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Sunday, 29 March 2015

My Dad's 80th Birthday

Two weeks ago my father celebrated his 80th birthday. (my niece also celebrated her birthday too)

As an amazing family treat Dad took the family away to the Celtic Manor Resort near Newport. A place famous for a fabulous hotel and the place where Europe won the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Our family had an amazing time there. We watched Wales beat Ireland in the Six Nations, enjoyed a fabulous meal at the nearby New Bridge on Usk pub and just had a great time hanging out together.

Everyone really enjoyed themselves and we had a brilliant family weekend!

I'd recommend the Celtic Manor, definitely worth visit.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Today's solar eclipse.

Today  I was lucky enough to see my second solar eclipse in person. This was was a partial eclipse, I last saw the total eclipse in 1999.

When I woke up and up until about ten minutes before the maximum eclipse was going to be visible, the sky was cloudy. But with a few minutes to go the cloud's parted and we got to view the eclipse.

It will be at least ten more years until we see such a good eclipse in British skies. I feel very lucky to have seen one again.

It was like a smile in the sky!