While away in Bristol last weekend, I was able to shop in Clifton village. A lovely area of Bristol full of boutique shops, lovely squares and yummy cafes.
Before I share lots more about my second day in Bristol, I would like to share a sign which I could not resist purchasing. It is for my Show and Tell, it is also the sort of thing I am Hooked On, and which I find Beautiful.
It is another of those items that my long-suffering husband just doesn’t “get” but he tolerates them for my sake
It appeals to my as it is shabby, quirky and vintage in style, and a bargain at £5 (about $8).
So on to my trip. Saturday was one of the Race for Life 5k an all-female walk/run for cancer charities. I must have been one of the few women NOT entered. Nearly everyone wore a label on their back saying who they were doing the race in honor of, and it was emotional just reading some of the personal messages.
As I was taking photos of the start of the race, to my amazement my friend Debbie spotted me from behind my camera, and called to me. I took this shot which although slightly out-of-focus it sums up Debs enthusiasm for life, and the great atmosphere too!
A few more of the runners – all ages, shapes,sizes and costumes took part too.
I then walked across the Downs, past the zoo, and along many of the paths I had walked 4 years ago when we lived here. I must admit part of me wished we still lived in this lovely city, where we made so many great friends.
On to Clifton village, with it’s suspension bridge (you have to pay a toll to cross it by car), its’ lovely georgian houses, leafy squares and quirky shops.
This arcade is very similar to the ones I have visited in Paris, with wonderful window displays and unusual items.
I was particuarily taken with this mexican wedding mirror (anyone know why it is called a wedding mirror?).
Finally, after a visit to the fountains and Habitat I briefly considered a visit to the Bristol City Museum. However a new exhibition by a graffiti artist (apparently famous, but not to me!) had just oipened so the queues were horrendous.
I abandoned that idea, and instead (evenutally – once it arrived!) took a Number 1 bus back to Westbury.
This post is the post that just keeps going! I think I will leave Day 2, Part 2 until another post as yes, there is more……
Until then, take care.
For more show and tell visit Kellie at There’s No Place Like Home
For what other people are hooked on visit Hooked on Houses
For more Beautiful Things visit The Inspired Room.
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