Someplace New.

Here’s to Cardiff starting to feel like home. CHEERS *clinks champagne flutes* Its been nearly a month since I moved here. I’ve finally started to properly explore the area. And I can get places without using google maps so that’s a triumph in itself!

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My bed room window goes alright

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Exploring The Trails of The Yorkshire Dales.

In a strange turn of events my mother has fallen out of love with the Lake District.  Thus has started dragging me to the Yorkshire Dales despite the fact we live in the “gateway to the Lakes”.  It’s not so bad really as she also purchased a new book!  A guide book in fact, to mountain biking in the Yorkshire Dales.  And so the tale goes…

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Before we found all the puddles and the heavens opened.

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Mum.

This weekend my mother is racing in the European Middle Distance Triathalon Championships.  Try saying that 10 times fast!  And I couldn’t be more impressed.  For the first time in her life she has listened to a coach and actually done what they say, with only a couple of minor blips.  It seems to have paid off, she’s got to 3 days before race day uninjured and without being completely exhausted.  Some people would might even suggest she’s peaking in fitness just at the right time… MADNESS I KNOW!

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Mum and me.  She hates it when I have my mouth open in photos. Mwhahhaha

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22.

It’s coming up to that time of year again, birthday time!  Another lap round the sun, during which a full 365 days have passed.  At this point I often stop to ask myself, what have I done this year?  Was it a year wasted?  I’m coming up 22 now, and as my mother kindly told me “22 is kind of the age where you start thinking you have to have your shit together”.  My shit still isn’t together.

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The Halcrows walking off into a sunset

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Staycations.

Once again I find myself in the UK, more specifically the Lake District, until September.  After three years of high octane excitement and constant socialising and independence, I always land with a bit of a bump and a very low budget.  It’s incredibly easy to fall into the trap of becoming downtrodden and bored, however I am now a seasoned pro at avoiding this trap.  So let me share with you my everyday cost free adventure guide to North West England…

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Trow Gill

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A Little Bit Blue.

It’s hit.  The mid-season blues.  Only it’s not even nearly mid-season.  Although this time there is some rhyme and reason to this feeling.  I’m ill, like coughing-so-bad-I-vomit ill.  Our most fun guests of the season, so far, left on Sunday and now the Chalet feels super empty and a little bit lonely.  Added to by the fact we have no guests this week so the Chalet is actually really quiet and I have no purpose here, apart from being ill and sneaking in a cheeky ski.

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Glorious sunsets

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