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A Brief glimpse of Bath

Well I have made a friend, Claire a lady I met at the library we just sort of clicked, she been really helpful to me in finding my way around. From her I got information about an Old Colony Historical Society, they have a museum here in town. In December they are doing a Christmas Ornaments Workshop so I am going to go with my Claire and see what it’s like. Sounds like fun. Well Claire invited me to go with her to Bath last week, she had to go and deliver something to her family there, sounded great as it is on my list. So we went by train, it only took an hour and Claire told me some of its history on route. Bath became part of Somerset after the region of Avon was demolished in 1974. As geothermal waters bubbled to the surface as hot springs, Bath first became a spa in Roman times, called Aquae Sulis meaning water of Sulis; Sulis or Minerva was a goddess to whom the springs were dedicated. Bath has continued to be a spa up to today although its heyday was in the Georgian era and the era most loved by romantic writers. Bath is now a World heritage site and you can see why. We visited the Royal Crescent, you can almost imagine the carriages and elegantly dressed ladies pulling up. I found Bath exactly as I had imagined it, elegant, attractive, and very regal. More than I imagined really. This is somewhere I want to come back to and explore more; I quite fancy becoming a Bathonian. There are few videos I found on Bath but I didn’t want to share a tourists view, I quite liked this one, what do you...

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Cheddar Gorge

One of the reason Pete thought I would be happy in Somerset is because of my addiction to a certain TV serial, PHP The Time Team. I love history, have since I was at school. wholesale nfl jerseys I have always enjoyed researching the places I visit but I will admit it was normally abroad. I found a video of a Time Team in Somerset, a little long but well worth watching. So last week Pete and I decided it was time I actually saw the Taunton Cheddar Gorge and have a trip to the sea. Not too Somerset? sure about the sea part given the time of year but who turns down a day out From with their hubby, not me. It took about an hour from Taunton on the M5, longer than expected because of an accident, normally about 45 mins. launched The Cheddar Gorge is famous throughout the England, at almost 400 feet deep and three cheap nfl jerseys miles long it is the largest forge in England and certainly spectacular. Although bit misty wholesale nfl jerseys when we got there early morning it cleared up. It really is awe inspiring, knowing that it was formed over a million years ago during the last ice age. It was then that water melting off wholesale jerseys the glaciers formed a river, which over time changed the limestone rock into the formation you see now including the Cheddar Caves, now we Somerset didn’t go in the caves on that visit as I was wearing heeled boots (I know Ceres I wasn’t thinking) but plan to come back and spend the day, appropriately attired! I have since looked online and there are guided tours and trips you can take to the Anniversary Gorge or there are tips to help you plan your day so you don’t cheap nba jerseys miss anything. Wonderful thing the internet isn’t it? So Cheddar Gorge, tick, seen and plan to re...

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Taunton

Taunton is not what I expected. I was expecting this little town full of country folk. I got a real cheap nfl jerseys eye opener. The shops here are great, lots of labels I recognize and the fashion is upbeat and citified for the most. Big plus they have a LUSH shop, one of my why favorites. Yes it is full of country folk but I think my view was a bit “country bumpkin” and as such fortunately I was very wrong. Folk here are as trendy and upbeat as anywhere else, well maybe not London but you get my drift… Yes there are the green wellies but they wholesale mlb jerseys are practical for the area. I have a pair with cow prints on – got them for the last festival I went to, going to get a bit more use now I think! The history acabamento of Taunton goes back over a 1.000 years. It got its name from the ‘Town on the river Tone’ or Tone Town. It was a town of significance in Anglo Saxon about times and has a long religious history from the founding of a monastery in 904. It was a popular place for mediaeval faires and for its woollen cloth called “Tauntons” made in the town. Weekly markets continue to this day, Thank goodness and they really are a pleasure to walk around.  The Christmas market last year looked great in the photos I saw, so I am really looking forward to what masonry is on offer this year. In 2006 Taunton received government funds for a regeneration project called “Project Taunton” although the work Divers has been criticized for being slow, there are signs that their vision is becoming a reality. I am looking forward to seeing more the attractions of Taunton in the coming months but as wholesale nfl jerseys its winter some of them might just wholesale jerseys have to wait till pr?glad spring. First on the list is cheap nba jerseys The Museum of Somerset at Taunton Castle, it has been recently renovated and I have heard good things about it. I will let you...

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A Few Facts about Somerset

What did I know about Somerset, not a lot really, International despite Pete coming from there we never really talked about it or visited. I knew Glastonbury and the Cheddar Gorge where there and they make cider. The sum total of my previous knowledge. I know a bit more now and learning more every day. I decided  a visit to Taunton library was in order wholesale MLB jerseys to organize my plan of action for learning about my new home. First thing PAPER I found out – 3hr 30mins to drive here  from London, straight down the M25, mmm a fairly busy motorway! An alternative route to visiting London, direct trains from Taunton to London Paddington only takes 2 hours. So going up to London for the day is a viable option.  Yea! Now for some ‘did you know ‘question and answers? Did you know Somerset was called the land of the summer people by the trip ancient welsh Celts and Saxons? This was due to the fact they could only live off the land in summer cheap nba jerseys as it flooded in winter. Did you know the smallest city in So England is in Somerset? It is the City of Wells. Pete and I are heading there for the weekend beginning of December; cheap MLB jerseys they have a winter festival, with a reindeer parade and Christmas market. I love Christmas Markets! Did you know that there are 32 farms dedicated to the production of cider? Taunton and Shepton Mallet is where you will find the largest cider plant in Europe, producing Blackthorn Cider. Did you know that one of the oldest engineered roads wholesale NFL jerseys is in of Somerset? It is called Sweet Track after the person who found it, I has been dated to 3807 and 3806 wholesale jerseys BC. And the final one for this post; did you know its snows more in Somerset than anywhere else in England?  Wonderful! I thought you might enjoylistening to a song about Somerset, called Land of the Summer People, not my cup of tea and freaked me out a bit in that it was all fields and countryside but...

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So why Somerset?

Hi there, my name is Sophie and I am an east ender, born and bred.  Love the wholesale jerseys city life, the hustle, the bustle, THE SHOPS! I like meeting my mates for a wander round the market and a few glasses of wine after.  Being in London is being central to everything important in my life but it is also expensive, stressful cheap jerseys and tiring – travelling by tube is not the most pleasant of experiences especially at rush time. So you Idea ask why are you, a bona fide city girl, writing about Somerset? The answer is simple, because of love. I have moved here lock stock and smoking barrel because of my husband. My husband, Pete, was headhunted for another job near his home town of Taunton. Now I knew he has wanted to go back for some time, I know he has lived in London these past 5 years to alles? keep me happy; about time I responded in kind. Now there are a lot of pluses with this job, increased salary, relocation monies To and most of all Pete really wanting to do this particular job. Taking this opportunity also meant I did not need to work full time. We moved here a couple of months and I decided to start this blog to share my adventures in getting to know Somerset and as a way of keeping family and mates in London updated. We are renting a house in Taunton for now, while we look around for where we actually want to live. Pete’s relocation money from his new firm is allowing us to take a little time in deciding. So my plan of action was initially to discover cheap jerseys Taunton and then explore different parts of the county, keeping an eye open for houses and jobs for me., I trained in tourism so I hope I will not have too much trouble getting work. Not too interaktywnymi worried about working until after Christmas though.. In fact I am getting quite excited about getting to know Somerset as what I have found so Welcome far is interesting and...

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