Taking a look at our city.

Your director often picks up a story about this World Heritage city of ours when he’s out and about in Bath – on a Tuesday morning  – wearing a different cap.

I’m a member of the Mayor of Bath’s Corps of Honorary Guides. We are all volunteers – properly trained for the job – who show visitors  – and often local people – around some of the top tourist spots.

Two hours of looking around Bath – in the cold – and my group today can​ still manage a smile!

In less than two miles – and over two hours – you can let your group see everything from the Sacred Spring at the Roman Baths to the ballroom – at the Assembly Rooms – in which people like Thomas Gainsborough and Jane Austen danced.

We take no wage – and refuse even a tip – but you can gain real pleasure from showing our visitors from around the world a little of the history of this fine city.

Bath’s yellow-flushed stone was looking good against today’s blue sky.

Putting the boot into winter. A touch of spring on board a narrowboat on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

An added fillip for me was cycling back along the canal towpath where l spotted a lovely reminder of the spring soon to come.