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
then a few more.
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 !
Hope you all had as good a weekend as we did ! xx