Monthly Archives: August 2011

Last day of summer

19C, cloudy, CR:29 miles Our local free newspaper is a lot of fun. It’s full of schools boasting of their record breaking GCSE results. It’s their best year ever, they exclaim. But wait, it’s always the best year ever, the … Continue reading

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14st. 8lbs

15°C Rain That week of rain cost me half a stone in weight. Good result then, it was a bit late coming off this year. Cycling feels better for it. It was only four days of long walks in practice … Continue reading

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Another record

11C, rain. CR:60 Only to echo last week, the GCSE results are out today, likely to be the 24th consecutive year of higher results. The changed course structure will get some of the credit this time, it’s more modular now, … Continue reading

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Playing "house"

20C, sun then a shower. What a domestic day- Valet the car, (it took hours) Fill the compost Replace missing roof tiles (fiddly since one tile in the middle is nailed). Wash the roof windows (have they ever been done?) … Continue reading

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Moelwyns, Arenig and a Rhinog

19-21C, days of rain then sun, milky at times. Moelwyns ridge walk (dreadful non-stop rain once we got on the ridge Short walk near Ffestiniog (2 hours) Arenig Fawr, excellent day, though the air became milky later Rhinog Fach: a … Continue reading

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We’re going to have known nothing like it.

8°C, rain to come. In a few hours the kids will get their A-Level results, the news will fill with arguments about grade inflation, the kids will pose for photos where they jump up holding their certificates aloft. Head-teachers will … Continue reading

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mid-break jangles

19°C, light cloud. CR:26 miles Mid summer holiday causes a strange feeling. It really does take three weeks to recover fully so that now I have to carefully harness the physical energy that’s liberated. Perhaps soon a trip to the … Continue reading

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French bites

19°C, light clouds. CR:35 miles French bites are not like French Kisses- the bites are French but by Mosquitoes. The itch is persistent. So where have I been? Corsica, a mountainous island in the med- the most mountainous island of them … Continue reading

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Belly

15°C, cloudy Woke early with hunger. It’s only 5am & I’m on holiday. Better go back to bed my boy.

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decorate

21C, Rain Painting the attic room. First put a coat of white matt to act as an undercoat & hide the rather unpleasant colour beneath. It’s been a while since I have done any of decorating and I have become … Continue reading

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