02 December 2010
Angels are making an early appearance in the Advent calendar this year, courtesy of a trip to Bath this week with my friend Elizabeth. It was only the second time I'd been back since I was at university there and it was good to see some of the things that I'd had a minor love affair with when I was eighteen - the goldenness of the city, some lovely rusticated stonework on the bridges over the canal, the river running under the shops on Pulteney Bridge. I'd always been especially fond of Jacob's Ladder on Bath Abbey, those angels climbing their way heavenward, and sometimes coming a cropper. Too much sherry perhaps while mixing the celestial christmas pudding.