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Southmead Renal Ride – Charity Motorbike Ride Bristol

The Renal Care Appeal – The Richard Bright Renal Centre at Southmead Hospital Bristol is the largest of its kind in the South West of England. It carries out more than 100 kidney transplants every year and has led the way with keyhole surgery, spousal donation and non-heartbeating donor transplants. The unit is also pioneering techniques … Continue reading Southmead Renal Ride – Charity Motorbike Ride Bristol

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Visit to Bristol

Having arrived at Bristol Temple Meads Station, it was clear to see this station had a history. Established (and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel) in 1839-41 as the terminus and offices of the Great Western Railway’s London to Bristol line, and a train shed built in 1852 (designed by S C Fripp) to serve the … Continue reading Visit to Bristol

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Bristol Food Connections

It was a very busy Bank Holiday Weekend! Why? Well Bristol held a HUGE foodie celebration across the city. Bristol Food Connections is a city wide festival celebrating all things food.  Venues include Waterfront Square, Anchor Square, Millennium Square, College Green and a very exciting tipi village in Queens Square. Top chefs including Jamie Oliver, … Continue reading Bristol Food Connections

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Bryan Ferry and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel at Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury was absolutely heaving!   Queues were forming at all the entrances to Glastonbury Abbey, the sun was shining, picnic hampers and comfortable seating to hand, young and old alike all waiting for the gates to open at 5pm. Brian Ferry, with Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel as support were due to play at the Glastonbury … Continue reading Bryan Ferry and Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel at Glastonbury Abbey

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Two (very different) Christmas Markets – Nuremberg and Regensburg Germany

  I had the pleasure of visiting two very different German Christmas Markets just before Christmas. I would certainly recommend a visit  – Air Berlin have extremely good value flights from London, which fly directly to Nuremberg Airport, where you can catch the U-Bahn U2 underground  Metro to the centre and be amidst the celebrations within … Continue reading Two (very different) Christmas Markets – Nuremberg and Regensburg Germany

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Salisbury’s 1st Annual Christmas Market

The full moon glowed brightly in the cloudless, dark night sky whilst the lantern parade moved through the old streets of Salisbury. Rather magical! Poetic bit over, the streets were absolutely heaving!  Salisbury Market Square decorated with festive coloured lights, a tall elegant Christmas tree standing by the Town Hall, the honey coloured decorated chalets brimming … Continue reading Salisbury’s 1st Annual Christmas Market

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From top of Cabot Tower to the bottom of the Grain Barge Bristol

What a treat, the sun was out and time to take the air. Views from Cabot Tower were stunning this afternoon (only about 100 steps to climb) but worth it for the reward at the top. Views of Bristol’s Harbourside, the Cathedral and beyond. After a stroll down Park Street, a wander past M Shed, … Continue reading From top of Cabot Tower to the bottom of the Grain Barge Bristol

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A privilege to watch Skyfall at the Odeon Leicester Square

Having purchased my James Bond 007 Skyfall tickets for the UK’s first showing at the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square (and were now securely placed in my hand bag), I took the tube to South Kensington to visit the stunning new Hollywood Costume Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Spectacular – but  very, very … Continue reading A privilege to watch Skyfall at the Odeon Leicester Square

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Weymouth Dorset

Weymouth is home to some of  Dorset’s finest pubs and restaurants, and a beautiful  beach with fine golden sands for even the youngest child to play safely on.  Weymouth Harbour is a haven for both little sailing boats, cabin cruisers and the larger Condor ferries, together with a multitude of fishing boats.  Weymouth is steeped … Continue reading Weymouth Dorset

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Poole Dorset

Sitting on the wall at Poole Quay, watching the boats pass by in the October sunshine was an ideal way to unwind and relax for the afternoon. Poole harbour is a fantastic natural harbour, and is the second largest natural harbour in the world – Sydney Australia being the largest. With Brownsea Island, Studland Bay, … Continue reading Poole Dorset

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Whale and Dolphin spotting with Brittany Ferries Bilbao Spain

I am currently on board Brittany Ferries Cruise Ship Cap Finistere from Portsmouth to Bilbao. The weather was rather windy, but this ship just ploughed through the waves with ease.  Having left Portsmouth on time, and found our cabin, we took a quick reccy around the boat.  The words floating hotel springs to mind.  What … Continue reading Whale and Dolphin spotting with Brittany Ferries Bilbao Spain

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Visit to Winchester

Winchester, a place where I grew up, explored and loved as a child. The city of  Winchester lies along the River Itchen and is the county town of Hampshire. Winchester’s major landmark is of course Winchester Cathedral, which was originally built in 1079, and is one of the largest cathedrals in England, with the longest … Continue reading Visit to Winchester

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