Waxing lyrical about Bath

After a gray start to the day the sun seems to have appeared and warmed the place up a bit. I’m back in Norwich, trying to get on with preparing for my CELTA course and working on my OU psychology work. I joyfully received another parcel of books from the OU this morning – getting books through the post really is the best thing in the world!

I have had a couple of nice days since returning from Bath catching up with friends and thinking about doing housework. Bath was lovely. I didn’t want to leave. It’s wonderful wandering around looking at the old buildings and taking advantage of all the free things.

If you go to Bath you can’t miss looking at the fine architecture but make sure you go and see the Royal Crescent and the Circus. Jane Austen fans should ensure they go to the Assembly Rooms, which are free to go in, as is the Abbey Church and the crypt. I was also delighted to find that there are free walking tours of Bath. Meet outside the Pump Room at 2pm on a weekday to go on one. If you want to go at a different time, then have a look on the website to see other times.

The Pump Room is amazing as well, for the price of a cup of tea (as the song says) you can listen to musicians playing wonderful classic music before strolling to the window to look down on the old baths – some of the remains are Roman and some medieval. I have to confess I balked at the £10 fee to get in to see the Roman Baths but when I’m rich I fully intend to go back.

Near the pump room is a fudge shop that is willing to give out free samples so if you are waiting for the walk you could nip in to get a taste.

It’s not all milk and honey however, as there are a lot of cars in the city centre and not enough bikes. The library isn’t that great, not least because the use of the computers is not gratis but there is a internet café near the bus and train stations (conveniently located next to each other) that lets you check your emails for 2 minutes for free.

Well enough about Bath (for now), I’m off to do some work and enjoy the sunshine.

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