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Wild and Woolly

The unprecedented cold we have been experiencing here in TN almost – but not quite – put a stop to our ‘wild’ swimming sessions in the Clinch River. The -10C/14F we experienced at the weekend didn’t actually make the river … Continue reading

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Tales from Wales

Dave and I may be ‘exiled’ in Tennessee, but the only property we own is in Wales UK. And it’s been having a troubled week! First, though, let me introduce this post’s picture theme: ‘Good Development’ Typically, things go wrong … Continue reading

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Sul Gwyl y Pasg Yng Nghymru

…which means ‘Easter Sunday in Wales’ for the uninitiated! Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Guys Looking Good’ No Easter Bunnies here in Abergwesyn… just Gym Bunnies! Neil’s running club and the Young Farmers all seem to get Sunday mornings off lambing (in … Continue reading

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Weather Watch Wales

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Groups and Gatherings’ (well, mostly): Look at that. Blue sky, sun, guys at play in large numbers, keen to show off their abilities on the bars. At home in Tennessee today the sky will look like that … Continue reading

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“Change at Crewe”

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Hangin’ In There…’ Crewe, in Cheshire UK, is a big railway junction. The place only exists at all because of the railway, and the only reason most people go there is to change trains. Which is what … Continue reading

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Getting Our Act Together

Today’s Gallery Theme: Showing Off Well, that’s maybe a combination of ‘Showing Off’ and ‘Getting Ones Act Together’! Exploring new acrobatic positions was how we spent yesterday evening down at Chad’s gym – Dave and I, with Dave’s brother Pete and with … Continue reading

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From USA With Love… Gertrude (née Jonas)…

The storm that dumped the snow on us here in NE USA made it across the Atlantic and dumped rain on the UK… at our place in Wales, four inches of rain in twelve hours and wind gusts up to … Continue reading

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A Plague of Frogs

Well, some weird stuff gets into this blog from time to time, but we can’t go on about fitness and acrobats all the time, now can we? Dave and I own this cottage in Wales (UK) which we have (slightly … Continue reading

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“Expect to get Naked, Baby…”

“Expect to get Naked, Baby!” That’s Ellie talking – sporty wife of my old friend Roger, back here in Oxford UK where we are spending the final two days of our vacation in the wetlands (!). The next set of … Continue reading

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The Descent of Man

Apart from yesterday afternoon, when we were able to sun ourselves here in Mid Wales whilst tidying up the yard and garden, the weather has been consistently dreadful – fog, drizzle, wind and then torrential rain, which is what it … Continue reading

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