Thursday, 2 June 2011


Started the day at the Jane Austen Centre with a talk followed by tea and cakes in the "Georgian" tearoom on the top floor.

A Bath Bun in Bath, and a delicious slice of lemon drizzle cake - very naughty but nice!

Me, enjoying my Jane Austen blend of tea

Cat, having enjoyed her Curious Cola - which tasted just like fizzy cola bottle sweets and not that much like Coke

I put this pic in just because it caught us both at just the right moment!

From the Jane Austen centre we walked South to the Pump Rooms (a social highlight in the Georgian era) but as it's been turned into a restaurant we didn't go in. It was next to the Roman Baths but that was left for another trip when we'll take a dip. This little piggy was found outside Bath Abbey - he's called "Sulis" - more about King Bladud's Pigs can be found here

These two handsome chaps were pulling a carriage, you could pay a princely sum to tour the city the old-fashioned way - we didn't but did admire them from a distance

Hehehe.. now if I ever ran a bar, I'd have called it Fubar!

The Pulteney Bridge over the River Avon - small shops line either side of this bridge

I didn't make a note of the name of this pig - but he was at the Assembly Rooms

Inside the Assembly Rooms, one of the great social arenas of Georgian Bath. Dances would be held here for the great and the good. In the basement of the Assembly Rooms is the Museum of Fashion which was full of gorgeous and quirky clothes from the 1600s onwards but most of the pics came out blurry :(

Outside one of the most prestigious addresses in the UK - Royal Crescent, Bath - there was this tasty little number. Always had a thing for sporty ones!

And on the way home the bridge was up over the Kennet & Avon canal, I have only seen this up a couple of times before and this time we had a camera to hand.

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