On 30 November it was Stacey's day off so her and Dad took me, Sydney, Magic & Oscar to Bath to see the Christmas Market. We all went on the bus but, because they haven't been on a bus before, Magic & Oscar travelled in their carrier. As soon as we got off the bus they were taken out and then began the battle between Stacey and Magic - Stacey to keep Magic on her hand and Magic to get up on her shoulder and down her back to sit on the Back-pack - his favourite travelling place! I have to say, he managed to get there a couple of times but on the whole Stacey won! The day started at the obligatory pub. Sydney & I have been there many times before so Stacey took Magic & Oscar inside to meet the girls behind the bar. She was gone for ages (but then again, we all know how Stacey can talk for England!). After we left the pub, we had a surprise. A steam train (A4 Pacific Bittern masquerading as another loco from the same class, in Blue livery) passed us. It was downhill into Bath so it was not making much noise and crept up behind us before Dad could get his camera out! Sydney & I have seen many Steam Trains but it was another first for Oscar & Magic. We went by the canal for our usual feast and Dad found me a Blackberry and a Rosehip before we all fed ourselves on Hawthorn Beries - yum yum! Then we went and sat near the Abbey and had a Subway lunch. Of course we all shared the Subs and the Cookies afterwards! Then it was time for the Christmas Market. Several people remembered me & Syd from previous years (we always go; every year), but they hadn't seen Magic & Oscar before. Magic & Oscar are good because unlike me & Syd, they are happy for the kids to stroke them. Dad was tucking into to all the samples:- Cheeses, Sausages and Caremalised Peanuts, along with his cup of hot Mulled Wine. He did get us some Caremalised Peanuts which were nice and Syd being a pig had some Cheese but I was too full for Cheese (gotta watch my figure you know!). Then Dad realised it was nearly a quarter to four and Stacey had arranged to be in Calne for four o'clock (oh Dear! We had had such a good time we all lost track of time!), so we made our way to the bus station. Luckily the quarter to four bus was running about 10 minutes late so we just caught that and went home. Considering they had benn out all day (probably for the first time ever) Magic & Oscar were very well behaved - nearly as good as me & Syd! Below are some pics of our day out in Bath.
Author:- Phoebe (on behalf of David Vickery)
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