I hope everyone is safe and well. Here in England, we are once again under full lockdown. With all shops closed, except for necessary ones, there are few people on the streets. The slogan here is “Stay at Home and Stay Safe” – and that’s exactly what we are doing. We basically go out once a day for a walk to exercise and that’s it.
The streets of Bath are normally buzzing, but now they are nearly deserted. It’s a bit sad to see, but it’s also an opportunity to take unobstructed photos of places which are usually crowded with people. So on our daily walks, I’ve been snapping a few pics of Bath which I thought I’d share with you today.
Bridgerton in Bath
I watched the Netflix series, Bridgerton, which is set in 1813 London. But, come to find out, much of it was filmed right here in Bath. This isn’t too surprising, as many parts of Bath look just as they did in the late 1700s. The only difference is that today there are cars on the streets instead of horses.
My Writing Update
In the month of November, I participated in NaNoWriMo which is National Novel Writing Month. It’s an annual online event when writers around the world commit to writing 50,000 words toward the first draft of a novel. I’m proud to say that I met that challenge and even went a bit above my target. So now I have the foundations for a novel. It’s set in present-day and Victorian London as well as Egypt. So that’s what I’ll be working on this year.
Of course, I’ve also written five non-fiction books which you can see here: Margo’s Books. I published the latest one in October, which is Bowlers, Brollies, and Brits: Curious Histories of England. You can have a look at that here.
In my last post I wrote about my santons (those little saints from Provence). Well, they are still out and I’m working on their terrain. I need to get houses and other accessories, but I think I’ve made their setting quite a bit better.
I stacked different sized boxes to make hills and then covered it all with a fabric that’s printed to look like paving stones. This adds some depth to the setting. The larger (9 cm) figures are in the foreground, and the smaller (7 cm) ones are farther back on the “hills” to give it all a bit of perspective. I think it’s looking better and I can’t wait until I can go back to Provence and buy some more.
Please take care, everyone, and wishing you all a wonderful 2021.
If you want to read more about Bath:
- The Upside-Down Angels of Bath Abbey
- Bathing and Cursing Like a Roman in Bath, England
- Bladud: Legendary Founder of Bath, England Was the First King to Spread his Wings and Fly
- Frankenstein in Bath, England
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Love you girl! You and Jeff stay safe! One of my favorite shows to watch is Escape to the Country, love looking at the countryside and the homes!
England has some amazing stately homes and beautiful countryside. We were in London before, but since we’ve been in Bath we’ve been able to explore a bit more and see some wonderful places. Hope you and your family are well. Take care and stay safe.
Having visited Bath last year, I really enjoyed your commentary and photos. What a delightful place! Good post.
Thanks, Paul. Bath really is beautiful. I think the Georgians did a nice job of making everything harmonious. It looks a bit different without people on the streets, though. You can see more of the architecture, but it’s missing its “buzz.” Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before things go back to some kind of normal. Take care and stay safe.
Love your photos, Margo. It is great to be able to take great photos unobstructed. One of the silver linings. In the same situation in a Melbourne winter, I found there were positive aspects to keep a happy outlook. My thoughts are with you. Paula
I guess we have to try and look on the bright side in every situation. There’s not a lot we can do now, but at least we can take walks and take photos. I’m so grateful for the internet. Where would we be without it now? I think it is everyone’s lifeline. Take care and stay safe.
Thanks for taking us to Bath! Hmmmm….do I detect an upcoming, time-travel novel with ritzy Brits unwrapping mummies in the English mists? Regardless, good luck with your second draft!
Haha. You’ve almost got the plot, Bill. But I’ll not reveal it yet. 🙂 Thanks for your good wishes. I’m sure I’ll need them. All the best!