Our tips to beat those mid-January blues!

It’s the middle of january. The fond memories of Christmas are now distant and you’re back into the full swing of work. It’s getting even colder and it’s going to be a good few months until you can bust out your shorts and sunnies. Getting out of bed and up for the miserable morning commute Read more

Fashionable accessories for your dog this Christmas

Are you planning to shower your favourite furry friend with gifts this Christmas? Forget bones, beds and leads, these days dog owners are treating their handsome hounds to smart dog coats and jumpers, designer bowls and personalized snuggle blankets. We want to help you find the perfect gift for the perfect pet, so we’ve picked Read more

What’s On this Christmas in Bristol

The festive season is well and truly upon us and if you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit there’s no better place than Bristol. This West Country metropolis is packed full of festive things to do including markets, grottos, services and more. Our top picks are below in no particular order – and don’t Read more

Top board games for Christmas

What better way to enjoy your time together this Christmas than to slap out a board game and have some good old-fashioned family fun around the table? Pour a drink, get the dice rolling and unleash your competitive spirit! Here’s a handy refresher about what types of games you can play with kids, parents and Read more

Merry Thriftmas: This year’s top gifts and how to save on them

It’s nearly that time of year again and although the weeks running up to Christmas can give you that lovely festive feeling you often can’t help but think about the cost of it all. So here at Trade-It we’ve done our research on the top gifts for your loved ones this Christmas and how to Read more

Bristol Art

Bristol has a thriving art scene, and a number of galleries displaying both contemporary and traditional art can be found in and around the city centre. To learn more about Bristol artists and galleries, read the guide below.   No guide to art in Bristol can start without a mention for the city’s most notorious Read more

Bristol Balloon Fiesta

The Bristol Balloon Fiesta has been a major part of the city’s calendar since it began in 1979. Every August, around 500,000 people arrive at the Ashton Court site to witness the UK’s largest ballooning event. This Bristol balloon festival runs for 4 days, with a number of events and attractions to enjoy by all, Read more

Bristol Radio Stations

One of the best ways to get a flavour of community life in any city is to tune into local radio. Interested in finding out more about Bristol radio stations? This guide takes a look at the different radio offerings in the city.   BBC Radio Bristol, 94.9FM This is the broadcaster’s local station offering Read more

Bristol Blue Glass

Bristol Blue Glass dates back around 300 years, although it is not known exactly when it was first made. See below for more on this local treasure…   The mixture of cobalt oxide and lead crystal resulted in the now famous deep blue colouring of glass. When this discovery was made there was a sudden Read more

Bristol Facts

There are certainly plenty of things to learn about this fascinating place – the largest city in the southwest  of England. For instance, did you know that Bristol has been a wealthy trading port since Roman times? Or that it was voted the happiest place to live in England in 2006? Read on for more… Read more