After two weeks in the hotel, my stay over here has been extended by one week and they’ve decided to change my accommodations. I have moved from the hotel to an apartment and I couldn’t be more delighted.
I’m now in a spacious two bedroom apartment, each bedroom with en suite as they say over here, meaning with attached bath. It’s actually quite luxurious and best of all from my point of view: I have a kitchen.
My apartment is located in a row of what must have been prosperous Regency row houses no more than a few blocks from city center. Right in city center there’s a large, nice grocery store where I picked up a few essentials: oatmeal, sausages, toothpaste, strawberries, beer, bread. A few doors down from the supermarket there was a cheesemonger (French as it turned out) from whom I purchased a nice selection of local cheeses, very reasonably priced as well as some fresh eggs. If you’re interested the cheeses are Bath Blue, a locally made Brie-style soft cheese which I had sampled elsewhere and found delicious, and Wyfe of Bath, a locally made Gouda-style cheese. I will have a nice dinner of cheese, bread, and beer.
A few blocks from the cheesemonger I found a tea shop that had been recommended to me. I purchased several different varieties of loose tea. With that and the P. G. Tips, I feel like I’m settling in.