Friday, 30 December 2016

Fun and Games




 
It was Kat's birthday today so we ventured out into the freezing, foggy weather and drove into Bath for lunch and some shopping.  Usually there is a fine view of the city from the top of Box Hill overlooking the Colerne valley but today it was shrouded in white fog, a truly wintery scene.

We found ourselves in Milsom Place, a little corner tucked away off the main thoroughfare where you can find a cluster of bars and restaurants - Jamie Oliver, Carluccio’s, Côte Brasserie and Yo Sushi.  We decided to go French and ate at Côte. We had a table by the window and there was something very satisfying about enjoying good food and wine in a warm, busy restaurant watching people passing by outside, wrapped up against the cold and laden down with their shopping.

When we got home I thought I would put my feet up and have a snooze but the birthday girl had other ideas, she wanted to play charades.  Such a ridiculous game but watching Paul bouncing around on the floor pretending to be a lion (or was it a lobster?) just reduced me to hysterical laughter.  He then has the gall to shout at me when I don’t get Saving Private Ryan after he tried to resuscitate the zebra skin rug.

Is there a quiet, dark room somewhere?

view to Bath from Box Hill

Box

20 comments:

  1. They sound like a lot of fun! How nice to sip wine and eat French food in Bath! Hope you manage to get in a nap today. -Jenn

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    1. No napping but I fell asleep watching the late night film.

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  2. You must be able to see a long way to see Bath from Box Hill.

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    1. Box is a village about five miles northeast of Bath.

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    2. I've put some photos of Box up especially for you!

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    3. Thank you. And for Cro too I guess. I have climbed Box Hill (in a car!) in Surrey having once gone out with a boy from Banstead.

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  3. Yes, well...

    I was thinking much the same as Rachel, as the only Box Hill I know of is in Surrey.

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    1. I am familiar with that Box Hill too, climbed it many times.

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  4. Just to be clear, Coordinates: 51°25′26″N 2°14′17″W / 51.424°N 2.238°W / 51.424; -2.238. Box Hill is a small village in Wiltshire, England,

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  5. It's all the vegan food they ate in Oz - it's given them incredible eyesight !

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  6. I'm confused...
    But I do understand it's beautiful Kat's birthday; happy birthday!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Thank you Maria (she enjoyed her day). Don't be confused, Rachel and Cro are just showing their ignorance of the West Country. Tom would know but he doesn't read my blog!

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    2. I was going to ask you if you saw a white haired tall man but got so thrown by Box Hill I couldn't cope and I was in bed at the time.

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    3. Yes, I did. He was standing on a roof top in a red costume waving his arms about.

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  7. That's the fun with SatNavs and duplicate names of places, I don't think the Surrey Hill has a village called Box. Incidentally back along at the Hunt meet, I thought that Laycock was near Keighley. It is, but you were talking about Lacock....We have a load of Villeréal and Villefranche s.

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    1. It can get very confusing, especially if you rely on SatNav.

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  8. That "small dark room" was it to keep Paul in or as a sanity box for yourself ?

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    1. Definitely a sanity box for me.

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  9. Doing a bit of catching up. Lovely photos whether it is Box or Box Hill ! !

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