Thursday, 3 January 2013

52 Weeks of Happy 1/52

Hi there!

Just a quick post today - I have seen quite a few bloggers taking up the 52 weeks of happy challenge and rather liked it!  It seems a lovely way to ensure that we take time to really acknowledge what has made us feel happy.

So, amongst the many, many things that have made me happy this week is our trip out yesterday which included this favourite place of mine

As you can see from the date stamp, this is an old, but favourite photo of mine, taken at this time of year though - and yes, the place is Matlock Bath.  I dont know why but I have always loved the place.  When I was little we used to go every autumn for the Venetian Nights boats, fireworks and illuminations.  Its just a really nice spot for a potter about, with more challenging walks nearby if thats what you feel like doing.

The weather was very gloomy yesterday, so no photos worth sharing.  But a lovely time out with DH and DD all the same.  Eventually we ended up in Manchester to do a bit of shopping in some of specialist food shops we like up there, followed up with a delicious Middle Eastern meal at our favourite eatery!!

I could really get used to this being on holiday lark...I guess I need to work though to finance the hols ha ha!!

Hope that there is much this week that is making you happy. 



  1. I recognised it at once, although I've only visited on a couple of occasions, back in 2001, I loved it, such a magical place.

  2. Ah..sounds lovely! Beautiful photo!!
    xo Kris

  3. I had a great time when I was there with Mam last year, such a gorgeous area!

  4. Matlock Bath is a funny kind of place, it has a seaside atmosphere in the middle of the country! We really like it, you get great fish n chips from Charlie's restaurant! :) x

  5. Lovely day with people you love, a great reason to be Happy!

  6. We always used to drive straight through it on the way to somewhere else when we were little, although there was plenty of time to look, as there were always traffic jams there.... The first time I stopped was when I was with you last year,what a fabulous day we had :)

  7. That look like a nice place.. I so wish I could visit there someday.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Gorgeous photo, I can see why you like going there.

  9. I'm planning to take hubs to Matlock this year as I know he'll love it! Thanks for your visit and you name is in the giveaway hat! Suzy x

  10. oh, I love Matlock Bath too. It's not that far from me so we go there quite often.

    Thanks for your comment earlier. It's really easy to get to Brierlow Bar from the A6 - you can turn off the A6, I think it's near Taddington, it's signed for Chelmorton and Brierlor Bar anyway. That road comes out just oppostite the bookstore and then, once you've picked ip some bargains, you can just take the A515 into Buxton and continue on the Manchester from there. The book store is only a few miles out of Buxton.

    You could also just take the A515 one time and visit Ashbourne too - that's a lovely place to visit if you haven't been before.


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