Pretty much everywhere I go, everything I eat and everything I do ends up being photographed and eventually on the blog. But I went to Bristol and I was a bad blogger because I DIDN’T take photos of everything. Sometimes it is nice to take a break and not see everything from behind the lens and actually enjoy it without feeling the need to document EVERYTHING! Straight after I went to Bristol I found this post from Pack your passport and it was pretty much exactly how I felt.
Dan and I went to Bristol to meet up with family and do a bit of sight seeing. We caught the bus from London Victoria with National Express for a small £9 fare, how amazing is that? We arrived in to Bristol on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, we were booked into Jamie’s Italian for lunch so we headed towards Park Street, a giant hill in Bristol full of high street chain and quirky shops and restaurants.
At the very bottom of Park Street we found a Banksy. This was my first ever Banksy I’d ever seen, can you tell from my face how excited I was? It was so much bigger than I imagined as well, it is just a shame that is has paint over it now.
We ate a three course meal at Jamie’s Italian for £20, it was a bargain and the food was of course delicious. Bad blogger didn’t take any photos until dessert, sorry!
Bristol Cathedral was looking gorgeous in the sunshine, it looks like the perfect place to hang out. There was even lettuce growing in the flowers!
In true British summer time fashion weather changed dramatically, it rained and then it poured. We got on a boat anyway because that’s what we had planned to do. The boat trip was around half an hour and took us all along the river to see the ship Great Britain and the various boats, and pubs along the river. Apart from the rain it was really interesting and the commentary was informative and I do love a good West Country accent.
As the weather wasn’t picking up we decided it was time to go. I really want to go back to Bristol, I’d love to go on a Banksy hunt and see a lot more of Bristol as I really only scratched the surface. I’m sure I will return and perhaps be a better blogger but I must say it was nice to see a city not behind my iPhone screen.
Bloggers to do you find it hard to switch off sometimes in new places?