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The Bristol Balloon Fiesta

August 14, 2014

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We set up our blankets next to the main arena and enjoyed the day mooching around the stalls, eating our little hearts out from all of the food stands and watching some of the other events in the arena like the paramotors and remote control airplanes. Unfortunately, the mass balloon ascent (which we’d been excitedly waiting for all day) got cancelled just after 6pm due to a massive raincloud that was headed our way, so we decided to just call it a day and head home (after a lovely 2 hour wait to get out of the car park). Overall, it was a good day out (though Shane disagrees – his description of it was that we sat in a field like a bunch of cows all day and he now knows how they feel hahaha) and I’d definitely try and go again next year, but only if the weather forecast looks great haha!

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    Bee
    August 14, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    This probably won’t make you feel better but I go every year and it’s such a nice event, haha!

    I recommend the night glow as well as the ascent. Just good fun! I love the craft tent, all the freebies and the food too!

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      April
      August 14, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      Haha! I actually didn’t think it was that bad, it was just a shame about the weather. My parents went on the Thursday when it was clear blue skies and they really enjoyed it and stayed for the night glow too, but we’d had enough of the rain to bother staying for it haha! Hopefully next year! 🙂

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    Niken
    August 15, 2014 at 12:34 am

    road trip in a caravan? that’s already too much fun! i can’t remember the last time i went to a festival or a road trip like this. i always want to ride on an air balloon.

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    Jamie Rose
    August 16, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Haha aw that sucks about the weather. It seems like such a cool event! Hopefully net year will be better. At least you took some absolutely gorgeous pictures home!

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    Weekend Wonders
    August 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    This looks like so much fun! xx

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