The first Bank holiday of May coincided with Chloe Antiques Spring Open House sale so off down the road to Warminster we went. The sun was out and apart from a few rain spots the English countryside looked glorious and fresh. It was delightful to be bobbing up and down the road that wends it's way across the Salisbury plain with the sun on our faces.
Chloe's house was looking beautiful as always with a large selection of beautiful items to tempt shoppers. Unfortunately I got rather blinkered by all the lovely things and neglected to take any photos! I was remarkably restrained and came back with quite a small haul - more about that later.
After enjoying some tea and cake in Chloe's cosy kitchen we were back on the road to pay a visit to Bath.
It took us a while to find somewhere to park but we quickly left the car and with stomachs rumbling made our way through the thronging streets to Sally Lunn's Bakehouse and Cafe. The buns did certainly not disappoint and my husband made a bulk purchase of several from the bakery shop to enjoy at home!
We then headed over the Roman baths which was fascinating, I know it sounds strange but I often forget how old some of our cities are. Living in London I don't often think about the ancient roots of the city that much despite loving history. I guess when you see it everyday you cease to notice it.
I loved seeing all the little bits of everyday life that they had excavated from the nearby area. I couldn't help but think of the poor person who had gone to the baths that day, thousands of years ago, only to find they had lost their bracelet. I bet they certainly didn't think that centuries later hundreds of people would be staring at it in a glass case!
Bath certainly was beautiful in the sunshine with the golden stone that makes up most of the city bathed in a lovely warm glow. We will certainly be back!