Well, we’ve had a very relaxing couple of days forgetting all our responsibiities and doing happy holiday things with our friends Lorna and James. On Tuesday we walked over the hills to Tissington to catch the second last day of this year’s well dressings. The displays were up to their usual high standard, and had survived the six days of hot dry weather remarkably well. Back home for a well-earned cup of tea, stopping off at the White Peak butchery for some of their wonderful Tissington Bangers for our guests.
The next day off we set (by car) for Dovedale, and had a lovely walk up to Alstonefield, following the river (Dove) all the way until we got to Milldale. The river water looked clean and fresh and very welcoming although we resisted any – quite strong – childish temptation to paddle. River-wise it was beautiful, but we didn’t spot any interesting wildlife or birds: our sum tally was bluebells,wild garlic, butterflies and ducks (and various tree blossoms we didn’t recognise)!
A warm welcome and lovely lunch at the George and then we stocked up with some delicious goodies in their Farm Shop behind the pub (I wonder if everyone realises it is there?). And now Lorna and James have gone home and normal life resumes, not that it ever seems just normal. There is usually something interesting happening.
It has been really hot here as it has in most parts of the country. We are getting ready for Open Gardens next Sunday, 25 June 2017. The rose above the stone barn has prolific blooms that we are hoping will still be there at the end of the week. Lots of hot air balloons […]
Chatsworth House played host to RHS flower show for the 1st time this year. The setting is delightful and the show gardens all very natural which is lovely to see in this Peak District setting. Peak District Premier Cottages contributed to the sponsorship of the Experience Peak District garden which won a Silver Gilt medal. […]
The Eroica Festival will be taking place at Friden Grange between the 16 and 18 June 2017. This is one of the most popular events in the cycling and festival calendars and Tom’s and Douglas’s Barns are ideally placed being only 5 miles from the venue. You do not even need to get in the […]