We were going up the hill behind our holiday cottage and back again. We, that is my youngest daughter Annebelle and I. We were both curious to see how the small village we stayed in, would look from above. I told my middle daughter we would be: 'back for tea in half an hour'. For sure!
Normally when we go for a walk, we are well equipped. Not this time. I was wearing a long summer dress and Annebelle a stylish leather jacket. Just before we left, we decided to change our flip flops for hiking boots and filled a bottle with water. I grabbed the map on my way out, as I wasn't sure which road to take. I am so glad I did!
We were gone for more than three hours. When up the hill, we simply couldn't stop walking and lost track of time completely. We walked along the edge of the forest, across moorland, through fields of grasses and wild flowers. We walked with heavy clouds above us, in total silence. We walked until we reached the rocks on which Elizabeth Bennett stood in the film Pride and Prejudice, when visiting the Peak District with her aunt and uncle and which Annebelle was keen to see.
And there we looked in wonder at the amazing landscape that surrounded us. We felt on top of the world.
To celebrate this joyous event, we sat on a rock where we had a celebratory snack (Annebelle's yesterday's sandwich which she found at the bottom of her bag) and enjoyed the beauty that the Peak district has to offer.
The photo's in today's post were taken near Baslow, Chatsworth and Curbar Edge.
Before I wish you a good week, I want to thank you for your suggestions, both on Instagram and my blog, on the curious balls that grow in my greenhouse. They are lemon cucumbers after all!
Have a great week!