Monday, March 30, 2015

Matlock Bath

Matlock isn't really all that far from here. It's a pretty place and we hardly ever go there. When we do, we usually pass through on our way somewhere else, saying to ourselves that we really should go and have a proper look round one day. We still haven't done that

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!
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