My Easter Break
I had the week after Easter Sunday booked off work. I was planning on doing up my garden, but my mother very kindly rallied the troops and got it ready for me the week before.
Instead, I painted my fence, enjoyed the sunshine, and had a trip to both Foremark Reservoir and Haddon Hall.
Foremark Reservoir is south of Derby, near Ticknell. To get there, I went over an old causeway which was so pretty. My friends and I had a picnic, and played a bit of mini cricket, skimmed stones on the beach, and generally just enjoyed the beautiful warm afternoon. It's so nice to be out doing things in an evening - we were there until about 7pm.
Of course, while we were there I took a few snaps of everyone :) I also had a go at getting a starburst effect from the sun. I've never tried it before, so I'm rather pleased with how they came out!
Haddon Hall is a stately home near Bakewell in the Peak District. Now, I love castles and old homes, but I'm not fussed about the history of them. I just like looking at the architecture, and it always amazes me to imagine how they were built, and how people lived.
There was a step in the kitchen that was worn down almost all the way.
I took a few photos of the lovely flowers, and a bench, and the gardeners.
And of the signage!
All in all, it was great to be out and about with my camera again, on such a nice day.
After that day, the rest of the week was wet and cold, so I timed it rather nicely!