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What’s been happening this week then guys?! As far as the It’s Just Nice girls have been concerned, we’ve been pretty damn busy working our socks off! Meg has been travelling the UK organising events and I’ve been settling into my first full week back in the office as a Project Manager, and I’m not gonna lie, I’m shattered! I think it’s going to take some getting used to. We have however, been online ticket buying for a few upcoming events which have been lifting our spitis at our desk and I for one can’t wait for them! As you probably know, the new In:Motion line-up is out and it’s bigger than ever! We’ve set our sites on the opening night where legends Groove Armada and Red Light will be smashing it and a fabulous Halloween bash where Grandmaster Flash and Shy FX will be bringing the vibes. We highly recommend you get on it too! Bring on a party hard October!!
This week Vicky’s highlight is…
This week I’ve been indulging in a true favourite of my family’s, SUSHI! We go absolutely loopy for the stuff and over the years have really struggled to find a decent place to get our sushi fix from in Bristol. Yes there’s Obento in town, Yume in Clifton and Nomu on Whiteladies, but we’ve always found the selection of sushi to be a little limited. Might as well get a takeaway box from Tesco! But then everything changed….a few years ago my mum stumbled upon a Japanese restaurant in Weston-Super-Mare which had great reviews and a heap of extravagant sushi options and our lives were never the same; Yo-Ji.
This week, me and my mum popped there for a cheeky lunch and as always were very happy with what we got. From fresh tuna sashimi to our favourite eel sushi rolls, prawn tempura and edemame beans, Yo-Ji has it all. Yes, it is in Weston-Super-Mare, simply a faff to get to (and we never stop saying how well it would do in Bristol), but if you like your Japanese food, it’s simply unmissable. Lunchtime Bento Boxes keep everyone wanting more and with their extensive list of sushi rolls and tasty tasty Teppanyaki we think everyone should get their asses to the seaside and get some grub you just can’t find in Bristol. YUM.
This week Meg’s highlight is…
Tomorrow’s Party for Pete All Day Festival at The Fleece!
On Saturday 6th September Bristol’s world famous Fleece will be opening it’s doors for a very, very special event! From 2pm, and for just £8 you can enjoy a whole day of amazing live music from some of Bristol’s best bands including The Ambling Band, The Rin Tins, Gathering Voices and my personal favourite Bristol Samba. And if that stellar line up wasn’t enough it’s all for an incredible cause, powered by an incredible lady.
Over the past two years our wonderful friend Sarah has been tirelessly fundraising for St Peter’s Hospice, raising thousands of pounds (and counting!) for the centre in Brentry where her husband James spent the last two weeks of his life after being diagnosed with bowel cancer at just 33. This will be the fifth gig Sarah’s organised for St Peter’s Hospice in James’ memory, and with over 200 local musicians involved throughout the day it’s without a doubt going to be the biggest! And if the past few are anything to go by it’s going to be an absolute stonker of a party!
So if you’re out and about tomorrow, be it afternoon or evening, make sure you pop down, and if you can’t make the date you can always donate by via Just Giving or via text, by sending PPFF50 £3 to 70070.
This week Cloe’s highlight is…
Joining to the gym! This is a very self indulgent highlight but this week has marked a bit of a milestone for me – I have finally joined gym and I have finally started weight training again. I did warn you this was very self indulgent but after nearly 3 years of not being able to go due to my surgery etc (I won’t bore you with the details) I am now finally back in a place where I can actually start going to the gym and using it, not just hanging around in reception!
Anyway, it has made me think that sometimes we should take some pride in our small victories – yes joining the gym sounds like just a small thing to do, but to me its a mile stone and I am happy to shout about it! So, in a philosophical way, shout about your small steps too! After all, they are just nice!