The Nutcracker is the perfect Christmas performance, and it managed to continue that festive spirit through to early January – a much needed pick me up for anyone returning to work with the Christmas blues.
Even at the age of 26, the excitement of Christmas has not yet gone away. I stayed at Anthony’s on Christmas Eve and so on Christmas Day morning, we both ran downstairs and sat by the Christmas tree to swap our presents to each other. Read more
I absolutely love Christmas! I have been listening to my Christmas playlist on my commute to work since September and love anything Christmas related. My favourite thing about Christmas has got to be thinking of presents that my family and friends will love and me being a bit of an organised freak, I have been using an Excel spreadsheet to track which presents I have bought which people (and yes, it is colour coded…). Read more
We had a lovely weekend recently wandering around Bristol’s many Christmas markets and exploring Clifton to celebrate Anthony’s birthday.
I love relaxed weekends and going out for a roast dinner in a cosy pub/restaurant is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. As part of my continued birthday celebrations (I really did drag it out this year), my family and I went to The George Inn for a yummy Sunday lunch. Read more
Whitstable is one of my favourite places to visit and although it is lovely in the Summer when you can sit on the pebbly beach in a sundress and paddle in the water, my favourite time of year to go is actually in the colder months. As my birthday falls in November and it was a lovely Autumn day – cold but not raining, it was the perfect opportunity for a trip there with my family.
I get so so so excited for my birthday and begin a countdown way in advance. My birthday fell on a Thursday this year so I booked both the Thursday and Friday off work for a long weekend. My parents were both off so I woke up early and opened my presents in the sitting room before breakfast. I was so intrigued as to what the long pink present was but was under strict instructions not to touch it or go near it until it was time to open it, it was such a test of my willpower. Read more
Whilst walking around Bristol on a recent weekend visit, we came across the Georgian House Museum. As soon as I read the sign, I knew straight away that I would love it so we stepped in to explore. Read more
Although I’m most definitely too old for trick or treating now (sadly), we celebrated Halloween this year by carving pumpkins and buying A LOT of chocolates and sweets in preparation. We actually had no trick or treaters knock at the door so I pretended to be disappointed that we had bought all that chocolate and was inwardly excited that I now had a huge bowl of treats to last me the next few weeks. Read more
My boyfriend recently moved to Bristol for a year to do his Masters and although the distance isn’t ideal, it does mean that we both have a whole new city to explore. I had never been to Bristol before but I have already fallen in love, it is such a beautiful city with so much to see and do. Read more