Tuesday, 24 April 2018

A Weekend in Bristol

Canal street art 
Bristol is undoubtedly one of my favourite cities. One of Dave's daughters lives there so we get to visit at least once a year with the added bonus of insider knowledge to show us the best places to go! I love that the city centre doesn't feel overwhelmingly large and we can easily walk around, yet we still seem to discover something new every time. This weekend, our 'new area' was the Millennium Promenade where a number of cosy cafes are tucked away just a stone's throw from the Harbourside. We had a good lunch at the Broken Dock on Saturday. Their food was excellent and we liked that, despite the rain, the large glass windows were folded back to give an outside-yet-inside vibe. The place was bustling and we were lucky to get a table even though we hadn't reserved!

We had a nice wander on Saturday afternoon which included strolling through a vintage street market. There were lots of things I could have bought - if I had anywhere to put them! Our homeward route took us through the Arnos Vale cemetery and park. The cemetery is a wonderful peaceful space with some areas neat and others left almost wild. There was even street art. The park had a beautiful tree in full blossom which, had it not rained so hard earlier in the day, would have been perfect to laze under.


Arnos street art 
The Banco Lounge was a tad noisy, but we had a good dinner there on Saturday evening. Bristol is a perfect place for a foodie and it's really easy to be veggie too. Everywhere we went had vegetarian options and interesting choices at that. Of course, Simon's barbecues were the best! (Pile barbecued veggies into a pitta bread and devour. Delicious!)

It was lovely to catch up with everyone's news and spend time relaxing with friends. Very hygge! Dave and I are just the two of us for a lot of the year which we like, but the contrast of being in a larger group for a while makes a very nice change.

8 comments:

  1. Bristol is my birth city, but I haven't been there since I was very young and I can't remember it at all. I really should plan a visit one day.

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    1. Bristol seems to change somewhere every time we visit, and it always has a fab atmosphere! I'd say visit soon!

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  2. What great artwork! I do love foxes!

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    1. Me too! This one looks like it's been up to something it shouldn't have!

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  3. I have been to Bristol before and I really love all the art that's around. The photos you have remind me of all the beautiful pieces I saw while there. I didn't eat out so I didn't realise how great the food was as I was visiting a friend. Next time I am going to have to explore that more!

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