Last week we celebrated Rich's birthday by popping in the car and heading to Bath for a couple of days of relaxation. I really love Bath - the architecture, Roman Baths and quaint feel in places really appeal to me, and love visiting! We spent Thursday afternoon mooching round the shops, having some lunch (meat meat meat), more mooching and then a drink sat outside, does that make it summer now?!
In the evening I had booked us into Marco Pierre White's Pear Tree Inn just outside of Bath for the night, and we left suitably impressed. Think beautiful old building, traditional yet modernly-sparse decoration, amazing food and friendly hosts. Perfect! Food-wise, we both had steak for dinner in the restaurant followed by a simple but delicious honeycomb ice cream. Breakfast was equally delicious with crumpets and poached eggs for me, and waffles with fresh fruit and maple syrup for Rich... its making me hungry just thinking about it!
We finished our time away by visiting Lacock en route home, which is a gorgeous village not far from Bath. Again, gorgeous buildings, scenery and best of all the sunshine beating down on us.
Oh how I love the Easter Holidays! I've got the rest of this week off and am just loving having something that resembles a life! Tomorrow I'm popping to London to see my good pal Mel, and Thursday will be spent looking after my gorgeous nephew William. It doesn't get much better than that!