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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

A little bit of haven.

Many of you who chat with me in reception know I am often escaping to isolated little huts whenever possible. Yesterday a patient let me know about a beautiful space which is on our own doorstep. Tasha at The Cedar Shed offers various treatments in her lovely bespoke building, as well as making it available for other private gatherings. Do have a look at her excellent website; just scrolling through the pages helps everything melt away!


Monday, 16 September 2019

Chandos Road Festival: Sunday 22nd September.

Just a week to go until our fifth Chandos Road Festival!  From 12 noon until 6 p.m. 22nd September, there will be a great array of street stalls (handicrafts, face-painting, henna, bric-a-brac and vintage maps and collectables among others). You will be able to sample delicious food from our pubs, cafes and restaurants. As for children's entertainments, our very own Chandos Atelier will be running fun creative activities, Louise will be here with her own stall for children and Mr Brown's Pig  puppeteer will be at the Festival with a brand new show featuring some familiar characters. Will the dragon be there too? Come and see for free! Not to mention the 2 stages with wonderful live music through the afternoon and our DJ slot, new this year. So tell your friends and come along and join in this great community event from 12 next Sunday.

The roads (Chandos, Collingwood, Cowper, Brighton and Lansdown) will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.on Sunday 22nd September. We are now collecting bric-a-brac for our own CNA stall. This is a big money-raiser for us and helps to fund events and the floral baskets in Chandos Road. Please bring any saleable items to 47, Chandos Rd this week for sorting and pricing.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Community Toilet Scheme

The link below gives a city-wide list and map of cafes & pubs that are participating in providing publicly available toilet facilities from their premises.

Thanks to the Clifton & Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) for this!

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

The Bristol Family Cycling Centre

Once again a patient has brought a remarkable Bristol endeavour to our attention: The Bristol Family Cycling Centre. With accessibility to all manner of wheeled wonders, whether you're looking to try something completely different, be it tandem, tricycle, reclining bike, or some amalgam of all three. Or if you're a complete beginner... child, adult, pensioner, then this is the place to go!


Thursday, 20 June 2019


Tomorrow, June 21st, is International Yoga Day.


Events are happening across the country, and in Bristol it's at Castle Park.


Wherever you practise, we wish you

"Clear and loving thoughts" (hands in prayer to your forehead)
"Clear and loving communications" (hands in prayer to your mouth)
"Clear and loving intentions" (hands in prayer to your heart space)


Monday, 17 June 2019

Problems with poo!

Most of you know that Barbara is passionate about her allotment. You may even have seen the proud photos of her newly erected polytunnel! Sadly and seriously, her peas, beans and potatoes have been severely blighted, and on investigation, it transpires it is almost certainly from a herbicide added to straw fed to livestock, which provided the horse / cow manure she added to her soil. If you have suffered the same to your own vegetables, this may well be the cause. Securing your manure from an organic accredited source would be wise. Barbara is trying to get more information from DOW, but in the meantime, would be grateful for any signatures to the petition below.
I just signed the petition "Dow Chemical: Ban DOW Chemical AMINOPYRALID herbicides in UK" and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 1,500 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:


South Bristol Community Hospital

Over the weekend, a friend was buffeted between her GP and the BRI A&E department, both of them unable or unwilling to help her. Desperate, and in search of alternative care, she found the South Bristol Community Hospital. She said their standard of care was exemplary and she couldn't praise them more highly.
To my shame, I didn't even know it existed, so this is to spread the word. Hopefully you will never need hospital assistance, but if you do, this is certainly a place of calm and efficiency in the storm.