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Close to the city centre, tucked up behind one of the main shopping streets, lies one of Bristol's treasures, Brandon Hill.  If have ever been to Bristol you will recognise the iconic sight of Cabot Tower on the Bristol skyline.   

Yesterday, the cold wind stopped for just a while and allowed the gentle heat of the April sun to warm our faces. After returning the boys library books we wandered slowly up Park Street for lunch at  Boston Tea Party and then on to Brandon Hill for a wild play. 

The view from the top of the hill is awesome, far reaching across the city.  We spent a while looking for our house and then the boys school.  Soon the lure of an ice-cream called from the Veedoublemoo van - Rufus' eyes stood on stalks at the sight of his smartie covered ice-cream. It was delicious and tasted all that better as it was the first ice-cream of the year.

The boys hill rolled down the steep slope to the play park below.. whilst I sat on the grass and soaked up the sun.  Oh and we met Spiderman too - apparently he likes climbing and ice-creams as well.

Spring?  Is this really you?

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like such fun - I really fancy an ice cream your images are so lovely x

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  2. Looks lovely. I hope Spring is being serious this time and has stopped being a tease.

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  3. Sounds like such a lovely day, first ice cream of the year. yeah!! xx

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  4. Ice cream and sun, what a rare sight! I love it :)

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  5. A friend took my children there recently and they loved it. I think I'd like it up there too admiring the view, and the camper! I was in Bristol on Weds last week and have a desire to move there. I want to live somewhere more vibrant and 'alive' than my current town. Maybe one day?! Lovely pics x

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  6. Nothing like a bit of hill rolling to watch as you soak up the sun. I hope your Spring has sprung. Beautiful images. I'd love to get to Bristol one day. X

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  7. Those photos are so lovely, Lou. I hope Spring has arrived for you! Autumn is definitely here over my way. Kellie xx

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  8. We went there last week (the warm day) and it was sooo nice! Mine love the playground and I love the little terrace of Georgian houses (Queen's Parade) near the playarea. I always make then walk down it so I can have a snoop! I'm hoping that it is Spring finally here - it's been the longest Winter I can remember - it's April! We need some warmth!

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  9. I love Brandon Hill, used to go there regularly when we lived within walking distance. And what a fantastic ice-cream van. Spring is definitely on the way.

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  10. such lovely photos Lou! I love Brandon Hill, though haven't been there for ages. We used to go there when I was a child to visit my Great-Grandmother who lived just up the road. I must come back to Bristol soon and visit some of these lovely places again x

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  11. Fantastic list and mind would mirror lots of yours - those are festivals I am keen to get to, camping of course. No to swimming in the sea - I have a fear of the sea unless it is clear blue and warm, more Caribbean Islands less Dorset coast - sadly.
    We are new to Bristol and still explored Brandon Hill is next on the list - many thanks.

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  12. Of course I recognise Cabot tower! It brings me back to when I used to live in Bristol... So many memories, how I loved Boston Tea Party!

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