This time next week, we will all be settled in a pretty cottage in a small village called Winster within the Peak District.
If I'm honest, the main reason for visiting this beautiful area of our green and pleasant land, is to experience the Alton Towers phenomenon. Little Miss k has been banging on about going for sometime now. We were all set last year until I discovered that she wasn't tall enough for the real rides by about half and inch. I refuse to talk in tongues. Metrification has yet to enter my conscious, sub or otherwise.
I wouldn't be totally truthful if I didn't say that I want to go just as much. Being an adrenalin junkie, I love the thrill of being thrown around at seemingly impossible speeds and angles whilst keeping the contents of my stomach where they should be. Coupled with the fact that we have two days visit for the price of one, so it just has to be done.
The walking boots are packed for some serious yomping amid the Peak District and of course a visit to the Chatsworth estate is a must. Some friends of ours who live just a couple of miles from Winster don't know it yet, but they are getting a visit. Probably at their local boozer - I hope.
Anybody with any further suggestions of places to see, don't hesitate to let me know.