Sunday 4 January

Two cottages out this morning with none back in. A trip down to Bakewell to collect the paper after which I spent some time packing up Xmas trees. Took one down on Friday, four yesterday and the final three today. Still have the house and leisure area to do as well as the outdoor lights – but that’s Chris’s domain! Decided at the last minute to go out for lunch and opted for the Smithy at Beeley. It was busy at Chatsworth Park and we thought we might have difficulty finding somewhere to eat but we must have timed it right as there were a couple of tables available. After that we stopped at the Peak Village Outlet Centre at Rowsley before returning home. A few phone calls and emails before I cooked dinner and we sat down for 8pm.