Saturday, 24 November 2012

My visit to Bristol

I've been away this week - to Bristol in the west country, to visit my eldest son, Rob and his partner Kelly. That's me with Rob when he was a tiny baby.  Well, not so tiny actually. He was 8lbs 8ozs at birth and is a healthy 6 ft. 4 inches now! The picture was taken in the summer of 1974.

Little was I to know that the weather would be appalling whilst I was there, with persistent rain and flooding. Luckily their house is near the top of a hill so I kept my feet fairly dry, but by day three Rob didn't have a dry pair of shoes left to take him to work.

It was very nice to visit them for a few days and see life going on in a different place.  Bristol is a fascinating place, but this time I didn't see much of it. I only had one coat and a pair of suede boots with me so I couldn't risk a drenching.  We are very used to rain over here and lots of wind because it is an island, but I felt like a bit of pampering.

So now I'm back, I have a bit of catching up to do.

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving Day with family and friends and a good Christmas to follow. Like me you're probably up to your neck in the preparations already!


  1. I heard you guys were having plenty of rain. Someone turned a switch and now winter is here with snow!!!

    Gill in Canada

  2. Wow, that sounds like a stormy weather visit, still, it's lovely to see family.

  3. Texas is sunny and warm, but it's been raining at home for a week now. I am just hoping it's getting the rain out of its system before I return! Not likely, so I will soon be experiencing the same conditions you had for the holidays. It's been great visit in many ways! :-)

  4. Happy to hear you had a wonderful visit with your son and his family.
    Bristol is a beautiful old city, we once lived in Newport, and would take the bus to Bristol, to do our Christams shopping...
    The River Severn bridge was breathtaking !
    Rain...yes, you are correct, hard to avoid when you live on an island :)

  5. Sounds like you are enjoying having your family around, And I just saw that another grandbaby is on the way -- you'll never want to leave England now!

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