On the actual morning of our wedding anniversary, September 25th, we woke up in our cosy bed and opened the cards from our thoughtful friends and family – and from each other, of course!
I bought Ian a copy of the ‘All You Need Is Love’ record that was our first dance (in a paper slip…paper…kind of?) and a record player to play it on! And he bought me a gorgeous perfume. We put the record on and made an insane breakfast of freshly baked croissants with butter and jam and avocado on bagels with bacon.
And Ian produced a bottle of champagne to have with our breakfast! It was genuinely one of the nicest breakfasts I’ve ever had. I felt like I was in some kind of perfect romantic film montage!
We spent the morning being incredibly lazy, reading our books in bed and somehow finding room to work our way through a bag of Haribo, before we headed into Bath. It was an absolutely beautiful day, just like our wedding day was, and Bath is the most stunning city in the sunshine.
We ate (seriously how did we eat more?) baguettes at a tiny café (while Ian finished Girl on the Train, which he was so into that he made me read some of it out to him on the journey) and then headed over to the roman baths.
I’d been here before, but Ian hadn’t, so we worked our way through the grounds, listening to the audio recordings – I thought the addition of having Bill Bryson make comments made it so much better!
It really is beautiful and we spent ages there wandering around, taking photos and imagining what it must’ve been like in Roman times.
After a quick pop to Primark (I mean, obvs), our plan was to head back to the cottage and spend some time getting ready for dinner. But fate had other plans, as our multi storey carpark was completely backed up, and there was a queue for an hour to get out! We ended up retreating to a gorgeous pub in Bath and waiting for the traffic to ease off!
This meant getting ready for our anniversary dinner in roughly 15 minutes, which wasn’t exactly what I’d planned, but it really didn’t matter (at least I had time to finish the champagne!) We hopped in a taxi and went back into Glastonbury for dinner at a gastro pub, which was really a bit average, but we had a lovely evening all the same (and they did have some cool wall art).
The next day was our really special anniversary treat – a day at the Thermae Bath Spa. We woke up and left our cottage in the cold and pouring rain – the perfect weather to spend the day in a spa! The Thermae Bath Spa has two naturally warm, mineral rich swimming pools – one on the roof top, with views over the city, and one downstairs, with a lazy river you can float round and water jets and a Jacuzzi. Then there are four different steam rooms, all with different flavours of steam. Plus I’d booked in for a massage and a facial!
I only managed to take a few photos so I’ve stolen a couple from the website but honestly – it was paradise. I had to be practically wrenched out of there and taken home, feeling more relaxed and happy than I have in weeks!
It was the loveliest end to a perfect weekend and even when I got home it just left me feeling so lucky to have ended up with this person I married a year ago. We’ve had the most amazing, exciting year and I can’t wait for the next one. One year down, forever to go!