After being called ‘country bumpkins’ by two different friends on two separate occassions, Moon and I took our country mouse-selves into a new big city over last weekend. As I mentioned when I talked about King Charles, we were there initially for the gig, but I wish we’d stayed there longer than just a night. I have a feeling we won’t get as good a deal as this time (thank you, eBookers for a 4☆ hotel for just £40 for the night), so I’m not sure when we’ll stay again but there’s so much more I want to see so I’m really pumped to head back there for Dot-to-Dot Festival at the end of May.
I guess I’ve been away from a city for a bit too long but it was great to have so much to do and go out in the evening and have things happening, good things, not weirdly lairy things as apparently is the case for Newbury on a Saturday night. We spent just under 24 hours there and that just wasn’t enough, plus because we weren’t there long and we were rushing off to a gig and then to our friend Simon’s so there wasn’t whole lot of time to generally mooch anyway.
Here are a few snaps I took over the time we were there, we weren’t lucky enough to get any of the sun that everyone else seemed to get, but at least it wasn’t so cold and I did manage to pop my shades on first thing Sunday morning. I think my favourite part (other than the King Charles gig) was getting to see all the street art as part of the See No Evil Gallery on Nelson Street. I’ve never seen such great street art, Shoreditch pales in comparison to the scale they have it there and it felt so clean, and I fell in love a little bit.
I can’t wait to go back again already, it seems so silly that I’ve not been before, especially seeing as it’s only just over an hour away. More trips to The West are definitely needed, sometimes you forget how much there is to see that’s already here in England. It seems silly that I’ve been all the way to Hong Kong (more than once) but I’ve never been to Bristol before, I think Bath is next on the ‘day trips’ list but we’ll see…