Thursday, October 7, 2010

I love Bath!!!

That’s Bath the city … in the UK!!! Not necessarily the bath TUB … although I must admit I don’t mind a nice luxurious soak from time to time too :o). I think Bath must be one of the prettiest towns … we really enjoyed it :o).

We’re back in the UK after an idyllic week in South of France … oh how beautiful it is there!!! We’ve just spent the weekend in Surrey with Luke and Tahlia then we hired a car and went to Bath, where I finally got to meet Maria and Trash and we had an absolutely FABULOUS day together – Darryl, Jess and I had our very own tour guides too ;o)!! Week 3 109 We saw the wonderful historical sites … and of course, the favourite shops too!!! Got me some delish Cath Kidston goodies as you’ll see if you visit either Trash or Maria’s blogs lol, and Maria also showed me where to find her local patchwork store which sadly was closed cos it was Sunday, but - I did manage to get back there on Monday and buy me some Tilda goodies – among other things :o). Here’s a piccy of the store … “Country Threads”, I had a lovely time browsing/shopping in there :o)!!Week 3 119 Did you notice the people there on the right of the piccie??That’s Maria and Trash pressing their noses against the window of a shop they hadn’t noticed before … Week 3 121 a new wool store :o)!!!! There were even a couple of lolly (candy/sweety) stores to be found too, yummm!!! Thanks so much Maria and Trash for such a fabulous day!!! I felt like I had known these two gawjus ladies forever and the time we had together ended much too soon ;o).

After a super time in Bath we drove on to the town where I was born. It was a weird feeling being there again after more than 30 years!!

We’re up in the Lake District now …. visiting Beatrix Potter’s ‘Hill Top’ cottage is high on the agenda ;o)!!! I’ll be back when I can, til then …….

12 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! You must be having the bestest time dear Ethel :) Big smiles all round. Looking forward to seeing your new 'stash' of goodies
I bet Tahlia and Luke are enjoying the precious moments with you all.
Love the photos...
Penny GG xxxxxx

Robyn said...

Loving your pics. Hope you are posting a photo of all the lovely things you purchased in the fabric shop when you return. I love viewing bits of everyone's stash as it's a bit like window shopping...enjoyment without the expense :P!

Needled Mom said...

What a fun trip! Too bad it was a Sunday and the shop was closed. Oh well....easier on the pocketbook, I guess.

We lived in Surrey for a spell and enjoyed exploring the area while we were there. Lots has changed since then as I am sure the place where you were born has.

Fiona said...

Cath Kidston, Tilda and then Beatrix Potter - It is all too much for me - I am literally GREEN with envy. So pleased that you are having a wonderful time sweetie XX

Allie said...

Oh how heavenly - so glad you're having a grand time Joy, look at those shops and the street, I wish I was there too!

mandapanda said...

Oh wow! Joy, I am soooooo glad you are enjoying yourself, and so jealous at all the wonderful sights and sounds you are seeing and hearing! Do people think our Aussie accent is funny? I love all the historical importance of where you are and are going, how wonderful! It reminds me of Jane Austen Books, and I can just picture you riding through the lake country in a horse drawn carriage with a parisol over your head! lol You gotta show us all you got while you were over there! Great to hear from you!! Hope Bundy isn't pining too much! All my love, and big hugs!! We miss you!!
Amanda. xx

The Patchwork Angel said...

Great to see you having such a wonderful time and making lots of fabulous memories.
Penny
The Patchwork Angel

wonderwoman said...

Had the best time with you all on Sunday - such a shame it went soo fast! Am well envious of you visiting Hill Top - am sure you will have a lovely time! Good weather forecast for the weekend too!!!!

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Jude said...

You must be really happy new friends, old places and shopping. Bliss.

teresa said...

Wow, you are doing and seeing all the things I would love! It all sounds so wonderful and I can't wait to see all your goodies you brought. So glad you are having an awesome time.xx

Micki said...

It looks like you are all having a wonderful time, and Bath looks great!
Micki

Chookyblue...... said...

what a fun time to meet up with the girls and take in the sites and some shopping..........