Posted in Updates on Monday 13th May 2002 at 12:00am
Early walk into Burnham - a dismal and endlessly wet day showing no signs of brightening. Breakfast, then a series of bus journeys to Bath (since wandering around Clevedon in this weather would be pretty unpleasant). I've never been a great lover of Bath - always finding it somewhat snooty and starchy. However, today I saw another side to things, and found lots to like about the place. Wandered happily, did some unashamedly touristly things, perused some fine antiquarian booksellers, and ended up experiencing some of the City's better pubs - coincidentally drinking ale brewed in Burnham by Dennis Davey, the new mayor (whose face appeared in a paper we just happened to be reading en route). Weirdly, in a further coincidence - on spotting a branch of a record store I worked in thirteen years ago, I accidentally invoked the manager (who I'd not seen since that period of employment - lasting only a week!). Arrived back in Bristol very late, again feeling pretty rough. Slept incredibly well after walking miles.
I've had a home on the web for more years than I care to remember, and a few kind souls persuade me it's worth persisting with keeping it updated. This current incarnation of the site is centred around the blog posts which began back in 1999 as 'the daylog' and continued through my travels and tribulations during the following years.
I don't get out and about nearly as much these days, but I do try to record significant events and trips for posterity. You may also have arrived here by following the trail to my former music blog Songs Heard On Fast Trains. That content is preserved here too.