23 Jun 2018

My Week (2)

Rosa 'Wedding Anniversary'


We often follow the country lanes alongside the Upper River Derwent and the Heritage Trail when we drive through  areas of Derbyshire. At one point the narrow road follows along wooded hills with the river valley below and the gritstone cliffs of Froggatt Edge above. There's access to the river banks on a path by a quaint little bridge before the road continues on to villages such as Calver, Eyam or the town of Bakewell.   





We had lunch in Froggatt. It's an unusual name for this little hamlet and possibly means that it was originally called after a cottage there, 'Frog Cot'. We've had lunch in The Chequers Inn before and we were happy to return and enjoy a freshly cooked meal.  


Whilst waiting for our food to be served I went to explore the garden behind the inn which is on two levels with a path leading into the woods. The rhododendrons were still blooming although some were just going over. 





We had rather dull weather at the beginning of the week, but it has been dry and we've been busy in the garden sorting out a few more garden projects such as putting up some trellis for a climbing rose. Yesterday was particularly sunny. Our granddaughter spent the day with us relaxing in the garden and we visited the local garden centre to get the trellis and support poles. Granddaughter is now back from university for the Summer. She got her exam results earlier than she expected and they were excellent.  We're pleased for her since she works hard at her studies.  On Monday she has another xray on her broken wrist and she's hoping that the plaster cast will be removed. 

a local garden centre


Wishing you all a peaceful weekend and a good week ahead,
Linda :)

20 comments:

  1. so glad your sunshine came out for you to enjoy her visit and hope the cast can come off. congratulations to her on those excellent grades... I would love to sit and drink coffee or eat at those small tables, the one with the red flower

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    1. Hopefully the sunshine will continue. It was a shame that it was a rather dull day for our w.a. day out, but we've also enjoyed relaxing at home this week. That garden courtyard was well presented and the top garden with the woods on one side would be a quiet spot to enjoy a meal.

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  2. That's a great post, Linda. Some great exploration and excellent exam results to top it off. Well done. x

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    1. Thank you CK. It's good to know that our granddaughter has got through her first year at uni successfully. It's not easy settling into a new city, living with new flatmates and starting a new programme of academic studies. Now we can enjoy her company as she relaxes over the Summer holiday break.

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  3. Froggatt seems to be a charming hamlet with its grey stone buildings and that beautiful bridge. What a lovely photo of your lush garden with your husband enjoying the shade. Congrats to your granddaughter; mine has also survived her first uni year - in Aberdeen.

    Wishing you sunny summer days the next week too

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    1. Oh yes, Aberdeen, the Granite City, although I like the other name, The Silver City with the Golden Sands! Enjoy the Summer with your family. I hope you all have a relaxing season.

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  4. Quite a nice place. Have a nice week you too and All the Best for your anniversary!

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  5. So nice to see your photographs, Froggatt looks a nice hamlet.
    I always enjoy visits to garden centres …

    Many congratulations to your granddaughter.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan for your visit and kind comments. All the best to you too.

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  6. Lovely way to enjoy your anniversary.

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    1. A day out in the countryside is always enjoyable and it was good to return to a place that we know well and enjoy this wooded area stopping off for a delicious lunch.

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  7. Such lovely places to visit and travel through for your special lunch. You must be happy that your grandaughter achieved such good results,I hope her arm heals quickly. We have sunshine here for the weekend I hope you do too:)

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    1. We love Derbyshire and as we live on the border in the north of the county it's a natural area for us to drive to. Thank you for your good wishes for our granddaughter. She's hoping that the plaster can come off now. It'll depend on the xray to see if it has healed as it was a bad break. Lovely sunny weather today here too!

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  8. First rose looks amazing! Is it your work?
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    Follow back? Sunny Eri: beauty experience

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    1. Thank you Eri for your visit. I took the photo. It's one of several varieties of rose in our garden. This one was a gift from a daughter and it blooms around the time of our wedding anniversary.

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  9. Goodness, what beautiful photos, nature sure is something! Loved the Hamlet and your anniversary rose, all the very best to both of you, wishing you many, many more! Good to hear granddaughter past her exams with flying colours, here's to that cast coming off soon.xxx

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    1. Thank you Dina for your good wishes for our 53rd wedding anniversary. Granddaughter's plaster cast is off and medics are pleased with the mobility in the wrist.

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  10. Happy Anniversary to you all also!!!!! Your pictures are fantastic. What a peaceful place. Such beauty to behold.... Thanks for sharing.

    Love that rose in your top picture.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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