It looked very grey today, so I was certain it would rain. However we didn’t let that stop us from taking a little joy ride into the countryside. We didn’t have too much time to spare so we had to think carefully of our itinerary. We had friends up for the weekend that we hadn’t seen in years and years, so it was such a fun get together. Time went very quickly and before we knew it they were on their way again.
We went to Chatsworth House near Bakewell, that is in the Derbyshire Peaks District. Here are some photos I took today.
It costs £2.00 to park your car on the grounds, which is fairly reasonable considering costs of car parking in the nearby towns. It was still mid morning and some of us hadn’t quite woken up yet, so we headed straight to the cafe. The cafes, restaurants and gift shops are located in converted and refurbished stables that are a fantastic use of the space. We were amazed at the variety of items on sale in the gift shop. I liked too many things there. Two items I was particularly fond of were two rather large necklace in pink and green. They were a little above my price range, but certainly gave me something to think about, and provided plenty of inspiration.
After we finished our trip to Chatsworth House we drove up to their farm shop to pick up some goodies. The lemon and lime cheesecake we picked up from th shop was exsquisite. It was the perfect dessert to our lunch. We were very lucky with the weather, it didn’t rain until after we had returned home.