The wanderers have returned from South Wales, everyone was delighted to be reunited (that rhymes), and we have the Bank Holiday weekend coming up - excellent!
In a last hurrah before the girls came home, Owen and I went out with friends to Bakewell, another of the Peak District's picturesque towns.
It's a lovely place, with plenty of attractive buildings and architectural details to catch your eye...
but the River Wye, with all its water fowl and fish, is the real star of the show.
The five arch bridge over the river was originally built in the 14th Century, though obviously it has required a little reconstruction since then.
I feel rather autumnal in this outfit. which reflects the weather; there's a definite chill in the air.
The sequins on my sheer top seem to echo the honesty seed pods, don't you think?
Or am I being fanciful?
1970s homemade maxi dress - Ebay
Sequin top - jumble sale
Shoes, bangles and pendant - charity shopped
Striped bangle - gift from Fiona
Charlie and Willow kept me company in the garden.
The cats line up in an organised row for their meals. They aren't as well behaved at other times.
On the way home from Bakewell, Joanne took us through a car wash.