Thursday, 14 June 2018

May in Pictures

Barn Owl Centre Review Owl Flying Bristol Gloucester

Hey Owlets,

I've not done one of these posts in ages, but in all honesty I haven't had a month that's been worth doing an "in pictures" post about until now. The first few months of the year are always quiet. It's hopefully been worth the wait though because not only is May a special month for me, but it's also been so busy that I needed a duvet day by the time we got to June!


Working Day Freelance Little Victories Cafe Wapping Wharf Bristol

I started the month by being incredibly productive, which makes a change for me! One of the difficult things about being at home all the time is that it can be really difficult to get motivated, so when one of my Bristol blogger friends suggested meeting up for a working lunch, it was just what I needed! I ended up getting 8 blog posts written and all of my emails answered which is absolutely unheard of from me! You'll start to see some of those posts going out soon, and I can't wait to hear what you think.

Bristol Plus Size Fashion Blogger Inspiration

4th May was on a weekend and Mum wasn't feeling too well so Dad and I went out for a wander. In all honesty we took a trip to Maplin to have one last look before it closed. Maplin, tape and cable ties have pretty much kept the radio station running all these years so we felt like we needed to go and say good bye (and get some bargains, obviously). I don't have a photo from the day, but I did get Dad to take an outfit of the day for me because I love my sunflower top, so I can show you that instead!

Starbucks Cafe Bristol Aztec West

6th May was kind of a lazy day, but we did have to go and take some photos at the lake so we stopped for a drink at my favourite coffee shop while we were there. Until the middle of May, both my Dad and Nan were in office (Dad as mayor, Nan as Deputy Mayor) and they wanted a picture of Mum and Son Mayors.

Concorde Bristol Aerospace Museum

On 10th May Dad and I visited Bristol Aerospace Museum to hear a talk given by one of pilots that flew Concorde. We're really fortunate to live less than 15 minutes drive from here and when you buy a ticket you get free returns for a year, meaning you don't have to pay an entrance fee to visit free talks. One of the reasons I love Bristol is because of all the free talks that happen across the city all year round - it's really easy to pick up a new skill, learn about a range of topics and meet new people. If you're here for a few days I would absolutely recommend checking Eventbrite.

Frankie and Bennys Review Bristol Yate

11th May was another kind of errand day. We needed to take our friend to pick up her car, and by the time we'd done that and some more running around, we decided to eat lunch out to save time. The cheapest thing that was around us was an Italian restaurant, so we nipped in there which was a nice treat for the middle of the day. In the evening I went into town to visit my uni's graduation show, which felt really weird because I'm still not used to the fact that I'm a graduate.

Brean Leisure Park

The next weekend was another event, but for a change it wasn't us working! Some of our friends are in a Wurzels tribute band (insert Bristol stereotype joke here). They were performing at a charity event near Brean, so we went early to go to the leisure park first. It was a gorgeous day so sitting in the sunshine listening to some music was perfect.

Bradley Stoke Radio

On 13th May we started pulling apart the radio studio, ready to refurbish it. We got a grant that means we can afford to build real walls. In order to make way for building we needed to unplug the server to rewire it, meaning we had to go off air for a little while (the first time since we started broadcasting in 2011). When we got our frequency I was the first voice on air, so I was very happy when I was the last one before we went off air as well.

Working Day Freelance Calypso Cafe Wapping Wharf Bristol

On 17th May I met up with a friend to have another working day. However, I've learnt one thing - if you're not in the mood to work then sometimes nothing you do is going to change that. We were there for a few hours and ended up just chatting instead, and I might have answered a few emails. Definitely not as productive as last time!

Twenty Second Birthday 22 Balloons The Owlet

18th May was a particularly special day - my birthday!! I actually wrote a "Follow Me To" post for my birthday, so I won't ruin the surprise by telling you what I got up to. If you'd like to see what I did for my birthday, then click here.

Barn Owl Centre Review Owl Flying Bristol Gloucester

Having just said that I'm going to ruin the surprise now by telling you what I did the day after! If you've been around since the early days of The Owlet you'll know where I got the name from, but it has to do with the fact that I'm obsessed with owls! For my birthday Mum and Dad paid for me to go owl handling, which was incredible. Here's me with an eagle owl - have you ever seen a girl so happy to have inch-long talons aimed at her face?

Frampton Cotterrel Trains Review

On 20th May we had an outside broadcast, and this time we were *meant* to be working. The event was an afternoon tea in the garden of a retirement home. It just so happens that in this particular garden a few of enthusiasts build a model railway that's big enough for you to ride on. We arrived, set up, had a cream tea and then spent the rest of the day riding round on the trains. Hard work really!

Salt and Malt Chew Valley Lake Food Review

On 22nd May Dad and I had another little outing to review a restaurant on the bank of Chew Valley lake, which has the most beautiful view and some incredible food. If you'd like to read more, I wrote a full review of Salt and Malt.

Common People Festival Oxford Review

26th-28th May I went on my first ever press trip to my first ever festival. I honestly didn't know what to expect and I was so nervous but it was incredible! I've never fancied a festival because I hate camping and loads of drunks and loud techno music is not my thing, but this was a family festival full of 80s/90s music and it was no camping so I had a hotel. If there was ever going to be a festival for me it would be this one! If you'd like to see what I got up to, I wrote a "Follow Me To" blog post.

Common People Festival Oxford Review

This month has definitely been a busy one, but I've absolutely loved it. I'm less than two weeks into June and it's already been hectic so I'm looking forward to writing next month's post as well! Look forward to lots of summery content over the next month, I have a lot planned!

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 
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