Hello everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
We had a pretty active weekend, kicking off on Friday night with Lil’ L’s first experience of scuba diving at his friend’s ‘Bubblemaker’ birthday party. What an incredible treat! We didn’t get back home till gone 10pm but Lil’ L was still buzzing from the experience and not tired in the slightest!
On Saturday, the weather was glorious, so we decided to walk along the Kennet & Avon Canal into Bath, hop on the train, and spend the day in Bristol. The canal was a hive of activity, with lots of people out walking, running, cycling, boating and kayaking.
I love the way that a spell of good weather brings people outside 🙂
We did a lot of walking on Saturday. We did six miles to and from the train station, and walked for about 2 hours round Bristol. By the end of our canal walk back home, our feet were feeling a bit tingly and worn out, so we stopped at Bathampton Mill for a drink. The weather was still so good that we sat outside on the decking next to the beautiful Bathampton Weir.
Back home, we decided that we definitely had earnt a movie and pizza night 😉 I made a portobello mushroom pesto pizza (drizzled with truffle oil). Totally delish (and healthy!) I promise I’ll write up the recipe soon!
Sunday was the Bath Half Marathon. While I wasn’t competing myself, I wanted to go along and cheer on all those brave people that were running, and to soak up the atmosphere. We decided to give our feet a rest and hopped on the bikes 🙂
We found a good location to chain up our bikes and watch the race, just outside the Holburne Museum.
We watched the race on the final bend before the finish line.
I felt really emotional watching the guys running past as I could sense their feelings of agony, relief and triumph as they entered the home strait on Pulteney Street.
Well done to everyone that took part. What an incredible achievement!
After the race, Bath was totally buzzing. Such a great atmosphere! We decided to buy some food and sit in the beautiful Pulteney Gardens. Lots of people were in the gardens, making the most of the good weather 🙂
Here’s Lil’ L busy sketching in his new note book. He’s really into drawing funny little cartoon characters at the moment. Those filthy, muddy boots to his right are M’s. He’d already been out on a 2 hour mountain bike ride before we went into Bath, and was covered head to foot in mud!
Every time I point the camera at Lil’ L, he pulls a face. You really have to catch him off guard if you want to get a decent picture. I eventually managed to get one of him laughing in between the face pulling!
See what I mean?
By the time we’d finished lunch and headed back to Pulteney Street to find our bikes, the Bath Half was completely finished. The streets were being cleaned, and the finish line banner was coming down, ready to be packed away for another year.
Time to head back home!
It has been a wonderful weekend in Bath, thanks in part to the beautiful weather. Long may it continue! 🙂
What was the highlight of your weekend?