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Shaun in the City #4 - Bristol [20150723|22:33]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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On Tuesday I drove to Bristol to start hunting the 70 Shaun sculptures on display there. It was a more challenging drive than I was expecting as the motorways were busy plus driving in an unfamiliar city plus my satnav falling off the windscreen just as I was merging onto the M32. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the maps on my satnav have not been updated for four years and it was far easier to follow the signs to the car park. Still, I was tired by the time I arrived, so I’m pleased I actually managed to complete a trail (the Old City Trail, allowing Keiki and me to bagsie 10 Shauns) at all!

Keiki, me and Bagpuss Shaun in the Cabot Circus shopping centre.

Bagpuss Shaun on his own.

Lily, outside Cabot Circus.

Knitwit, near the ruins of St Stephens Church.

Me being ridiculous in front of Knitwit.

Woolly Shaun. Difficult to photograph due to being in a very tight space, so I was happy I brought the wide angle lens.


Oh, is that me making a silly face again? Sorry/not sorry.

We found a clockwork dragon too.

Shaun on the Cob, with bonus random child. I stood there for several minutes and it was simply not possible to photograph this Shaun without a child on it!


Please Stand By.

Lamb Chop.

Maisy and friends, at the end of the trail outside the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Bonus photo: Keiki and me at lunch in Small Street Espresso, which was this tiny hipster joint with wooden benches and tables. I went in because the coffee smelt so good, and I’m glad I did because it turns out hipsters make amazing toasted sandwiches. Coconut-infused halloumi, Thai chilli mayo and rocket? YES PLS MOAR LIKE THIS

The aforementioned sandwich and a macchiato.

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From: cmcmck
2015-07-23 21:42 (UTC)
I still recall having taught a lad years back- Mr and Mrs Lamb's son.

They'd named him Sean, poor guy! :o)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-24 11:49 (UTC)
Oh, that is unfortunate!

(My other half, known herein as "the bloke", shares his name with a certain pontifex. It used to be that when you googled his name, he came top of the list. Not so much now...)
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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2015-07-23 21:45 (UTC)
This Shawn adventure is wild and fun. I love all of the photos. Thanks for sharing them!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-24 11:47 (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed them! There's an app for totting up your Shaun tally which is great - and also slightly embarrassing when you find yourself high-fiving a neighbouring random eight-year-old who's just bagsied the same Shaun as you. :D
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[User Picture]From: susandennis
2015-07-24 13:23 (UTC)
that's just cool.
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[User Picture]From: moosedevil
2015-07-24 10:25 (UTC)
Love Shaun the Sheep! Great pics :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-24 11:43 (UTC)
Thanks! I'm looking forward to doing more Bristol trails - it's such a lovely city.
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[User Picture]From: mysterysquid
2015-07-24 10:54 (UTC)
Brilliant. :D
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-24 11:42 (UTC)
I think you'll find it's Baaa-rilliant. :D
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2015-07-25 10:14 (UTC)
We're planning to do one of the trails with the kids - the old city, probably - this afternoon, if you're around.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2015-07-26 21:20 (UTC)
Ah, we were at home this weekend, I'm afraid. We've all got some sort of nasty lingering cold. Coupled with the weather, that made us pretty lethargic. :/

I hope you and the kids had a successful Shaun hunt!
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