Bristol is famous for its street art. It is after all the home of Banksy. In inner Bristol graffiti adorns shop fronts, back alleys underpasses and almost any available surface. Some older residents regret the invention of the spray paint can but tourists love discovering hidden gems. I have grown to appreciate it and it certainly brightens up our drab city streets.
Every Thursday door loving bloggers from around the world come together to share photos of doors and tell the stories behind them. My entry to Norms Thursday doors this week is from Cardiff the capital of Wales which we visited for a St. David’s day walk on Sunday. The little white clapboard church with its stubby spire where Roald Dahl was baptised is in stark contrast to the imposing modern buildings including the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff bay. Continue reading “Roald Dahl and the little Norwegian church”
Did you know Samuel Pepys, the famous London diarist visited Bristol in the 17th century? No neither did I. However when Pepys visited in 1668 as part of his work as a naval clerk he was very impressed with the city calling it a second London.
I am excited to find out what a new decade will bring. Since 2010 we have gained two new daughter in laws, two grandchildren and a new cat. Having been an only child I love being part of a larger family.
I have also started the next stage of my life. I retired from work at the age of 65 almost three years ago and now have time for new interests including blogging. One of the unexpected bonuses from this has been making cyber friends around the world. It is fun getting your newsletters and sharing the events large and small of your daily lives. Continue reading “Clevedon A Broadchurch walk”