We did a little bit in Oxford, including seeing the Hysteria at the Oxford Playhouse, which was really cool, though also very strange (especially at the end, but it had Freud for a main character, so what do you expect?)
Then we left Tim behind and took the train up to York for two nights. I love York. It's such a lovely city to wander around in. You don't even need a map; you can just dive down side streets and snickelways and if you get lost, you just look for the massive Minster towers to tell you where you are.
|Inside the Minster|
Then we went to Bath for a day. I had my first ever spa and thermal mineral water experience, which was good fun. Then we hit the town: Bath Abbey, the Roman baths, a picnic by the Royal Crescent, the Fashion Musuem, and little shops in between. I'd forgotten just how pretty a city Bath is.
|Delightful shop, full of ribbons, buttons, and other odds and ends|
|The Tower of London. We discovered no one actually knows where Anne Boleyn was held before her execution.|
|Glorious Westminster Abbey.|
And then Des sadly had to go back to Canada! Alas, but, speaking for myself, I had a fabulous time playing tour guide.
Also, all credit for the lovely photos goes to Des. Having been all these places before, I didn't bother to take any photos, which is a problem when I then wanted to illustrate our travels for the blog.
Des is also an animator back in Vancouver. You can see more of her work here and here.