Morning, everyone. I'm back to my usual waking hours today rather than the very late seven o'clock I woke at yesterday. As I don't intend to go down a cave and up a mountain (ok, hill) to Castle in order to sleep a bit longer, I guess early waking will continue in my life!
Sadly, the weather today is for a maximum of 11 and rain showers. I don't mind the lower temperatures but Suzanne feels the cold a lot more, bless her. Oh, well, there's nothing we can do about it so life goes on!
All our plans had to change yesterday! We headed off into Bakewell, only to find that, to our dismay, there was some sort of market where we had expected to park. We weren't the only ones to be caught out either. It was rather packed with cars all turning into the roar and having to turn to get out again. A bit chaotic. We tried to find more parking space but failed so we decided on the spur of the moment to go back and 'do' Haddon Hall which we passed on the way to Bakewell. That would have been a Very Good Plan, had Haddon Hall not been closed due to 'unforeseen circumstances'.
Really not our day!!
So we came home again (thankfully Bakewell is pretty close to Beeley, we hadn't driven for miles and miles) to have a coffee and talk. It started raining at that point so we were quite glad to be inside anyway.
We had lunch at home and decided it would be quite nice to visit a few craft centres/shops. We had clocked Caudwell Mill as we drove to Bakewell and we found a couple more. The one at Eyam was closed on Mondays but the one at Calver was open so off we set.
Caudwell was a lot better than when I last visited which was a number of years ago now. The glass workroom was open and we enjoyed looking at all the lovely glass creations. Sadly, the silver workshop was closed but the general shop was open and we spent a long time looking around and admiring creations by local crafters. I could have spent loads on some lovely pottery but common sense prevailed and I came away with a couple of gifts and a pretty little necklace while Suzanne got herself a couple of pottery pendants.
Then we headed off to the Derbyshire shop.
Have a lovely day! xx