We had arranged to spend a day during this half term week with my sister's daughter who has just started Uni in the beautiful city of Bath which is roughly an hour and a half from us.
We collected her from the campus at lunchtime which is just next to the American Museum up on Claverton Down on the south side of the city - sadly there was not enough time to take that in as well, but I have been before to look at the beautiful quilts and hope to return another day.
We headed down into the centre of Bath and had a very nice curry for lunch in a well known chain restaurant - impoverished students never pass up the chance of a free lunch :o)
Then it was lovely to have her guide us round the historic city. She has spent quite a lot of time in Bath prior to starting her course as her boyfriend also studies there and her gap year was spent travelling up and down from Yorkshire to Bath to see him.
Here are the crew (minus me of course as I was the one behind the camera) with 'The Rec' in the background. This is home of Gloucester Rugby Club's arch rivals not surprisingly called Bath RFC. Nigel raised more than a few eyebrows with his LOUD shorts - he only wears them to wind the kids up - it never works though as they're all very used to him. The city was full of tourists but not as unbearably busy as it can get in the Summer.
Today has been much more home-based. Sarah has a stack of coursework to do this week. This is mainly because she's been repeatedly putting it off and now the deadlines loom she's having to sit at the dining room table churning out the paperwork - hopefully she'll learn from this and try not to leave everything to the last minute in future. Mind you I do believe I've said this all before so obviously it doesn't necessarily work.
So I've taken the opportunity to get some more Christmas present stitching under my belt.
Here is Niece #2's quillow top almost finished - I just have to applique a blue flower in each of the four corners.
As I was on a machining roll I decided to start Nephew's quillow and here are all the blocks for the centre laid out on the floor ready for assembling.
I guess I'd better get back to it then after all it's two months today to Christmas Day - GULP!