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Michael and Peggy Hunt

Storms, Spiders and Sunshine

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Posted on 5:10pm Tuesday 1st September 2015

August was a shocking month with lightening strikes, meteors and almost grasping a spider the like we've never seen before.

Carw

Castleton: The old Haverfordwest

Posted on 3:32pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Blogger Carw on growing up in Haverfordwest and the town's castle

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Saw Naples and loved it

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Posted on 5:10pm Saturday 1st August 2015

Experienced Naples, Pompei, Herculanium, Oplontis, Capri & Sorrento in 2days

Carw

Memories of The Old Post Office

Posted on 12:46pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

New blogger Carw looks back at what it was like as a young boy visiting the old Post Office in Quay Street

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Sagra with views, flying photos & water hazards

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Posted on 6:50pm Thursday 2nd July 2015

A pasta festival, a deluge followed by water outage and flowers in abundance.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Work and Play

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Posted on 12:00am Friday 1st May 2015

Paint, Grass, Planes and Ferraris a real mixed bag of a month

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Things that snapped and it wasn't us

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015

Spring chores result in as much broken as repaired including the central heating system but spring arrived along with bulbs, butterflies and lizards

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Three Surprises and 3 Castles

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Posted on 7:09pm Saturday 28th February 2015

From ice cold to sunshine - from near death to almost 100%, a month of extreames

Michael and Peggy Hunt

New Years Snow

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Posted on 12:00am Sunday 1st February 2015

Woke to a winter landscape which had not been predicted, followed by sunshine and gales that blew trees blown down. Change over telephone to wireless supplier and computer upgrades.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Khan horde descended

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Posted on 8:12pm Friday 29th May 2015

Blooms like never before followed by blows by wind and tragedy

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Xmas on and off

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Posted on 12:40pm Thursday 1st January 2015

Plans ran askew for the 25th, revamp communications and weather to see us out

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Friends old and new

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Posted on 12:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Pizzas or burgers? A very strange pool effect, a new flying friend and a chill at the end.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Parma & Modena getaways

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

Excursions to painted Parma and modest Modena to understand blasamic vinegar / condiment and experience Ferrari cars

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Parma without cheese, Modena concentrate and Ferrari cars

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Posted on 6:59pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

A trip north to experience the sites and flavours of Parma and Modena with friends but no tryouts in a Ferrari.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Cats in a tizzy and a sad loss

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Posted on 12:00am Friday 1st August 2014

Wild cats, domestic mayhem and a July to forget

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Surprising June

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Posted on 12:00am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Surprise visit, hot springs and a flying lesson

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Meltdown May

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Posted on 12:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

Investigating a new hobby, real kindnesses by strangers and, explosion of growth in the garden.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Amazon April

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Posted on 12:00am Thursday 1st May 2014

Foud a new service that enables us to purchse items in the UK and have shipped out here and went mad. Almost set fire to the birthday cake and microlites are the new hobby.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

In like a lion

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Posted on 12:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Garden spring cleaning with chainsaws and lifts,as we race through spring into summer.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Valentines, Salamander and Carnivals

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Posted on 1:09pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Spring despite the weather and clearing up the damage, discovering wildlife lurking and taking time out to have fun with friends.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Things happen in three's twice!

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Posted on 3:31pm Saturday 1st February 2014

Little things happen to make life a bit more interesting, electrical and paperwork wise. Experimental cooking using the central heating system and mothballs Vs deer.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Wine, wind and foggy bits

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Posted on 5:04pm Saturday 29th November 2014

A bargain month from new legs to wine

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Steam, Fog & A Blast

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 1st January 2014

A ride into the teeth of a gale by steam, blown away and fogged in but still smiling

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Spiders, Sbakes and Cyclones

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Posted on 3:09pm Monday 2nd December 2013

This is the second attempt as we had another computer melt down that resulted in starting with everything all over again on a clean hard drive. Its been a month for this sort of thing, Mikes caught a virus and it took 3 days to stop the thing logging on and he had to sort out a new anti-virus program. Jean & Nello's HDD broke and the new one was installed only in Italian and it took us 3 days to upgrade Windows & to ultimate and transfer language packs then download the programs she uses in English. Stephens mirror back up disc started to wobble and had to be replaced.....is it something in the air or the sun's magnetic reversal causing it?

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Exploring Prato

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Posted on 11:38am Saturday 2nd November 2013

Prato city and two very nice men, autumn chores and a tree seat

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Water Works

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Posted on 11:04am Monday 30th September 2013

A month that started wet inside and ened with a wet outside but lots to do and see inbetween.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Mad dogs and Welsh persons

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Posted on 12:00am Sunday 1st September 2013

Heat, antiques and summer fairs

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Weather and yet more Weather

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Posted on 11:10am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Toses and poppies in abundance but unseasonally wet with a national thunderstorm causing choas to road and rail.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Venice, Shocks and snow

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Posted on 10:50am Sunday 2nd June 2013

Something is trying to get out, we escape to Venice, Esay come easy go financially and snow to end the month.

Peter Warrender

Pembrokeshire on a sunny day is better than the Algarve

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Posted on 10:05am Friday 17th May 2013

Well we only have a week left of our Algarve holiday.  It started out really cold for the first couple of days, but soon warmed up to 26 degrees which lasted a couple of weeks, but has dropped to about to about 14 degrees along with cloudy skies. We have met and chatted to some interesting people. One being a retired Irish stockbroker from Wexford, he introduced himself as this. He said he has millions stashed away from his days as a stockbroker and that he had it hidden away so nobody could find it.  The way he looked I could not help wondering if that applied to himself as well he continued his story on how is family were in the oil business and were extremely rich. It’s the first time I have ever met a 55 year old multi millionaire ex stockbroker, with most of his teeth missing and the few he had left were stained brown. He was dressed like he bought his clothes from the pound rail in his local charity shop. I fired a couple of questions at him about quantitative easing and fractional reserve banking, he just changed the subject to how he could drink three pints to the fellow he was next to in the bar last night’s one.  I now know he has been married to his wife for three years, who has had Cancer twice, and her ex husband was a prick and he had to get a hit man to kill him. The hit man must have missed because the prick of his wife’s ex husband, was still alive later in the conversation.  He was a great footballer who was chauffeured in a Mercedes from Dublin just so he could score the goals to help his club win the league (that’s the multi billionaire not the hit man or the prick of his wife’s ex husband) This man went on to tell us how his wife’s kids called him daddy, and his stepson aged 32 was in tears when he learned his new stepdad was off on his holidays for 10 days.  His step dad asked him why are you crying and the stepson replied it was because he was going to miss the ex stockbrokers cooking as he was such a brilliant cook.  So not only have I had some abysmal cool weather in the Algarve, I have had the chance to rub shoulders with the elite. : ) It is now persisting down assisted by a gale force wind, I did not think things could get much worse, on top of this, I bought an inflatable bed to put on the very hard sun lounger, and the next day the sun disappeared, I am looking at my inflated bed wondering how it is going to fit in my overfilled flight bag. Maybe I will deflate it and wrap it around my body and smuggle it on board the plane. We still have a week left, even after writing this, funny how time goes so fast when you are having fun. Another minute passed, Tick Tock, Tick Tock.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

April in with 2 bangs

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Posted on 12:00am Wednesday 1st May 2013

An impolding saucepan and exploding bottle of champagne, and the arrival of summer

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Popes, Politicians and a landslide

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Posted on 12:00am Monday 1st April 2013

Two sudden deaths, a new pope and no government with wet and muddy weather that prelongs the winter and additional 3 weeks causing landslides and other worries.

This waste of resources has to stop.

Posted on 12:12pm Tuesday 19th March 2013

 

Peter Warrender

The "Bedroom Tax" Yet another attack on the Poor and Vulnerable.

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Posted on 11:38am Friday 8th March 2013

Bedroom tax is yet another attack on the poor and vulnerable. People in Social Housing on any kind of benefit, with a spare bedroom will have received letters informing them that they will have to pay a levy for unoccupied bedrooms.  This tax should not be levied against anyone who is willing to move to a smaller property, especially seeing that our Council has no smaller properties to offer. The only answer is for the Council to increase the stock of smaller properties thus helping the homeless and those in dire need for social housing. This would allow people to downsize while providing much needed work for local construction workers, and at the same time drive down the high cost of renting in the private sector, landlords would have to compete with the affordable council house rents.  How can council tenants be penalised for living in a property that is bigger than they need, when there is no alternative accommodation for them to downsize available. The Government has created this problem with social housing by selling off properties to tenants, and not using the revenue received to build additional housing stock.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Snow, no Phones & a kindness

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Posted on 2:20pm Saturday 2nd March 2013

Never mind the pope resigning and the elections we''ve 600m3 of water escaping and no phones!

Gwendoline Watson

Social Media Addiction

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Posted on 10:40pm Sunday 24th February 2013

One of my friends has tweeted over 20k times since he joined Twitter in June 2007. While I admire him for being an early adopter, I have to ask, when does he have time to do anything else?  Like wee, or feed himself?

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Land of pink mists

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Posted on 2:00pm Thursday 7th February 2013

Deer, Electricty woes and astonishing pink mists

Peter Warrender

Pensioners Betrayed by the Assembly

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Posted on 12:46am Saturday 12th January 2013

In Wales, Carwyn Jones AM recently quoted "We aim to tackle poverty relentlessly in every way we can" He and the assembly have just past on a little extra poverty to Pensioners on Pension Credit, they will now have to pay 10% towards their council tax, where previously  it was judged that anyone on guaranteed Pension Credit who had so little income, they were not required to pay Council Tax. Mr Jones and his cabinet have decided that all those on Pension Credit will have to pay at least 10% towards their council tax, that's about £70 to someone deemed on the poverty line. In Scotland and England Pensioners on Pension Credit are not liable for this 10% poverty tax. How on earth does Carwyn think this is tackling poverty? Shame on him and the assembly, obviously their words mean nothing!

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Chill and mild

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Posted on 9:00am Monday 31st December 2012

ExploringVerona on the coldest day of the month but celebrating the mildest Christmas for decades

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Power Drama over electric supply

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Posted on 12:00am Saturday 1st December 2012

How to make something simple, changing name and kilowattage, into a complete epic much like Wagners "Ring Cycle" almsot with out end, and the need for an Ark.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Strange meetings on a day out

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Posted on 9:00am Thursday 1st November 2012

Sorting out bedrooms and computers and a day out to Bologna

Peter Warrender

An illness from Hell!

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Posted on 2:00pm Saturday 13th October 2012

After a few days working in the garden, and taking rubbish to the local tip, I notice a few bites on my waistline.  I thought they were midge or Mosquito bites, but they turned out to be far worse problematic.  My wife and I had to go and look after my mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. It was an 8 hour journey on slow coach Arriva, I felt uncomfortable on the way up, with not a clue of what was about to happen to me.  We retired early after our long trek, only for me to wake up about half three in the morning, with excruciating pain all around my side.   It felt like my ribs were broken  and my skin was on fire along with what felt like someone was repeatedly stabbing me in the side with a blunt knife.  I had to get up and sit in the chair downstairs for a bit or just walk about to stop this endless pain.  I had contracted Shingles, I have never had them before and hope will never get them again.  You cannot lie down without diabolical pain with a feeling like someone had doused you in petrol and set it alight, the pain came in waves the pain was so bad it made me feel sick. The next morning I travelled about 20 miles to a health food shop that I was a customer of, we arrived only to find they had closed down.  I need some health supplements to ease this pain from hell.  On returning back to my mother’s house, I scoured the internet for health food shops, the only one I could find was about 25 miles away.  Next morning we set off on our quest to the shop, we arrived a few hours later only to find an earlier traffic accident had put in the shops windows resulting in the shops closure.   Shingles are bad enough on their own without all this fruitless travel. That evening my daughter informed us about another health food shop in the centre of Manchester, this time I had a telephone number to check if they were open, they were.  I obtained some Oregano oil capsules, DSMO, Tea Tree oil, Cayenne Pepper, enabling me to make a potion for dabbing on to the Shingles and a mix to consume also. I did get some light relief, but the burning itchy skin continued for a few days after.  I would not wish Shingles on my worst enemy; it is definitely an illness from Hell.

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Bang, Crash, wallop & Disapointments

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Posted on 3:00pm Monday 1st October 2012

Storms didn't put off the music or burlesque show, missing deeds and friends and a mystery plant

Michael and Peggy Hunt

Hotter than Hell

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Posted on 7:00am Saturday 1st September 2012

Heat wave, fires & cement

Michael and Peggy Hunt

June & July 2012

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Posted on 9:00am Wednesday 1st August 2012

Crashing cars and computers

Pembrokeshire Beyond

Life with a medium

Posted on 3:00pm Wednesday 11th July 2012

An introduction first then; my name is Andy Chandler and I'm one of the lead investigators of our group. I'm a long time believer having seen and experienced a vast array of odd goings on.

Pembrokeshire Beyond

I have Photographed a Ghost!

Posted on 12:18pm Monday 23rd July 2012

Hi,

Peter Warrender

Infested by Pugs : )

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Posted on 4:45pm Wednesday 18th July 2012

Charlie Pug seemed to be lonely and needed constant attention he wants to be with someone 24/7, so we decided to get him a friend, a baby Pug dog. We ordered him from a family in Llanelli, and then waited a few weeks until he was 8 weeks old before collecting him. Otis as we have called him is full of cuteness, he can quite easily fit on one hand, he seems to be driving Charlie mad, he will not leave him alone, constantly trying to nip him in the undercarriage. For a couple of days Charlie spent his time on the windowsill escaping this 8 week old crocodile. Otis is slowly becoming more sociable after a week of telling him off for chewing Charlie, our hiking boots and any spare thumb or ear that was hanging around by him, his teeth are like needles. I do not think Charlie is too happy with his new brother, he keeps giving us a look of despair, and as if to say “where the hell is this thing from, it was a lot more peaceful before he arrived.”

Pembrokeshire Beyond

Is Ghost Hunting Dangerous?

Posted on 4:51pm Monday 16th July 2012

Hey guys,

Pembrokeshire Beyond

Pembrokeshire Beyond - Ghost Hunters An introduction

Posted on 9:43am Wednesday 11th July 2012

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