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    18 things you must do on a road trip to Bath.

    Bath, old friend, we meet again. This time, I’ve brought a new chum (the infamous Kelly) back to your gorgeous Georgian terraces. This time I won’t be staying for 10 days, it isn’t my first Christmas in the UK and I won’t be leaving you and using you as a base to explore the county. But, we will however be re-sampling as many of your delights as we can.

     18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

    There are just so many essential elements for a girls weekend* in one of the prettiest cities in the world.  We’re never in need an excuse for a roadtrip, and yet you provide so many.

     1. Rent a cozy base for the weekend.

    18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

    2. Eat a sensible evening meal.

    18 things you must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

    3. Admire the stunning Royal Crescent and the equally beautiful Circle – both near and from a distance.

    Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

     

    Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

     

    Royal Crescent and The Circle Bath

     

    4. Try the lipsmacking gluten-free scones for brunch in the opulent Pump rooms.

    Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

      Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

    5. Conquer a Dickensian hill or six.
     

    Searcy's Pump Rooms Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

    6. Visit the world famous Roman Baths.

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

      

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

    7. Don’t forget to make your offering to the ancient gods.

    Ancient Roman Baths Adventures of a London Kiwi

    8. Parade about the Fashion Museum and try a little of the fashion on (and no, we aren’t sharing photos…)

    Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

    Bath Fashion Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

     
     9. Visit the perfectly preserved Georgian museum, No. 1 Royal Crescent.

    Number 1 Royal Crescent Museum Adventures of a London Kiwi

    10. Take a stroll in the Golden hour past the Mayor’s office (on a previous trip I learned that one of the Mayors collected peppercorns, a traditional subsititue for rent as peppercorns used to be so expensive? One time we joined one of the volunteer walks, and found ourselves IN the mayors office where he displayed his peppercorn collection.)

    18 things yout must do in Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi11. Admire the stunning Pulteney Bridge, possibly visiting the unique shops built across its full span on both sides.

    Pulteney Bridge Bath

    12. Pause for a moment in Bath Cathedral.

    Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

     

    Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

    13. Take approximately 600 photos in two days.

    Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi14. Pause again outside to admire the gorgeous, intricate Jacob’s Ladder on the facade.

     

    Bath Cathedral Adventures of a London Kiwi

    15. Take a Sally Lunn and bottle of Bath ale home for the better half.

    Sally Lunn Buns Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

      16. Spend a Saturday evening floating in a Spa.

    Thermae Spa Bath Adventures of a London Kiwi

    17. Forget all about meat at the Green Rocket Cafe (who have an epic gluten free cake selection). The Kale on this breakfast was insanely good. Every forkful was a taste of heaven.Gluten Free Green Rocket Cafe Bath Vegetarian Gluten Free

    18. Leave vowing to book your next visit as soon as possible realising that Bath is only a short journey from London.

    *Or with your own Mr Darcy, it’s totally your choice

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    18 things you must do on a long weekend in Bath England Adventures of a London Kiwi

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    Bath, I love you.

     

    Your honey coloured Georgian Terraces, the fascinating history, the infamous Sally Lunn Buns, the canals, the fact that you are a day trip from London, your Christmas Bauble shop…

      

    The industrial heritage dotted about the landscape:

     

     

    The Bath Cathedral lit up at night,
     




    My mate Johnny Depp’s house in the Grand Circle Circus (can you tell I was a little sleep deprived whilst drafting this?)

    Not to mention the Bath Knob Shop.

     

     

    The Roman baths themselves, and of course the canals threading through the city centre.

     

     

    What is your favourite city break?

     


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    10 of the best ways to beat winter blues

    It’s cold, there isn’t much sunshine and I’m already getting sick of arriving places looking like I was dragged through a wet hedge backwards – repeatedly. So, I decided to pop together this blog post of 10 ways to beat winter blues – tried and true methods that help me to survive those Northern Hemisphere winters that never seem to end. {Disclaimer: post contains one clearly marked affiliate link.} 

    Gibraltar Short Break Adventures of a London Kiwi

    I love a good list. Especially one filled with ways to cheer myself up when I’ve got a case of the blues.

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    If We Were Having Coffee | January Edition

    If we were having coffee, at this point it would probably be a home-brewed cup, flavoured heavily with vanilla. 

    Favourite Freelance Coffee Spots in London Adventures of a London Kiwi

    I’ve been home a lot this month – working away busily on a few future plans, getting ready to launch something a little special (keep reading for a sneak peek), planning some extensive garden works that will pay handsome dividends in summer, keeping an eye on our poorly cat (who seems to be getting a little bit better), slipping in a blog post here and there & getting very obsessed with the Syfy series The Magicians.

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    Guilty Pleasures When Travelling | Travel Linkup

    I have to admit to a host of guilty pleasures when travelling – sunset cocktails, morning coffees in bed, exploring local supermarkets, outrageously delicious lunch feasts and late dinners, but my guiltiest is probably the most pedestrian of them all.

    Luxury Hotel Cornwall The Scarlet Newquay

    Long leisurely soaks in beautiful bathrooms and hot tubs. Oh, following it up by an afternoon nap. The best nap of them all, by leagues. So, for the travel linkup this month, I decided to indulge in a walk down memory lane, and share some of my most memorable soaks – often accompanied by a mountain of bubbles. [NB: Press stays are noted with a double star.]

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