A Bristol Geek

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Zoom goes the bike

So perhaps the title of this post is not 100% true, more “go” than “zoom”! It has been a while since I cycled to work; last time I was knocked off by bike by a van driver and I damaged my shoulder. My shoulder has mostly healed now and my monthly parking permit has expired so I have decided to get back on my bike and cycle to work. It’s not a long way or a particularly hard route but it is enough for me (my knees don’t work very well).


It’s the end of the world as we know it!

Closed for the Last Time

It seems that each day as you walk through the city you spot another shop holding a “Closing Down Sale”. The news reporters don’t appear to tire of telling us how the “Current economic climate is forcing many independent traders to close down”, however each week I see yet another niche fast food store opening […]


So Christmas is here, when did that happen?

Happy Coca Cola Chirstmas 2011

Our Christmas tree is up, presents are being bought and Coca Cola has bought Christmas to Bristol. It really is time for another blooming christmas! The Coca Cola Christmas truck visited Bristol again this year, giving out mini-cans of Coke to everyone with a good helping of Christmas cheer. I am still working on my […]

How local is your local?


It will be no great surprise to those of you that know me when I say that I can often be found in a Good Pub. The definition of a ‘Good Pub’ can cause as much controversy as a banker’s bonus and as much argument as a discussion on who’s turn it is to do the dishes! We all have our own opinions but something that I hope we can all agree on is that Bristol has a great range of Pubs, many of which have been featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.

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