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Old 07-11-2018, 02:48 PM   #61
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Sorry breakfast wasn’t the best! At least it was a beautiful place! Great pictures from your morning so far!
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Ok I'm going to have to remember the "hungover" repsonse to use in the future, if only to get a giggle out of people Hey, its more fun than "fine, and you?", right?
Bath looks lovely and is making me sad that on our visit to England last year I couldn't fit it into my intinerary.
Quite clever using the plates to identify the parking fees
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Ok I'm going to have to remember the "hungover" repsonse to use in the future, if only to get a giggle out of people Hey, its more fun than "fine, and you?", right?
Oh my goodness and heck, it will make you wonder what fun you had the night before!

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Bath looks lovely and is making me sad that on our visit to England last year I couldn't fit it into my intinerary.
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Quite clever using the plates to identify the parking fees
It's a neat trick and one I've seen used in some car parks, but generally not in ones that are in shopping centres over here....
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Good thing you were up early with all the activity at the hotel! The breakfast room is so well appointed and beautiful. I was expecting this to be a great breakfast but too bad it didn't live up to it as the choices seemed a bit limited! What, no smoked salmon! How could they do this at a place like this? It should be a staple here! Too funny with the conversation you heard when leaving!
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Good thing you were up early with all the activity at the hotel! The breakfast room is so well appointed and beautiful. I was expecting this to be a great breakfast but too bad it didn't live up to it as the choices seemed a bit limited! What, no smoked salmon! How could they do this at a place like this? It should be a staple here!
You'd have thought so, wouldn't you?
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Saturday 16 June – part two: they help to “flatten your stomach”

We made our way into Bath and found all of this…






There were no signs to say what this represented, but given it was green, purple and white, I wondered if it was about the suffragette movement and marking 100 years of women getting the vote, as there were marches last weekend and those were the colours everyone wore. Who knows?

We made our way over to the Thermae Bath Spa…




By the time we got there, it was probably about 8:40am, and there were about 15 people in front of us, a far call from the last time we came on a Saturday, when we were the first in line. I was worried that would mean it would be packed from the start, but surprisingly the line to get in by 9:00am was a lot shorter than we’d seen before.

As it was quite a long time to stand and that wouldn’t do my chronic fatigue any good, I went wandering around, taking photos.







Anne, Sean and Sara made it at about 8:50am, just as we were getting worried, as they weren’t answering the text messages we’d sent them. Phew!

We headed inside at dot on 9:00am and I think we were about the fourth group to be seen. I was a bit worried that maybe they wouldn’t honour our twilight for two voucher that Jan had bought us, but I needn’t have worried, as there was no problem.

Please note that, from this point forward, until we leave the spa, all the photos you see are ones I’ve “borrowed” from the Internet, as you’re told to put your cameras/phone in your lockers when you enter the spa and they are very strict on this – rightly so, as you want to be able to enjoy yourself and relax and not worry about someone snapping you.

Once everyone was through, we headed into the changing rooms and got lockers, which was a fun process. The way it works is you pick your locker, put your stuff in it, then use your wristband to lock it, but given there were five of us trying to do it at the same time, the system kept reacting to the wrong wristband. I was trying to get 122 and ended up with 109 at one point!

That finally done, we decided we’d head up to the new wellness suite, as none of the others had seen it before. It was Sean’s first visit and he only came because Anne raved so much about how wonderful it was after her first visit and he wanted to see what it was all about.

I wanted to try out the hot stone chairs and the others liked the sound of that, so we headed that way. It turned out there were five, so one for each of us, which was perfect. We settled into them and they weren’t as hot as we expected, but that didn’t seem to bother the others. I loved Sara’s comment about how these things help to “flatten your stomach”. I’d never thought of that before!



After a few minutes in there, we headed out to explore the rest of the suite. We went into the steam room first, although again that was a little on the cold side. I got the feeling that perhaps they’d turned things on a little late this morning, which was a bit disappointing. They know what time they have paying visitors arriving and really should be ready for that.



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Each time you go to the spa in Bath I am more wowed. The web pics you posted are gorgeous. Hope Sean likes it as much as the rest of you do!
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The hot stone chairs look alot like DCL's, but they don't have the planetarium lighting. Did you experience that effect? Your 'pictures' look great
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Each time you go to the spa in Bath I am more wowed. The web pics you posted are gorgeous.
Now you see why we keep going back! It's such a stunning and relaxing place all at the same time.
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It was lovely, but my goodness, it needs to be a lot bigger!
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The hot stone chairs look alot like DCL's, but they don't have the planetarium lighting. Did you experience that effect? Your 'pictures' look great
Yes, you did have that effect above. It really did transport you a million miles away, but I just think they need to do something about how they allocate time in there. It's not very "user friendly", but it's almost like they need some way of turfing people out after 10 minutes or so, because there is so much demand for that place!
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Flattens your stomach. Hahaha!
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