Wednesday, 30 November 2011

49 and counting!

It's Malcolm's birthday today.  It certainly doesn't seem like a year ago that we were knee-deep in snow and unable to get out for our planned day out to Matlock, but time flies as they say.  This year, to celebrate Malcolm's 49th birthday, we hopped into the car and went off for a walk along the river at Matlock Bath, followed by a coffee and panini at Costa in the town of Matlock.  Although a little chilly, it was infinitely better than twelve months ago.
The water level in the Derwent is very low - even following some pretty hefty showers of late - as can be seen in the picture above.  Walking back to the car, we had a good view over the station, railway and surrounding houses, up to Riber Castle sitting atop it's hill.
Zooming in a bit, some detail of the castle is visible, but sadly not very much as the clouds rolled in to spoil the sunny start to the day.
So, it was back in the car and home for tea, cake and a tot of 'something sustaining' to wish Malcolm a happy 49th.  Just one more year to the big half century...!
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