Welcome to my new Blog

Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats, Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Friday in Derbyshire

Yesterday Pepe and I went to Derwent Valley Centre, Fairholme!.

The Cafe here is open everyday except Christmas Day which is ideal if you are thinking of going and their Bacon and Sausage Baps are great says Pepe.
Took these bird pix's a few yards away from the seating area.

Could do with this sign at Etherow, some days it seems that it's going to turn into porridge!.

Bridge over the A57

Looking towards Hope which was Our next port of call, but not before checking out this fabulous Honda Goldwing trike, why didn't they do these when I had my Goldwing and sidecar, Pepe wouldn't like it though and cost a bit more that my car I'll bet.

In Hope we saw this other form of transport.

Come a long way in the last 100 years haven't we! but is it for the better though?

Then it was on to Castleton, where we bought a pair of shoe's a bargain at £30 might fall to pieces in the first rain but our Summer's don't last that long do they.
This pub sign said "Dogs welcome as long as their owners were not rowdy"!

Main street

Some good bargains here.

The market Place

Pepe was very interested in these, must have smelt familiar, he could eat one feathers and all!.

Two world wars

And talking about food here he is ready for afternoon tea
Its the thought of those chickens I'll bet.

That's all folks


  1. Nice blog, Ducky

    I suppose the present financial climate has forced the Nags Head into allowing dogs?
    Do they let trolleys in too?
    The George is more up our street though!
    We could easily have passed each other on this trip......We were behind the horse and cart!


  2. liked the one about dogs being allowed with the rider of the owners
    Is anyone you know going to the Olympics?

  3. No one I know of, B-N-B. It's not helping I suppose with the reports of the prices being put though the roof by everyone in London, you'd think they would be happy to get the trade without ripping everyone off as well!.