A grand day out. Gromit unleashed 2 in Bristol

A Grand day out in Bristol

Gromit from the Gromit trail as one of the paw patrol characters.
This Gromit was designed by the Paw Patrol team and is at Chew Valley lake.
Wallace dressed as a space man sitting with a cup of tea
Wallace raising money outside Bristol children’s hospital.  Payment can be made here using a contactless card.

There is a brand new Wallace and Gromit sculpture  trail, Gromit unleashed 2 running in Bristol from 2 July to 2nd September with over sixty sculptures dotted around the city and surrounding areas  to raise money for the Wallace and Gromit Grand appeal for Bristol Children’s hospital and the St. Michael’s hospital special care baby unit.  Bristol children’s hospital treats more than 100,000 patients every year and cares for patients from Bristol and the South West of England. Continue reading “A grand day out. Gromit unleashed 2 in Bristol”

A visit to Nantes

A visit to Nantes

When I retired I joined a U3A French group.  For those people who have not come across it before the University of the third age is a voluntary organisation that provides classes and social groups for retired people.    Our group is unusual that we run without a tutor.  We meet in members’ houses and play games like scrabble and taboo in French.   We also meet up with other French groups for activities such as talks and petanque.

One member of our group noticed a request in the U3A magazine from a similar French group in Nantes in north west France who wanted to do an exchange and as Easy Jet has just opened a route between Nantes and Bristol we thought it was a good opportunity to practice our French and see a new city.  The French equivalent of the U3A is the University Permanente.  It is different from the English version as it is attached to the main university and classes meet in the University. Continue reading “A visit to Nantes”