Aled Treharne on December 24th, 2009

“Dusk is falling and the lamp lighters are at work – it’s Christmas Eve for sure!” Just finishing off the last few bits of shopping today and my thoughts are with those people who won’t be able to go home to enjoy Christmas with their families. An ambulance just went past on blues. There’s two […]

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Aled Treharne on September 15th, 2009

I’ve always said that the marque of a good holiday is when, halfway through, you realise that you have no idea what day it is. What the date is, what day of the week it is, how far into your holiday you are. When you’ve reached that point you’ve relaxed completely – you’re no longer […]

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Aled Treharne on September 13th, 2009

We woke up fairly early in Grenoble and had some breakfast before heading off – we did find out that she hadn’t waived all the charges, just given us a credit towards our room of the amount we’d already paid – the night we stayed was some €20 more than our original room. Still, better […]

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Aled Treharne on September 7th, 2009

Waking up on Sunday in Luxembourg, the weather was overcast with low cloud, so we dressed up warm and headed into the center of the old town. Stopping outside the cathedral we took a few pictures but couldn’t head in as it was closing. We pottered around the shops for a bit with the cathedral’s […]

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Aled Treharne on August 13th, 2009

So I’ve had my Go 740 for a few weeks, how’s it going? Pretty good. It’s re-routed me a few times because of traffic on the M4 – this morning for example, with an accident closing one eastbound lane at J29, it took me an alternate route. Given that my journey is nominally 40 minutes, […]

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Aled Treharne on November 18th, 2008

In the news recently was a report of the British Navy scope shooting dead two pirates who opened fire on them. I find myself asking “What kind of stupid were these pirates?” Think about it – you’re faced with HMS Cumberland, a Royal Navy Type 22 frigate. Designed as an anti-submarine platform, it’s armed with […]

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I’ve been reading with interest and disgust the comments made by MSP Murdo Fraser about the policing of the UEFA cup final in Manchester. Reported widely on the BBC, I read it today and was surprised to see the MSP at odds with the police already – along with both Scottish Labour and the Lib […]

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Aled Treharne on May 8th, 2008

Sorry I’ve been quiet recently but the last few weeks have been pretty chaotic. Today, however, deserves a post of its own First of all my car died. I ended up renting one for a week, followed by borrowing one from a used car dealership that was able to get me out of a very […]

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Aled Treharne on February 13th, 2008

Now that it’s all over the news, I can say a bit more. The search down near Bridgend was for a missing woman reported on the news. She was missing since Saturday and it was clear from the start that we were looking for a body – the police were already holding someone in connecting […]

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Aled Treharne on December 7th, 2007

Weather / Tywydd Cloudy and overcast with outbreaks of rain and drizzle and widespread hill fog. The rain heavy and persistent at times with occasional torrential downpours expected. It will also be very windy with severe gales or storm force winds at higher levels. That’s what the weather report said about tonight. So I shouldn’t […]

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