The Snuff Mills Community Garden Bristol

It is now the beginning of May and we are still in lock down  here in England.  I am slowly coming to accept the new normal while mourning my old life. I used to take trips to the shops, the hairdresser or a coffee bar for granted. Now we are only supposed to leave the house for essentials, health reasons exercise or work. Continue reading “The Snuff Mills Community Garden Bristol”

The Stoke Park Estate Bristol

 

It is April 2020 and the country is under lockdown. Luckily we are allowed out for daily exercise and I have been able to spend time exploring the Stoke Park Estate which is in walking distance from my house. The familiar yellow castle which I can see from my bedroom window is one of Bristol’s most familiar landmarks. If you look to the left you can see it from the M32 as you enter the city from the east. Continue reading “The Stoke Park Estate Bristol”

Bristol Street art

Policemen with riot shields fighting a teddy bear

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.

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Roald Dahl and the little Norwegian church

Looking over Cardiff bay with #Norwegian church on the left
Cardiff bay with the little church on the left

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”

Bradford on Avon a winter history walk

The bridge over the river Avon Bradford on Avon
Bradford on Avon is a small Wiltshire town a few miles upriver from Bath. It is famous for its stone Saxon church as well as its huge medieval tithe barn. Visitors can enjoy walks along the river Avon or the Kennet and Avon canal.

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