Monday 22 July 2013

This Weekend at the Duckpond

We have mostly been...

Promenading - along Weymouth seafront in the lovely sunny weather, with a swim in the sea, a sit on the beach and fish & chips to finish off the day.

Weymouth beach

Feet in flip-flops on beach

Making Music - in an old 89 key Gavioli fairground organ.
While I spent Saturday finding Gromits and watching a show in Bristol, Andrew spent the day feeding books of music into a fairground organ at a steam rally.

Music being fed through a fairground organ

The view from the door of a fairground organ

Laughing and Crying - at the final UK performance of Kneehigh Theatre's 'Tristan and Yseult' show at the Bristol Old Vic.
It was the 9th time I've seen that show and it was just as magical as it was the first time I saw it back in 2003.
The cast got a (well-deserved) standing ovation and ended up having to do 5 curtain calls!

A Gromit at Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Gromiting - as the practice of finding giant Gromit figures in Bristol is now called.
There's 80 in total - we found 13 on Friday night, and I found 25 on Saturday, add in the 3 we found the other week and we've found a grand total of 41 Gromits. Only 39 to go then!

Girl with It's Kraken Gromit

Sightseeing - on Friday night with Andrew around the Bristol suburbs and on my own in the city centre, both times whilst Gromiting.

Clifton Suspension Bridge at Sunset

Old brewery building in Bristol

What did you get up to at the weekend?


  1. Beautiful photos - sometimes I had being so far up north - that Gromits look so awesome!

    1. Thank you - lots more Gromits to come over the next few weeks! :-) x

  2. Seems like you've had an awesome weekend! I've mostly been travelling back from England on saturday and resting from the trip on sunday :-)

    1. Hope you enjoyed your trip over here! Look forward to seeing your pictures :-) x

  3. I love the Gromiting! In Colchester, to celebrate the zoo's birthday, there are loads of giant giraffes all over the place, and the aim is to find them all! There is an app you can download to scan them once you have found them. It's such good fun!

    Weymouth is looking lovely in the sunshine! :)


    1. I love the idea of the giant giraffes! They sound so cool, and giraffes are my favourite zoo animal as well! :-) x

  4. The Gromits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh how I wish I could have seen these in real life! (and another fine dress m'dear! I'll bet Katie liked that!x


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