About me

 

The picture is of a dog with his head through a picture
Gromit outside the Royal Academy of Art in Bristol

Hi,

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I am a retired nurse from Bristol in South West England.    I am married with five grownup children. four boys and a girl , one grandson and a cat.  My hobbies are travelling, history and reading which I hope to share with you.

A large wooden gruffulo in the woods
The Gruffalo at the National arboretum at Westonbirt just outside Bristol

In my spare time I enjoy walking particularly around historic sites.
I chose the title the Platinum Line for my blog as Platinum as well as being a valuable metal is associated with the number seventy particularly a seventieth wedding anniversary and I hope to still be blogging in three years time when I am seventy. My tagline is financing the fun after retirement and I would like to share tips on having fun while staying solvent.

best wishes

Anne

       My Local Patch

Wallace with Bristol cathedral in the background
This is Wallace by Bristol cathedral.

When I started this site I intended to write a travel blog.  However I found many of my visitors were from overseas particularly the U.S.A and I thought they might be interested in learning more about Bristol and the surrounding area so I have written some posts for them.  I have visited some of these sites as a mystery shopper.

Two National Properties to visit near Bath

The Gromit trail in Bristol