Tag Archives: Bristol

Turning Full Circle – The Middle Years (part one)

My relationship with the humble cycle hasn’t been a smooth and gentle one. Having a bicycle has been essential as the only workable mode of transport available to me many times in my life, but never more so than at University. … Continue reading

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Naturalised Londoner: Part One – prior to the beginning

In February 1979 I finished my last ever exam. I stood outside the Victoria Rooms on a bitingly cold Bristol afternoon as the sun set and vowed with all the molecules that I possessed that I would never again sit … Continue reading

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Here, there and everywhere #Bristol #familyhistory

I have a long-standing love affair with Bristol. When I think about it, the Wills Memorial Building, which takes pride of place at the top of Park Street, is the recurring motif. When I first  saw it, for my interview, … Continue reading

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Bristol, a place of decision – when love is in the air

I mused on Valentine Day about a Valentine post. But I’m really not a great consumer of picked roses and helium hearts so this is what came to mind instead. And it’s late for Valentine too. So no brownie points … Continue reading

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Death is a much overrated experience #nearbutnocigar

Is it only a cat that has nine lives? I drifted off today, while walking Dog and nearly stepped out in front of the traffic. Not that close but enough to wake me up with a jolt. It made me … Continue reading

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Nanthology – One Pair of Size Elevens, Never Used

Nanowrimo is a compelling challenge to write 50,000 words during November: that’s an average of 1667 words per day. My plan is to write a set of 30 short stories each 1667 words long instead.  Each story comes from a prompt, a lot from fellow … Continue reading

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X is for Xanadu

Xanadu: an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious place. X was always going to be difficult so I thought I’d give you my top ten places that I’ve enjoyed more than most and which haven’t already appeared in the list to date (and … Continue reading

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