Wednesday, June 04, 2008


About a month ago, I went to Bristol, England for a job fair. Unfortunately, it didn't produce any results except to make me feel like I am actually an attractive candidate. I've been unemployed since August of last year and I have gotten more job rejections to last ten lifetimes. Talking to the people at the job fair and being told that I am actually employable made me feel much better.

Old brewery building in the financial district of Bristol.

Anyway, I really enjoyed Bristol. Other than being verbally abused at airport security, I found everyone to be extremely nice and helpful. Of course that could be because I tend to speak to everyone I encounter in an English speaking area, and I do love English men. The town is small enough to walk everywhere, but most people opt for public transport.

Clifton Village

One of the things I enjoyed most about Bristol is the surrounding nature. I lucked out with the weather and enjoyed some really beautiful days and views. I forget how much I miss the countryside because I guess I am finally used to the dirt and grim of Paris. Bristol has a lovely, hilly landscape, a rather nice river and plenty of trees.

Kitchen in one of the Georgian houses in downtown Bristol.

The second or third day I was there, I met a woman from Cheddar and an Aussie. They were great fun and I ended up spending the entire day and most of the night with them. The Aussie paid for most of the entertainment for the night and ended up finding 100 pounds on the ground. Karma, huh?

Some more of Clifton Village

I realized two things when I was looking at my pictures from Bristol; I don't take nearly as many pictures as I used to and I can't take a straight picture to save my life.

Some random stuff in a park on the edge of Bristol.


Sally's Chateau said...

Thanks for dropping by Angela. I always fly to Bristol from Toulouse, it's a lovely city isn't it ? my brother has a wonderful delicatessen there in the Mall called The Mall Deli. x

Expat Traveler said...

wow -now that looks like it was a fun trip! Good luck finding that job and I'm sure you are employable seeing that you also have a masters degree..

And yes we need to catch up.. :) I'm still missing switzerland... been gone over 4 yrs now.

carra said...

If I set my foot on English soil even for a day, I might never get off it... I miss England

hellomelissa said...

so funny... bristol is THE FRIENDLIEST airport experience i've ever had! but the ramada there was horrid and rude. hmmm....