Monsal Dale (and Trail)

Headstone Viaduct, Monsal Trail Today we decided to go for a walk in the Peak District. Monsal Trail is somewhere I have been before, but I’ve never seen the viaduct from the hilltop, only walked over it. View into the Valley

We set off early (because in the UK the clocks went back last night, meaning that when we got up at 8 our bodies thought it was 9) and when we got there there was plenty of parking.

View into the Valley We were following a route from the Walking Englishman, but skipped bits of it because we didn’t have a lot of change for parking! haha View into the Valley

It was miserable all day. I did wonder if the mist would burn off and the clouds might get more interesting, but no. It stayed grey and misty all day.

Headstone Viaduct, Monsal Trail

Helleborus hybridus tutu

Helleborus hybridus tutu

It has been a lovely sunny weekend this weekend! ^_^
Back to work tomorrow though 😥

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I’ve really enjoyed getting out and shooting the last few days.
The weather has been ideal for it, and I’ve been motivated to do it. Even though I’ve not been shooting on my proper camera every day, I’ve still taken a photo every day. It’s much more relaxed and I’ve been enjoying shooting a lot more – although since the clocks changed and it’s lighter for longer I have been missing it. I’m hoping to shoot more regularly with my camera from now on.

The promise of summer

And a bit of a photo dump!

The promise of summer

I had a bit of a nightmare week last week. I had a bad cold, but we’d been let down by the plasterer (We’re having the bedroom redecorated) which meant we had more work to do that we’d originally planned. The original plan was; plasterer turn up and skim walls and ceiling on Sat, plaster to dry and me to mist coat and paint Wed – Fri (depending on when it was dry), attach new skirting boards, light fitting and radiator over the long weekend, new carpet on Tuesday.

Blossom

This all went out of the window as we had to sort the walls out ourselves, then when we were reattaching the radiator kB bent the pipe and it sprung a leak. Then when we got that fixed (Frantically on Tuesday morning before the carpet fitter came), the valve sprung a leak because it was corroded and all of the knocking about had pushed it over the edge.

Blossom

Luckily, everything was sorted and fixed in time and now we are almost back to normal. Just a bit tired and bored of DIY!

Tulips <3

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Oyster shell

Oyster Shell

Last Friday I had deep fried oysters in a batter with some wasabi mayo. It was lush. I asked if I could keep one of the shells to add to our mini shell/rock collection (Shells/rocks from places we’ve visited).
I think I’m feeling a bit lost some evenings. I want to crochet my red panda, but I’m kind of stuck without the eyes for now. I feel a bit like I have nothing to do, so I decided to take a quick photo tonight.

On Unfamiliar Ground

On Unfamiliar Ground

After waking from her sleep she finds herself in an unfamiliar place. She must have walked here whilst she slept. There is heather as far as the eye can see, and the sun is hidden behind dark rain clouds, although it isn’t yet raining.
The sun has well and truly risen, and it is time to move forward and see what the new day brings.

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