A Weekend In Bristol

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Back in early November, we escaped the city for a weekend in beautiful, autumnal Bristol. I wanted to share these (already tardy) snapshots before they seem obsolete. It was as cosy and relaxing as we hoped – catching up with friends, lattes at the Watershed, crawling Clifton’s pubs, a lipsmacking Sunday roast at the Vaults, naps in our bolthole apartment opposite the Lido, flea market wanders, crunching through the leaves in Brandon Hill, admiring vintage single speeds chained to lamp-posts and our faces reflected in inky puddles.

The whole weekend was really a walking tour of the places that once comprised my life. Closed tight like a fist, my world contained in these small streets. Where I lived and studied, biked, laughed, cried, was. And somehow it’s three years since I left and mostly, I’ve forgotten to miss it. That November weekend put an end to that; weekly, we talk now of our one-day maybe-someday life in this hilltop oasis, our house perched on a slope, his job at the university, our one-day babes tumbling through the park. We’ll see.

Some Bristolian favourites, this time round…
+ Friday night Scrabble and pints of cider under the heaters at The Lansdowne
+ Sunday roasts and a few rounds of dominoes at the Highbury Vaults
+ A mostly vegan feast of small plates, shared between six friends, at Flow (in the renovated Bear Pit)
+ The moving memorial to the Battle of the Somme on College Green
+ Scaling Cabot Tower in Brandon Hill Park
+ Park St’s charity shops (which seem to have multiplied since I lived there)
+ Falafel at Cafe Kino, street art in Stokes Croft
+ Saturday perusing at St Nick’s Market and a veggie pie from Pieminster

Have you been to Bristol?

  • I’ve never visited Bristol before, but you make it look so charming! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Bristol has been on my British bucket list for so long and you’ve sold it so well!

    • frauleinlouise

      You absolutely have to go! I love it, and it’s become even more happening since I lived there! x

  • I have just found your blog and it’s so lovely to read and your photos are wonderful. I’ve never been to Bristol but it is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a while now!

    Charlotte x

    https://www.charlottepattinson.co.uk/blog

  • nat

    I haven’t been to Bristol before but it looks so beautiful there. What are those mirrored panels? An art installation? It reminds me of something that had popped up at Hyde Park (Sydney) a few years ago.

    nat // dignifiable

  • nice photos!