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New roads, new adventures – exploring Bath – part 5

Posted on September 30, 2017 by Sioux under General

  A trip to Bath wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the city’s namesake – the ancient Roman Baths. Taking my usual stroll along the banks of the Avon and a slightly different route through the city, I was hoping I would get some ‘steamy water’ photos at the baths, but unfortunately due to […]

New roads, new adventures – exploring Bath – part 4

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Since the year 757 a church has stood on the site of the Bath Abbey and in 973 the first King of England, King Edgar was crowned here. Bath being a Roman city, the Abbey, built in 1499, is a latecomer. It is one of the largest examples of perpendicular gothic architecture in the West Country. As it was […]

New roads, new adventures – exploring Bath part 3

Posted on September 24, 2017 by Sioux under General

  An early morning out, as I was headed into the city. There were a few clouds above, but loads of blue sky and I was taking full advantage as there was a lot I wanted to see. Taking my usual path under the Twerton viaduct, alongside the Avon, I wandered my way into the […]

New roads, new adventures – exploring Bath part 2

Posted on September 21, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I awoke to heavy skies and rain on my second day in Bath, but by mid-morning it had abated enough to allow the sun to come peeking out through still heavy clouds. I took full advantage and walked to the botanical gardens in The Royal Victoria Park. Tempting as the local watering hole was, I […]

New roads, new adventures – exploring Bath part 1

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Sioux under General

  With no work on the horizon for the next 18 days, I booked a one week trip to Bath, a city I had wanted to explore for some time; the allure being the old Roman baths. I stayed in an ‘airbnb’ so didn’t have to worry about not being in for meals, I could […]

New roads, new adventures

Posted on September 15, 2017 by Sioux under Green Door

  My accommodation in Bath is a small room with a fairly good view of an overgrown park.   I don’t intend to be spending too much time cooped up, and when the rain abates, I’ll be leaving footprints on new, as yet untraveled (by me) roads, setting out on new adventures and making new […]

New faces, new places part 3 – going back in time!

Posted on September 12, 2017 by Sioux under General

  I was given the car and an afternoon off, to explore the area. Stopping first at The Lacock Rectory which was built in 1866. There was no one around so I only got photos of the outside. The original floor tiles, stained glass windows and an ecclesiastical bell have all been well maintained and […]

New faces, new places part 2 – exploration time!

Posted on September 9, 2017 by Sioux under General

  On one of the days I had to go into the nearby village of Bromham, I took the opportunity of exploring a bit and visited the lovely parish church and the local cemetery. The building of St Nicholas as it is today began between 1086 and 1094 during the latter years of the reign […]

New faces, new places part 1 – adventure time!

Posted on September 6, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Wiltshire is a new area for me, as well as a new client. Which means loads of new places to explore and in this assignment I have a car, and plenty of quiet roads to drive on. I haven’t yet steeled up the nerve to drive on UK roads, although who knows why, as […]

Summer fun – flowers, squirrels, hedgehogs and birds!

Posted on September 3, 2017 by Sioux under General

  Back at a regular client in Liverpool, I discovered there were 3 resident hedgehogs in the garden and the carers before me had been feeding them, as well as the birds. I didn’t need any further encouragement to buy more food for the visiting ‘Spikes’ and for the birds. I have walked the area […]