A BRIEF LOVE LETTER

Bristol Harbouside

I sometimes find myself saying “I grew up in Bristol”, which is patently untrue as anyone with half an ear can tell my accent lacks the required West Country twang. But I do consider the city my adopted hometown, and it’s a place that has shaped my life more than most: spending a year as a study abroad student was enough to lure me back for an MA; my PhD focused on one of the city’s landmarks, the Isambard Kingdom Brunel-designed Clifton Suspension Bridge; MrElaineous and I had our first date at the Bristol Zoo and chose to get married at the Bristol Registry office.

So it’s probably no surprise that despite moving away nearly a decade ago, I always enjoy visiting this dynamic city. It has a thriving street art scene (after all, international artist Banksy is reputed to be a Bristol lad), a bustling harbourside, and when the sun is out, like during a trip I made earlier in the winter, it is easy to fall in love with it all over again.

Wills Memorial Building, Bristol
Park Street at sunrise, Bristol
Flower street art, Park Street, Bristol
Bristol Cathedral

POSTCARDS FROM FEBRUARY

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A ROYAL VISIT TO THE COTSWOLDS

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A Simply Stunning Seasonal Spectacle

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PSA: Public Science Announcement

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There’s Something about Wales

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A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness View Post

DEAR MEGHAN: A CHRISTMAS LETTER

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Reaching New Heights in Edinburgh

Reaching New Heights in Edinburgh View Post

Exploring Edinburgh in Technicolor

Exploring Edinburgh in Technicolor View Post

Thanksgiving Thursday

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Bristol Bound and London Memories

Bristol Bound and London Memories View Post

More Thought, Less Waste

More Thought, Less Waste View Post

London Accompaniment

London Accompaniment View Post

A Walk in the Woods: Wonderful Westonbirt

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Opening Doors in London

Opening Doors in London View Post

Dive into Bath

Dive into Bath View Post

The Autumn Collection

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She seeks seashells (and fossils) by the seashore

She seeks seashells (and fossils) by the seashore View Post
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