Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Morning After…

Ellie’s plans for our adult late evening entertainment here at Cefn Derwen on Saturday night went entirely as she expected!… and three happy couples at the end.. need I say more? Well, I’m not going to! Woken on Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Water on the Brain…

…and, in Ellie’s case, Sex… (ADULT READERS CAN FIND THAT BIT AT THE END OF THE POST!) Two things about water. In a remote Welsh farmhouse, where we are now, the water is collected up the hill in a big … Continue reading

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‘Best Vacation Ever…’

After more than two weeks of continuous heat in Wales (almost unprecedented), yesterday it rained. Still warm, and kids still going in the river followed by wrestling around on the grass in the rain… after all, getting wet is what … Continue reading

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Fit for Purpose

Roger, Ellie and their two kids arrive at Cefn Derwen tomorrow. Roger my old school mate from Oxford, ex gymnast, and Ellie who was captain of hockey. So they’re all sporty too, and anxious to see how our ‘home’ gym … Continue reading

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Flag Day

After a catalogue of local disasters here in Mid Wales (see two previous posts) we’re waving the flag today because (as far as we know!) nothing awful has happened for a couple of days (touch wood, etc. etc…). So let’s … Continue reading

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“…But What It Pours”

It never rains but what it pours… I don’t mean the weather – which remains scorchingly hot here in Wales. But after reporting four deaths in accidents at the weekend in this area, now another. At the farm 3 miles … Continue reading

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A Serious Discussion

Tragedy struck within a few miles of here in Wales at the weekend. In the Brecon Beacons National Park (Bannau Brycheiniog), to the south of us, four young guys died over the weekend. The temperature was very hot (high 80sF, … Continue reading

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Taking to the Hills

Although there is a regular flow of people to and from Cefn Derwen itself, it seems, the rolling miles of moorland/ hillside surrounding us on three sides remains empty (except for sheep!) even on the hottest weekend of the year so … Continue reading

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It Never Rains…

…but what… Just when I was thinking that nothing else could go wrong here in Wales, I’ve contracted something weird which has blocked up my sinuses totally, given me an intense pain in one ear, and left me rather more … Continue reading

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Absentee Landlords

So we’re finally in Wales UK at Cefn Derwen, having borrowed my dad’s car to get the five of us here. He and my mum will come down at the weekend with a friend to get it back. When you … Continue reading

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