My sister moved to Australia about a year ago and my parents have lived in South Africa on-and-off for the past ten years, so it’s not very often the girls in the family get together for a day out. Today was one of those days, so we met in Bath for a day of shopping in the sunshine and afternoon tea.
Bath is just 1.5hrs from London by train, so I really don’t know why I don’t spend more time there. I went recently for my friend’s hen weekend, and it seems to have started something of a love affair. I arrived in the city this morning – having left London earlier than I would for a day at work – so headed straight for caffiene and down time at Jika Jika, a cute little cafe opposite Bath Spa station that gets 10 points for atmosphere and, like, 2 points for its hot chocolate and its lack of loo. (I mainly rate places by their toilets – sorry.)
I was slightly nervous about today. My neck, back and arms have been crazy sore this week – hence the delayed blog post – but luckily my mum and sister love to try clothes on which means I get regular breaks in fitting rooms in between wandering around the shops. Plus, I had (obviously) pre-planned a lunch date at The Pump Room, part of the well-known traditional roman baths and oh my wow. Yum.
The restaurant is quaint, beautiful and the perfect place for ladies who lunch. It even had a pianist in black tie who played stunning classical music – and may have brought a tear to our eyes. We got over it by taking photos and eating cake.
Bath is such a beautiful city with so much character, and The Pump Room was the perfect place for catch ups and indulgence. I recommend you go. Seriously, go.
And, after a bit more shopping (where I purchased this beautiful pleated midi skirt) I headed home. Home to rest, eat pizza and search for houses to buy in Bath. Standard.