Hidden Restaurants

This weekend in Bristol, I took advantage of having visitors and decided to explore some new restaurants. The first is The Lido Spa and Restaurant in Clifton. This is a fantastic place and not very well known about. The thought of having a sophisticated restaurant above a lido pool seems unusual, but it works so well and is extremely relaxing. Not only was the food delicious (although a little out of my budget for a standard weekend meal) but the atmosphere of the restaurant was incredible. Would definitely recommend as a different idea, and there is even a bar next to the pool that serves tapas as a slightly cheaper alternative.

The second new restaurant we explored was No Man’s Grace, on Chandos Road. This we discovered by just walking past and stopping to browse the menu and were immediately drawn in. Their Michelin Bib Gourmand status within only a few years of opening shows how great the food is there. The set menus are an amazing idea and enables them to serve a limited menu but very well done. Would definitely return!

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24 Hours by the Sea

When the opportunity arose for me to take a midweek adventure and go to Brixham, Devon – I decided to take a day off work and go for it! As the weather has been so nice recently, I have been dreaming of going to the beach for weeks so when I set off on Tuesday evening I was very excited. However, the next morning the sun had decided to disappear and hide behind a cover of clouds meaning my sunny beach dreams were not quite fulfilled. Despite this, I was determined to make the most of my little adventure and we spent the day outside doing pitch and put golf – which we were surprisingly not that bad at – and then headed down for a late afternoon on the beach. The sea was slightly cold and, to my surprise, full of jellyfish so only a short paddle occurred. Despite the lack of swimming, we managed to entertain ourselves for several hours with various ball games and watching the unique sight of the steam train travelling past several times an hour.

The area of Torbay is beautiful and I fully recommend spending some time down there if you can! I would definitely return as there is plenty to do and 24 hours was nowhere near enough time to fit it all in.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

I am currently attempting to survive my three month long summer break. Now to some of you this may seem easy, but I have found myself living alone and often not taking advantage of the time I have so I decided to start this. My idea is that I will aim to do something interesting every weekend and post about it here, getting me to actually leave the house instead of just lying on the sofa (which I successfully did for two weekends in a row).

So this weekend, after having achieved very little on Friday and Saturday, I decided to go for a walk on Sunday. My little adventure took me to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and it looked beautiful in the sunny weather that England has been graced with recently. There’s something I love about being up high on a sunny day and being able to see so far – so much further than one could walk. That’s one of the things I love most about Bristol,  there’s always a new place to discover with an even better view of the city and the hills behind.

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

This quote came up automatically as a suggestion for what to include, but it is the opposite of what my post is about so I thought I would go ahead and include it. On my weekend adventure I did not find good company to make the journey shorter, instead I took comfort in the feel of the suns heat and the pleasure of the amazing views of Bristol.

I aim to use this blog to share my mini adventures (and hopefully big ones too) and daily life advice to keep me from being incredibly bored this summer, and to give more reason for everything I do.

Keep adventuring,

Ann 🙂