We have just got back from a lovely but very wet break in Derbyshire. It's good to be home and I missed Archie SO much, the woman who ran the cattery said I couldn't have him back because she wanted to keep him! Although she did say he'd escaped a couple of times and run up the corridor, and had been climbing up her legs. He's come back a bit bigger with a slightly deeper meow, and he's been helping with unpacking:
before curling up on my lap purring where he belongs!
We got back to these lovely spring flowers in the garden,
I love the blue Pulmonaria as it's a true blue and contrasts so well with the greens and other colours.
And these tiny stripy tulips are outside my kitchen window looking very bright and cheerful unlike the weather.
It was good to be away in such a comfortable place - we stayed in this cottage:
at Bolehill Farm. It was so warm and cosy with a small woodburning stove and so clean with heating and lots of equipment all included - (I've never been able to blend soup at a holiday cottage before!) They seem to have gone to a lot of trouble to go the extra mile for people, so I can highly recommend the place if you like Derbyshire.
We only managed one cycle ride and a lovely walk along part of Lathkill Dale in the sun:
before it snowed! The rest of the time we explored local towns and their coffee and tea shops!
So it's been a good break but it will take me a while to catch up with everyone and find out what you've been up to!
Happy Easter to you all.