Monday, 11 February 2013

Snowday

This weekend we travelled over to Glossop in Derbyshire on the edge of the Peak District to see a band who regularly play in Nottingham. We decided to make it a weekend away and booked a room in a new Travel lodge ( budget hotel chain) that had been opened just six months ago in a converted mill in the centre of Glossop.
Very friendly customer service and a great budget price for our one night. Getting to Glossop from where we live means either taking the boring main roads or heading off into the dales and over the higher roads that are often closed by snow although on Saturday they were open with just a little snow left from earlier in the week.

Once there we shopped, had a lovely Chinese meal then headed off to see the band. John, a very talented banjo/accordion/whistle/mandolin etc player, came over to sit with us before their set and handed me his new  banjo. I was amazed at how heavy it was !!! Now I don't know anything about banjos but used to play guitar so I had a quick strum and still fancy learning to play one.

The band were good, tight , probably one of the best gigs we've been to and we have known them for over 20 years!!

I sat to the side with my little camera for most of the night a grabbed a couple of shots

 Seven Little Sisters

then a few more.
 Seven Little Sisters

 Seven Little Sisters

 Seven Little Sisters


 Seven Little Sisters

The band are called Seven Little Sisters and you can here tracks from their new CD here. The next morning we awoke to rain which rapidly became snow giving a beautiful drive back, even got to stop at our favourite book shop !


Derbyshire snow Feb 2013


Derbyshire snow Feb 2013

Derbyshire snow Feb 2013


Derbyshire snow Feb 2013

Hope you all had as good a weekend as we did ! xx



4 comments:

Araignee said...

Gorgeous snow pix! It seems the whole world is covered in snow-everywhere but here.

creatingwithwool said...

Pretty road scenery! Looks a lot like that in my neck of the woods right now and if I'm not mistaken I think that little birds brother by another mother was at my feeder this weekend. :-)

Janys said...

May I assume that you did not go by bike ??? :(

Guzzisue said...

No bikes were harmed this weekend, they were all wrapped up at home !!But this is a nice bike road in the summer as long as you stick to the speed limit which is quite low, the police have unmarked cars, unmarked bikes and helicopters watching the bikers in the summer in this area.
The bird feeders were outside out favourite book shop, they are always busy!