Sunday, 6 April 2008

Back from Bath

I havent posted in a few days as we were away down south in Bath for my friends wedding. The wedding was on Friday and the weather was lovely for it. It was a very traditional English wedding in a beautiful old church with the reception in an old converted barn. The bride arrived in a horse and carriage.

We were staying with DH's aunt and uncle. On Saturday we spent the day in Bath. I have never visited Bath before and i must say, i love it! It is a very beautiful place and i really want to go back another time as we didnt have time to do everything we wanted to.

We spent time at The Roman Baths. The water is hot spa water. The place dates back to about 4AD
We also wondered round the shops and other parts. I love these buildings. So grand! Ive recently read Jane Austen's Persuasion which is set partly in Bath and you can totally imagine being back in those times when you visit these areas.
We had a great time but were up at 5.30am this morning for our flight home so we are pretty tired today! I hope to post again later in the week with some stitchy pictures. I started the EMS Rose Sampler i blogged about last time and my PS exchange for Anna should arrive any day now!

21 comments:

Karen said...

smashing photos , Bath is somewhere I would love to visit one day

Kathy A. said...

Oh, I love your pictures of Bath. I love medievel history novels and I remember reading about the water baths. How very cool!!! Bet your glad to be home though

Redwitch said...

Lovely photos! This post made me smile. Whenever I go to Bath, I just go to the shops. I've been to Rome but never the Roman Baths!

I come from Bristol, cousins come from Bath - we often overlook what is nearest to us I guess.

We're off to Skye for our hols soon - perhaps you will smile at my photos then :)

Karin said...

Looks lovely, and it sounds like a fantastic holiday.

Doris said...

beautiful pictures!!

stitcherw said...

Glad you had a good time, the pictures are wonderful. It looks a lovely place to return to when you have more time to explore.
Sue

Chiasmata said...

What a regal city! Thanks for the photos, they really do put me in a 'persuasive' mood. :P

Michele said...

sounds like a lovely time! I would love to visit Bath someday :)

tintocktap said...

Lovely photos - I haven't been to Bath in years! Glad you had a good time, it was lovely weather for a wedding last week.

Stitchingranny said...

Lovely pictures. Look forward to seeing what you have chosen for EMS Rose, its a delight to stitch.

Kim B said...

Wow! What incredible pictures!! I would love to visit that part of the world someday.

Stitch Wizard said...

What beautiful pictures of Bath! I have never been there but it is really beautiful there. Debby :)

Jenn said...

I went to Bath when I visited England and I have the same pic of the Roman Bath that you do. Must be the pic that everyone takes. :) gald you had a good time at the wedding.

Stephanie said...

Ooh, I love Bath! It's not far from us (about 1.5 hours), but we never seem to get there much. It's so...English...isn't it!

anna said...

Thanks so much, Cheryl! My PS exchange arrived yesterday but after another day of medical checks I am too pooped to update my blog...will tomorrow! I love the little cards!!

Terry said...

Beautiful pictures! Hope you can go back to when you can spend more time.

Barbara said...

What incredible architecture! It's simply incredible!!

Welcome home from what seems like a perfect vacation.

Lynn said...

Great pictures! Looks like a lovely vacation spot. The architecture is so cool and I would love to visit there someday. Glad you had such a great time.

maureen said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Bath - it is a lovely place to visit and I do miss it sometimes (not the traffic though!). If you do get a chance to go again would recommend the open top bus as it gives you lovely views all the way over Bath and also visit the Museum of Costume - has clothes from 1500's to present day - fascinating!!

tkdchick said...

Lovely photos!

Juls said...

Such lovely pictures!!! I love your new start!!!!!