|Sydney Gardens, Bath: London-Paddington Line|
It's half-term here in Bath. The kids have a week off of school and plenty of time to spend with their families before the long-haul to the Easter Holidays. I have a love/hate relationship with half-term. I love that the three-o'clock buses aren't heaving with school children. I hate that town is teaming with people at midday. I love that I get to see my friends' children when we meet for coffee. I hate that it becomes very hard to concentrate in the public library. I'm both a curmudgeon and a happy human jungle gym.
As such, I was lucky enough to be asked to go play in Sydney Gardens on Monday. Much to my surprise, this included a spot of trainspotting. We sat on the bench and ate a packet of crisps while we waited for the Paddington-bound train. The kids loved it. Me, I could have done without wandering off to find the playground. I was thrilled to sit and watch the trains go by.