Last Wednesday, while Mick was still on holiday, we decided to head off to Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. We really like this quirky village which was one of the country's first tourist destinations.
We last visited Matlock Bath a couple of years ago and we retraced our steps along the pathway at the side of the River Derwent. This riverside path is known as Lover's Walks.
Again, we had lovely sunshine for our day out, we've been really spoilt with the weather each time Mick's taken time off this year. Both rowing boats and motor boats can be hired on the river and though we did consider taking a boat out, we decided against.
There are some beautiful places in Derbyshire and I feel a close connection with the county as my mum was born in Derby and generations of her ancestors were born and bred in various villages here.
After our walk along the river we had a look in some of the little shops which line the main street. There's quite a few which sell knick-knacks and touristy merchandise and though I never buy much from these type of places, I do enjoy looking around them.
On our way home we stopped off in Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire. It's not touristy like Matlock Bath is but we came across a small market so we had a bit of a mooch around.
Again, the River Derwent flows through the town.
It was a nice day out, made all the better by the lovely weather.