The Perfect House to rent in Bath

It has been a tradition of ours to go away at Christmas for the past few years, sadly Rach couldn’t make it this year as she had her final practical exam for PT school (we missed her so much). The location of choice this Christmas was Bath and we couldn’t have been more excited.

We searched for hours and looked at numerous properties on Air BnB in hope that we would find the perfect place to stay, none of them were quite right and incredibly expensive so we took our search elsewhere. I eventually found a lovely property on Bath Holiday Rentals, it was a good price and just looked perfect.

Bath Holiday Rentals have several properties in Bath which are all 4 or 5* self catering houses.

On arrival we immediately fell in love and knew we were going to have the best time.  The apartment had a kitchen, living room and drawing room which were decorated immaculately and instantly made us feel so at home something we find doesn’t come that easily.

The 3 bedrooms were located downstairs they were all decorated charmingly and cleaned to perfection. We felt so cosy in the house, this might have something to do with the underfloor heating which was a god send considering out cold it was outside.

A small hamper had been set up on the kitchen worktop which included; a bottle of mulled wine, mince pies, Muesli and some milk in the fridge, we loved this idea it was super cute of them and is something we will always remember about the place.

The Property was located in the centre of Bath on Brock Street, we couldn’t have really asked for a better location it was only a 5 minute walk away from the city meaning we didn’t have to drive anywhere all weekend. Talking about cars parking in Bath is slightly tricky, the property gave us one parking permit which was great but we had two cars. On the Friday when we arrived we parked the car on a yellow line, there were no signs to say what time we had to move the car by so we assumed the car would be fine but you guessed it we go a ticket LOL. The traffic warden actually told us to leave the ticket on the windscreen as we wouldn’t receive two in 24 hours and it was free to park there on a Sunday.

We always do Secret Santa whenever we go away so when we turned up and spotted a Christmas tree in the living room window we were over the moon. We each placed out presents under the tree which made our Christmas getaway even more perfect.

After a long day in Bath exploring the city we couldn’t wait to get back to the house to enjoy an afternoon of cheese and mulled wine. The kitchen was so well equipped (we especially loved the Emma Bridgwater crockery) we couldn’t fault anything, it really did feel like we had just moved into someone’s house for the weekend.

We will be recommending this place to EVERYONE! We haven’t stopped talking about it since we got home. We lived like princesses for the weekend and that is definitely something we could get used to.

Trail Running- Rough ‘N’ Tumble

Trail running takes place on softer surfaces such as grass and mud in the beautiful countryside. We love putting on our trainers and getting outside, trail running gives you freedom to run, explore and often get lost whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Running on softer surfaces is much better for your body especially your ankles, shins, knees and hips (all of which we rely on greatly).  During the summer months we prefer trail runs as opposed to road runs especially as we both live super close to the woods. As the evenings begin to get darker during the winter months unfortunately we have to say goodbye to our mid week trail runs and return to road runs.

On January 8th 2017 I took part in a 10 mile trail run called Rough ‘N’ Tumble in a little village in Wiltshire called Pewsey. The race started at 11:00am at the Milton Lilbourne Village hall, the locals were selling pre race tea and coffees and had baked lots of cakes.

I hadn’t done much research on the race so didn’t know what to expect which is probably a good thing, before we had even got to the first mile we had to climb up a vertical hill on our hands and knees.

The puddles were so deep there was definitely a Vicar of Dibley moment half way through but there was no time to stop we just had to continue with soaking wet feet (my worst nightmare!). Everyone was so friendly helping each other on the way round which it definitely made the run more enjoyable.

They had drinks stations at mile 4 & 8 where they were also handing out jelly babies. The Locals were all cheering us along which was a great support especially when you get to mile 8 and you have another hill ahead of you.

Once we had finished the race we stuck around to listen to the results before heading home and showering and tucking into the homemade pizza we had made the night before!

I would really recommend taking part in the Rough ‘N’ Tumble it’s not like your usual road race!

 

BLOGMAS Day 10- 5K Reindeer Run

On Sunday 3rd December I (Annie) took part in an annual 5K Reindeer run, the run took place in Coate water Country Park in Swindon. It was a freezing cold but beautiful morning so layers were essential. The run was very picturesque as it started by the woods which we continued to run through. I had never been to Coate Water Country Park before but I will definitely be returning.

There was a £5.00 entry cost and all proceedings went to the Great Western Hospitals breast cancer appeal with brighter futures.  It was great see so many people show up on the day and run the race. There were some great outfits including reindeer onesies, Santa dresses and there was even one man a tutu and vest (he must have frozen).

When we arrived at Coate Water Country Park we queued to get our running number and tracker which we had to wear around our ankle throughout the race. They also handed out some free antlers which made everyone look incredibly festive.

The race started at 10am at the Coate Water Country Park and you finished at the Great Western hospital 3 miles later. When you finished you received a medal and they supplied coffee and mince pies which went down a treat.

I cannot wait to take part next year and I want will be trying to beat my time of 24.46 seconds.

I had a look at the race score board and out of 570 people I came 20th which I am pretty chuffed about seeing as we had been out the night before getting merry at a Christmas party!