My lovely boyfriend Chris (who a lot of you will recognise from my Instagram!) came to stay with me in Bristol for a couple of nights last week. The first night we celebrated a late Valentine’s Day, and I cooked steak and then we went out for some cocktails. The next day we spent pretty much recovering under the covers, watching Disney films, and I was brought carbonara in bed because I started to get a horrible cold. On the last day, we filmed a couple of YouTube videos together (click here to watch!) and then we went out exploring the city together. Even though I live in Bristol, I don’t tend to stray from my usual my-flat-to-sainsburys-and-back or my-flat-to-uni-and-back routine!
We found the markets, which are a cute little collection of cake stands, vintage clothing, record stores, old school sweet shops and world food stands. There are fairy lights up, street art on the walls, and plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy a coffee or a hot chocolate. We also walked along the river, stopping for a few cheesy pictures, and ended up at Starbucks where Chris treated me to their new Pistachio & Rose latte, which sounds weird but tastes really really oddly good. If you like sweet and floral, this one’s a winner! Then we came back to my flat and cooked sticky soy and garlic chicken, had a quick cuddle and rushed off to get Chris on his coach home. Much sad face!
It’s really hard being in a long distance relationship. On the one hand, you get to have your personal space and time to do whatever you want to do, but on the other hand (in my case anyway) you feel a little bit lost and empty, and feel like everything you do would be better shared with your partner. We’re making a huge step this summer and moving in together, and I’m so excited. I’m really proud of the fact that we’ve managed to do a whole year long distance, though! It has meant that all our time so far has been quality time, and we look forward to seeing each other so much and make the effort to make our time together special.
I hope you enjoyed the ‘different’ style of post today! I had so much fun taking pictures for you guys. Let me know what you thought in the comments, and if you’d like to see more like this, let me know!
Lots of love,