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FridayQ: Suggestive

FQ1: Suggest something to read, something to watch…

To read: today’s Guardian. I haven’t had time to read it so let me know if it’s any good.
To watch: The Death of Saturday Night TV on Channel 4, tomorrow night.

FQ2: Suggest someone to admire, someone to stare at…

To admire: Jane Tomlinson, a woman from Leeds who has terminal cancer but is determined to raise money for research into cancer in the hope that a cure can be found. She’s run several marathons, cycled from Italy all the way back to Leeds in England, done a triathlon, and just about everything else. For someone who is seriously ill that is an immense acheivement, and no wonder that she’s already raised a 6 figure sum for charity.
To stare at: Rachel Stevens.

FQ3: Suggest someplace to go, someplace to avoid…

To go: to bed. That’s where I’m going soon, I’m absolutely knackered.
To avoid: York, this weekend. It’s the races so the city will be full of people who’ve been drinking champagne all day and who believe that they can fly across the river.

FQ PROJECT: Suggest an itinerary for somebody visiting your city by listing the five must-see attractions of the area.

Although I’m in York right now, posting an itinerary would take me weeks since there’s so much to see. So, I’ll do Bradford, which is a little more of a challenge. The five must-see attractions are:

  1. National Museum of Film, Photography and Television. Great museum and as it’s a national collection, it’s free. No excuse not to visit.
  2. Salt’s Mill in Saltaire. A bit of a way out but always a nice visit. Very nice restaurant there too. Saltaire itself is very nice.
  3. Alhambra Theatre. Probably best when the Rocky Horror Show is playing.
  4. Omar’s Curry House, for the biggest naans in Yorkshire. And the baltis are very nice too.
  5. Howarth. Again, it’s a bit out of the way but you can arrive there by steam train and there’s plenty of pubs to visit.

I’ve no doubt the likes of Richard, James and Andy will suggest other places.


  1. Dammit, I’ve got a competition lined up for Project Blog weekend that is spookily similar to the FQ project.

  2. Hehe, Wow, and englishmen recommending a Curry Shop. I thought it would never happen.
    I guess I did reccommend a sandwich shop, so I am in not position to mock. 😉

  3. Mother Hubbards on Ingleby Road. Better fish and chips than that outfit from Guisley (is that spelt correctly?)

  4. I think technicaly this is Leeds, but the walk from Ilkley up to Bolton Abbey is rather nice.