Sunday, 21 August 2011

Run for the Hills

We have spent the day in the great outdoors today. Namely, in the Peak District. We were all going to go for a bike ride but Helen was feeling a little off colour and asked if she and I could walk while himself and the mini monster rode bikes. Our destination was the Upper Derwent Valley. Turns out that we were not the only ones with that idea. Not by a long shot. Parking was not something that was available anywhere up there - unless we wanted to park crazily off the side of the road like some people were doing. We headed for Snake Pass instead.

Here we found fewer people, available parking, and peace and quiet. It was so beautiful.


There was a trail up through the forest that was suitable for bikes, and those walking as well. I was so proud of Emily as this was her first time for such a venture and she just headed off with a mad grin on her face.


Helen and I followed the other two a little bit more sedately, though just as happy.


When we got to the top of the trail (in all honesty it wasn't a big long hike, but lovely all the same) we found the other two already well into the picnic and looking pleased with themselves.


The view was amazing, the company good and the sandwiches - well what can I say? Made by an expert, I'm sure.


And that was today. No sewing. Then again - no housework!! A quick bbq for dinner, some marshmallows to toast for the girls for desert and then a bribe of an hour of television before bed so that I could sit here at the computer in peace. Works for all of us. Hope that your Sunday was as good.

Susan




13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon. A picnic in August - you are brave. If I so much as leave the window open I have wasp invasion here!

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  2. No wonder you are tired Susan! Looks like you had fun and hope you get sewing tomorrow!

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  3. That sounds like a lovely day!

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  4. ahhh what a lovely day. And topped off with toasted marshmallows... come and be my mum for a day please! (I'd let you sew too...)

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  5. M&S make great sandwiches don`t they? Tee hee. Looks amazing - v.envious and love the photo of the bikers digging into their picnic. The Peak District is somewhere I have always wanted to visit...one day!

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  6. Looks like a beautiful family day! Oh my though, that lens looks just about as big as Helen lol...Xx

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  7. The scenery is lovely. Sounds like you had a brilliant family day. It almost makes me want to get out and be active ...note I said almost.

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  8. hi susan....so glad u think our planking is funny....hope to see your girls planking real soon!! xo pam

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  9. Sounds like a perfect Sunday - looks like it, too! Wonderful scenery - Snake Pass has such great views, especially if you're not driving ;o)

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  10. Looks like a lovely outing! Beautiful scenery and some nice shots of the family. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Sounds like the perfect day!

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