Sunday, April 05, 2009

We went to Derbyshire today

We decided that today we would have our first outing of the year and so off we went to Derbyshire or to be more precise, Bakewell and Chatsworth.

Because it was such a clear day we stopped at the Cat & Fiddle to take a few pics. See that thing sticking up in the middle of the pic? well if you look really, really closely you can just make out a white blob on the horizon just to the left of it well that's Jodrell Bank

Our first stop of the day was in Bakewell where we bought Bakewell Puddings and I had to have a quick visit to Wye Needlecraft and I came away with just a few goodies

We then made out way to Chatsworth House and after a picnic lunch on the river bank we played frisbee, you can't really tell who's who from the pics but I've posted them because they do show the house and scenery quite well.

In case your wondering it was Mel, Sheena, Mum and me playing frisbee, Dad was taking the pics

We then wandered up to the old stable block to do that most English of things and have a cuppa :), in the courtyard they now have a horse sculpture that used to be out in the gardens. Mel was determined she was going to sit on and she got there in the end (bear in mind this horse is about 8ft high)

In the grounds not far from the house is Queen Mary's Bower (one of the places Mary, Queen of Scots was kept imprisoned)

I had both girls posing for a pic when Dad decided to play silly beggers in front of them and I wasn't quite quick enough to catch him so only caught him as he moved away

We had a lovely day and plan to back at some point over the summer for another picnic and more exploring


Daffycat said...

What a wonderful day you had! I loved every picture. I'd so love to visit there!

AND you even got stash! Woohoo!

Kristin said...

It sounds like a wonderful day!

Kitty said...

Sounds like a lovely day. Maybe next time you'd like some extra company ;-)

CindyMae said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! You ended up with new stitchy items too so that had to make it even better!

Jo said...

Looks like you had a great day - I'd have to visit Wye too!

Julie said...

A great day out, nice pics.