Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Road Trip!

Tissington Hall

Edward & Vintage Shop

Cromford Mill

We decided today was the day to head out in the car and to visit a few places on my wish list.

First we visited Cromford Mill near Matlock, I was a little unsure what to make of this place, very interesting about the history, but not a museum. A few of the shops were a little tired in there choice of stock. The antiques shop was great though and very reasonably priced.

Next on the list was Tissington near Ashbourne. I absolutely fell in love with this place, the buildings and peace & quiet were amazing. I also loved the fact that a lot of the houses had honesty boxes outside the front where they sold excess fruit, veg, flowers, eggs and Jams & Pickles. Also a major attraction there was a great sweet shop that a spotted on someones blog.

We managed to pick up some great local produce alon the way, flowers, cheese, butter, sausages and black pudding.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Hedgerow finds!

Thursday saw me & my family go for a walk up the Chesterfield Canal. We were expecting a nice pleasant walk in the sunshine, what we did not exact was the haul of Blackberries and Sloe's. They seem to be very early this year!

The sloe's are spending the next week in caster sugar before the gin gets added. The Blackberry jam on the other hand are being sold in my local shop to raise some money for Mencap.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Summer Holidays!

A trip to Filey with cousins was a definate winner with the kids, parents would disagree greatly! 3 adults 2 babies and 3 kids in a 2 doubled bedroom apartment!!!!!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Easing myself back in gently!

Even though the school holidays are upon us,unfortunately not a lot has been done or achieved around here except working!

The picture above was taken back in the May holidays, this is my little dear and my nephew, little dear adores him (little dear does not do children). It was taken on the choo choo train in Matlock Park.

Hopefully I will try a get back into the blogging malarky!