Dable Stuff

A series of incidents involving the Dables and their associates

Harlech & Snowdon

Posted by dablefamily on August 30, 2014

We had a lovely three days in Harlech at Mo’s house the other week. Thanks Mo! Just the two of us walking on the hills round Harlech, eating cream teas, exploring Harlech Castle, and hiking up Snowdon. I’ve been experimenting with video editing in Windows Movie Maker, and here’s the resulting video of our trek up Snowdon.

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Nov 2013 – Mar 2014

Posted by dablefamily on March 17, 2014

Here’s a bunch of photos I took on phone between Nov 2013, a shopping trip to Brum, and Mar 2014, Miles 16th birthday. Also in there is skiing in the French Pyrenees, A Christmas trip into London, Christmas dinner, and some walks on the Malvern Hills.

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The day before the big day

Posted by dablefamily on August 12, 2013

The day before the wedding, Fri 26 Jul, many of Antonia’s family arrived at Yew Tree House to gather and help out. There are some pictures here. Many, many thanks to Fiona and Kane for preparing the spread for the choir on the morning of the wedding, and getting it to the church too so that the choir could enjoy some drinks and bitings after performing.

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Goodrich Castle, Cordi’s 12th birthday, and Aussies at New Road

Posted by dablefamily on July 7, 2013

Been oh so busy lately, so apologies for the lack of posts. Here’s a new photo album on google, with pictures of walks on the Hills, Cordi’s 12th Birthday outing to West Mids Safari Park, the new Clearview fire in the front room, and the Aussie touring side at New Road in the final tour fixture before the first test at Trent Bridge.

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On the hills

Posted by dablefamily on January 27, 2013

When we walk on the hills, it’s usually the Malvern Hills. But this afternoon the sunny mild weather encouraged us to pop down to Cheltenham where we rounded up our old friend Vron, as well as Julian and Anya for a walk on the hills round Cheltenham. Here’s pics of Vron and Antonia, Anya & Julian, and everybody.

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Snow in Hanley Swan

Posted by dablefamily on January 21, 2013

After an initial blanket of snow we’ve had intermittent light snow falls. There was still enough for Cordi and Grace from next door to build a snowman.

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Edmund is 18 !

Posted by dablefamily on January 20, 2013

Yesterday, Sat 19 Jan, was Edmund’s 18th birthday. We celebrated with a cooked breakfast and some presents, some of them even mathematical presents. Then went into Worcester for lunch at Pizza Express. And then we went to the cinema to see The Impossible. But there are more festivities for friends and family to come…

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Posted by dablefamily on April 23, 2012

A few weeks back Miles went over to Toledo to stay with his Spanish exchange student Javier. Now Javier is with us in Hanley Swan, and is getting his first taste of English life. Here are some links to pictures of a day trip to Oxford, a walk up the Worcestershire Beacon, a cooked breakfast with HP sauce, and roast dinner. We forced Javier to drink tea – he seemed to like it!  And he went for a drive round the hills.

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B&B bookings web site

Posted by dablefamily on April 20, 2012

The online B&B booking site is taking shape – thanks to Antonia’s efforts, and the very cool eviivo system…

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Posted by dablefamily on February 20, 2012

We had a lovely time in Mayrhofen last week, staying at the Hotel St Georg, and skiing on the slopes round the Zillertal – the Ziller Valley. Edmund and Miles both enjoyed a week of boarding rather than skiiing, and hooked up Nick and Chloe, who were also staying at the St Georg. We hardly saw then during the day on the mountain. The first three days Antonia and I were in lessons with Klaus, an excellent instructor from Skishule Mayrhofen 3000. Out of season Klaus is a dairy farmer. During the season he teaches skiing. Miles and Edmund had excellent boarding lessons from the same ski school. Unfortunately Cordi wasn’t so lucky. She was with the grumpy Charlie, also from Skishule Mayrhofen 3000. On Tues Cordi got lost when skiing with Charlie’s group. Did Charlie bother to call anyone to say he’d lost Cordi ? No !  We only found out when a kindly lady, who’d found Cordi sobbing at a lift, had called Antonia.

Apart from that one low point, we had a great week in Mayrhofen. The ski area is much larger than Alpbach, but it still has plenty of Tirolean charm. To celebrate our appreciation for the Tirol, Antonia and Cordi both got dirndls, and I’ve got some lederhosen. Coming soon to a party near you…

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