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21st Century at Ynyslas

We seem to be moving ever closer to the 21st Century at Ynyslas… First we leap-frogged most people in the UK by getting Superfast broadband via a direct Fibre to the Property (FTTP) connection rather than the standard Fibre to the Cabinet connection that most people with Superfast Broadband have. Before that we were on...

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The New Fire Station in Aberystwyth

We took the Scouts to visit the new Fire Station in Aberystwyth on Friday. They started off with a little presentation and some fire-safety advice from the Firemen and then had a tour of the fire station. They got to try on some kit, take a look at the fire engines and even spray a...

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On the Drive 3

Campervan Essentials

Following on from my last post about buying a campervan, we now have it and it is full of all the campervan essentials. I drove down to Llanelli last Saturday for a last drive in my Meriva and collected the camper. The drive back in it was fine and I made it was far as Aberaeron...

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Buying a VW Camper

I should have known that things were going to get expensive when someone drove into the side of my car just before Christmas. The upshot of that was that my car was a Cat D right-off so I bought a replacement. This proved to be a little too small which then convinced us that really...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Rhos on Sea to Rhyl

Coast Path Vital Stats Rhos on Sea to Rhyl Distance: 12.35 miles Elevation Gain Today: 72m Highest Elevation: 24m Time: 1:43:02 Av. Pace: 14:20 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 143bpm Max Heart Rate: 155bpm Calories: 1316 Totals to Date Total Distance: 408.83miles Total Time: 77:04:49 Total Elevation Gain: 10859 Total Calories: 38624 Distance to go: 487 miles It’s been...

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Archaeopteryx in Aberystwyth

Would you believe it, after all these years (150 million or so to be accurate!) Archaeopteryx is in Aberystwyth. Archaeopteryx, which had a 1m (3.2ft) wing span, is believed to be the link between prehistoric dinosaurs and the modern bird. It’s fossil, one of only 12 found is being displayed in the Old College from 14...

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Vegan Muffins

Hannah, one of the girls that is working with Anna at the moment is Vegan. She is always saying that she can’t find many vegan cake recipes as most cakes contain eggs. We get on well with her and wanted to treat her to some home made cakes so I decided to modify my Oaty Banana...

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Winter Speed Windsurf Session

Sorry for the lack of updates here lately but it’s just been the usual run of the mill stuff lately. Training, working, and running around as usual. We did spend a day at the weekend driving to Swansea and back to look at a van, but we didn’t like what we saw so didn’t buy it. Other...

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