Where are the unicorns?

I was in town yesterday, walking back to my car after a meeting, when I saw this sign:

The Unicorns sign Bristol

I’m sure you can imagine my excitement.

I followed the arrow, imagining a fairytale land waiting for me around the corner. Maybe with fairies, trees made of candy floss and lemonade waterfalls.

But instead I found this:


There were no unicorns at all.

Not one.

There was a pigeon, but it didn’t have a horn.

It was very disappointing.



  1. 20 April, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    I would have followed that sign too! That is terribly sad that no unicorns abounded. Though I imagine a horned pigeon would have been even freakier…

    • 20 April, 2012 / 6:02 pm

      Yes that’s true, a horned pigeon would have been weird. Worth signposting though.

  2. 20 April, 2012 / 6:12 pm

    This is tragic. It shouldn’t be allowed. I’m sorry this had to happen to you. *hugs*

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you! The hug helped. I DID feel sad.

  3. 20 April, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Maybe they were on a break? I’m sure that’s it. They wouldn’t lie about unicorns, that would be wrong.

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:25 pm

      Oooh, I bet you’re right! It was lunchtime, so they were probably round the back nibbling some magical berries or something.

  4. 20 April, 2012 / 7:59 pm

    Perhaps its like Harry Potter and you should have run straight at the wall to enter the land of the horned wonder. On the other hand the last time I did that it ended in stitches.

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:27 pm

      Maybe that was it. Maybe I just didn’t believe enough…

  5. 20 April, 2012 / 11:18 pm

    Perhaps you just didn’t look hard enough. I’m sure if you went around the corner, and maybe through one of the doors you would have found them!

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:28 pm

      Well now I feel like I should go back and look harder!

  6. 21 April, 2012 / 6:59 am

    Motherventing has taken them back to her house

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:33 pm

      Damn it Motherventing. Stop hogging the mythical creatures!

  7. Emily Hutchinson
    21 April, 2012 / 8:42 am

    I think you were lucky, looks like a ploy to me, lure you in with the promise of unicorns then mug you in the alley – definitely a mugging alley that one.

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:34 pm

      Oh so cynical… You have to BELIEVE or you’ll never see them!

      • Emily Hutchinson
        28 May, 2012 / 5:21 pm

        Have you considered that you may actually have magical powers to transform Unicorns into pigeons?

        • 31 May, 2012 / 7:31 pm

          Oh. My. Goodness. That MUST be what it is Emily! I feel much better now.

          I actually walked past the same spot this weekend and looked into the alley again, and guess what was there? A single pigeon. That pretty much proves it I reckon.

  8. 21 April, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    That’s a hard way to find out that there are no unicorns. But don’t worry, fairies and elves definitely do exist… I’ve seen them.

    • 21 April, 2012 / 8:36 pm

      Perhaps they’d just put the sign up in the wrong place. Or they were in the toilet. Or something like that. You’re not trying to tell me it means there are NO UNICORNS AT ALL are you?? *looks worried*

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