A Weekend in Bristol

By  25th March 2014

Bonjour Friends,

Last Friday, after school, I travelled to Bristol to visit my sister to celebrate her and my Dad’s birthday. After a 3 hour journey in the car, (I slept throughout), we arrived at the Mercure hotel and took the lift to our rooms for the weekend. I hadn’t seen my sister in a number of weeks so I was so glad to present her with a cake I had spent over 6 hours baking and decorating. A seven layered rainbow cake, decorated with white buttercream, pink glitter, a pink fondant bow and a ‘My Little Pony’. If you are wondering why I put a ‘My Little Pony’ on the cake I made for my 20 year old sister, its because when she was a little girl, she used to sit for hours playing with the miniature, plastic, rainbow coloured horses, and recently we have been talking about the way she used to call the them, ‘Lavender Pony’. Family, hey? Don’t you just love ’em?

That night we went to a lovely Greek meze restaurant where we ordered all of our favourite Greek dishes. My Father, Vas, is Greek Cypriot and blesses our taste buds with gorgeous meals that he learned to cook with his Mother. Ordering just about everything on the menu, we had a delicious meal and made our way back to the hotel.

I shared a room with my sister so we watched a movie that night. Juno. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes chick flicks and comedies. It tells the story of a 16 year old girl who falls pregnant and plans to give the baby up for adoption.

The next morning we awoke bright and early and walked to the local cafe for breakfast. My family and I are all foodies, as you can probably tell, so appreciate a good meal when we get one. We polished off a yummy meal each and I  finished the most delicious hot chocolate ever, and we headed for the town centre.

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 We couldn’t resist a trip to Primark, so while my Dad complained, we did some speed shopping. My sister then had to go somewhere for work purposes, so while we waited I had my nails done. After this, when my sister returned, we made our way to St Nick’s market. There were stalls and stalls of trinkets and charms, bracelets, signs, fabrics and clothes. When we came across this t-shirt stall, this top caught my eye. On it reads the words of Martin Luther King Jr. Very wise words indeed….


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”

I thought these words are so important. We all believe in something, and whatever that may be, we have to stand for our beliefs. What is the point of living if we have no reason to live? Our beliefs matter, more than anything so we must get the word out and not be silent!

After our trip to  the market we went home to get ready for dinner at an amazing restaurant opposite the hotel called The Glassboat. The food was excellent and if you ever take a trip to Bristol I would highly recommend it.

I filmed my time in Bristol and put a video together. Click o the link to watch it.

 My YouTube Video/ Channel

I really hope you enjoyed reading this. Please comment any questions you would like to ask me as I am planning on making a Question and Answer video on YouTube. Thank you.

Cecilia-Joy xxxx

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