Six YouTubers To Watch Now

A few years ago, the only real use I had for YouTube was music videos, the occasional funny dog clip and perhaps the odd tutorial when I didn’t know how to use something. Then one day, after watching a candy tasting video, I watched another video of a young girl singing in her bedroom, and…

Bristol Life – Borrowing A Doggy

Meet Orla*, she is my borrowed doggy. Out of everything I have done this year, I can honestly say that one of the best things has been signing up to ‘borrowmydoggy.com’. Back in July, soon after I moved into my new flat, one of the very first things I did once we got internet, was…

Food for All Occasions – Eating in Aberdeen.

I know, I know. Restarting the newly named ‘TheBristolDiaries’ with a post about Scotland is a little strange, right? But, as I wrote about back in March, I want to share some of my knowledge of Scotland on this blog, starting with one of the most important things, food! I lived in Aberdeen for 6…

Second Shot

Hello Internet, it’s been a while! My last post on this blog was on the 29th of June and today is the 5th of October. That’s more than three whole months since I’ve put finger to keyboard and blog post on site. So, I’m sorry about that. I do have some excuses for you however….

Bristol – Visiting Arnos Vale

Back in May, I had my first visit to Arnos Vale cemetery in Bristol, a Victorian graveyard with 45 acres of land which is open to visitors. Arnos Vale hosts events for the local community throughout the year but is also still a working cemetery. I was really surprised to find such a haven of…

Discovering Photography in Barcelona

I have far too many photos of beautiful Barcelona to cut down to one blog post, so here is the first Barcelona blog with some of my favourite photos I have ever taken in. There is another post to come full of my tips for visiting Barcelona with more photographs, but for now, enjoy! A…

Ideas for alternative things to do in Baltimore and Washington DC?

In under a a weeks time, I am taking my second trip to the USA and visiting Baltimore and Washington DC. Unlike the last time I visited the USA, we don’t really have any idea of what we are going to do while there, apart from eating an unnecessary amount of junk food 😉 I know there are obvious tourist…

My Favourite Places in Manchester

Manchester is a place which is quite dear to me. I have some family in Manchester so visited the city all throughout my childhood and a few years ago, I spent a month living there while I undertook a work placement with the BBC in Salford. I have wanted to live in Manchester for many years,…

Pieces of Goodness – March & April

The First Snow of the Winter Two Busses Showing Up At Once  Cold Rain on Hot Skin    A Surprise Rainbow  Sliding Down Slides  Swinging on Swings    Pressing Publish on that Long Worked on Blog Postcards  Dachshund Gatherings (Something I Experienced Recently)  A Shared Moment of Laughter with a Stranger

Travel – Cologne, City on the River

After Berlin, Cologne is the second place in Germany I ever visited and it has cemented in me a belief that Germany is a country I could genuinely live in. My reasons for this include the straight forward people, hearty food, lovely language (I know I am in the minority with this), central European location, very  efficient…