SUNDAY Well, the weather certainly looked more inviting this morning! We had a healthy breakfast of fruit and cereal followed by a short chill-out before heading for the Pub. The Plough Inn As planned, the healthy lifestyle began by parking up the Tesla in the Plough Inn’s car-park in the village of Brackenfield before heading off for the almost-four-mile-walk around the local area. Beautiful Countryside! Well, the four miles might have taken us over two hours, but it took-in some great views along the way looking over the Derbyshire countryside – including Ogston Reservoir. The Reservoir Phew! Looking Smug!! And then, just before 2.30, it was done – and we could concentrate on the serious issue of perusing The Plough Inn’s menu! We all felt a bit smug having completed the walk – and tucking into starters, mains AND a dessert… and a bottle of Red… and a couple of pints of Doombar seemed a perfect way to celebrate! A Taste of Cornwall We were stuffed! (again!) and we headed for the car and back to R and K’s for an evening of nothing-much-except-chill! Perfect! After doing nothing for a while, Karen sorted out supper whilst Ralph fired-up err, Amazon Fire and we picked a movie – this time around we chose ‘Hamilton: In the Interest of the Nation’. It turned out to be a sort of Swedish James Bond with occasional subtitles! – and it was pretty watchable! …and good news for Hamilton fans, we found a sequel imaginatively titled ‘Hamilton 2’ which we’re going to save for when R and K visit us on the next Bank Holiday. It was 11pm when we next looked at the time, and I think our four-mile walk was catching-up with us – and we headed for bed. We’re leaving after breakfast tomorrow.
MONDAY After a good night’s sleep it was a healthy brekky of smoked salmon in scrambled egg followed by fruit and yoghurt, we packed up our stuff, said our goodbyes and headed home just before 10.30. It’s been a great weekend – you can’t really go wrong if Ralph and Karen are hosting! We had a good journey home too as the traffic was pretty light and we were filling-up the washing-machine by 12.15!
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