Monday 14 December 2015

Thorpe, Derbyshire - Out in the Rain

On Tuesday we were both shattered after our busy day out and about with mum and dad, so had a nice lie in before heading out to Tissington, a lovely little village, literally just up the road.

We were hoping for a mooch round a couple of nice gift shops, but were disappointed to find all were closed up.

We had been planning visiting the tea room for an early lunch but had a change of heart as a coach party had just arrived and were forming an orderly queue for service.

Instead, we headed to the Manifold Tea Rooms at Ilam Hall where, after a quick wander about in the rain, we had a very hearty steak and ale pie for lunch before heading back, still in the pouring rain, to The Rest. After all, we didn't want to be overdoing it.

We had a very lazy afternoon and I managed to finish off my crocheted cushion squares before finishing off the afternoon with not much else at all really.

Wednesday was my 51st birthday. I can't quite believe a year has passed already since I was celebrating my 50th in Norfolk last year.

We had another very lazy get up and banana and blueberry pancakes for breakfast before heading out to Bakewell for the afternoon.

We had a wander around, got very wet, found a fab fabric shop, before drying out over lunch the the old original Bakewell pudding shop, where we had an amazing lunch topped off by the biggest piece of cake I have ever been faced with. Gingerbread and caramel ... Just lush. Martin was pretty impressed with Bakewell pudding too.
Back to the rest for a doze before a quick dip in the hot tub to then settle down for this week's episode of The Apprentice. Days don't get much better.

We really seem to be easing into this relaxing lark!

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