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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer, teacher and author

I hope every­one has had a nice jubilee week­end? I’m dizzy with the sight of Union Jacks! Here’s a lit­tle insta­gram col­lage of my week­end.I explored two new cor­ners of Bris­tol! Ones that I’ve walked and dri­ven past hun­dreds of times and was obliv­i­ous to what lay inside. A Geor­gian and a Tudor house nes­tled right in the heart of the city amongst shops and cafes. They’re now main­tained in their original(ish) con­di­tion as muse­ums.The Geor­gian House was my favourite. It was impec­ca­ble and really told a story of the man who lived there. As a mer­chant of the time in Bris­tol, it wasn’t sur­pris­ing to find out he was involved in the slave trade. A lit­tle dif­fi­cult to think about, but — a sign of the times. I loved the kitchen (top left)!The Tudor House was just as impres­sive, with oak pan­elled rooms, carved fur­ni­ture and ceil­ing cor­nices. The rest of the week­end was filled with a lot of walk­ing, fruit tea, Bel­gian beer and a folk festival.

Much mer­ri­ment; thank you for the long week­end, Queenie!

2 comments
  1. faye 6 June 2012, 12:19 pm

    Hi Jess! I love the pho­tos. Where is this Geor­gian house? It looks amaz­ing, I’m going to have to have a nose sometime!

    ps I like your shoes :)

    • Jess 6 June 2012, 12:28 pm

      Hi Faye, it’s on Great George Street, just off Park Street and directly oppo­site St George’s Hall. I couldn’t believe it, always thought they were offices!

      And, thank you :) I love my espadrilles in the summer!

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