Chocolate and Cadbury World.

“In the town itself, actually within sight of the house in which Charlie lived, there was an ENORMOUS CHOCOLATE FACTORY! Just imagine that! And it wasn’t simply an ordinary enormous chocolate factory, either. It was the largest and most famous in the whole world!”

Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory .

A visit to Cadbury World today to visit Bournville’s very own ‘enormous chocolate factory’

https://www.cadburyworld.co.uk/en

Quakers, the Cadbury brothers introduced chocolate as an alternative to alcohol which was believed to be one of the causes of so much poverty and deprivation amongst working people.

Social philanthropists, the brothers not only made fine chocolate, but also provided for their workers health and recreational needs- groundbreaking and revolutionary in its time.

We had a great morning learning the history of the Cadbury’s, the processes of making chocolate and of course eating a few bars on the way round!

The Royal Crescent, Bath.

We had a little Road Trip down to Dorset and Somerset a couple of weekends ago. The weather was rubbish so we went inland to the city of Bath.

A true high point for me was the Royal Crescent.

This is one of Bath’s most iconic landmarks, was built between 1767 and 1775 and designed by John Wood the Younger. This impressive landmark is arranged around a perfect lawn overlooking Royal Victoria Park and forms a sweeping crescent of 30 Grade I Listed terrace houses.

It is iconically Georgian. I wanted to look behind that sweeping bank of closed doors. Have a wander. Stay a night. Play at being mega rich.

Oh! There was also a cricket pitch…

We didn’t do the Roman Baths- the obvious Bath attraction. Still in COVID times pre- booking online is the way to go- obviously 🤦🏽‍♀️.