... to Matlock
... by train
... providing time for some more mindless circular knitting of socks
(still LOVING that cute, diddy needle!)
... disembarking at quiet stations
.. climbing through pretty woods
... seeing sheep and thinking "yarn!"
... enjoying the colours of spring
... taking in distant views
... contemplating the sky above Bilberry Knoll
... marvelling at the stone mullions of a house built in 1633!
... thinking how much the chimneys remind us of rooks on a chess board!
... admiring neat allotments
... gasping at statuesque chimneys
... appreciating beautiful architecture
... salivating at scrambled eggs on toast
... wishing there was a band playing to complete this picture of the bandstand
... not being envious of canoeists on the chilly river
... enjoying more bluebells
... astonished at the cheekiness of this robin
... waiting for our transport home
... finding time for a few more stitches and, from the photo I'd taken on our outbound journey, noticing the progress I'd made so far today!
All in the very agreeable company of eldest son!
I needed this day out.
I am essentially an outdoor girl who hates routine, but unfortunately, since November I
have been working in a job which entails sitting in an office, shared with just
one other person, 4 days a week from roughly 8am until 4pm.
This drives me stir-crazy and in truth, I'm not sure how much longer I can do it, so this day
out in the open spaces, no routine, with lots of walking and even more laughter was sorely
needed and a great restorative.
Enjoy your weekend - and here's hoping for even more sunny days
(we have been so lucky here in the UK lately!)