Monday, August 04, 2008

Derbyshire, part 1

Hot and sunny as we set off on Saturday. The directions were fine until we reached Nottingham (for non-UK readers, this is Robin Hood country) and the so-called ‘unnamed road’ turned out to be a no-access road... At that point I switched back to map-reading, and we made it through to Roston.

Our cottage is a converted milking parlour on a working dairy farm.

This is the view from our bedroom window.

And there's also a beautiful chestnut horse, so Madam is delighted.

From the front of the cottage, we have a view of the Peak District.

Gorgeous sunset that evening,

so DH and I sat in the garden with a glass of wine, just chilling out.

Roston is where George Eliot's father was born - and Ashbourne, the nearest town, is the setting for her novel Adam Bede.

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