Xmas Eve

Had a few hours off today. Our friends had to go to Chesterfield to pick up a part for their car but when they came back we set off for a walk. Parked at Calton Lees car park at Chatsworth and did a five mile circuit heading initially to Beeley hilltop, then past the lakes that feed the water features at Chatsworth. We stopped for lunch at the Hunting Lodge before continuing along the top then back down to he park and back to the car park. By now it was starting to drizzle but we did not get too wet. Went back home and had a cup of tea and did my last few bits before tomorrow. This included wrapping presents and marinating the goose. One phone call to see if we had any vacancies for the New Year. This evening we went to the Monsal Head for a meal. Always enjoy the food there and it was not as busy as I thought in the restaurant.