Milton Faces: Meet Jacob and Santana

For a family of six children, it’s statistically improbable there would only be one son. That’d be Jacob, my 23 year old surfing bohemian brother. He’s so great you don’t need another. The beach orients his life, and he is irresistibly at peace in nature. Despite his extensive travels, he finds himself drawn back to Milton, where…

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Pembrokeshire: my 24th summer

After a weekend in Conwy exploring castles with histories almost more exciting than Game of Thrones, the dream team of ‘Marilyn’ as dubbed by Val and Bry (aka Marita and Lyndsay) diverged for separate horizons. Although we’d each made separate plans and knew this moment would arrive, it was unsettling and strange to finally split…

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Mur Crusto and Snowdonia

June passed in a pleasant blur of calm days at Mur Crusto, interrupted by the hectic (though enjoyable) week in balmy Italy. I spent my days happily pottering in the garden, reading, and walking through Llangybi and surrounds. Over breakfast, I regularly battled two mischievous squirrels determined to eat all of the nuts left for…

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