Swashbuckling Tales from Bristol’s Harbourside

Swashbuckling Tales from Bristol’s Harbourside

Ahoy, matey! Batten down the hatches because there’s a new Bristol walking tour in town – the new Blood, Booze and Buccaneers tour!  Did you know the most fearsome pirate of all – Blackbeard – was born and raised in Bristol? And to mark 300 years since his death, local theatre group Show of Strength invited me along a guest to their ‘performing’ Bristol walking tour around the historic harbourside. So a Yo Ho Ho and here we go… Weigh…

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One Summer in July…

One Summer in July…

July was the month that us Brits realised that as much as we love the sun, we can’t cope with the heat. With parched fields, fan shortages and probably a spike in cider sales, July was the record heatwave we’ve all been waiting to complain about since 1976 (the last know record-breaking summer). Cheers to a damn good month of Summer fun. I Frolicked in some flowers I finally got around to visiting the Confetti Flower Fields in Worcestershire. I gathered…

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Satiety and Pride for Bristol’s Trailblazing Food Scene

Satiety and Pride for Bristol’s Trailblazing Food Scene

Bristol has fast become a foodie paradise. And with endless restaurants and fabulous independent eateries offering everything from Gelato to sausages, the best way to get a taste is with a Bristol food tour! I recently attended the Great Bristol Food Tour, a collaboration between The Bristol Food Tour and Cycle the City. And while I was initially excited, there were some thoughts I had before embarking on this tasty two-wheeled tour of Bristol’s trailblazing food scene. I’m not confident on a bike, should…

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How to Spend a Long Weekend in Salzburg

How to Spend a Long Weekend in Salzburg

I had my first taste of Austria during a day visit to Zugspitze whilst travelling in Munich, and it was this travel faux pas that made me want to visit Salzburg on purpose. Needless to say, a long weekend in Salzburg was wonderful, and here’s how I spent my time. *This article may contain affiliate links, click here for more information. Friday, Day One, Chocolate Cake. An early morning flight meant I arrived into Salzburg at 9.30am and raring to go. I purchased…

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Celebrating the 175th Birthday of the SS Great Britain

Celebrating the 175th Birthday of the SS Great Britain

Thursday 19th July 2018 marked the 175th birthday of Bristol’s most iconic landmark, Brunel’s SS Great Britain. In 1843, one of the most important historic ships in the world was launched. And exactly 127 years later to the day in 1970, this extraordinary ship returned home. In celebration of the ship’s birthday, I was invited to a special party aboard the ship with live music, activity tasters and more. The Great-Great-Grandmother of all Modern Ships. In 1843, the SS Great…

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Eight Reasons Why You Should Visit Gloucester

Eight Reasons Why You Should Visit Gloucester

From its world-famous cheese rolling, to Hollywood blockbusters and over 200 years of history, the city of Gloucester is packed full of things to do. I have no doubt that it was due to affordable housing and my parent’s military position that made them settle in this city nestled between Cheltenham and Bristol. And at the risk of sounding like a hypocrite (because I spend my time in Bristol), Gloucester has tremendous amounts on offer. It hosts some of the best…

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5 Noteworthy Sights at the 2018 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

5 Noteworthy Sights at the 2018 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

2018 celebrates 40 years of the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. From Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018, over 100 hot air balloons will take to the skies at dawn and dusk during this spectacular FREE event. The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons, attracting over 130 Hot Air Balloons from across the globe. Held over four days in August at Ashton Court Estate, the event is completely free with charges made for parking on the…

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A Day Out at the Confetti Flower Fields

A Day Out at the Confetti Flower Fields

Flowers are having a bit of a moment, with lavender fields fast becoming a popular attraction across the UK. But why limit yourself to just one flower? Here’s why Worcester’s Confetti Flower Fields should be high on your list of Summer activities. The Real  Flower Petal Confetti Company are the UK’s original wedding petal growers, hand picking natural, biodegradable confetti since 1997. And for ten days a year,  you can soak up the colours of acres of delphiniums and cornflowers blooming on the Wyke…

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What to Expect from London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour

What to Expect from London’s Harry Potter Studio Tour

I was six when the first Harry Potter book was published, ten when the films first hit the cinema and twenty-six when I first read the heptalogy. Preferring the world of Tracy Beaker (who has had a fictional child by the way), I was a little late to the game. But there’s no denying that the world of Harry Potter is timeless. Even today, I can sit through Harry Potter marathons and will happily read the heptalogy over again (I just…

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How to Find the Gromit Unleashed Sculptures in Bristol

How to Find the Gromit Unleashed Sculptures in Bristol

Wallace and Gromit is a true childhood memory. They taught be the delightfulness of cheese and crackers (wensleydale!) and that the moon is made out of cheese! Wallace and Gromit is widely celebrated in its home town of Bristol, with its Grand Appeal  in support of Bristol’s Childen’s Hospital. In 2013, Gromit Unleashed began as a public arts trail as a collaboration between Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity, and Aardman Animations, to raise funds to support sick…

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