||[Aug. 23rd, 2010|04:39 pm]
After waking up in Bristol on Friday, we caught the train to Bath. The train had TVs on the back of the seats, so I got to watch 5 minutes of the Powerpuff Girls.
My parents went for a tour of the Roman baths, while Tom and I went off to explore the town. Instead of the painted elephants they use to have in London, Bath had it's own version with painted lions. The one on the left was designed by Cath Kidston and the one on the right had this funny sign next to it.
There were lots of lions in Bath actually!
I love love love these mixers... wish I did enough baking to justify buying one!
We then hunted out Royal Crescent, the street that the one in Holland Park (where Richard Branson lives) is based on. It was designed by a Mason, so from the above, the streets make masonic symbols.
Nearby we found the Hansel & Gretel strudel cafe which sold a strange mix of knitting yarn, Christmas decorations and strudel... but there were only 3 tables which were full, so no strudel for us :(
Instead, we found a nice little deli, where posh people were arguing about the price of cheese...
and we had Rose Lemonade, which tasted like liquid turkish delight and Ubuntu Cola (which is some computer geek joke that only Tom and Tony got!)
Afterwards we found my parents and went for a pint of Bath's only beer Bellringer in Bath's smallest pub.
For dinner, we ate at Porters Vegetarian Pub, where I ordered a super meaty looking pie. It was awesome getting to try a little of everyone else's food without the fear of accidentally eating meat :D
Bath was pretty at night, so we walked along the waterfront before heading home.
Bath was filled with kitschy shops, lions, good veggie food and funny signs.