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Isle of Man 2017 – Day 2

Morning Run As usual, I started my day, and Day 2 on the Isle of Man, earlier than the others. I was up at 5ish waiting for it to get light, and when it did so I went for a run. My route took me up to the Cringle Plantation, along a new mountain bike trail...

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Camper Van Upgrades

We’ve made a few upgrades to our camper van since getting it. New Door Seals First up were some new door seals. These were nice and easy to install and apparently are standard on the higher specced VW vehicles such as the Caravelle and California. They cut down a little on road noise from the...

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Springtime in the Garden

Spring is here and the garden is bursting into life. We’ve had a lot of rain though so much of it is still under-water. This has been causing issues with our plumbing as well as preventing me from doing any work in the garden. The water feature has quite a pond surrounding it at the...

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20 minute FTP Test – Fitness Gains

Phew, it’s been a while since I last did an FTP. Monday morning brought with it time to do a 20 minute FTP test though. My last test was at the beginning of January, an 8 minute test that produced an FTP of 290 Watts. Not great, but it dod result in a slight improvement over...

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Water-Based Fun in Aberdyfi

With no training to do on Sunday and decent weather forecast I planned to get out for some water-based fun in Aberdyfi. Some friends from Cerist Triathlon Club were meeting for an open water swim so I decided to join them. First task therefore was to get to Aberdyfi. The quickest and easiest way there...

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Windsurfing in the Estuary at Ynyslas

I haven’t mentioned Ivor, our local katabatic wind for a while. It is now the time of years when he’s at his strongest though. He’s been ‘blowing a hoolie all week’ so on Sunday morning I headed down to go windsurfing in the estuary at Ynyslas at high tide. The sun was shining, Ivor was...

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Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

As it was Mother’s Day on Sunday we (Morgan and I – well, me really!) decided to make her a yummy triple chocolate cheesecake. I was going to go with Anna’s favourite, and our usual cheesecake recipe that we have perfected over the years. However, getting hold of chocolate Philadelphia would be difficult in Borth so...

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