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Monday, 8 April 2013

Together time

Two days in Bristol provided a very welcome break
from the tedium of work and the constant battle with their tiny but old
and time consuming house.

They walked the harbour,
Joined an archaeological dig.
Stopped by a Warhammer painting workshop (little man’s latest obsession!),
And dawdled in favourite bookshops.
The Aquarium provided a haven from the cold,
They were fascinated by the beauties and the beasts of the deep.

The Giant Pacific Octopus … you are encouraged to let him follow your fingers,
Apparently he likes to play!

Ethereal jellyfish and anenomes.
Shark watching.
and finding Nemo ...
At the M Shed they enjoyed the displays of ‘Bristol Life’,
both old and new ...
They relaxed tense muscles in the hotel spa,
They dined out and drank wine and watched Masterchef in their supersized bed.
They played ‘don’t step on the cracks’,
and walked the streets, holding hands, the family of three.
Heading home, a fiery display welcomed them back to their Somerset Levels.



16 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hiya doll, this looks like great fun. I've not been to the aquarium in so long. I should go. I do enjoy it. Super pictures...I hope you have a great week :) xx

thesnailgarden said...

What a wonderful aquarium! It sounds as though you had a lovely time away. Best wishes, Pj x

Maria Glazacheva said...

WOW c`est trop COOOLL !!

Bonne semaine!!

xxx Maria xxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Glad you had a great time! :) x

rusty duck said...

That sounds like a brilliant break. Glad you had a good time!

Lazy Daisy Jones said...

I hear Bristol is so cool these days....
we have another airfix obsession at present...

bestest D xxx

Maria said...

~ Welcome home from your battery recharge, Mrs VJ....Aren't these trips just the best! Haven't been to an aquarium since mine were small.....With kindest thoughts...Maria x

Jen said...

Your aquarium pictures are glorious! I love visiting aquariums--they are a wonderland for children and adults.

Veshoevius said...

Wonderful pictures! I do love aquariums! I didn't know there was one in bristol - will have to visit it next time I'm in that part of the country.

Vintage Tea Time said...

I love Bristol. Fab pictures! - especially in the aquarium. x

nilly said...

Super photos as usual! We must include Bristol in our Our list of places to visit. I think some parts of ITV's wonderfully creepy Broadchurch is filmed nearby - great atmosphere.

YeamieWaffles said...

This sounds like so much fun Jane, really pleased that you had such a great time with your boy, sounds just wonderful to me!

Jane Lee said...

Fabulous pictures, and hearty articles, I wish you will have a 'subscribe' button, so I could always get your post notification.

haggiz said...

Fab photos! Hope you feel refreshed, sounds like a lovely break. Julie x

A Normandy kitchen said...

I could spend hours in aquariums, something calming about them! What a wonderful treat for you all, so happy you had a lovely time.
Ivan

Willow said...

Looks like such fun. How amazing to play with an Octopus!