Here are a few of my favourite highlights from this year's trip.
Taking High Tea in The Pump Rooms:
The Costume Museum:
The American Museum in Bath, with its brilliant collection of antique quilts and beautifully displayed furnishings:
The outings to places associated with the life of my favourite author, dear Jane Austen.
Chawton Cottage, where she lived for eight years and completed so much of her writing:
Seeing the Jane Austen quilt:
The Chawton House Library, where Jane would have dined at this very table:
Winchester Cathedral, the resting place of Jane Austen:
Beatiful Lyme Regis, where scenes of "Persuasion" are set:
Historic Lacock, where many film productions have been set, including the BBC "Pride and Prejudice":
Magnificent Stately homes:
The gorgeous meals in amazing locations:
The entertainment by special people:
The ultimate highlight was our very last night when we had the entire Roman Bath complex to ourselves for a private tour and a most magnificent meal overlooking the baths and the floodlit Abbey.
I presented Helen with my "Pemberlini" quilt as a thank you for having me on this amazing trip of a lifetime. Dreams really do come true!