Tag Archives: south east wales

Go west young man, and do it without a list

I don’t make lists.  To do so would be, from my warped perspective, to admit that my mind is failing.  When I went to Greece for a long summer for the first time in 2010 I was urged to make … Continue reading

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A New Year, portents, traditions and looking forward

I’ve never been impressed by the hype of the ‘New Year’, never regarded it as a portent or a time to make ephemeral resolutions to change bad habits, never felt the urge to stand around with arms crossed, holding hands … Continue reading

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Windows of opportunity and a mountain playground on the doorstep

We moved to our present house from Cardiff in 1975 in order to be closer to my work, thereby significantly reducing the daily each-way commute from 20 miles to 4, 45 minutes to 8.  The reasoning was that out of … Continue reading

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Hibernation time and images of cold weather

Late nights have been more frequent recently.  Four times in the last week I have been up until 03.00 and this has started to impact on the time I get up.  My boast that I get up at 07.30 whatever … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 25: Wet in the wetlands

Another very wet and muddy footpath again today.  This time I guess it was only to be expected as I went down to the coast and the Newport (Gwent) Wetlands Nature Reserve.  The mountain behind the house was clagged in … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 17: waterfalls, footpaths and shepherds

On Friday night grey and gloom was forecast for Saturday morning clearing to sunshine in the afternoon.  So I planned a return visit to ‘Waterfall Country’ further west in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Despite the forecast I opened the … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 11: sky, clouds, mountains.

It was the end of the afternoon before I went out for a walk on Sunday.  I had waved the family off, leaving after a late lunch, been sidetracked by having a chat with neighbours taking advantage of sunshine to … Continue reading

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