Monday, 13 April 2009
Ducks and Ice Creams
This Bank Holiday Monday was spent strolling around a mind-bogglingly busy Bakewell. Parking was a nightmare, as the car park we usually park in was full of market trader vans, who were also at that point blocking off the entrance to the overspill car park which was to be plan B!! So instead we found a car park a little further out of the centre, which was in a field with lovely views of the surrounding countryside, and had the river that runs through Bakewell at one side of it.
So we walked into the town centre, fed the ducks, visited our favourite cafe, Tiroler Stuberl, and ate sausages and drank coffee. Yum!! Then we ate ice creams from an Italian ice cream van, had a potter around the little shops and the market stalls (I bought some 2oz cotton batting to make a quilt with), and just generally soaked up the atmosphere and enjoyed being in the sunshine.
The Moomin's favourite part of the day (apart from the ice creams!!) was spotting all the different dogs that were out enjoying the day with their owners. I was particularly chuffed as I spotted a gorgeous little Frenchie in a cute grey brindle colouring. I have a soft spot for little lap dogs like Frenchies and Pugs!!!
P.S - If you were wondering about the gorgeously cute little kitty brooch that the Moomin is sporting on her handknit jacket, pop over to Joey's Dream Garden, a blog by a fabulously creative Sheffield lady who makes the most gorgeous little felt brooches, which I first discovered at Craft Candy's Spring Fling. I am becoming obsessed with them - I have just this minute popped onto her Etsy shop and bought another of her brooches for me!! I need to stop!! Shhhh...don't tell Mr Deravelled! ;)