Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Day Four

Our last morning waking up in the Tent saw Bright Blue skies and an autumnal crispness in the air. The tent was still pretty wet from the last few days, so we thought we would leave it where it was for the time being and go for a walk. Considering the days weather, there was only one place we were ever going to go...

Back to our beloved Stanage Edge. To walk up here is a complete joy and we spent entire morning there walking, climbing the rocks, and sitting enjoying the views. Taking in every last minute.

This photo of my Husband has to be my favourite of the holiday. He looks like he is on top of the world and I do think we was terribly brave sitting up there. I will treasure this image for a very very long time.

 Eventually though we knew we would have to leave one of the best places in England as our tummies were rumbling and we did have to head home at some point.

On our way to lunch, we did a quick stop at the Derbyshire Craft Centre at Calver Bridge. Look at this wonderfully seasonal window display. It was such a treat of a shop with lots and lots of things that I like to purchase. But I was very restrained and bought a ceramic Pear and a couple of autumnal mushrooms for our  autumn mantelpiece. 

We decided to have one last visit to Bakewell with the hope that the Lavender Tea Rooms would be open, which they were! I love love love this tearoom - the menu is fabulous and they serve their tea in mismatched china - completely delightful. I had the Club Sandwich and my Mr had another English Breakfast. We sat outside despite the slight chilliness to the air and I adore the fact that they provide blankets for the seats outside.

Before heading back to the camp site, we picked up a Bakewell Pudding, well it would be rude not to have, to have once we got home to Norfolk. And very nice it was too! Thankfully the tent was dry when we got back to the campsite and we were all packed up and ready to hit the road in just an hour.

It may have been camping, only for four days of which two were quite miserable weather wise, but I wouldn't have swapped this time for anything. It was a remarkable holiday and I can't wait to go camping again!


Sandra said...

Lovely photos of nature. That picture of your husband is really great! I love his cross-legged position looking out at the view!
A nice friendly cup of tea in pretty china!
Thank you for your visit to my place!

Sandra Bailey said...

Glad you enjoyed your mini-holiday in Derbyshire- a beautiful county too, but, i'm biased, it's my home county!

Sandie xx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I've not been to that craft shop, thanks for bringing it to my attention! Ada :)

Lisa said...

Just look at that blue sky.
Another lovely tearoom!
Love the pumpkins, the window display is very autumnal indeed.
Lisa x