Yesterday we were on our way to visit a friend we hadn't seen since last Autumn and we had stopped to break the journey at Baslow in Derbyshire. A short walk from the centre of Baslow takes you on to the Chatsworth Estate.
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Books - you wait for ages and then three come at once.
I had an e-mail to say that 'Godmersham Park' by Gill Hornby was available so on Monday I popped into the library to pick it up. I couldn't find it on the reserved shelves. The librarian couldn't find it either, she checked the main shelves, peered behind other shelves and under the counter. She made a couple of phone calls but no luck, it had disappeared. 'Leave it with me' she said, 'I'll sort it out'. On the library website I was back to being second in the queue for Godmersham Park. A couple of days later I had an e-mail to say that the other two books were ready to be collected. I popped in again and they were there, thank goodness. Yesterday I had an e-mail to say 'Godmersham Park' was ready to be collected. I popped into the library today and yes, it was there. I think I've visited the library more times this week than I have done over the last two years when casual visits changed due to Covid and lockdown. Perhaps soon I will get back to browsing the shelves. I just hope I can read all three books before they are due to be returned as they are all requested by other readers so can't be renewed.
I loved these cycles we spotted recently.
A week ago we visited Leek and had a walk around. We parked near the Quaker or Society of Friends Meeting House.
Friday, August 05, 2022
The calendar tells me that it's August. How time flies. Where did June and July go?
A couple of days ago the pond was cleared of some of the weed and fallen leaves.
Leaves have been falling from the Tulip tree.
The hot weather and the strong warm breezes have started an early Autumn.
Courgette and Goat's Cheese pizza - very tasty with salad leaves from the garden.
All for now.