Sunday Salon: Keeping busy

The Sunday Salon

I feel like I have done a lot of stuff in the last fortnight, possibly because today has been busy and isn’t over yet! But looking through my recent photos I actually do have some things to tell you all about.

Last Saturday I met up with my dear and lovely friend H in London and we went to the Natural History Museum, then to a super tasty meal at organic vegetarian Italian restaurant Amico Bio. However, I almost didn’t get to enjoy the meal because I managed to catch a touch of sunstroke despite it being only 15 °C with skies looking like this:


Last Sunday H and her husband introduced me to world of British basketball, which is not something I ever expected to be saying, but it was actually a lot of fun. It was the BBL Play-offs Final so there was a lot of spectacle and fun around the match itself. If all basketball is like that I am a total convert.


I had Monday off work so I treated myself to a trip to the British Library before heading back to Bristol. I went to the temporary crime fiction exhibition, which was fun but a bit small, and then spent hours browsing the Treasures of the British Library. That is one amazing room – First Folio Shakespeare, 1000-year-old manuscript of Beowulf, the Lindisfarne Gospels, two original copies of the Magna Carta, plus a bunch of gorgeous illuminated books from all over the world and author manuscripts from some of the greats from centuries ago up to the present day. Truly amazing. And free!

This weekend I’ve spent mostly cleaning and doing chores (including unloading three bookcases, moving them an inch to the left, and then reloading them – that was fun) but I also had a nice visit from my Mum. She came to run the Bristol 10k this morning, so earlier than I would usually be awake on a Sunday, I was out in the sunshine cheering on all the runners and trying to spot my Mum.

Run run run

That picture doesn’t make clear how lovely and warm and sunny it is here today. Mum and I certainly made the most of my having a garden this weekend (though after last week I made sure I was wearing a hat and suncream).

And tomorrow’s a bank holiday! Is it a holiday weekend where you are? What are you up to (holiday or not)? Happy Sunday!

5 thoughts on “Sunday Salon: Keeping busy

  1. Bryan G. May 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Whoa…and wow…to the British Public Library visit.

    You are extremely lucky to live where you live…for the history alone. I’m so jealous…no, really.

  2. Lisa May 6, 2013 at 3:49 am

    Beautiful pictures!! Why can’t Houston be fascinating that way?!?!

  3. Nose in a book May 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Bryan, Lisa I think we picked our home city well 🙂

  4. Karen May 8, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    I was in Bristol on Sunday and it was much warmer than the south of france where I’d been all week…. Thanks for the tip about the British library exhibition. Will moosie down there on my next trip to the smoke

  5. Nose in a book May 9, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Karen Win for Bristol! Though I bet it’s not warmer here today. Enjoy the British Library when you make it there.

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