BEING SPONTANEOUS IN THE DS3 PERFORMANCE

You may have spotted on my social channels, pictures of my husband and I driving about in a DS3 Performance. No, no this isn’t our new car, it was a very nice loan from the people at DS Automobiles for our, out of the blue/spontaneous/we need a break kinda trip. We were doing a City to Country trip in the UK in this DS3 Performance.

Our travel and trip schedule is normally something we plan months in advance. We have trips away but whatever adventure they are, they’re normally really well organised. This time we were spontaneous and rather disorganised! After both having a few bumpy days with various things we decided to throw caution to the wind and take a trip to Bristol. From there maybe look at going to visit our friends near Taunton. So guess what?! That is exactly what we did in the super stylish DS3 Performance.

We had nothing major planned until about a day or two before, when we frantically booked a hotel and announced our upcoming arrival to friends. We decided this nippy DS3 car needed to be driven to Bristol,  (via Northampton to buy our new car) then down towards Taunton to go see our best friends who moved there awhile ago. A city and countryside adventure was just the ticket.

Nick collected me from work with our cases all stacked in the boot. Both of us were surprised that this compact looking car could be so spacious. The seats were curved like those of a racing car, two cup holders (very important) a USB, parking sensors, and a built in SAT Nav – I was going to be content, and I was just the passenger!

First impressions the car looked compact but chic, with the vibrant red colour, fancy alloys and slick design. I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to feel like I was riding on a roller skate, but to my sheer shock it was really spacious. We were quite low to the ground with stiff suspension so you did feel most bumps in the road, but my gosh this car had a bite! It was swift and smooth making the long journey nice and easy. The seats were curved making it super comfortable for both driver and passenger, we didn’t have any backseat passengers so not quite sure how they were. Most important in my eyes was the fact we had two easy access cup holders and a usb point!

So off we went in the stylish DS3 Performance. As I say initially swinging into purchase a different Citroen car, then heading to Bristol for a night of just us. We hadn’t had a date in ages so we grabbed a late deal with Accor hotels and parked ourselves at Mercure Holland House for the night. I recall previously booking clients here when I worked at an events management company, but I had never stayed myself. It was nice and central and had a private car park for the DS3 Performance to nap for the night.

I haven’t been to Bristol in years, in fact I think it was when I worked at this events company I was there… Which was about 7 years ago! So here we were with our bags dropped off out for a drink around the river. It was a little chilly but a lovely area to be in. We actually decided to head to the pitcher & piano for a relaxing drink and to explore the shops, before going to a place that was both a bike shop and a restaurant! Yep bike shop below the Mud Dock Cafe! The dinner was exactly what we were looking for, then we departed and retired to the hotel bar for an overdue phone less chat!

It was a wonderful leisurely morning where we had a great lie in, before getting s spot of breakfast over looking the water. It was such a beautifully sunny morning too, and as much as we wanted continue time in Bristol, we needed to head to Taunton. So back to the hotel to pack up and go, the bags slide straight into the car and off we went!

After our city break we were now going to the countryside for catch ups with friends… and lots of dog walking! Our friends, Lucy & Jake moved from the East Midlands down to Somerset a good few months ago, but both Nick & I hadn’t had the chance to visit until now. Nick loves going cycling, and him and Jake used too all the time together, until Jake moved. Lucy used to be my body attack gym buddy and one of my fabulous bridesmaids, so getting to see them and my other friend and bridesmaid Tara, I knew we were in for a nice night away!

We kept it very chilled with long dog walks, local pub visiting and playing a game of skittles! Finally after our trip from city to country, we took our drive home. Nick enjoying the added perk of cruise control, me lapping up the comfy seats and taking full advantage by falling asleep the journey home!

It was so good to be spontaneous for once. I always love seeing new places in the UK but also revisiting so old faves. Do you ever do a random weekend away – just because?! 

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26 Comments

  1. March 20, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Sometimes a spontaneous weekend away is just what is called for when we may be a bit stressed and overworked. Your city to country trip sounds like it was such a fun and relaxing weekend. The DS3 looks like it is a very stylish and comfortable car! I really like that bright red colour as well x

  2. March 20, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Ooh it looks a beauty of a car, glad you managed to get away and have fun for a few days! Sometimes it's very much needed! 🙂

  3. March 20, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    love this, can't wait for summer to go travelling

  4. March 20, 2017 / 12:26 pm

    Spontaneity can sometimes make for such a great trip! The car looks stunning! x

  5. March 20, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I love a bit of spontaneity, I have lived just outside Northampton and lived in Taunton when I was growing up :). The DS3 certainly looks like a great car for your spontanious travels.

  6. March 20, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    I have to admit I do love doing spontaneous things at the weekend and that car looks fab! x

  7. March 20, 2017 / 5:12 pm

    What a lovely couple you both make and it is great that the DS3 allowed you to make a spontaneous getaway. I would love to go to Bristol x

  8. March 20, 2017 / 7:36 pm

    Spontaneity is always the best thing, it is amazing what you can do and where you end up x

  9. March 21, 2017 / 2:57 am

    The DS3 is such a cute car and great for a weekend getaway! xxx

  10. March 21, 2017 / 9:20 am

    Sometimes you need spontaneous trips to make life that little bit more exciting and what a perfect car to do it in x

  11. March 21, 2017 / 10:46 am

    Nice car, makes me miss my old car that I sold when I moved. Now I have this old ford nothing fancy or cute about it. There is just something nice about driving a car that you really like. It feel good.

  12. March 21, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Very nice car. i like the inbuilt sat nav. I don't drive so I don't know a lot about car. xx

  13. March 21, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    We would love to have a spontaneous weekend away but can't really. Everything revolves around childcare and classes. Sounds like you had a good trip down memory lane. Love the swanky car too!

  14. March 21, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    What a lovely car, it makes me want to get a new car now haha

  15. March 22, 2017 / 9:33 am

    It's a great looking car, and I love the colour too! What a fab break!

  16. March 22, 2017 / 10:01 am

    What a great looking car, I adore the colour! i think spontaneous trips are the best although every time we take one we end up completely forgetting everything and anything xx

  17. March 22, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    Spontaneous trips are always the best! Looks like you had so much fun, and in someone elses car too.

  18. March 22, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    That's a fun sporty looking car. It's always good to go away on a spontaneous trip. It looked like lots of fun.

  19. March 22, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Yes, I always do! Revisiting places for me is therapeutic. It makes me reminisce good memories of the past visit. Compare pictures of before and after. -Anosa

  20. March 22, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    The DS3 looks really sleek perfect for a spontaneous trip!!

  21. March 22, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I'm all about spontaneous trips! I've never heard of a Citroen (they don't have them here in the US) but it looks like a cool car.

  22. March 23, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    I love being spontaneous and I love a road trip!
    I also love visiting new places in the UK 🙂

    Dani x

  23. March 23, 2017 / 10:40 pm

    Wow that car is so nice and makes adventures so much motor fun! Glad ya'll had a great time!

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