What to do in Bristol on a cold wintery day?

It's winter and it's definitely getting colder, plus it's soon time for Santa to prepare his visit to the people living all around the world. So what can you do in Bristol at this time of the year? The EC Bristol team sorted out the five top activities to do in a winter day. Visit Bristol Christmas Market: Get a bratwurst (German sausage) at the German stand and for dessert buy some schmalzkugeln with sugar (German doughnuts). It's really worth it! To quench your thirst and to get warmed up, have a mulled wine or a flavoured hot chocolate. Go to the restaurant or a British pub: Have a beef stew with a good pint of Ale. Or on the weekend have a Sunday roast; try the Spotted Cow in Southville and you'll eat the best one. Go to Spa: For a relaxing day, you should spend time at the Lido or the Relaxation Centre, up in Clifton, to have a good swim and enjoy their steam room, sauna and fitness room. Join the Bristol Library: It's a great opportunity for you to improve your reading skills and you will be able to borrow as many books and dvds as you wish. It is also a great place to study quietly. The Bristol Library is situated close to the cathedral in College Green. Another library close to the centre can be found in Bedminster, one minute away from the supermarket Asda. Participate in our EC Bristol English School activities (if you are a student currently studying with us): We organise many indoor as well as outdoor activities such as Karting, Football, Board Games, Visit to a museum/art gallery, Bowling and so on. Check out our Facebook page for pictures and comments.

Enter Erika’s fairytale world…

One of our students at EC Bristol English School, Erika Squadrone, wrote a story as a follow up to a fairytale analysis lesson. Please read below Erika's fairytale. The Immortality Once upon a time there was a big Kingdom and a handsome prince who was organizing a ball to find his lover for the rest of his life. In this land there was a Old Wizard called “Cringer” who was craving a way to became a prince of that Kingdom. So having heard about the ball, he thought to sneak inside the Castle and try to reach alone the prince and to replace him in someway. Before the ball took place, he had penetrate silently inside we went to the real prince transforming him into a ugly frog. Thus he decided to take his appearance, so no one would suspect that he was someone else. The poor Prince was shocked,  hopping  out the Castle , going to the ditch trying to find a refuge. The unlucky could only change back to himself during the Plain moon, but the spell made him dumb, that only the kiss of  the true love could broke it. During the ball, the fake prince had found a kind, innocent princess and he desired her to become his wife. Unfortunately for him, the young lady discovered his secret following him and saw him transforming himself into a Eagle and flying out from the window searching for the “frog prince”. At the moment he came back, the princess threatened him to tell the truth to the entire population. After she had finished to say those word, the Old man decided to lock her in the highest floor of the Castle's tower. The unfortunate girl was crying night and day, the “ frog prince” was hearing her and promising … Read more