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.
21st June 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] Hello listeners. Continuing with my series of guest posts from friends and AA Editorial Services clients we have this one from Carol Aplin of Pink&Green skincare. Carol lives in the Kingshill area so often walks and...
18th June 2017 [jetpack_subscription_form] Swindon Civic Day 2107 Hello listeners. So yesterday, in my Swindon Civic Voice hat, I was busy down at the central community centre. The erstwhile GWR medical fund hospital was the hub of Swindon's civic day celebrations and...
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