Spending July at university isn't all bad - it means I get to experience the summer in Bristol and all the fun things it has to offer. (Except the Balloon Fiesta - sadly I've missed that every year as it's in August!)
Seeing as Sundays are definitely not meant for essay writing, my housemate and I decided to make the most of the sunshine and visit the Bristol Harbour Festival.
Of course, the first thing we did on getting to the harbour was get ice creams before wandering along the waterfront just taking it all in. We visited the stalls selling everything from flower headdresses to baked goods for dogs.
The harbourside isn't a part of Bristol I ever spend much time at, which is a shame as it's actually a really lovely part of the city! It looked especially busy and interesting with the number of boats that had arrived as part of the flotilla.
There were people of all ages enjoying themselves at the festival and there was plenty going on to entertain the crowds - including what seemed to be an improptu 'Tan-Off' competition, a world record colouring book and lots of places encouraging the visitors to dance.
I love living in Bristol and having events like this right on my doorstep. If you find yourself in Bristol next summer, I'd highly recommend spending a few hours at the Harbour Festival!