Weekend Photo Journal – Christmas has arrived in Bath!

We had another amazing fun-packed weekend!  Here are the highlights:

On Friday evening, we went to Devizes in Wiltshire to watch the Festival of Light parade.  There was such a great turnout!  And so much effort had been put into making the lanterns.  Check out the life size horse, with moving head and legs!



When the parade had finished, we went to an Indian restaurant with friends for a superb feast.  We ordered so many dishes that the waiter had to check that we seriously wanted that amount of food.  Yep, we did… and I’m proud to say that not a scrap was left 🙂  All of the food was scrumptious, especially the dhal, bindi bhajee, mushroom bhajee, pakora, onion bhajee, byriani…  As you can tell, I LOVE Indian food!

Saturday, we had to pop to Trowbridge to the opticians.  To make it more fun, we stopped for lunch at a little Italian cafe. I had the rosemary focaccia with roasted veg.  It was okay … but no way near as nice as my home made version 😉  We also spotted reindeer in the town centre.  I’m not sure what they were doing there, but they didn’t look too impressed.  They were way smaller than I imagined reindeers would be! 

On Sunday, Lil’ L and I needed to pop to the library and, as it was such a beautiful day, we decided to cycle in along the canal towpath.

I love the beautiful red berries that we see this time of year.

It took us less than 15 minutes to cycle into the city centre.  We locked up our bikes at Laura Place, at the end of Great Pulteney Street.  This is one of my favourite streets in Bath.  I just love the architecture! 


After the library, we popped along to the Bath Christmas Market, which is now in full swing.  Bath Abbey makes such a beautiful backdrop for the market.



I even spotted some Buddhas at the market!  They appear everywhere! 😉

Check out that beautiful blue sky. It’s incredible to see such a sky this time of year!

I love these old-fashioned carousels.  It was spinning round surprisingly fast… so fast in fact that Lil’ L didn’t fancy a go!

Kuyichi is one of my all-time favourite clothing brands and recently I saw a gorgeous long-sleeved Kuyichi top in an online store.  Unfortunately, it was way out of my price range.  So, you can imagine my delight when I passed the Ethical People store in Bath and spotted the same top on sale!  I tried it on and, yep, it fitted perfectly. Happy days 🙂

The Ethical People store is only going to be in Bath until the end of December, so I must check it out again and see if I can grab some more bargains!

After the hustle and bustle of the city centre, it was lovely to return to the canal for our ride home.  I’ll never get tired of the views from this canal!

Rather than finish our journey on the main road, we decided to walk our bikes along the river path and nip through the ‘orchard’.  We stopped a couple of times to take in the beautiful views.  We especially loved watching the reflection of the trees in the water.  It was incredibly peaceful down by the river.



I had all good intentions of baking the Christmas Cake this weekend (yep, I know I’m already a week late but that’s no surprise 😉 ).  I even soaked the dried fruit in the brandy overnight…

and M carefully double lined the tin in baking paper on Saturday night.  However, on Sunday I was having way too much fun cycling, wandering around Bath, drinking coffee with a friend and looking at her beautiful photos of Delhi, followed by a delicious meal at The George with M and Lil’ L that erm.. I sort of forgot about the cake!  No big deal, I’ll do it tomorrow (the famous last words 😉 )

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!  What was the highlight for you?