Written by  //  March 3, 2013  //  News  //  10 Comments

20130303-150417.jpgI arrived in Bath yesterday afternoon found my flat and unpacked. The flat is very nice, the picture shows my sitting room. There is wifi here but last night it decided to stop working which is why there was no post last night. This morning I found the router switched it off then back on, hey presto I’m connected again.
Jen and Chris were in Bath yesterday with Chris’ parents Jayne and Paul walking the Bath skyline National Trust walk which is 6 miles long. After they had had a rest we went out for an early dinner before they caught the train back to Bristol. That should have been easy as it was only 6 o’clock, but it wasn’t, it felt like we were re- enacting the Christmas story, Jamie’s was full, Carluccio’s was full we were eventually allowed into a Mexican restaurant with the proviso that they needed the table at 8 o’clock, we agreed and were shown to a table. After a pleasant dinner the Taylor’s went off to get their train and I set off for my flat which is only 5 minutes away. It took me 15 minutes though. Why? Because I took a wrong turn and walked in a few circles. I got there eventually though. The reason for full restaurants wasn’t just because Bath is a tourist city but because this morning the Bath half marathon was being run. Of all the weekends for me to pick!

This morning I set off exploring with the additional task of finding The Bertinet Cook School so that I know where I am going tomorrow. The half marathon scuppered two of my plans, the city sightseeing bus was suspended for most of the day because lots of roads were closed and the walking tour was similarly affected. The Jane Austen museum wasn’t open either! I set off on my own and was soon lost but I did find the Royal Crescent

20130303-152653.jpgAt one point this morning I texted Jen and asked her to buy me a sense of direction for my birthday because once again I went round in ever decreasing circles that were not really going anywhere. Buying a map didn’t seem to help, sorry Brian. I did see the Pump Rooms and the Abbey, a very impressive building.

At lunchtime I had another attempt at getting into Jamie’s restaurant, I thought it would be easy as it was just me, they let me in today but with the same story as last night, they wanted my table at 2 o’clock! I studied the menu for ages not sure what I wanted apart from giant olives served on ice which Jen and Chris said I would like. They were right, the olives came with some crispy bread and some black olive tapenade, it was lovely. />
20130303-153953.jpgFor my main course I chose a beef burger. I wanted something filling so that I wouldn’t have to cook anything later. It was certainly filling, in fact it was huge! It was also very tasty

20130303-154201.jpgafter a bit more wandering and a trip to Waitrose to stock up on a few important items, coffee and chocolate, I decided that I really had to find the cook school. I had studied the map very thoroughly while waiting for my lunch so I set off seeing the map in my head but it was no use I went wrong again. Part of the problem is that even the big roads are not obviously marked and there are lots of side streets and alley ways. Enough excuses I did eventually find it, I had been so close earlier in the day. Would you believe it’s only a couple of streets away from the flat, less than two minutes walk! I think I’ll remember the way tomorrow.

10 Comments on "Bath"

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    jenniferataylor March 3, 2013 at 16:44 · Reply

    That burger is certainly huge.

    • marietait34
      marietait34 March 3, 2013 at 17:16 · Reply

      There was a lot of lettuce on it.

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    lisad March 3, 2013 at 16:44 · Reply

    Sounds like enough adventure for one day. That burger certainly looks impressive, but do you never get weird looks for taking pictures of food?

    • marietait34
      marietait34 March 3, 2013 at 17:18 · Reply

      I don’t see any weird looks because I’m not looking at other people I’m looking at my food and I don’t really care what they think.

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    kathleenboylan16 March 3, 2013 at 17:57 · Reply

    You have had a busy day, your lunch looked really nice.

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    Anne March 3, 2013 at 22:57 · Reply

    Love the look of the olives, Bath is lovely hope you enjoy your class . X

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    frances March 4, 2013 at 05:07 · Reply

    I enjoyed your blog today! Now I am jokingly going to ask, ”Jamie Who?” Then I am going to tease you about dropping all those famous names like “Carluccio’s”. Whatever happened to the local pub?

    Finally, I assume by now you have found an App for helping you get around?!

    Enjoy your first day at cooking school!

    • marietait34
      marietait34 March 4, 2013 at 18:50 · Reply

      Hi Frances and welcome. I downloaded an app but it keeps crashing so I am going to delete it and try again. The pubs were very full on Saturday as well as the restaurants!

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    mary hillswood March 7, 2013 at 19:33 · Reply

    Hi Marie,
    Did you not take your GPS with you? Anyway I look forward to hearing the next instalment of “Lost in Bath”. and tasting the fruits of all this cooking prowess! have fun and enjoy.

    • marietait34
      marietait34 March 7, 2013 at 20:01 · Reply

      I have GPS on my phone but it didn’t help! I’m finding my way about more easily now.

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