Goodness where did the last week go? Tuesday the car went in for its service and MOT. Wednesday the front door wouldn't lock so we had to get someone out to sort it. It had been playing up for a while, we'd changed the locks, then the handle but in the end it was the mechanismin at the bottom of the door which is now mended and all is working well. Fingers crossed.
Here are a few photos taken over the last couple of weeks.
1. Bridges and Books in Bakewell
On the last Monday of January we visited the town of Bakewell in Derbyshire. One of our favourite places. There was a huge market in full swing with stalls selling everything you could imagine. No photos as there were too many people around but I did take a photo of two of the bridges over the river Wye. Above the 13th century five arched road bridge.
Above is one of the footbridges which lead from the car park into the town centre. this one has been completely covered in love locks over the last few years. I think there are now concerns about its weight. I wonder if they will eventually be removed?
Whilst we were browsing we found a new book shop. Hawkridge Books sells Antiquarian and Fine books.
It specialises in books on Natural History and Ornithology, but also had lots of local books too.
2. Steps and views in Macclesfield
We visited on Thursday and spent time in the Silk Museum but also had a wander around the town.
The 108 Steps - the sun made it quite difficult for photographs.
We didn't venture down them on this visit but have climbed up them before from the lower part of the town.
3. Signs of Spring at Trentham Gardens.
Moorhens usually scuttle away as you pass by but this one decided that it looked rather good amongst the snowdrops.
4. Around Home
Bright golden daffoldils in the kitchen window have been cheering for the last few days.
Homemade cheese scones for lunch on Wednesday.
We've ditched the tea bags and returned to loose tea. I must admit it does taste better. The tea bags weren't breaking down very well in the compost. We have both leaf tea and fruit tea now.
5. Wildlife film camera
The badger visited at 2.28 am last Wednesday.
The temperature was recorded at -4 degrees centigrade.
That's my five for Friday this week. We are now preparing for the weekend's predicted storm. Anything that can blow away has been weighted down or put in the greenhouse.