Que Se Passe
Saturday morning saw us up and travelling north on the M5 to the Cotswolds to drop off a traumatised grandson who had spent a week cycling, go cart racing and painting, trying to keep up with the “old folk”.
Within 90 minutes we were just south of Tetbury, enjoying coffee with friends and catching up with the latest news, (we have known them for 40 years).
Soon we were on the road again, travelling up to Daylesford, a very favourite destination of ours, near Stow on the Wold. We had Caesar salad for lunch – it was stunning – one of those meals where the more you eat the more it grows. The whole experience of Daylesford is superb. Carole Bamford never gets it wrong!
With a smile on our faces we headed south and after crossing the M4 we were soon parked up in Bath, supping a restorative cup of tea at Jamie Oliver’s new deli in Shires Yard.
Across the road in Milsom Street we wandered around the house interior shop, India Jane, owned by Jemima Khan’s step-sister. A word of warning, this shop can seriously bend your plastic but with a little care there are bargains to be had – a few bits of Italianate pottery were very reasonable.
As the afternoon came to a close we popped into Browns to enjoy nibbles and tonics on the terrace amongst the Bath supporters, who seemed happy enough having watched their team draw with Scarlet’s 26-26.
Gently we motored south across country to avoid the motorways – what a charming way to spend a Saturday in August. England is still a fabulous place to spend your life!