So I realised that I never got around to sorting out the photos from when I went to Bath for the weekend. Seeing as it is still Christmas (sort of) I decided that it was not too late!
We did walk around them in the day, but they were so busy, so we went back in the evening, when it was prettier as they were all lit up, and a little quieter.
I managed to buy quite a few things- nice decorations for us, gifts for other people, things to add to the hampers I was making.
The city just looked lovely all lit up.
And there were lots of carol singers.
I loved this massive reindeer/moose outside the Christmas shop 🙂
The next day we went to Stourhead, which is a National Trust place with gardens. They had decorated the house too.
That was the tree in the entrance hall- so pretty.
It was a lovely place to wander around and have some fresh air and peace.
And of course I could not resist a visit to the tearoom for some lunch befoe our drive home.
I really loved these reindeer decorations too, but I didn’t think they would last a year up in our loft. They are so cute though, and such a clever idea too.
I would definitely go back there again another year as it was well worth the visit.
Right, well since we were away over Christmas we had a little celebration on Friday (we didn’t take any gifts with us).
Lots of lovely gifts- candles, a room scenter, baking books, and lots of chocolates! I especially love the little measuring spoons- so pretty. And the cute hand print cards are from some of the kids at school- hand-prints decorated to look like trees.
Yesterday we braved a little bit of sale shopping.
I saw this nutella bread baking kit in Boots and decided to treat myself! The loaf tin is quite nice- I think it might even imprint the word onto the bread! If only the giant tin was actually full of vaseline…
On Friday as we were feeling all festive we decided to have some Christmas cake- they don’t seem to go for fruitcake in America- they seem to have gingerbread or peppermint things there instead (still nice, but not the same). These slices turned out to be enormous- think I have made up for a week of not eating cake!
Last night we caught up on a bit of TV (love the Snowman and the Snow dog)- and I had a little snack place- I got some more massive persimmons from Aldi, some of the orange marzipan I got from Bruges, some honey peanuts and an amazing chocolate coated orange slice (thanks Lucy).
I have been getting back to running too, which is always good after a little break. I went out for a 3.5 mile run before breakfast on Saturday, just to stretch my legs- it was very tough as it was so windy. Today I went out for an 8 mile run- the wind had eased a little, but not much! Not long to go until the Brighton half, so I need to start making those runs longer again.
And speaking of running, I still need a couple of people to join in my Jantastic team (Run Blog Bake!)- otherwise it won’t count as a team. So please sign up if you fancy a little challenge- it is really all about the fun!