Yesterday morning we visited the town of Buxton in Derbyshire. It's a place we visit quite often and I've written about it quite a few times over the years on here but I never tire of its streets and buildings.
We just had a wander around popping into one or two charity shops to seek out Christmas cards. We stopped for a coffee and toasted teacake and then visited the Museum to look at a couple of exhibitions and the local book shop where one present was purchased.
There are five floors of books in here, three floors a basement and an attic.
We'd looked in vain around the town for plain brown paper to use for wrapping presents this year but the one shop, close to the bookshop, that stocked it was closed on Wednesdays.
I love quiet mornings like these, a gentle stroll, lovely things to see and best of all no rain. It was sad to see many of the units in the little shopping centre closed the biggest was where M&S used to be, next door Waitrose is still, for the moment, open.
The Museum and Art Gallery
One of the exhibition galleries
Scrivener's Book Shop
View from the Pavilion Gardens
The Old Hall Hotel
A view through the trees on The Slopes of The Crescent which is at the moment being refurbished.
At the top of The Slopes and a view out over the Derbyshire countryside.