What’s on in Bristol this Christmas

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bristol

The singing reindeer in Broadmead #Bristol Christmas shopping
Singing reindeer in Broadmead

It is almost the end of November and like it or not that means Christmas has arrived in Bristol. Personally I think the shopping centres are looking particularly festive this year and I thought I would go for a stroll with my camera, have a gingerbread latte and share a few photos and two competitions. Continue reading “What’s on in Bristol this Christmas”

The Bristol knittivity

The Bristol Knittivity

Life size knitted nativity figures ~ Bristol knittivity in Sainsbury's
These life size nativity figures have raised over £150,000 for a local hospice

The Bristol knittivity has become a familiar sight  in shopping centres around Bristol just before Christmas. However I thought you might be interested in the story behind its creation.   A few years ago a group of friends who worked at St. Teresa’s catholic school in Horfield, Bristol started a knitting group called the knutty knitters. When Christine, one of the group became ill with cancer and  sadly died  her friends decided to do something to raise funds for St. Peter’s hospice where she had spent her last weeks. St. Peter’s hospice is the only adult hospice in Bristol and each year they care for about 2,500 patients. Care is provided free of charge but the hospice costs about £20,000 a day to run. About £15,000 of this comes from legacies, donations and shop purchases. Continue reading “The Bristol knittivity”