We stayed on the bus until we had reached what was deemed Clifton village and got off to have a look round; the fact that 'village' has been attached to the name brings to mind Didsbury and Alderley Edge, and there is quite a lot of similarity. It is a great place to walk round with an abundance of independent shops; there is a particularly wonderful delicatessen displaying flavoured oils ready to be sampled on small chunks of bread. They were very tempting, and a customer who showed us around the oils had apparently just come in for a bit of bread and oil because having sampled a few oils, and having told us how good they were, he left the shop. We did the same, our excuse being we wanted afternoon tea, ie. a drink and some cakes. It was by then 3.55pm, the time when many places serving teas, including the deli, close, or at least begin polishing their counters and tables and say they are closing at 4.30pm.
After tea, we walked a short way to the Clifton suspension bridge past several very expensive clothes shops stocking lovely clothes made from synthetic fibres, unwearable as far as I'm concerned, natural fibres are comfortable and don't induce cold and hot sweats.
In today's Observer magazine, I was pleased to see it is wool promotion week this week www.campaignforwool.org
Wonderful, wear natural fibres.
Here are a few views of the information associated with the Clifton suspension bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel who died in 1859, 5 years before it was completed. 11-12000 vehicles travel along it each day:
And a couple of beautiful houses facing the bridge: