Published: November 16th 2009November 15th 2009
As per my current lifestyle, this is more pictures and less prose.
A weekend in Bath visiting old friends. They're not old, but I have known them for a long time. I've known Tom/Laura for about 20/15 years. They forsook Cheltenham when they got back from travelling and set up an organic deli in Bath. It's been running for three years and is going strong. I'll shamelessle plug it a bit (and it's worth plugging)- sandwiches, salads, cakes and soups, tea and coffee, cheeses. If you're in Bath...just everything except the cheese is home-made. www.bestofbritishdeli.co.uk
So, Friday. Zipped down to a very wet Bath on the train (Mitsu had already gone down in the morning). National Rail did its utmost to postpone this trip, I only arrived an hour later than planned. Dinner (excellent home-made curry) and lots of drinks led to the usual entertaining idiocy.
Saturday, still raining, hangover was hounded away by a lunch of sarnies, soup and a pork pie at the shop. Nectar. It was a miserable day, so we went to the Roman Baths for a poke about. Certainly worth a trip. Fact of the day: the word 'salary' comes from the 'salarium
Left to right: Coronation Chicken and Roast Beef with horseradish
paid' to Roman soldiers so they could buy salt. The weather was still crap (and England were playing Argentina at Twickers), so we went to the pub. Less entertaining than the baths, we may have won but we're quite uninspiring. More wandering about, picked up Tom from the shop and headed home. Wine, two pubs for drinks on the way, then one more for dinner and another one for a drink. Munchies were striking, so we had chips on the way home, followed by picking up a Chinese just before we got back.
Sunday finally saw some good weather! A suitably reinforcing fried brekker had to be walked off, and we armed ourselves with cameras and went for a traipse up behind Bath round Kingswood School and Beckford's tower. Then it was time to nip down to the station and home. Bath is a fantastic city, probably the most beautiful in the country. We might have to try moving there once all the studying's done...
There are more photos below