With the wedding season behind me (aside from quite a bit of editing still ahead of me) Dee and I took ourselves off for a week’s holiday. We decided on a few days in Bath and then the rest of the time with my brother and his family in Surrey.
We choose Bath as we’d both never been there but heard so many good things about it and boy where all of those things true. What a beautiful place. Lets start though with the drive to Bath.. Dee has a massive crush on cute little Fait 500 cars and will never be truly happy until she owns one. So, to travel in style we rented one at Bristol airport for our trip and what great little thing to drive! We felt so special – until of course we realised that Fait 500’s are owned by every other person in England! I have never seen so many of the things in all my life! Still, the drive to Bath from Bristol was gorgeous. We were told by the car rental guy to take the country backroads and we were so glad we did. Passing though quaint little villages every few miles and repeating the same ohh’s and ahh’s that we did just moments before. Breathtaking.
Then of course there is Bath itself. What a beautiful city. The architecture is stunning and you constantly spend the day saying things like “Ahh look at that!” or “Sooo beautiful”. We both fell in love with the place and now we’ll never be happy until we live there and have out Fait 500 parked in the drive.
We did all the usual touristy stuff like visiting the Roman Baths, the Jane Austin museum (I say m’lady) but the best had to be the Thermae Bath Spa – Britain’s only natural thermal spa. Hot bubbly goodness.
Oh, I should mention, we stayed in the most wonderful little B&B. Brittons Farm Estate which was about 10 minutes outside of Bath. I have never stayed in B&B like it in my life. It really is out of this world and more like a little Boutique Hotel than a B&B as the rooms are external to the main house. The owners were super friendly and made us feel so at home. The most generous and delicious breakfast is delivered to your suite every morning so you don’t even have to get ready! We will be back for sure and if you’re ever over that way be sure to keep this place in mind – you will not be disappointed!
We love Bath.
The trip to Surrey was great as it gave me time to see my niece and nephew who I haven’t seen since they were small (2 years ago) and are now massive. Welcome hugs and high fives were soon replaced with much slagging of my facial hair (a Movember that has turned into a Decem-Beard) and chinos. Pesky kids.
We also managed to get a couple of trips into London and as we’ve been several times before we didn’t have to do anything too touristy but of course the trip to Harrords to see how the other half (or 2%) live was compulsory and we went to Vinopolis along the embankment for a wine tasting experience so we can now tell you the difference between corked and oxidised and good legs and bad. La dee da.
Last and best of all.. The Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park! Absolutely out of this world! Flip me. I have never seen a Christmas market/fair/themepark like it! The two of us were like big kids and we’d wished we found it earlier in the day to really get to experience all of it. Mind you, we got to “see” all of it from the air on the rather dangerous looking Star Flyer. A bunch of chairs dangling from a couple of thin chains and whirled around 200ft in the air. The view was unreal. I don’t think Dee opened her eyes.
We love London.
Dee hates the Star Flyer.
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