Holiday At Home: Bath 18.10.2013

This post has been dusted off and taken straight out of the "According to Matt Archives". I originally posted this content on my old blog "Crochet & Crafts According To Matt". I thought that it was a shame for creativity and inspiration to lay dormant, so I'm recycling the content from my old blog, keeping it available for you all to read, reference and use as you please.

Holiday At Home: Bath

After we had spent a few lovely days in London it was time for Dennis and I to continue our journey and make a quick stop off at my parents house in Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Mum and Dad were working during the day so we would spend the evening with them and occupy ourselves throughout the morning . It was a perfect balance of our time versus parent time.
Dennis (who is originally from The Netherlands) had already visited my parents home before and had seen the delights my little town had to offer. So we decided to take a day trip to one of the close by cities that Dennis had not yet visited. We ended up visiting the rather charming city of Bath.

As you can see from the pictures it's a pretty magical looking place. It is very picturesque indeed with its beautiful Abbey, Roman baths and historical streets.

Dennis enjoyed it very much!

Whilst we were there Dennis wanted to try something typically English to eat. We found a bench in the city and sat and ate piping hot Cornish pasties that we had bought from one of the many bakeries. I thought they were DELICIOUS, but they were clearly not Dennis' cup of tea. Oh well....all the more for me :-)

I showed Dennis around the shops and took him to this little street that was hidden just off of the main High Street. It held two lovely little shops that were right up our alley.
Wool was the very appropriately named yarn store, it was cute and held a really good selections of yarn. The shop was bright and comfortable with a sofa very conveniently placed in the middle of the room. As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a very pleasant smile from the lady working there and she kindly asked if we needed any help. She really was super friendly and made browsing the yarn so much more enjoyable.
Country Threads was situated just across the road from Wool and was also a little treasure of a shop. If you're looking for fabric, threads and buttons this is really your place. We were browsing around in the shop front area only to be pointed out by the owner that there was also a massive back room stocked full of fabrics. it was really quite amazing just how much fabric they had!

Naturally after a spot of craft shop browsing it was time for another yummy treat. We thought we'd go and sample the delights of the fudge shop. As we walked up to the fudge shop we noticed that they were making fudge, so it was nice to be able to watch part of the making process. It smelt so delicious!

After sampling the home made treats that Bath had to offer we got back to our craft shopping.
I was excited to take Dennis to the cute little shop ´The Makery Emporium`. I had told him about this lovely little shop after my last trip to Bath (and blogged about it here), so he was keen to take a look at the lovely crafting products they stocked.

Of course we didn't leave empty handed! We decided to by some rather cool fabric with the intention of making some fun new cushions for our sofa in our new apartment.

I'm rather smitten with the glasses fabric and can't wait to make something with it!
That was our day out in Bath.
Denis and I both enjoyed it very much and loved walking around and talking about one day owning a shop like the Makery Emporium in a city just like Bath. We can dream for now but one day wouldn't it be lovely if that could become a reality! Of course we would also have a cafe in our craft shop and invite you all in for coffee, tea and a big slice of cake :-)

This post was originally posted on 18th October 2013.
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