Born Again Swindonian
I moved to Swindon back in the 1990s from a part of the country devastated by the 1980s pit closures. So coming to Swindon was truly like coming to the land of milk and honey.
Swindon afforded me opportunities and facilities that were not easily obtainable back in my part of Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire. And that’s a big part – but not the whole story – behind my fondness for, and advocacy of, Swindon and the decision to build this Swindon-centric blog.
I’m aware of Swindon’s flaws. But who can show me the perfect urban conurbation? Look beyond the flaws and you’ll find, what a good friend of mine refers to, as the glitter in the concrete.
To find the glitter in Swindon’s concrete sometimes requires you to open your eyes, your mind and your heart. But do it – and Swindon will sparkle for you. And this blog is a testament to that.
Latest Swindon Ramblings
I’m always looking for new and interesting angles to share when out and about in Swindon.
I’ve got a very soft spot for the Greek Olive restaurant on Faringdon Road. I struggle to believe that four years have passed since I first wrote about the place on the blog here. Swindon’s Greek Olive is a popular place and with good reason. The people are lovely, the food is consistent and the portions are large. And who doesn’t like a large portion?! 😉 It’s a charming taste of Greece in the heart of Swindon.
Long-established Swindon venue, The Weighbridge Brewhouse, relaunched last week [26 June] with a refurbished restaurant and bar, and changes to its food and drink menus – thanks in part to its friendly Facebook followers.
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When I’m not being Born again Swindonian and writing Swindon-related books I offer proofreading, editing and writing services as AA Editorial Services.