The snow in Chesterfield was far deeper than it was here. We were housebound for quite a few days but that was fine as the fridge and freezer were well stocked and we didn't have to go anywhere. We had quite a good journey home with just a few delays on the A38 as we, and all the other drivers, were lead along by a police car with a helicopter hovering overhead. Not sure what the problem was but we were soon on our way again through Derby and out towards the A50.
Yesterday we decided to go for a walk around the lake at Trentham Gardens. I wasn't going to take any photos but it all looked so beautiful I couldn't resist.
The trees looked lovely against the blue sky.
We didn't spot any of the fallow deer but found these sculptures at the side of the lake!
No rowers on the water, of course. The yellow boat caught my eye - a splash of colour on the frozen lake.
We saw this little white duck at the side of the river; most of the ducks were on there rather than the lake as the water wasn't frozen.
Needless to say there was no one sitting outside the lakeside cafe, as they usually do on a Sunday morning.
The pathways were quite slippy but we managed quite well in our walking boots.
When we got back to the gardens the choir were gathered ready to sing some carols.
All of a sudden it felt quite festive!