After a long slow drive, thanks to some roadworks, we eventually arrived in the Peaks (http://www.beechcroftfarm.co.uk). It wasn’t the smoothest of set ups in the dark as mummy forgot to take one of the chains off of Pebbles, so when daddy pulled the car away he nearly took Pebbles with him. Oops!
Friday was a rubbish day as there was lots of work involved, however that makes mummy feel guilty so we got to play lots of ball and go see the goats by the doggy field. Oh and Bess is sleeping through till about six am at the moment, so that’s better!
On Saturday we went for a long walk up Kinder Scout, which is one of our favourite walks around here, however daddy didn’t cope very well as he was walking Bess and he got very stressed as she pulls a lot and he’s not used to walking dogs at all over rough terrain as mummy always holds our leads! It was quite miserable out so mummy didn’t take any photos but she did take a photo of the bag she is making for nanny for Christmas! When we got home mummy cheered daddy up with hot chocolate and crumpets. He seemed happier after that, but it may have had something to do with the whisky in the hot chocolate!
On Sunday we went to a pub to meet Jaimie for lunch as daddy had some stuff to give him. Mummy had a huge stuffed butternut squash. We didn’t go in the pub though as mummy didn’t trust Bess not to play up.
The scenery on route to the Ship Inn was beautiful
When we got back we played ball
and Bess seemed to have fun too
On Monday there was a beautiful sunrise and frost
The goats didn’t seem to mind though
So mummy did some more work on nannys Christmas present with our help!
On Tuesday Bess made some tulips on the glass by licking the condensation. Mummy thought she was very clever, I just think she is dumb for window licking!
Then we went to Chatsworth for a walk and saw the deer
There are so many of them and they are not that worried about us being there as long as we don’t get too close
On the way home we stopped at the expensive farm shop at Chatsworth and mummy and daddy got us an early Christmas present, some antlers to chew. They were fab! They also got the smallest Christmas tree in the world from the man there. They were meant for the children but he felt sorry for mummy and let her have one as we can’t have a normal size one!
On Wednesday I had a lie in to get over all the excitement
Then we went for a walk to Cheedale stepping stones, but these cows had other ideas!
So we turned round and went a different way. We walked and walked, and weren’t really sure where we were going and it was getting late but it was very pretty
Eventually we found the stepping stones and we bravely walked along them. Mind you it wasn’t very deep, just cold!
Then we went back up to the Monsal Trail and went through a big tunnel and just made it home before dark. It was a lovely walk!
Thursday was miserable so we played in the field
On Friday we walked one of our favourite trails from Matlock Bath, which was really nice apart from the one gateway which is a mud bath thanks to the cows. It really smelt and was very muddy. I demanded to be carried as I didn’t want to get dirty, unlike Jim and Bess who seem to like mud! They smelt afterwards for a long time. On Saturday we decided to walk to the stepping stones again and call into the pub we like. Now if you remember my blog from here last year, you may guess what happened, but for those who don’t, here goes!
Last year, it was the day before we left, I think the 23rd December, and we decided to walk to the pub to cheer daddy up, but when we got there it was closed as it was mid afternoon. On the way home it poured with rain and got dark and we struggled to find the way home. This year, mummy had been better prepared, checked the weather forecasts and sunset times and looked on line to see the opening times of the pub. So imagine our horror when we got there and found this sign on the door. Not impressed!! Maybe next time it will be third time lucky!
On Sunday we went for a long walk from the site and out to the Monsal Trail and it was good fun
and when we got home Bess made friends with the goat! Although I think the goat was trying to head butt her but the fence was in the way!
Then mummy had some cuddles with Bess and Scratchy, but only because I didn’t want a cuddle, you understand!
On Monday we were up early as we were heading back down South for Christmas, but we were treated to a beautiful sunrise before we left
Until next time, Love and Licks Rosie xxxxx