Day 1 in Bristol

It is a tad early but I’m going off to bed a lot happier than when I got out of it.  Yes, I was disgruntled, to say the least.  Why?  I barely slept last night, I don’t know what it was and to those who know me, know that this is very much an oddity.  Yes, I always sleep.  Always.  So when I didn’t, I was rather upset this morning.  It didn’t help that I saw the sun rise.  I D.O. N.O.T. like seeing the sun rise when I haven’t slept.

Needless to say, when tropical island girl me noticed the regular English clouds in the sky, she was not at all happy.  What was I expecting, you ask?  I don’t know actually, maybe some slack since I didn’t sleep a wink.  I realised I spoke too soon … and God was listening to me 🙂  We were on route to our first meeting when I saw one of the prettiest rainbow ever.

The camera didn’t do it justice and since I was in a moving vehicle, this was the best I could get.  It was a complete rainbow.  Then the sun came out 🙂  Yes, in the middle of November in England, the sun was bright enough for me to use my newly acquired sunnies, which deserves a whole other post on its own.  Simply because, most of my life I’ve had to settle for sunnies.  This pair from LA fits me snugly and it found me more than I found it.  That’s a whole other story though.

Back to my first day in Bristol, I enjoyed being in the car with the sun out and the cool air.  I was starting to enjoy this leg of the trip.  Later in the afternoon, we had a meeting with Aardman Studios 🙂  That’s like England’s answer to Pixar.  I didn’t take any pictures coz everything is kinda hush hush but it was inspiring being between the models, watching them being made and shot.  Reminded me that my stop motion project is still a work-in-progress :p and that I should really start thinking about what I want to do with the rest of my life.  Then to the next meeting, back at our hotel and it was like God proving to me that He still loves me.  It started to pour the minute we got back.  Not a second earlier, not a second later.  The minute we got back 🙂  Sheltered in our hotel, it didn’t matter any more.

When the meeting was over, the rain stopped.  Just in time for me to check the area out and for some reason, I enjoyed piling on the winter wear.  I’m relishing the novelty of it all.  Scarves, gloves, thermal wear, everything 🙂

I walked around the hotel and enjoyed being snug and warm under all that clothes.  And realise I can do winter 🙂  Especially when you’re dressed properly for it.   So maybe living in a place with seasons won’t be so bad.  Till that actually happens, I’m reminded in the middle of Bristol that I should start my Christmas shopping :p

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5 thoughts on “Day 1 in Bristol

  1. Hiya Carl!!!!! Oh what a lovely rainbow……been a while since I saw one live. How are you doing…….we guys got back from a lovely trip last night. Definitely wished you were there with us. We’ll just have to plan another one with you in it. 🙂
    Take care and see ya soon. 🙂

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