Railway Running and Cardboard City

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After my long run on Sunday, I opted to do a 6-mile easy run on Monday. As it was a UK bank holiday we were still in Bristol so I used the repurposed railway line again. This time I headed East towards Bath. This way still has a working railway line which is part of the Avon Valley Railway, a steam railway.


As I arrived at one of the main stations, there was a train!!! I ran up to take a photo (it wasn’t moving), and the driver waved at me. I got all flustered, and this is best I got. Rubbish.


I had expected to find a Shaun The Sheep at the station, but no sign.




After my run, I for ready at warp speed, and we headed out for lunch with our friends and their young children. We went to a lovely pub down by a river. Sadly, the weather was naff but you can imagine it would be nice in summer.


Here are the food highlights; Matthew’s giant pie and my chocolate brownie.




After lunch, we ventured outside for a drink by the river. It really is a lovely setting.




When we got home, it was time to work on the cardboard city with our nephews! Fortunately Granny (Matthew’s mother) is never short of an empty egg carton or cardboard box. I discovered she also has a frankly stunning amount of sticky tape; I’d say at least 12 rolls of various colours, strengths and sizes. So, we had the raw materials in abundance.

I’m going to let the photos do the talking.






Pretty cool huh?

An amazing (double!) rainbow marked the end of our weekend in Bristol.



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