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 up my gal pals, stuck on a pretty dress and packed up the picnic for a jolly outing at this unusual attraction. The fields are now closed until 2019.

Real Flower Confetti Fields

Frolicking in the flowers (but only where it was already trampled)

I discovered Molasses

Having frequented many a blogger event in Bristol, it’s unsurprising that I made some new friends (said like in Inbetweeners). Naturally, we decided to meet for dinner at a new restaurant in Whapping Wharf – Gambas. This spanish-inspired tapas opened my taste buds to the idea of fried aubergine with molasses and now I can’t stop thinking about it.

Gambas

Gambas as snapped by FoodNerd4Life

There was some 24k Magic in the air

I got to see Bruno Mars perform at BST Hyde Park alongside my significant other and friends.

Bruno Mars BST Hyde Park

Bruno Mars BST Hyde Park

I celebrated the 17th 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.

SS Great Britain, Bristol UK

SS Great Britain

I got an avocado portrait

I was so excited to hear that Jelly Armchair had opened a new store in Cheltenham, and were doing in-store portraits during their store launch! This puntastic duo are open for business with cards, wrapping paper and the like with witty puns and avocado magic. Be sure to check out their new store next time you’re in Cheltenham.

They’ll soon be launching avocado portraits online, and I’m hoping to host a competition to win one so stay tuned!

Cat from Jelly Armchair with my avocado portrait

Cat from Jelly Armchair with my avocado portrait

I spent 3 hours eating in Bristol

I spent the last weekend in July on cycle food tour of Bristol. Over three hours I had the best cinnamon bun I’ve ever had, tried Thatcher’s Cider flavoured sorbet, had my first Lahmajoun and finally visited Easton for the first time. It was a real eye opener to Bristol’s food scene and now I can’t wait to get booked on to another tour.

Hart's Bakery Miniature Cinnamon Bun

Hart’s Bakery Miniature Cinnamon Bun

As we enter August, the countdown begins until Thailand. I’m laying fairly low this month awaiting our backpacking adventure, but will try and catch some action at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta.

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  1. August 6, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I really want to go to the confetti fields!

    • Charlie
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      August 6, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      I was the same last year and completely missed it so I was a bit more organised this year! They’re only open ten days a year so you have to be so on it knowing the dates, I hope you manage to go next year!

  2. August 10, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    The confetti fields were definitely a big highlight of the year for me! Lovely to hear about local visits.

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