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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A rainy walk to Markeaton Park

I took a five-mile walk this morning. My first stop was the Orangery at Markeaton Park.



It was closed for the season, but a friendly couple told me about a tearoom just beyond the park at the Home Farm.

A cottage near the park entrance:




Around the corner was the Home Farm, where you can order your Christmas Turkey or Goose.


The rain was coming down hard at this point, and I was cold, so I was glad to find the tea room. Inside a nice fire was going in the stove.


I had a pot of tea and a scone with jam and butter.


I then headed back to town and bought some books at Waterstones, and an egg and cress sandwich and some crisps at Tescos.

Back in the room I peeled off my wet layers -- jacket, down vest, and sweater--and hung them up to dry, and polished off my lunch. Now I'm about ready to bury myself under four layers of blankets and look at the books.



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1 comment:

Arboretum said...

Will put that tea room on the google map. www.markeaton.info
thanks