I’m officially freeeeeee! Okay, I have broken up for Christmas and have six assignments to do between now and my birthday at the end of January, but you know, for now I am free and boy am I happy. The last few weeks have been hectic to say the least. We had four deadlines last week and I also managed to fit in two celebratory nights out and a day of shopping when it had all finished, and after travelling home yesterday and working today I’ve finally had a chance to open up my laptop and catch up on my blog. It really does suck that I’m not able to blog as often as I used to – I miss it so much, but it will all be worth it in the end!
|It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…|
While my life has pretty much revolved around university work the past few weeks, last weekend my mam and I headed on a coach trip to Bath to visit the famous Christmas markets. I’ve never been to Bath properly before – I’ve driven through to go to Center Parcs with the family many times, but never headed into the centre – so I was really excited to go and explore.
|I wore a denim skirt with high necked top, my favourite winter coat and knee high boots!|
We got the bus at 7am and arrived at Bath at about 10:30am, and I have to say that Bath is probably one of the nicest places I’ve ever visited. The architecture and shops are just beautiful, and I love how everywhere you look is something beautiful. The buildings are gorgeous 18th century Georgian architecture and the whole town is surrounded by greenery and countryside.
|Exploring the Christmas markets.|
We started off by hunting through the markets. There were stalls everywhere – little huts completely surrounding Bath Abbey – and filled with so many trinkets. From cheese and chutney stalls, to jewellery and pretty decorations, there was something for everyone and I really enjoyed seeing what each stall had to offer. The crowds were crazy though; we were literally shuffling along in a queue to get to each stall, but there was such a wonderful Christmassy atmosphere! After a spot of (extremely rushed) lunch, we headed to the high street stores to finish off our shopping and buy Christmas gifts for family members.
|I particularly loved the Georgian architecture.|
|Sweet smelling fruit ornaments.|
Being in Bath really made me feel quite nostalgic as we were so close to Center Parcs where I’ve had so many fantastic family holidays and made so many memories. I honestly felt completely at home there. The town centre itself was quite small but filled with so many gorgeous shops, as well as your usual high street stores. It had a really nice mix of independents and chain stores and the home decor and interior design shops were literally out of this world – so beautiful!
|Enjoying a glass of champers whilst exploring the stores.|
I really had a wonderful time in Bath and will definitely be visiting again soon. Honestly, it’s the first place I’ve ever visited where I can say I would pack up my belongings and move to without being too worried about leaving Wales behind. It was also amazing to spend time with my mam after a hectic past few weeks. I’m sure you all know already how close I am with my mam and how much I miss her when I’m away, so times like these really are precious.
|Bath has captured my heart.|
Bath, I’ll be seeing you very soon I’m sure!
Lots of love,