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Dinner for two

Dinner for two

More Tryfan (and around) Colour

Tryfan colour

Halfway up, faint right-to-left rising diagonal line. One third of the way along follow a gulley up. Along to the high point and then a scramble down and along the back of the ridge.


Rui's place

Dinner followed by songs by Rui (very good).

Tryfan and around

A5 at Tryfan

A blast up to (almost) where the A5 meet the sea.


A5 at Tryfan

Summit Signs

For a couple of days wandering (or wondering) around Tryfan.


and avoiding the The Royal Marine's Mountain Leader course

Valley View

Some decent views on the way up.

Top of something

Taking in the views

Some typical (for us) views from the top.

Rob in the gulley

With some bits that were nice and staircase like, with other's where Aiddy needed a rope (no photos of those, he was too busy not looking).

People can't do anything

Devil's Kitchen

Route finding

Scoping the route

Awesome pick's by Bri and Mart, and some decent route finding too. Especially when we were rescued by a couple of students while wandering (or wondering) around on the summit

Heading down

Thanks chaps. Mega as always.

Taking a break

Taking a break

...from cleaning and clearing with a cuppa down on the harbour wall.

We bought a house

A house

We bought a house.


It has a small back door.


It has a shed-like thing.


And a pot plant for the garden to complement the view of the pub next door.


And a very short walk to the harbour.

Stay tuned for details of how we didn't really but a house, it's more of a project, or a place to look after.

New Studio Floor

Studio floor

Well, work in progress...

Still a work in progress

Recovery Position


Ewok Walks

Ewok sits




London Break

Day out in London

Shorter than planned due to the Big C.

Brunch at the Cart Shed Cafe

Wildflower at the Cartshed

Great brunch sat nearly in a cool wild flower meadow.

Dinner for Two


The Cosy Places


Ewok, the master of finding the cosy places.


Heading to boardmasters

Dad joking about isolating before the Boardmasters Festival hits him hard when Covid comes home.

It was worth it says F, just don't say that to H.

Well, I guess it took us seventeen months (almost as long as the gap since the last update of c r o s s o a k), although one of us was suspiciously ill after a week in Seattle in January so maybe that was it too.

More Cricket

Day at the cricket

Cricket at Lords was so much fun that we went again.

Day at the cricket

With F, F & H.

Day at the cricket

Plus: we upgraded the walk from Paddington by taking the scenic canal-side option.

Cricket at Lords

Lord's Cricket Ground

A was playing in The Hundreds. Lovely day, until the rain. But that just stopped the men's game ;-)

Running Views

Running views

Garden in July

Down the garden

New tap

New tap

5 mins to change the tap. 20 mins to find the spare in the shed. 2 hours tidying the shed out of sheer frustration from not being able to find the spare tap straight away.

Spot the buzz

Spot the buzzy helicopter

Low and loud training hover over the house (at least we hope it was training). Made a bit of a challenge for the noise cancellation on the conference call.

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