We went to the Thursday afternoon and evening events and the Friday morning mass lift.

Thursday had perfect English summer weather, warm sunshine and a gentle breeze. Unfortunately, although the wind was fine for the thousands of us sitting and lying on the slopes surrounding the main arena, it was too fast for the big balloons to lift off safely at 7pm.

But the nightglow and fireworks did not disappoint.


And nor did the 06:30 mass lift on Friday. Well done Bristol and Bristol Energy.


Then back to The George for our breakfast.

Wouldn’t normally go for pub-hotel but we decided to give The George a try.
Our room was really nice, it is well decorated and furnished with pieces that included an Eames style chair and foot stool and a ghost-chair. I was also really pleased to see the reproduction on the wall apparently giving a nod of recognition to Blek Le Rat.

Not cheap but worth every penny. The staff greeted us warmly and were very obliging to our requests. Definitely going on our preferred list.



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