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Santa Hats at Llyn Padarn Time Trial

With the 2017 Welsh Cyclocross Series done and dusted I was able to head up to North Wales to join in with the Llyn Padarn Kayak Time Trial Series on Sunday instead. I’d already missed races 1,2 & 3 of this series but it’s a fairly informal affair that anyone can join in with as...

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An Icy Ride

A strange weekend this weekend as Christmas is nearly here and I have all of next week off work. But Anna and Morgan are at work and school right up until and including the 22nd December. That means that their first official day of holiday is Christmas Day itself! It also meant that the weekend...

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Fun in the Snow

After a quick trip back from Bluestone at the weekend we couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow. There was plenty in the hills around Aberystwyth so we didn’t have to go far to find it. Morgan and I donned our snow-gear, dug the snow-board out of the shed and headed off to the...

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65th Birthday at Bluestone

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday on Friday so rather than have a traditional birthday party we all got together at Bluestone in Pembrokeshire. When I say all, that’s her descendant family – Children, Grand-children and Great Grand-children. There were a couple of us missing due to work commitments but even without Jennie and Megan...

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65th Birthday Cake

It was my Mum’s 65th birthday the other day so we baked her a nice chocolate celebration cake. It’s a birthday cake recipe that we got from the Volcanic Kitchens cookbook that we brought back from New Zealand. It makes a lovely chocolate cake that we use for all sorts of occasions. It wouldn’t be a...

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Christmas Dinners

It must nearly be Christmas and the office festive dinners are in full swing. As ever there always seems to be a clash with everything happening at the same time. Yesterday was no exception and I had an admin team Christmas lunch at the university and a Psychology Department Christmas dinner in the evening. I...

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