January 2018: Bishopston Mum

December 19 2017
January 2018: Bishopston Mum

A happy new year to you all, hope you have a good start to 2018! Although the fun and festivities are now over and the nights are long and dark, our community has one event coming up which will bring light and magic to the long, hard Winter: Bishopston Window Wanderland 2018!

Taking place on the evenings of Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 February from 5.30 – 9pm, Window Wanderland is a wonderful trail of illuminated windows and gardens around the local area. You can take part by either lighting up your home and garden for three nights or simply following the trail on the night. Although some of the displays in previous years have been truly spectacular, your own display need not be complicated: a candle, fairy lights or simple image in your window can be just as effective! To find out more please visit www.windowwanderland.com/event/bishopston-bristol-2018/

Despite the cold and wet weather that winter brings it is still good to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and fun. Golden Buds Parent & Toddler Group meets on Tuesdays in term-time at the brilliant Golden Hill Community Garden and is especially for young children aged from 18 months - 4 years. Activities include playing, digging in the digging bed (created especially for the sheer pleasure of digging), discovering (there are a wealth of frogs, toads and mini beasts that live in the community garden) and outdoor crafts. Sessions take place at 9.30 – 11am and 11.30am – 1pm and cost £5 per session, £2.50 for second siblings and babies under 12 months go free. A drink and snack is given to children and a hot drink is provided for all parents/carers. To find out more please email Lucy at ghcgarden@gmail.com

If you are looking for a new child-free activity to engage in, did you know that there is a local Women's Institute? The Gloucester Road WI meets at 8pm on the third Tuesday of the month at St Andrews Bowling Club on Derby Road, St Andrews. Formed in 2011, women of all ages and backgrounds meet to listen to inspirational speakers or take part in a wide range of interesting and fun activities. The group has also raised a considerable amount of money for local charities since it was first formed. The Gloucester Road WI is taking new members this month so please do visit  https://gloucesterroadwi.org/ to find out more.

I hope this column gives you some ideas and inspiration to take you into 2018!

Warm wishes,


Bishopston Mum