On Tuesday I celebrated my 21st birthday. Immediately I'm expecting life to be downhill from here (I don't even know if I'm being sarcastic, ha). At the weekend, James surprised me by taking me home to see my family and my friends - something I really missed last year so I was so thrilled.
It was such a privilege to be able to see my beautiful puppy Patrick, two of my good and longest friends and of course my family, all in the space of 48 hours.
On the Saturday evening we went for dinner at the River Cottage Canteen, owned by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, which specialises in fresh, local food - think freshly caught fish, specially grown veg and lots of flavour.
I so wish I'd snapped some pictures of the interior as it's huge and on all different levels. Beautiful, glistening carbon filament lightbulbs swung down from thick rope, making the surroundings feel magical.
I stuck to my father's heritage and opted for the Plymouth sole, which, despite almost turning 21 at the time, I maaay have had to get my Mum to de-bone for me. Nonetheless it was scrumptious and you could taste how fresh each element of the dish was. It was simple yet packed a punch of flavour.
Sotto Sotto - if you're ever in Bath or planning a trip, book this place for dinner in advance as it has a long waiting list, particularly at weekends.
We eventually settled on our options, promising to share each others plates. That's definitely one of the best things about being in a relationship, or if you go as a group - you'll most likely all want similar dishes, so if you're struggling to pick just one dish, get both and swap plates halfway.
I opted for the calamari which came with a dinky jar of one of my favourites - aïoli! (We both demolished little dishes of this on our holiday last summer - and returned about a stone heavier!)
James, meanwhile chose the prawn bruschetta which was zingy and bursting with juicy flavour, and the prawns were beautiful.