070221.Bath, Here Comes the Sun…

February 22, 2007 at 2:24 AM | Posted in Bath, people, somerset | 7 Comments

Well, it must be DP Sweeps Week because Santa Clara made a guest appearance here at Bath’s local Starbucks. Should anyone think that Bath is just filled with old historic buildings frequently found here on this photo blog, you can now see we also have a Starbucks (Bond Street in New Town). An embarrassing fact is that apart from the old buildings, I don’t really know the city too well, other than the fact that everything in it closes early.
I figured it’d be best to meet in the Abbey Yard, our Times Square during New Years and our Grand Central Terminal Clock for general meetings, because there were coffee shops and tables nearby. I was totally oblivious to the fact that in Bath by five o’clock the tables are brought back into stores and the city suddenly dies. (This isn’t true during the Christmas season but it sure is true now….) It’s worse up here on Claverton Down at the university where the NatWest bank opens at 10:30 and closes at 2! Why even bother in the first place?
Anyway, the big news was that I finally got to meet the great Ame from Santa Clara and her husband. They were great and had just come from Bristol and before that from London — and they brought the California sun. It’s rained or been overcast over here for three weeks straight. The night before they came it poured but while they were here we actually had sun. Apparently they had sunny conditions in Bristol and London too! When I went to London for a week, it rained and was overcast the entire time! Recently, every time I travel it’s doom and gloom. It was even warmer! How do they bring the California weather with them?
Today, now that they’ve left it is raining.


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  1. Hunh! And here I thought Bath was just a series of rock-heaps that Ralph Allen had quarried. I’m impressed!

    But unsurprised that Ame manages to light up your dark city.

  2. will we ever meet i wonder young jam-es?

  3. sympathique comme visite. je vois que les Starbucks ont aussi envie bath ;o)

    sympathetic nerve like visit. I see that Starbucks want also bath; O)


    Where’s that cute shot with the Bath HOST in IT?!?!?!?! No FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIR!

    I KNOW what WE look like! LOL! 😉

    Hey Guy! Had a fanTAStic time…hope Bear didn’t bore the pants off ya…naaaa, last time I looked, as you headed for the bus station, you were still wearing them…your trousers too! 😉

    Thanks for making the trek into town J…it was time well spent…wouldn’t have missed it for the world! You’re a sweetie!


  5. Starbucks in Bath!!
    You have to tell me how to get to there.

  6. Great photo of the lovely Ame and her bear, James. Was hoping to join you all since i am not too far, in Cheltenham. Unfortunately was beset by flu and missed the whole shebang. Another time. Glad y’all had a great time though. What fun.

  7. Yeah, Starbucks in Bath??!!!

    From what I read over at Dives, you and Bear must have had a blast!! (And with Ame, of course.)

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