School is studying the Romans. As our local Roman town is a bit scarce of things, we headed to Bath ( Aquæ Sulis (“the waters of Sulis”)). We met up with her third cousin and family where we had a lovely lunch outside in the spring sun, then a tour of the Roman baths.
Both the boys ( sorry gents ) were gainfully employed by the Worrybomb.
We saw a lady measuring the temperature of the water flowing into the main bath, it was a constant 41.8 degrees. But then it cools off a little in the bath. Worrybomb had to test it.
During the work they did to rebuild and clean the baths, they found lots of stonework, and other everyday items such as these coins. We also saw broaches, buckles, combs and statues.
Whilst walking around the Baths, we spoke to a Roman lady and her slave. They told us we should be using Portuguese Urine to keep us from needig wooden false teeth. We were invited to a banquette ( with roast dormice ( stuffed with nuts and dipped in honey )) and and Worrybomb was complemented in her fine pink fur coat.
She was also complimented in her slave and that I should learn to do her hair like hers, with hair extensions over a wicker basket. Her slave assured me it would only take an hour or so when I got good at it!.
Whilst walking around we also went into a science week exhibition they were running ( www.britishscienceweek ). We looked at rocks and fossils and then played on a roman water organ.
As part of the Science Week, the official Roman Baths photographer was in and took a few photos of us ( Thank you Ann for sharing them with us ) taking part.