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…

Well That Was A Year – 2016

Before it gets past the time we can no longer be surprised the year is not 2016, let’s have a quick sum up of that very year. For me, 2016 was a BIG year! I quit my job, left the city I had lived in since 2010, the country I had lived in since 2001 and moved…

Gifting (Attempt to Shop Local)

What with getting organised for Christmas, multiple nights out, having a birthday almost on Christmas day, deciding to host an party for my entire dance group, wrapping up on work and all the other things that creep up on us at the end of the year, I have not had the chance to post anything on…

Canal Boating

Last weekend, I travelled from Bristol to Warwick to spend the weekend on a canal boat with my boyfriend and his parents. Travelling on a canal boat is something I have never done before and my boat experience in general is mainly limited to ferries and water taxis in places such as Venice or Copenhagen or a short boat…

Wells

The day after the Brexit results came out, I decided to escape away from all of the real world problems and go to the smallest city in the UK, Wells. Wells, in Somerset, gets it’s city status due to having a Cathedral, although the population is only around 11,000. You may recognise some of it as a…

Bristol – Balloon Fiesta

Something that I have been looking forward to experiencing ever since I moved to Bristol is the world famous Bristol Balloon Fiesta. One of the most iconic images of Bristol is the balloons flying over the Clifton Suspension Bridge so I really couldn’t wait to see the balloons for myself and feel like a real Bristolian! The fiesta is a huge festival…

Bristol – Clifton Suspension Bridge

In the two weeks between being offered my new job and starting it, I had the first properly free time I have had in several years. One way in which I made the most of this was by getting to know this new part of the country that I have recently moved to (is over two months…

Bristol – Zoo

A couple of weeks ago I visited Bristol Zoo for the first time. I had a lovely day and was really impressed by the Zoo as it was really well laid out, there was lots of information, especially on the zoo’s conservation work, and the enclosures looked well designed. I would definitely recommend a trip to Bristol Zoo for anyone…