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I live to write. It's not wise to get in my way.
August 2011: the earlier posts in this blog are a mess, the result of me changing the format some time ago. I'm working to edit the entire blog from the beginning, but with over 4K posts and sodall time for such luxuries it's going to take a while... [02/09/16 - Now reached 09/10/2004]
If you come across any words you don't recognise in this blog, take a look at the Taylorspeke Glossary in the left-hand infopane, you'll usually find a definition there.
First, a recommendation. Dive over to The Jonathan Day Fiction Site and try some of the stories. I love this author's writing - it's funny, bitingly witty, dryly incisive, chilling, and deliciously subversive by turns. Absolutely well worth a look!
Friday, August 03, 2007
The Second Severn Bridge. That's Wales over the water!
Fortunately the public loos were open, so after a quick scrub (and a tortilla) he was a lot happier, and he and Kai scrambled on the rocks right the way along to the salt-marsh.
It was hot - my face is a little pink again - and next time I really must take more to drink. Especially since the Visitor's Centre is now long-closed, if its general air of dereliction is anything to go by. No luxury ice-cream for us today!
I have a great fondness for bridges - for their function as much as for their form. This is one of my favourites.
We came back a little earlier than I'd anticipated, arriving home at around five, but that was fine: the sprogs ate their pizza and chips then busied themselves in the garden, organising the struts for a teepee in Kai's den (he now wants tarpaulin to go over it. I tried suggesting he collect dried leaves from my 'palm' tree to use as roofing material but he was having none of it...) and trimming the grass around a couple of my shrubs, which was much appreciated.
There are two new wind turbines at Avonmouth docks - beautiful stately things they are. One was working when we were on our way back: unfortunately I wasn't sufficiently on the ball to get any decent photos.
Thinking we might try to get to Weston-super-Mare next week.
I'm hoping to get a little gardening done tomorrow - the weather's supposed to be pretty much the same as today. I really want to sort out the shed too, but that'll take two of us (three would be better: I think Kai will join in) and a considerable amount of time. It would be good to get it done this holiday though.
Right. Time do get something constructive done.