Matlock Bath I think I've only been to once, about five years ago, on an abortive attempt to see the autumn illuminations. We never even pass through it.
It possibly wasn't an ideal day to go yesterday. It was absolutely pouring down. But we had a plan with Tabitha, Gareth and Cally to go out and see the tiny aquarium, so we went despite the weather.
I have long felt that Matlock feels very much like a seaside town. Matlock Bath looks exactly like a seaside town. Once that is marooned about as far from the sea as it is possible to be in England! Even in the rain it was very cute. We have devised another plan to go back in the summer, on a day when it isn't raining, and to have a proper look around.
|Matlock Bath in the rain|
|Full of Penny Arcades, pubs and fish and chip shops|
|You are only lacking the sales of buckets and spades!|
In the meantime, we very much enjoyed the aquarium. An excellent use for an old Victorian swimming bath
Next time we go, we'll eat in one of the pubs or cafes or fish and chip shops. Yesterday, we went home and had lamb three ways instead
|Crumbed cutlet, meatballs and souvlaki-style steak|
|Someone appears to have commandeered Gamma's slippers!!|
On leave from work this week. We currently have a plumber in the kitchen fitting a new kitchen tap for us. We are hopeful that he will fit a new outside tap as well. We thought it might be slightly amusing to have taps that actually work!