Who is behind This Bristol Brood?
I’m Angharad, mama of two girls, an expert on Bristol, family travel blogger, neon obsessive, sun worshipper and gin ‘enthusiast’. I am happiest outside in the sunshine and I do a mean velociraptor impression. Did I mention my most favourite drink on this Earth is gin? I am extremely hazardous on a bicycle, which has nothing to do with the gin…well, not always.
These days I consider myself a bona fide West Country lass, I’ve lived in Bristol for the past 16 years under various guises – as a University of Bristol Student, a ‘young professional’ and as a mama with young kids to entertain. On top of that, I’ve also written endlessly on every subject you could imagine about Bristol for Visit Bristol, so I’ve got some serious Bristol-loving credentials under my belt. You can read more about my Bristol life story here.
Travel writing credentials
During a 4-month ‘Wandermoon’ travelling across Africa in 2012, I started a travel blog so family and friends could keep up with our adventures, when it started to garner good feedback, I continued sharing my travel tales and tips, hoping to inspire readers to explore. My passion for travel, engaging writing and staying in exciting characterful places, led me to Sawday’s, where I became Editor of the ‘French Special Places to stay’ guides. Since 2014, I’ve been employed to shout from the cyber rooftops, writing about Bristol, Bath and surrounding area for the past 4 years as Content Editor for Visit Bristol, and now Digital Project Coordinator for Go Bath Bristol.
About this Bristol blog
This Bristol Brood blog is a resource for local parents and visitors to the city and draws on my expert local knowledge of the area. I regularly share round-ups of things to do in Bristol at various times of year, easy day trips from Bristol and the numerous ways to entertain children in Bristol.
I also write about family travel in the UK and abroad, which includes long-haul adventures, staycation weekends away and trips during the school holidays.
What else can you expect from this blog? Family travel tips
I love to travel – I love the prospect of the new, exciting and unknown. How travel takes normality, chews it up, swills it around and spits it out, throwing you blindly into the most random of circumstances.
I started off blogging about my carefree honeymoon travels. back then, before kids, I would have sniffed dismissively – “pff well of course, when I’m a parent, I’ll just carry on as I always have, just with a baby in tow, why would travelling be any different?”. WOW was I naive. I’d like to show my old self a little glimpse into current-self’s life and laugh heartily in old self’s face.
Of course travelling with children is perfectly possible, it’s just that it presents a few extra challenges, the patience of a very patient person and a bit of getting used to on the part of the parents. Which means making the most of all the help you can get from helpful resources…like This Bristol Brood!
Since 2013 I’ve been climbing the learning cliff face of parenthood, googling the hell out of everything from the gritty lows of nappy contents to sleep-training tactics. To my relief, many questions I searched for had already been posed by a zillion parents before me. It is partly for this reason that I started this blog, to share what I learn along the way, hoping to help and inspire people to travel with young children and make their lives a little easier in doing so.
My favourite posts
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