A rare Sunday escape to enjoy a few local beers with friends. New Bristol Brewery have some great beers on offer. And being locally brewed, means we get to enjoy them regularly : )
Holidaying in Brittany meant a visit to Pont-Aven. Pont-Aven, named after the river that runs through it, was known for its mills and its port. With the advent of the railways along came tourism and in the 1860s some American painters discovered the village. Word spread throughout the artistic community about its merits and in 1886 Paul Gauguin arrived for the first of several stays; in 1888 he met fellow artist Émile Bernard and the École de Pont-Aven art movement, which focused on colour and symbolism, was born.
This weekend we took to the sea and our holiday to France. 10 days away to re-charge the batteries was very welcoming; as well as splashing around in the pool followed by a few cold beers!
Fathers day: And what better way to spend it than with family. A lovely day out having a bite to eat and stroll in the country.
Happy fathers day to all the dads out there!
This Sunday we took a drive to the Queen Square ‘Breakfast Club’ which is held in Bristol every second Sunday of the month. This informal car meet showcases a wide variety of super cars, custom cars and enthusiast cars – all of which are very nice! Reggie took a particular liking to an Audi R8, who’s owner had modified to produce over 1000 bhp. Bonkers.
This Sunday saw us stepping back to pre-historic times at Bristol Zoo to meet the dinosaurs. The T-Rex in the picture is apparently 50% its original size !
Over the last few months we’ve been enjoying watching a pair of Robins work tirelessly to build their nest amongst the ivy in our back garden. This was unfortunately destroyed this weekend by 2 naughty cats, who thought it would be fun to claw the nest out of the ivy… quick thinking and a very loud shoo meant we were able to save their off-spring; taking them to the local vets. Such a shame as they were almost ready to fly the nest. Hopefully the lovely Robins will come back next year.
Reggie and I ventured off early on our bikes to pay Windmill Hill City Farm a visit. This little gem of a farm is nestled in back streets of Bedminster, Bristol. A great place to get up close and personal to a few farmyard favs!
This pair. Always happy to wake you up at 6am, even on a Sunday!
We’re very lucky where we live; because despite living in the city, we have the most beautiful valley on our doorstep. Perfect for morning strolls and splashing about in the water!
Another birthday party, and a trip to Puxton Park near Weston-Super-Mare. Whilst there, Austin had chance to get up close and personal with some furry friends. He took great pleasure babbling to them and poking his fingers into their cages!