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Campervan XScape

After a day in Brigg at the Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon, we headed back to our quiet little campsite and chilled in the sunshine. My legs weren’t working properly thanks to the efforts earlier in the day but I was able to head off into Burton upon Stanton with Morgan in search of a geocache. The...

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Camper Trip to Lincolnshire

In addition to my first ever Quadrathlon in North Lincolnshire at the weekend we tagged on a family holiday in the Campervan as well. We’d never been to Lincolnshire before and this was to be our first extended camper trip too. The race was on the Sunday so we drove up on Saturday morning and arrived...

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Brigg Bomber – My First Quadrathlon

When three sports isn’t enough what do you do? The Brigg Bomber Quadrathlon of course! My first ever quadrathlon and a bit of a mixed bag for me. All good fun though and that was the whole idea. My First Quadrathlon You may have noticed a lack of posts about triathlon training lately. Fewer than...

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Soaring Temperatures on the Beach

It’s certainly been hot here the past couple of days. The temperature from the weather station topped out at 27.7ºC yesterday and today that has been beaten with a temperature of 28.1ºC. What a horrible day for spending some after-school time on the beach! I still have the lurgy though so no playing in the water...

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Home-made Fidget Spinner

Morgan has been waiting a while to get his fidget spinner that he ordered. He now has it and it does work well, but I think his home-made ones are better. Top is the bought one. Bottom left is a home-made wooden fidget spinner Bottom right is a bike-inspired fidget spinner that we made this morning.

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Giant Jaffa Cake Cake

While Anna was out all day on Sunday I decided to bake a giant jaffa cake cake. It’s a Jamie Oliver recipe from his Jamie’s Comfort Food book. We haven’t actually cooked many recipe from here yet so it was time to change that. Essentially you make a very rich pancake batter that not only...

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Making the most of the Summer

The forecast for the weekend wasn’t great, butt summer seems to have stayed with us and I’ve been making the most of it! Nothing new there! Gravel Pits Friday evening was spent at the gravel pits in Cwm Rheidol with Aber Kayakers and the the Scouts. The all got on really well with their kayaking and...

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New Deep Section Wheels

I’ve only been talking about getting some deep section wheels for my bike for about 6 years! Many a time I have thought I’d take the plunge and get some but never quite did. I have now finally done so. Only the best will do Part of the procrastination was brought about by the fact...

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Westbury Mill Water Gardens

We like to stop off on the way home from my parents and generally do so at a garden centre. It gives us chance to maybe buy some plants or other things and have some lunch. It also breaks the journey up a little so that we aren’t driving non-stop for 3½ hours. The trouble...

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