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Repost: Brrrr

[originally posted New Year’s Day 2005] Back on the beach this afternoon. It was colder than at midnight on New Year’s Eve. And it has been a little windy…               Advertisements

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Springtime

Well, I’ve been neglecting this blog something terrible. I went off for a quiet week in Aberystwyth and was a bit busy eating and drinking and taking photos. Dunno what happened to the rest of the last month or so … Continue reading

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Reposted: The Old College, Aberystwyth

The Old College was the original home of the university in Aberystwyth, opened in 1872 and the first university in Wales (grand total: 26 students; the first female students arrived in 1883). The Penglais campus on the hill (with important … Continue reading

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Holiday fun

Sorry for lack of posting lately – I’ve been enjoying some much needed holiday. Here are some photos from my trip to Aberystwyth last week, anyway. (They’d have been up earlier, but I’m damned if I can find the password … Continue reading

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Coffee and civilization?

There are reasons why I love living in Aberystwyth and others hate it. Take the Starbucks store locator (hat-tip: The Daily Grind), for example. According to this, not only are there no Starbucks within 5 miles of Aber, there aren’t … Continue reading

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Sunset

(To clarify: this is the view west, over Cardigan Bay, from my window here in Aberystwyth. Regular long-time visitors will have seen the view a few times, but I don’t think I’ve posted one of Aber’s pink sunsets before. They … Continue reading

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On the beach

I started to write a comment in response to Rebecca’s post about the pleasures of the beach, but as is the way with these things sometimes, it turned into something I wanted to post here. In a way, the downside … Continue reading

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Summer storms

(Because I am writing this conference paper and blogging is such a good form of avoidance…) Yesterday evening there was the most spectacular thunderstorm we’ve had in quite a while. It had been building up all afternoon, really, horribly muggy. … Continue reading

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