Monthly Archives: July 2013

Monsal Head, Monsal Dale, Sheldon, Bakewell and Great Longstone

Saturday, our last day in the Peak District for now, but no need to waste the opportunity for another walk. The sun was, after all, shining, but with the promise of thunderstorms for the evening and the journey back to Somerset. Starting from our lovely farm site in Little Longstone, a short walk brings you to Monsal Head, a deep… Read more »

Tideswell, Monk’s Dale, Miller’s Dale and Tides Dale Loop

The morning spent on domestics like tidying up, emptying and refilling tanks etc, we headed a little south to Tideswell by lunchtime. A quick snack in the van, and then we set off on a route provided by The Walking Englishman to take in a different perspective On the Peak’s, that of its Dales. I wasn’t quite on the all… Read more »

A Shorter Walk From Castleton – Cave Dale, The Winnats and Mam Tor Landslip

After yesterday’s exertions on the ridge above Castleton, today was a more relaxed affair. Mel had some adverts to design and get off to magazines, so the morning was relaxed, just hanging about in the van. Once the work was out of the way, it was time to get out again and enjoy the sunshine. We thought we would take… Read more »

Castleton to Edale Ridge Walk via Jacob’s Ladder and the Pennine Way

A 16 mile ridge walk through some lovely countryside in the Peak District. The first picture encompasses the route – out along the ridge which loops around across the top of the picture, back down the brown hill on the far right to Edale, and then back across the valley, and over the ridge into Castleton. Up and raring to… Read more »

Tonight’s Garden View and Tomorrow’s Challenge

A very simple delivery to the Sculpture at the Sanctuary Exhibition this afternoon, literally dropping off and leaving them to do the installation. We spent more time in the tea rooms, chomping on coffee and cake provided gratis by the organisers. Very civilised. A slightly dreary drive via Mansfield and Chesterfield through showers and rumbling thunderstorms, but the slow ascent… Read more »

There is an Upside to Not Having a Garden of Your Own

It’s something that I’ve been saying for the last couple of weeks, how nice it is to not have to cut the grass now that we are living full time in the Motorhome. You get to change the scenery on a regular basis, the grass outside the door is often freshly cut, and sometimes even immaculately manicured. The last few… Read more »

The One With The Towering Inferno

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The nice thing about living in a Motorhome is that you get an unlimited supply of other ‘gardens’ to enjoy, whether they are part of a campsite or somewhere nearby, like the beach at St. Andries Bay, just below our current campsite. Last night we invited some chums over for a BBQ, and given that there were 6 of us,… Read more »

The One With The Sale of One Postcard

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Glorious Weekend. Well, the weather anyway. As for Mel’s craft fair, it was a complete washout. One postcard sold over two days. Begs the question, ‘when does anyone bother to go to a craft fair’? Perhaps it has to be precisely 22.5 degrees with light cloud. We finally managed to peel ourselves of our friends driveway, temporary base for the… Read more »