U Piri Piri – Home. Just a quick link to the website of U Piri Piri – definitely one of my favourite places in Swindon as anyone who has read this blog will know. Not just a great place for great Portuguese food, wine and beer, it’s also a good spot for
21st September 2013 I’ve always rather liked the Spectrum building or the Renault building as it tends to be referred to, even though the car company moved out of it some years ago. I didn’t though know very much about it until recently. Whilst I did know that it had been used
The value of everyday photos | Raking the moon I’m sharing this post from Claire Maycock’s lovely blog mostly because I think it’s just so nice. And also because there’s something very Pythonesque and I think, very, very British about the man with the big white pointer. And it just
Swindon’s Magic Roundabout | Swindon Viewpoint. Wow! I just came across this fabulous piece of film made in 2008 from Swindon Viewpoint about the Magic Roundabout which I recently blogged about. I absolutely love it. The disjointed, unsettling soundtrack is very clever. And it, the roundabout that is, inspired the XTC song. ‘English Roundabout’ How
Poles to get painting gift from ‘twins’ (From Swindon Advertiser). And yet more from the Swindon Advertiser regarding multicultural Swindon. Swindon is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary with Torun in Poland.
17th September 2013 Well dear readers, here we are with the last in my series of 10 things I think are worth celebrating about Swindon. As I said in No 9 it’s not by any means a definitive list, just 10 things that have made an impression on me. Any one
Tuesday 17th September Remembering the days of our glorious murals (From Swindon Advertiser). Here’s a lovely article by Barry Leighton in today’s Swindon Advertiser reminiscing about the glory days of Swindon’s murals. I’ve written about Ken White myself on this blog. As Barry notes in his article, many of these
Sunday 15th December Well. Ain’t life strange? No sooner do I publish a fairly extensive post about the very extensive arts in Swindon in which I make the observation that there’s bound to be something/s I don’t know about or have missed. No sooner have I pressed ‘Publish’ than this film from