Monday, 4 May 2009

As Larry Grayson would have said...........


What a grey day!!! Can't you just tell that it's a Bank Holiday!! Making the most of it, and never ones to let the weather dampen our spirits, we "Kagd up" (put our kagouls on) and went for a walk around the very pretty village of Tissington in Derbyshire. We didn't hit too much traffic en route - just in Bakewell where everybody seemed to be. We did one of the walks from the website that I mentioned a few posts back. We had never been to Tissington, and it was a complete suprise to us. Hubby managed to skillfully guide me away from the Craft Fair in the village hall and towards the old railway track (The Tissington Trail) where we started our walk. Afterwards we drove to Ilam which I discovered was not too far from Tissington and was where Rosie (Corners of my mind on the sidebar) walked earlier in the week and I was keen to take a look at it. Ilam is gorgeous and we are very keen to go back again and do a walk around there. We called back in Ashbourne for tea, and now are home again, bathed, Jammies on and ready to watch "Ashes to Ashes" which we all love.



Hope you all had a good bank holiday.
On a culinary note, I had a go at the Shallow Fried Asparagus in lager batter that "Cooking with the Jones's " had blogged earlier in the week. It was sooooo tasty and we will be having more of this over the next few weeks. The lemon mayonnaise went perfectly with it. The kids loved it too. I love you bloggers for the inspiration I get from you all. You stop me being a stick in the mud. Many many thanks. xx

7 comments:

Lyn said...

No we have never been to Tissington either, sounds like a place to put on my list. Rain here most of the day, Yes it must be a Bank Holiday!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Rosie said...

Oh, good - so glad you found Ilam and that you are going to go back again - you can walk by the river or take a longer walk through the village and over the hills to Dove Dale or like we did once walk from Ilam to Dovedale along the valley to Milldale and back to Ilam - it is a long walk but wonderful. Mmm the asparagus sound good:)

Caroline said...

A stick in the mud? You seem soooo far removed from being that... However, I do agree that reading peopele's blogs van be very inspiring.
Your blog makes me really feel a bit homesick, it is so pretty around where you live.

Melanie said...

This weather is quite terrible for May, typical bank holiday weather! xxx

Rowan said...

I've never been to Tissington, it's one of the places on my 'must visit' list. It always looks so attractive in photos and sounds interesting historically as well. That pizza in the last post sounded so good, I love pepperoni and onions:)

noelle said...

Hi Diane, i have been trying to leave a comment for ages but they wouldn't let me for some reason! Lovely place you went to, shame about the weather. Billy Connolly once said 'Theres no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes'!! hmmmm ! x x

Julia said...

hello Diane

It sounds like a lovely day all round! I really like the Tissington Trail, the whole area is so pretty isnt it? What a perfect day, topped off with a good dose of Gene Hunt (gigglesnort) which is just the icing on the cake eh!!

PS...
Thank you very much for the smashing comments you left on my blog, it means such a lot that you stop by.

Love to you today
Julia xxx