When home in the UK I'm always on the lookout for this particular sign of course!
This photo was taken in the famous Mr. B's bookshop in Bath - Edward, the charming most knowledgeable salesperson, talked me into purchasing a couple of books I might find hard to locate in the US, and the sweet lady is my dear friend Ruth who drove up from her Wiltshire village, with her husband Mike, to show us 'Insider's Bath'.
Ruth 'found me' via my blog, although not a blogger herself, when researching Penang's Maison Bleue some time back, and having visited there and written a post on the gorgeous house I popped up via Google. We have corresponded ever since, with Ruth gifting me with some fabulous books from Mr. B's.
Along with Ruth and Mike came the ubiquitous English picnic hamper. The amazing lunch, served under what has to be a 500 year old tree with roots running deep in front of the magnificent
Royal Crescent, lovingly prepared, and included Ruth's home baked walnut bread, some fresh chilled wine, and perfectly poached salmon with healthy salads, in their historic cottage, complete with an inglenook fireplace and beautiful cottage flower garden - which next visit I hope to stroll through!
A perfect English Summer's day at the Royal Crescent in Bath.
We're enjoying a few days in London now. Will walk along the Thames River this afternoon with my family who have come over from France to share what is another perfect Summer day.