Yesterday we had arranged to visit friends who live in the North East Derbyshire village of Holmesfield which isn't far from the National Trust's Longshaw Estate.
We were awake quite early and set out a lot earlier than we had thought so had extra time to meander around the pretty town of Bakewell which is one of my favourite things to do.
We spent a couple of hours in their lovely garden, unfortunatley Ian gets very tired as his illness progresses, so we said our goodbyes, promising to visit again before the end of Summer and drove home past the Longshaw Estate and through Hathersage down to Hassop and the bookshop and cafe at Hassop Station.
It was very busy! Notices said to take a seat under the outside canopies and then order on line. We assumed that one had to have a smart phone to do that so, as we only wanted a drink of tea or coffee, we moved on.
The Hassop Station cafe, gift and book shop is on the Monsal Trail. Just a little further up the trail is another place we have visited before, Thornbridge Hall. We realised that we weren't that far away so decided to try there. Oh, how different it was from previous visits.
I expect the gardens are still as lovely as they were but we didn't go in this time as we still had about an hours journey ahead.
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend.