'For how long are you actually going to drag out this birthday and when did the EU actually issue a directive that birthdays should last a fortnight ?!!'
LOL...words which made me laugh as we headed for the railway station yesterday morning, at some ridiculous hour!!
As you can see, we ended up in Bath !
It was a very last minute, spur of the moment decision, when I realised that we could get FGW first class train tickets at a very reasonable cost!
And it was well worth it too!
The train was on time both ways, the journey was pleasurable, the hot drinks were free (!) and the carriage was almost empty!
So well done First Great Western, for once you came up trumps!
The journey took two hours and, of course, once we arrived, we dived into Sally Lunns for one of their famous buns!
Oh look...here she is, baking them fresh, just for us!
Like me, this Sally had all the mod cons of the day in her kitchen!
It was a glorious day and once out in the open air, we were able to potter around with no time pressures placed upon us.
I tried to take a pic of the angels climbing up the front but it was no good..all I got was fuzziness!
It began to busy up and so we decided to walk...
... up to The Circus and The Royal Crescent.
After that, a pub lunch ....with a bit of footy and rugby thrown in..and then....no prizes for guessing where next!
;-) ;-) ;-)
I was 'deposited' here, for a while and Mr S found himself another little watering hole.
And this is where I had to be sneaky...out with the iphone...so the photos are not quite as sharp...but you get the idea!
I had 30 minutes to savour the flavour and that 30 minutes whizzed by! In no time at all, Mr S was back to collect me!!
I knew what I wanted (more or less)!
I bought a new ironing board cover in the Prairie design, along with some new oven gloves.
Both of mine being in a terrible state..so needs must!
I bought three very pretty hankies and some fabric ..Prairie in cotton duck
and Provence Rose thinner cotton fabric. (Not keen on the china in this design but the fabric was nicer than I thought! )
And finally..and this is what I like about CK shops..the vintage bits dotted around the place...
I doubt I would normally have splashed out... but this was birthday money and so..
a very lovely, vintage, cotton barkcloth bag met my eyes.
In fact there were two..another in a more autumnal design.
But I thought this would be ideal for the summer..and very me!