Queen Square, St. Mary Redcliffe in Bristol

Queen Square, St. Mary Redcliffe in Bristol

I am not so much of a traveler and I don’t really enjoy going on trips that include visiting touristic attractions where the guide keeps on telling us stories about each place, what happened there and all those things regarding ancient history. My type of vacation means anything that has a beach, water, sun, sun bed, sun lotion, a lemonade and a good book to read. Or a barbeque, ore a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. As you can see, I don’t like walking to much, probably because I am not the sport's fan kind of person. My husband, on the other side is exactly opposite of me and he loves everything that includes history and he is probably friend with all the travel guides that we met through our trips. You will probably ask yourself how we get along when he are so different. Well, we got to know each other through a staged by a common friend whom it seemed like we fit right in. Since we met we were not even once on the same page but in the same time we always get along and things just work perfectly natural. So we decided that one year we go in a place I choose and the next one in a place chosen by him.

            This year was his year so he choose to go and visit Bristol so that he could visit Queen Square and St. Mary Redcliffe because those places were recommended by some friends that were there. Even that I wasn't thrilled to walk for so many hours this turn out to be the best trip ever.

            We first visited  St. Mary Redcliffe, a school that dated from the year 1571. this visit really impressed me a lot, because this school is the only Church of England Voluntary Aided Secondary School in Bristol and there are some great people that are committed on learning all their students about equality, values, sense of self and all kind of skills, providing safe boundaries, good relationships and opportunities for empowered learning. They really have done and still do a great work and I am so glad that I was able to see that.

            The second visit was at Queen Square a huge garden square in the center of Bristol. Its name was given in the honor of Queen Anne, in the center of the square there is an equestrian statue of William III and in the east side and the south side it has varied building from 18th and 20th century. Now, the Square is used for public events, mostly in the summer. For some while we just walked through all that huge garden, kidding that we are two strangers that came here to discover love. And we kept on walking like two lovers until when in a moment when I least expected my boyfriend placed himself on a knee and asked me to be his wife. Of course that I was really surprised but after I recovered from the shock, I said a big "yes". For now on I will definitely go on more trips like this because now I kind of like them.