A month of change

Kian 18

This September has seen the biggest change in our household for some time. Kian has been counting down the days until he leaves for university since he finished his exams back in June and thankfully, he got into his first choice university. On Friday, we took him down to Bristol to move him in to his new accommodation. Until then, it was easy to take it in our stride that he would be leaving home and we busied ourselves with… Continue Reading “A month of change”

Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Bristol for Students

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Being a student in Bristol is not a bad place to have landed yourself right now.  Not only was it voted by The Times as the UK’s Most Liveable City, it was made European Green Capital in 2015, was designated the UK’s first “Cycle City” and most recently picked up another accolade for Coolest Cities in the World, even pipping Paris to 11th place. If you are a student in the city who enjoys getting outdoors, you could not come… Continue Reading “Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Bristol for Students”

At-Bristol Science Centre

A couple of weeks ago we visited Bristol to go and see Captain Barnacles Pantomime aboard The Matthew. As that show was only 90 minutes long we had plenty of time to visit some of Bristol’s other attractions and At-Bristol Science Centre was top of our list. We had no idea what to expect, other than it being a science centre but I cannot fault it. We could have spent the whole day in just this building as there was… Continue Reading “At-Bristol Science Centre”

Captain Barnacle’s Pirate Panto aboard The Matthew!

Last week we were invited to visit Bristol to see what attractions they had on offer for families and when I was asked what attraction I most wanted to visit from a list of suggestions, a trip on The Matthew plus a pantomime to entertain the children jumped off the page. In 1497 John Cabot and his crew set sail aboard The Matthew from Bristol to find a new trade route to Asia. Instead however he arrived on the coast… Continue Reading “Captain Barnacle’s Pirate Panto aboard The Matthew!”