Monday, 9 December 2013


Somehow I still haven't gotten over my fear of cities... 
Sometimes I try really hard, and other times I just don't try at all. I really can't wait for that day when I can pack up my car, move my lifes possessions back down South to the pokey little corner of England that time forgot. It's not as if I don't want great things; I can't wait to travel the world, explore, hike up mountains, ski, skydive, snorkel in the great barrier reef and stand beneath an enormous Redwood! I can't wait for all of those things! There's just something terribly wrong about being trapped between buildings and buildings and more and more buildings. It might not even be that, its living so far away from the Sea. I can't sleep here because of the city lights in my window, I can't hear owls hooting anymore. I miss just listening to nightbirds and rain drops when I fall asleep, not cars. The only light that should be filling up my room is the silvery moon and stars, not orange street lamps and light pollution. 

So the other week, lovely George came up to see me and we wasted no time in getting out and about and enjoying the last few weeks that Autumn had left in it, and in my desperate bid for some open space, we used my 'ever-so-useful' free National Trust pass (Because I work at one of their properties ^.^) to go explore the Prior Park Property in central Bath.
It was a gloriously sunny Autumn Morning, and was possibly one of the best days in October :)  

There is something really adorable and funny about swan/duck bottoms. This particular swan had no interest in making friends, and after realising that by biting George repeatedly, we wouldn't give him any food, he gave us one hell'uva pose for the camera :P 

At the heart of the Park, there's a rather beautiful elderly Palladian Bridge. Even though the autumn colours really can't be beaten by any other time of year, I really can't wait for summer to roll around again so I can come back here for Picnics :D  

                                                                A view of the city skyline

George's look of derisive disgust as I attempt a lens flare selfie :P 

George thinks Im a pumpkinhead

Working for the National Trust definitely has its advantages! 
I really love Prior Park and can't wait to come back here in the summer for Picnics galore!! 
Alas.. it was pretty cold, so instead of a picnic we headed to Bea's Vintage Tea Rooms in Bath for some yum yums :) 

I really wanted to take home the lovely Crockery :) Im a sucker for the mis-matched higgledy-piggledy

George was explaining to me the use of a tea strainer.. a bit embarrassing, but yes, I am a poor girl from a humble country family and I've never had to use a tea strainer before >.< When all these little leaves were floating about in my tea cup, I was a tad confused :P luckily, one of us is cultured in the find art of tea-drinking but wasn't very amused that his girlfriend is an embarrassment, the words "Can't take you anywhere" were definitely mumbled.

Showing me how its done... proper job 

                                                                 mmm cake :) 

I also ate my first scone (rhymes with cone)  without complaining :P I deviated from both the Cornish and Devonshire method and boycotted Jam completely because Jam sucks :p 

All in all, A lovely time was had all round and much beautiful 1930's music was enjoyed. 
Me and George still plan to open a funky tea room one day and take up Lindy Hop classes, and plans to educate me in the correct methods of making a decent coffee or tea :P. Everyone lived happily ever after in the fairy kingdom of Bath, and Autumn became Winter..
and Im now so very very cold ^.^ 


  1. “Those shining stars, he liked to point out, were one of the special treats for people like us who lived out in the wilderness. Rich city folks, he'd say, lived in fancy apartments, but their air was so polluted they couldn't even see the stars. We'd have to be out of our minds to want to trade places with any of them.”
    ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle

    1. You seem to be a spawning box for amazingly perfect quotes Laura :P This is special. This is exactly how it is ^_^


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