St George’s – Classical Mixtape Live

It is difficult to find the words to describe the magical experience of Classical Mixtape Live. Lying on a cosy blanket on the floor of the gorgeous and atmospheric surroundings of St. George’s hall – listening to the entrancing sounds of the various classical musicians and beautiful voices of the Exultate Singers moving around the…

Valentine’s Day: embracing or avoiding the romance in Bristol

Whether you’re a lover or a fighter of the evening that celebrates St. Valentine’s, there are lots of exciting and quirky events happening around Bristol to keep you entertained. Grab your friends/family/new love/old flame (probably not all together) and take a gander at these opportunities to celebrate the ones you love… (or grab a bottle…

Felson’s Cocktail Lounge and Stick Bar – getting sporty(ish)

I was met with a lot of confused looks when the story of my bank holiday weekend included playing pool. I tend to avoid anything remotely related to sport – and have been mostly successful in avoiding since childhood. Alcohol does however seem to bring out some secret skills – Beer pong in particular brings…

Fantale Fans & Monki – Summer Essentials

WHEN IN DOUBT, OVERDRESS! My motto in most scenarios – but I have taken it up a notch this Summer. As this spectacular heatwave continues, there are a few things that are helping me through these hot and hazy days. Fantale Fans – made with luxurious printed double silk and super strong jet-black bamboo bones,…

Hell in a Cell – Saw meets Crystal Maze

The face in the photo is genuinely petrified (whilst my fellow escapees look remarkably casual and happy!?!?). I had willingly signed myself up to trying out the escape room with a difference – Hell in a Cell. Described as a combination of Crystal Maze mixed with a bit of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this is obviously…

Escape Hunt Bristol: We came out as warriors!

Now, how do you talk about an experience where most of it needs to be kept a secret? Tricky, but I shall try my best to tell you as much as I can about one of Bristol’s newest escape room experiences – maybe with a few hints and tips along the way (got out with…

Hobbies: Exploring creativity around Bristol

I have come to the conclusion that I may have acquired too many hobbies. Alongside work, my productivity nemesis – box-sets and social media – and the amount of time that food takes up my thoughts and life, I have developed a love for lots of creative activities that I need to work out a…

Totterdown: Holding onto the community spirit

Yesterday I did what I do best: I pottered about! 🙂 Whilst this grizzly weather makes me impulsively what to hibernate away under the duvet with a box set, I do sometimes get enough energy and motivation to leave the house, other than a dog walk! My mission was to borrow a hula hoop to…

Little Kitchen: Curry Club

I have loved baking since a child, but more general cooking has only become a passion in the last couple of years. My go to dinner used to be poached eggs on crumpets (which is still an epic evening food choice!) Now I try to be a little more adventurous. One thing I had not…

Amchara UK: Focus on wellness and health

Recently I have become increasingly interested in how food and gut health can impact how you feel, both mentally and physically. My brain and body seem to be particularly linked. At the smallest hint of stress or excitement, my body goes into some sort of chaos. The more I read though is teaching me that…

Bristol Food Tour: Revisiting and discovering new faves

I love my city. Consequently I love any opportunity to play tourist and explore more of Bristol and, in particular, its food! The best way to do this… The Bristol Food Tour! I chose to go on their Vegan tour option. To caveat up front, I am not vegan (sorry!). I am however not really…

My creative inspirations

When I am not in process and organisation mode at work, I tend to better live up to my “eccentric art teacher” look. A colleague (and friend – colleague sounds too formal) recently referred to me as a “Corporate hippy” to cover both parts of my confusing personality. I am taking it as a compliment……