I think this may have been the most festive weekend EVER.
We’ve just come back from visiting N’s brother and his girlfriend in Bristol for a long weekend away, and we basically did all of the most Christmas-y things you can think of to get us in the mood!
We kicked off our weekend with a delicious breakfast of waffles with various toppings (we really did have the best hosts!), before heading down to the Harbourside and the city centre to explore the craft and German markets!
I love Bristol in December. Yes, it’s ridiculously busy, but all the streets smell of cinnamon and mulled wine and it all just feels so… festive!
That evening, we also ventured over to Bath to explore the markets there too (can you tell I love Christmas markets??). I’ve never been to the Bath ones, so I was amazed at how many there were and how many different things each stall sold.
Oh, and of course we enjoyed a £3 mulled wine with a free mince pie before buying a hog roast from a stall and buying gifts for the whole family!
Could it get more Christmas-y than that?
Yes. Because that evening when we got back to the flat, we watched Elf while wrapping presents. <3
On Sunday we travelled to Longleat Park for yet more awesome Christmas adventures!
We drove through the safari park keeping our eyes out for elephants, tigers and wolves, but decided against going into the monkey enclosure with N’s nice car because… monkeys.
This month at Longleat they have the ‘Festival of Lights’, so the whole place is fantastically decorated to light up incredibly at night. Seriously, it was awesome!
Once it was dark, we walked around the park for hours just admiring everything. I’m a huge fan of Chinese traditions, colours and decor so this was right up my street.
This was the perfect way to round off the weekend (followed with some more mulled wine and chocolate truffles back home of course).
So, if you didn’t know what the South West has to offer in terms of festive Christmas fun, you know now. We did all of the things.