On Friday I had a day out in Bristol which, although it is not that far from where I live, is not somewhere I have visited very often and I certainly can't claim to know it.
It was therefore with some excitement that I set out, as not only was I going to explore a new city , but I was going to do it the company of an old friend I was meeting for the first time!
I arrived a bit early so was able to have a quick wander round before the meet up. I was very taken with this statue of John Cabot who set off from Bristol in 15th century to find America.
There was also a working replica of his ship the Philiip
Then it was time to meet up with Viv my on-line friend of over a year. We met though one of Kim Klassen's courses and membership of the Facebook group that was subsequently formed. It was, as I had hoped, a meeting of old friends not new ones and I immediately felt comfortable and relaxed in our conversation. Viv knows Bristol well and led me on a fascinating photo walk. One that is probably too long for a single post! But I'll get started!
We headed off towards the M Shed where we planned to have lunch
I loved this tiny cafe situated on a narrow bridge and was delighted to meet another old friend the Balmoral who often visits the Isle of Wight in the summer.
Outside the M Shed were some old goods carriages and lots of lovely grunge!
Time for lunch - I loved the decor inside the M Shed
In an open area of the shed a man was modelling a dinosaur
And the inside of the museum boasted a flight of balloons
I think that's probably enough for now - very picture heavy this week - so I'll leave you with this photo of me and Viv in the M Shed window and see you next time x