Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Derbyshire Dales

Indulge me while I bore you with some of my holiday snaps... we've had three glorious days walking in the Derbyshire Dales.



It was perfect walking weather, no rain but not too hot. And there was plenty to see from flora...


To fauna....


Just occasionally it felt like one stile too many and it required a sit down half way over the wall... although a good excuse to consult the map.

As you can see.. some of us were good at reading maps


While others were very good at carrying things!


I would like to think three days walking in all that fresh air did us both a lot of good. But then I think a few too many of these...

and a slice too many of tradional Bakewell tart may have offset the healthy benefits of our mini break.


But we did have fun! Thank you to everyone who left comments on the last post. I know I won't have time to reply as I really do have to get my essay finished this week. And special thanks to Julie who recommended the lovely cottage where we stayed in Taddington. We'll be going back!


28 comments:

  1. Looks like the perfect place to walk off a delicious meal!

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  2. That looks like a great weekend. And that Bakewell! mmmmmmm yummy!

    It must have done you both the world of good :-)

    Celia
    x

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  3. We usually bypass Derbyshire and head for the Lakes. I'm thinking maybe we need to stop sooner next time!

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  4. Lovely scenery - lovely photos. Glad the weather was kind to you and you might like to know that the 'black stuff' isn't just alcohol, it's food! An Irishman told me that. You can't go all the way to Bakewell (or even near it) without sampling a slice of tart. Thanks for sharing a great break with us.

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  5. Gina your pics are lovely and never ever boring - looks like you had a splendid time - with lots of nice things to eat and drink - how much more could you ask!

    xxxx

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  6. Lovely pictures.
    Inspiring scenery.x

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  7. Ooh it looks as though you had a wonderful time! That's exactly what you needed - some relaxation, gorgeous countryside, baked goods and a pint. Ace x

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  8. oooh that looks lovely Gina! And you had good weather too. Was that Bakewell tart really made of felt???? xxx

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  9. Looks like you had a great time! Glad the cottage came up to scratch. Phew! I like the arty moo-cow pic too and Monsal Head looks decidedly less windy than when we were there.

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  10. What a perfect way to spend the weekend - especially the Guinness and the cakes :-)

    I've really missed reading blogs lately but it's great to catch up. Love those yummy 'chocolates' you made and the cupcakes and crochet sounds fab!

    xxx

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  11. That looks like my kind of holiday cottage and holiday! Did you like real bakewell tart?

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  12. Hi Gina, lovely piccies, thanks for sharing with us. Glad you had a lovely break - it looks wonderful!!
    Carolyn

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  13. Absolutely stunning photos Gina - so glad you had a lovely time. x

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  14. What a great weekend! Derbyshire looks like a area I would like to visit.

    Great photo's and I loved the one of the alcholic beverages and the food!

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  15. It looks and sounds like the perfect mini holiday! Thanks for showing us the lovely photos!

    Lucy xxx

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  16. A perfect weekend and with lovely weather - what more could we ask for!

    Anne x

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  17. England is hard to beat when the weather is good and Derbyshire is especially lovely, as is a nice glass or three of Guinness.

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  18. What a lovely holiday you had Gina.
    I think you must be just like me when you have a camera in my hand. Snap happy and a pain to be with stoping and starting. I love your framed cow best of all. Very clever photo!

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  19. Fabulous post, Gina, the scenery looks stunning, and as for that Bakewell tart, that was just not fair!!! You had my moth watering.
    Love the cow's head in the window !!!

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  20. What a fab place to go for a relaxing break. We lived in Derbyshire for seven years and really did not want to move back South but work was the deciding factor. I use to go for girly days out to Bakewell, for morning coffee and then find a pub for lunch - great fun and I still miss it so your pictures were a great reminder.

    Ally x

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  21. What beautiful pictures Gina - it looks like a wonderful break. I think a drop of guinness and a bit of bakewell tart are necessary rewards after a long walk!

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  22. Thanks for visiting my blog - you know what they say: 'Curiosity killed the cat', and that's how I came to join the soggy catalogue brigade! I would like to make something attractive out of one, but don't want to spend too much time or effort on it just in case it still looks like a dried out soggy catalogue.

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  23. Boring? Hardly! I love any little glimpse I can have of jolly ol' England and your pictures are just beautiful. I especially love that one of the cow peeking out at you!

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  24. Hi Gina how lovely to see my home on your blog ~ I grew up in Bakewell and it is so beautiful, and the Bakewell pudding is my fav ~ yum ~
    glad you had good weather. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Judy

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  25. looks wonderful and you do both look relaxed - the real green appeals to me....

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  26. What a wonderful excursion you took. That picture of the cow looking out of the blue framed window - takes my breath away. Your photography is wonderful.

    PS I see you like Richard Gere - have you seen Nights in Rodanthe yet? It's wonderful!!! It's his new movie and shot right close to where I live!!!

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  27. good luck with the essay! Rather you than me!

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  28. What lovely pictures - glad you enjoyed your break.

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