I'm from the South West, so it was very strange getting on the south western train at Paddington, seeing all the familiar stations go by, but alighting at Bath! We were greeted by the lovely Christmas lights of Bath, but unfortunately did not have time to go and explore the lovely, famous christmas market. Next year, Bath, next year!
Once we arrived at the beautifully renovated and gothic, Farleigh House, we were met with the offer of tea, which always puts me in the best of moods, so I knew it'd be a good day.
We chatted and played a fun little speed dating (rather, getting-to-know dating) game with the fresh-off-the-pitch rugby players. The players I met were Roko, Dominic and Guy, they definitely did tell me which positions on the pitch they played, but I definitely can't remember... However, of these things, I am sure: Dominic was at least 6'5", Roko served in the army (and was full of secrets about his fellow players), and Guy had thighs that you'd be hard pushed to get your arms around! They were very friendly and it was lovely of them to meet with us, especially straight from training.
Then it was time for some snaps in front of the building, and once we'd said cheerio to the sleep-eyed ruggers, we headed back to the train station.
I met a myriad of delightful bloggers, but spoke most with the lovely Megan (aka Briar Rose), and the delightful Sally (aka Queenie and the Dew).
Left: me and Megan
Right: me and Sally swinging our Joules bags
Sally is absolutely lovely, and I know a couple of you reading this were pointed my way by her, please get comfy, I'll stick 'kettle on.
Hope everyones's Christmas preparations are going swimmingly. I've just arrived home in Devon, so I'm about to get merry and dress the tree. Pictures to come!
If you fancy looking like a proper lovely sporty person, take a look at Joules' fab men's and women's polo shirts.