Birthday Bath


Monday 28th May


A birthday in Bath

Around the Abbey

Stop for coffee and cake

It’s not too shabby


Temperature is warm

But the clouds are grey

Doesn’t really matter

‘Cos it’s my birthday


Then to Castle Coombe

Watching racing cars

Roaring round the circuit

A passion of ours


Into the paddock

Looking behind the scenes

Mechanics tinkering

On their fast machines


Eight point four litres

Of the Chrysler Viper

Absolute favourite car

The crowd going hyper


Then the Bathampton Mill

For a bite to eat

Warm enough to sit

Outside, it’s a treat


Overlooking the weir

Of the River Avon

A peaceful venue

Quiet, rustic haven


The early evening

Sees the sky turn blue

Clouds melting away

Golden sunset hue.


Thinking of you sweetie

Just wish you were here

Celebrating with me

My darling, my dear


Precious Angel son


Coffee and cake

The Abbey in Bath

Parade Gardens, Bath

Winding roads on the way to Castle Coombe

Narrow road over the Avon, with the Bathampton Mill on the opposite bank

Porsche Boxster

Vauxhall Tigra Silhouette

Ginetta G50

One of the Formula Fords

Lamborghini Huracan

The best! 8.4 litres of Viper

Mazda RX7


Batheaston Toll Bridge

At the Bathampton Mill

Ice cold beers

36 responses »

  1. I worked in Bath for over seven years, and when I was there The Abbey was black! I was pleased they sandblasted it as it’s a beautiful building. I know the Batheaston toll bridge very well as we often used it to avoid the town centre when we lived in Poole and were travelling up to Wales via the M4. I also remember Brassknocker Hill!
    We’ve been back and it’s changed. Hamleys is no longer there, and it’s more pedestrianised than I remember. Also, the one way system I knew is now going the other way!
    Lovely post.

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    • Thank you so much for reading.
      We do enjoy wandering around Bath, and taking in all the wonderful architecture…. there is so much to see when you look up.
      It was the first time we had crossed the Batheaston bridge, and I thought we’d lose our wing mirrors: it was soooo narrow, with queues of cars on either side, but a beautifully quirky road.
      Take care.
      Melanie x


      • The toll used to be just 5p, but it saves miles (and all those traffic lights!) The pub, The George I think it is, used to do a good meal, but they didn’t like the idea of “doggie bags” for left overs. I think it was because people were taking so much meat from the carvery and then taking it home for themselves. This is over 30 years ago though so it’s probably changed hands now.

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      • Ahhh, the toll is now the princely sum of 80p…..we went across three times!
        The George is still there, and we did wonder which establishment would serve the best food, but we plumped for the Bathampton Mill as its location overlooking the weir seemed really pretty. Maybe we’ll try the George next time.

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      • My bosses took us to The Moon and Sixpence for our Christmas dinner. It as extremely expensive and you had to pay extra for your veg! That too may have changed because it’s over 30 years ago.

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