Tuesday 17th April, 2018
Last week, Josh was back for a visit from Sweden so we decided to make the most of my day off by visiting Bath. Josh had never been and I hadn’t been for years and it was even more beautiful than I remembered!
For those of you that don’t already know, Bath is the largest city in Somerset in the southwest of England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.
As ever, the best days start with the best food and according to the sign outside this café, they served the best breakfasts in Bath.
(Did I use ‘best’ enough in that sentence?)
Can’t beat a decent fry up!
You can take the boy out of Sweden…
The Roman Baths are a well-preserved Roman site for public bathing and quite the tourist attraction.
Don’t drink the spa water that they offer because it tastes rank.
(Possibly my cheesiest pun so far)
And the award for most awkward hands goes to…
The museum at the site of the original Roman-era Baths includes The Great Bath, statues and a temple.
It’s well worth a visit, especially if you enjoy phone-shaped audio guides as much as Josh does.
Honey-coloured Bath stone has been used extensively in the town’s architecture and I am so down with that.
I take bathing very seriously.
I’m going to throw this out there but I think Bath has the most beautiful architecture in the UK.
However, I am willing to be proved wrong.
So if anyone has any other suggestions, hit me up!
The rest of our day was spent wandering around the city centre, dipping in and out of shops, chatting over hot chocolates at the trendy (yes, I am secretly 55) Society Café and dinner at Bengal Brasserie, an excellent Indian restaurant, where I had a great prawn and spinach curry, while Josh went for an extra spicy mushroom chana sag bhuna.
This is Josh’s interpretation of the conversation that he had with the waiter when he asked for them to make his curry as hot as possible:
Sanjeev said “we’ve never made a dish so spicy… you could die”. I replied “prepare to be amazed”. “Are you ready?” he said. “Bring it” I said. “Spice on your hips ooo ooo” he said. “Spice on my lips ahh ahh” I replied.
(Any fellow Eric Wareheim fans out there?)
See you for another adventure soon, JT!