Did you notice that I said 'bookshops'? Beeston has four, plus a WH Smith's and numerous charity shops, all of which sell books. Reading this from afar, you may wonder where Beeston is in relation to Lenton in inner-city Nottingham. Well, its about 2½ miles south-west of Lenton and there are several routes you can take. It's the same if you walk. My preferred walking route includes two parks and the main campus of Nottingham University. Along the way you pass two art galleries and coffee shops and is a walk I do frequently. By bus, it's 15–20 minutes and by car it can take 10–15 minutes. We no longer own a car, but gave up going to Beeston by car long ago. Good bus services, bus lanes and door-to-door travel, with no need to waste time parking a car, make the bus best, during the day at least.
So, where are these bookshops and where did we have our leisurely light lunch before going for our reflexology session and a sleep?