Monday, April 21, 2008

Last Day in the UK

Today is the last day of our short holiday and we return to Atlanta tomorrow morning. The weather hasn't been too hot here in the North since our return from Cornwall and has been unseasonably cool and wet even for England. Brightened today and we were off to Bakewell (famous for the Bakewell Tart) since it is market day. Nice walk through the stalls of the market though we refrained from buying anything.
We decided lunch would be from the nearby Chatsworth House Farm Shop and we wound up with some smoked ham, fresh ciabatta, smoked trout pate and some mixed greens (all locally produced). A nice light lunch coupled with a pint of Old Speckled Hen has made me quite mellow. The sun is still out and it looks like time for a walk via the public footpath to Foolow and back. About an hour and then maybe a nap. My only difficulty with the footpath is the cattle guards in the stone walls that were not installed with my size 13 boot in mind. The lambs in the fields along the way should be a little more active and bounding about with this warm sun instead of huddling with mum as has been the case.

Back in the USA tomorrow afternoon and back to work Wednesday.

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