Easter 2015, Bristol

Catching up on some photos that I took over Easter, pretty much the first photos I've taken in about 6 months. First up I went to Coombe Dingle at the bottom end of the Blaise Estate for some slightly dark and slightly depressing landscapes. Then on the Sunday I had a wander along the river at Avonmeads. Not the most picturesque bit of the river by any means and I wasn't looking for beauty - more like urban gritty, which I found to a certain degree with plenty of graffiti. Following that I went in to Arnos Vale Cemetery, somewhere I've not been for years. They have done a lot of work on clearing it up, although there is still an awful lot of it that is badly overgrown - but that's the appeal to me! " order_by="sortorder"]...
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2014 pics – one a month

Same as I did last year - one photo from each month of 2014. It was actually quite difficult for January and November as I didn't take anything of note. I could have cheated, but instead you have ended up with a photo taken from the hard shoulder of the M4 on a cold January morning when I had a puncture, and a photo of the cushions on a hotel bed in October (a recurring theme on Facebook) - these really were the only photos I took in those months. I also had to use two from the summer holiday, but that's OK as we started right at the end of August and went into September. ...
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Mmmm, steak

A fantastic dinner last night, which deserved a few photos. We picked up a lump of beef rib from the new butcher on Whiteladies Road (Ruby & White) and cooked it carefully on the barbeque. Served with our own potatoes (boiled, rolled in olive oil, parsley and rock salt, and then put on a skewer and lightly cooked over the barbie) and courgettes (cooked in garlic butter). The result? A stupendously good meal, served with a bottle of Tavel rose from Corks of Cotham. ...
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Ducks On Tour

This is going back a fair bit - something we did in 2004. We "borrowed" two plastic ducks from our then-landlords, SWMBO decorated them in a His and Hers stylee, and we took them on holiday to France. It was the early days of my having a digital camera and I also had a portable Canon postcard printer, so we sent postcards from our travels. 1) Hampton Park, Bristol. 31/08 Hello! The rubber ducks are off on their holidays. See you in about 3 weeks time. Tarquil & Jocasta 2) Newbury. 31/08 Are we nearly there yet? Sebastian & Ludmilla 3) Giverny. 01/09 You know what's missing from Monet's water garden pictures? Duck! That's what! Jacquies & Nigella 4) Chateau de Chambourd. 02/09 OK, if we must slum it tonight. Hector & Clarissa 5) Puy-de-Dome. 03/09 No ponds! Claude & Henrietta 6) St Flour. 03/09 Ah, the joys of a luxurious hotel. Jeremy & Cynthia 7) Pas de Payrol / Puy St Mary. 04/09 The views are so good that I've taken up photography. Timothy & Audrey 8 ) Tournon d'Agenais. 05/09 Hooray! A pond at...
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