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The SBA Arts Trail 2017

Happy weekend, folks. Hope the sunny-ish weather and is treating you well, I am tucked up in bed already with a mug of strong sugary tea, listening to 6 Music and wistfully staring out of the window, attempting to catch up on some blogging and resting my weary bones after a busy day with lovely Lyzi yesterday. Such a nana, eh?

I’ve just enough time in between my rest to let you know about this year’s Southbank Arts Trail (aka the SBA Arts Trail), which will be taking over the south of the city next weekend – 13th and 14th May 2017. Read More

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French Dining at City of Bristol College Restaurant

What kind of image springs to mind when you picture students running a restaurant? I’d wager it’s not a particularly favourable scene – those two words go together like jam and brillo pads. You’re probably imagining haute cuisine of supernoodle sandwiches and limitless bowls of cereal (two items of food which I pretty much survived off during my first year at uni).

A few weeks ago, myself and the boy were invited along to a French themed dining evening at the City Restaurant at City of Bristol College on Anchor Rd. Naturally, there was a certain degree of apprehension before we departed that evening; surely college students couldn’t match the level of catering and waitering expected of a fine dining restaurant?

Well, we were most certainly proved wrong. Read More

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Bristol’s Best Breweries

This post is in collaboration with Expedia.

We’re pretty good at things here in Bristol – festivals, fiestas, food; and it seems like people are finally beginning to cotton on to this, too. Our little slice in the South West is always being voted as the best place to live in the UK, in the top ten for millennials etc etc… The lists go on!

While Bristol is widely renowned for being big on food, you may or may not know that the city is home to several fantastic breweries, too, knocking out tasty craft ale after tasty craft ale. Even those lovely Wriggle people have got in on the action recently, releasing a tasty brew of their own.

Spurred on by the glorious spring sunshine, the last couple of weekends have been fantastic for fans of craft beer, with me and the boy going on no less than three brewery tours in two weeks. First up, I was invited by Expedia to take a trip to one of the stalwarts of Bristol brewing, the mighty Moor Beer in St Philips, to take a peek behind the scenes. Read More