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 , two grandchildren and a cat. Last year was an important year for us as Bill and I celebrated our ruby wedding, our youngest son Christopher got married and my second son presented us with our first granddaughter Eris.
When I left school I went to University in Bangor in North Wales to study History with subsidiary French and German and now I am retired I have rekindled my interest in these subjects. I hope I can use my blog to connect with other people who share my interests and that together we can conquer the world of technology and social media.
In my spare time I enjoy walking particularly around historic sites and I belong to a walking group called a “walk in the past”. I also attend U3A (University of the third age) French and German conversation groups.
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.
My Local Patch
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.