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Getting on my bike

I used to love bike rides when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to live in a rural area, where it was ridiculously easy to enjoy lovely bike rides around lovely countryside. As a kid, I vaguely remember watching Olympic action from the velodrome, marveling at the speed and excitement of the cyclists […]

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Ah, the British weather…

So, it’s a bank holiday weekend and, guess what? It’s raining. It’s been raining all day and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop any time soon. Add to that the fact it’s the Queen’s Jubilee, and you have the perfect setting for a day of absolute tedium. Even ginger biscuits are not helping. […]

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Wales day four – just ambling about

After our intended task for the week – going up Snowdon – today was always going to be something of a ‘make it up as you go along’ day. And so it turned out to be. We didn’t set alarms for the morning, agreeing that we would probably need a bit of a lie in. […]

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Wales day three – Snowdon day

Sorry to bang on about the weather again but, when you’re going up a mountain, it’s important to be prepared. So after seeing the latest forecast we decided to head out early to try and avoid the worst of the weather (rain in the afternoon). We were going up Snowdon via the Ranger’s path – […]

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Day two in Snowdonia – Portmeirion

The Met Office promised some sun in the morning, turning to showers all afternoon. They pretty much got it wrong, as we had sunshine (it was cold and sometimes blustery, but who cares when the sun’s shining?) and, looking out of the cottage window, it’s still blazing down. And it’s 7pm. To be fair to […]

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