This week we ask local Mum and outdoor explorer Beckie about what she loves about Bath! Follow her gorgeous instagram feed mostly_found_outside.
Name: Beckie Rogers
Where do you live and who do you live with?
I’m out in the wilds just beyond Swainswick, in a cottage just me, Algernon, Florence and Maude (cat, child and hen, respectively).
When did you first move to Bath and why?
I’m born and bred, went away for a few years but couldn’t resist the pull. When Florence came along staying seemed like the best idea.
What inspires you about Bath?
I like to be outside a lot, but I actually get quite twitchy if I can’t get to somewhere urban for good food or some kind of cultural connection. The great thing about Bath is that you don’t have to choose. There’s quaint in your direct view but Bristol on the periphery and even London doesn’t feel so far. Or if you want more space still or perhaps sea air then Devon and Dorset are down the road, it’s a perfect launchpad
You need coffee, where do you go?
These days my local is Gather in Batheaston – the coffee is exceptional, the Wifi is strong and they have a great eye for the eclectic without being ostentatious.
You need something stronger, which bar do you prop up?
I’m completely sold on Corkage off Queen Square, I’ve tried new places but I like the nostalgia of the old Beaujolais site. They sort of speak the wine list to you or pick you a wine, which is great because I hate reading wine list adjectives and they do some really tasty natural wines.
The babysitter’s booked, what’s your ideal night out in the city?
Where’s your favourite place to go with the family on a sunny day?
And on a rainy day?
Edge arts cafe is good for rain and rainbow woods is close by if it’s not a downpour.
You’ve got an afternoon to go shopping, where do you splash the cash?
Trying increasingly hard to stop buying stuff, that said I did just spend a small fortune in Mr B’s.
Tell us a secret?
Clip & Climb @ Bloc in Easton – kids can scale walls, adults can hang on to boulders – good fun .