Monday, 10 February 2014
Sightseeing in the Peaks
On Thursday evening Tom & I watched the film Sightseers for the first time. For anyone who's not seen it, the film depicts a couple's trip across England, taking in the sights from the Peak District (where they stop at Crich Tramway Museum) up across the Yorkshire Dales, caravan in tow. Things then start to get a little dark as they kidnap a dog and start to get a taste for murder! Tom summed it up as a cross between Nuts in May and Natural Born Killers and it had lots of funny moments.
By coincidence the next day we found ourselves a few miles from where the film starts off, in a tiny village called Whatstandwell in Derbyshire. My auntie was looking after a friend's B&B there and invited us to stay. The cottage was lovely, with geese and chickens roaming around the garden and the view was beautiful. On Friday we explored the vintage shops in nearby Matlock, where we found a brilliant little record shop. We ate at a veggie cafe there before heading back to watch an old James Stewart film curled up by the fire. It was a really nice break, and great to escape the traffic and spend some time outdoors (with a rare bit of sunshine included, hurrah!).
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