Thursday, 15 November 2018

Win a Pile of Christmas Presents in our Epic Giveaway!

A Christmas scene, with a tree and a pile of presents beside it. Christmas is coming and it's time to start thinking about shopping, but what if you could win your Christmas presents? No standing in line, no thinking what to buy, definitely no spending any money, just a lot of lovely gifts, delivered to your door, in time to be handed out on the big day. Or kept all for yourself, I won't tell. Enjoy a walk through all the lovely gifts you could win, contributed by some of our favourite companies, then please enter via the Rafflecopter below and don't forget to come back for your daily free entry (no social media required) and one via Twitter. The giveaway will end on Friday 7th December at midnight and I wish you the very best of luck.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

How to Make Social Media and Blogs Accessible for the Visually Impaired

A pink background, shown from above, with paper clips, a plant and a keyboard
Reading is something most of us take for granted, but if you are visually impaired it can present a challenge. Traditionally, braille, or audio books, have been relied upon, but this can be a problem. Not everyone who is visually impaired can read braille, and not everything you may want to read is available in this format. What if you are visually impaired and just want to browse the internet in a more spontaneous way, without waiting for a more accessible translation to come along? This post explains what we can do to help the visually impaired access social media and blogs.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Jersey Boys Theatre Review: Bristol Hippodrome

Last night my daughter and I went to the Bristol Hippodrome for a free press showing of the internationally acclaimed stage production, The Jersey Boys, which is currently touring the UK and tells the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It's a surprisingly intricate tale, with many twists and turns. We knew very little about the group, although we loved many of their songs, so this was a journey of discovery for both of us. And what a journey! We laughed, we cried, we laughed some more and we learned a lot. There's really only one way I can describe the whole experience; Oh, what a night! 

Thursday, 25 October 2018

How to Find Banksy Art in Bristol

Banksy work 'The Girl with the Pierced Ear Drum', with title overlaid. Over the weekend, I took my daughter and her boyfriend on a tour of all the local Banksy paintings, or, as some consider them, 'graffiti'. In Bristol, we don't have graffiti, we have street art, and Banksy is probably the most famous Bristol street artist of them all. This post contains directions to all the Banksy art that is close enough to walk to, as well as information about where to find the others further afield. The directions I have given are intended to be followed on foot, but you could do it in two parts if it's too much walking for one trip. There are lots of tourist attractions on route to break things up a bit if necessary.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Hillcroft, Redhill - Amazing Accommodation near Bristol Airport

Hillcroft, Redhill Title text over a picture of one of the bedrooms at HillcroftWhen you are travelling abroad, for work or pleasure, you are going to want it to be as stress-free as possible. Smaller airports, such as Bristol, are a great option for this, as they offer a more relaxed journey, since they don't have lots of terminals and miles of travelators just waiting for you to get lost in. Another stress-reducing option for the start of your travels is to find a great, reasonably priced hotel near the airport, so that you don't have to worry about your car, or getting stuck in traffic. I have discovered the perfect location for this, perfectly set up for short overnight stops and situated just three miles from Bristol Airport. Here is a review of our stay at Hillcroft Accommodation in Redhill. 
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