’m supposed to be riding in a Mountain Bike ‘Race’ at the weekend – That came around sooner than I was expecting. It’s the Dyfi Enduro Winter Warm Up which is a new event for 2011. It’s a “mini-enduro”, in essence, a lower mileage and a compact version of the proper...

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Dinner at the Pier Brasserie

We’re definitely getting older! I didn’t think it was that long ago that I used to go out quite a bit in Abersystwyth, but clearly it’s longer than I thought! We did go out on Saturday night but all the pubs seem to have changed their names and we were back home and in bed...

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