First morning this week it has been raining to start with. So much for our day off! After breakfasts and usual tasks set off about 10.30 am – early for a day off! I put our walking boots in the car just in case. Our first stop was the Goyt Valley. We had heard it was looking good for the heather but it was past its best. It was still raining so no walk here. We drove back to Buxton and onto Chapel en le Frith, which is a town we have driven past but never stopped at. It was still raining so we had a coffee stop and drove on. As we were driving through the Hope Valley the sky started to lift so we made a detour to Ladybower Reservoir where we manged to squeeze a short walk in before it started raining again. We then went on to Hathersage to look for a new walking jacket for me. My current one is eight years old and serves as a walking and everyday rain jacket so is starting to show signs of wear. Having tried on a number a decision was made and then we decided to have a late lunch. It was 3.30. By now the sun had come out and we stopped at a cafe where we could eat outside with the dogs. Another stop before we got home, this time a quick look around the Chatsworth Farm Shop. Back home about a dozen phone calls and as many emails, although with a wet weekend forecast none were about this weekend. The sun stayed out for a couple of hours – was beginning to forget just how much more beautiful the area looks with the sun! Sat down at 9pm.