Thursday, 19 September 2013

Gromit Hunting

The last few months have seen the people of Bristol and surrounding areas rushing around stalking giant colourful dogs, map, pen and camera in hand. Why? You may wonder! Our most famous hound, Gromit, has been up scaled and made into large friendly figures which have been decorated by lots of different artists and other well known people and then unleashed on the city of Bristol.

There were 80 in all and Gromit hunting became a fun and popular pastime for the summer. If you saw a group of people standing together you could almost guarantee that a Gromit would be the centre of attention. 

Of course there was also a reason for the production of so many Gromits...they will be auctioned and the funds raised will go to the Bristol Children's Hospital.

Sadly, the exhibition has almost come to an end, so all the Gromits have been gathered together for 'The Greatest Dog Show On Earth' until Sunday. 

Of course, as we live so close to Bristol, we have done a bit of Gromit hunting ourselves. A few weeks ago we spent a fun Sunday hunting out and photographing Gromits. Bristol is a fabulous city to visit on a weekend and I almost felt as if I was on holiday! I am posting a taster for you here but if you are in the area and have a chance, why not visit the Dog Show before they are auctioned off? I heard a rumour that there is one more secret Gromit there which wasn't on the Gromit Trail!

More info here:

Antique Rose (by Cath Kidston)


Newshound ( by Nick Park himself)

Sir Gromit of Bristol

Poetry in Motion

The Grommalo



Astro Dog

Steam Dog

Not a Gromit at @Bristol

Fish Tales

Hound Dog ( by Peter Blake)


NewFoundLand (on the old ship, The Matthew)

Watch Out Gromit!

National Treasure

Mini Gromit on the ferry

Salty Sea Dog

A Close Shave

Where's Wallace?

Two Eds Are Better Than One

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Vintage Horsepower

Balli & Dylan wondering how many horses are under the bonnet!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Yesterday morning the village hall in Rangeworthy was piled high with lovely vintage bargains. One of the advantages of being a stall holder is the quick scout around before the doors open. I scooped up a lovely doll, a teddy bear, teeny ceramic pudding charms, a souvenir horse and cart from Thornbury, Liberty fabrics and a pair of stockings for the lovely illustration on the front.

We had a long queue waiting by the time the doors opened at 10am and it was non stop until closing time. I sold loads and came home with a lot less than I took, much to Mr C's delight! By closing time the stalls looked decidedly bare.

As pictures paint a thousand words I will leave you with some photos of the treasures on offer.

If you missed this one, fear not as the last Jumble of the year will be held on the 12th October in Box in Wiltshire. See our website for more details.

PS....I am using the blogger app on my iPad for the first time so please let me know if this post looks ok on your computer!