Monday, 12 October 2009

Blighty and back

We have just returned from a 5 day visit to the north of England. And what fun it was too! We enjoyed a 2 night stay and some amazing food at the quite superb (and highly recommended) Norfolk Arms hotel at Ringinglow, the gateway to the Peak District just outside of Sheffield. A stay in the Peak District simply wouldn't be complete without a run across the moorland and gritstone edges, my old stomping groundHowever, the main purpose of the visit was to celebrate the 40th birthday of our good friend John. The location was a bunk barn near Settle from which we had a cracking 25km mountain bike outing, from Settle, up over the wild moors......and down to Malham TarnFantastic! It is a part of the world we will be returning to with our bikes in the future, no question! It was great to catch up with friends, some of which we haven't seen for 3 years, although far too much alcohol was consumed and too little sleep was had over the weekend. I admit it has been good to get home to the peace and quiet of Pissou after all the travelling, noise, hustle and bustle of the UK.

1 comment:

Mark said...

Penny, it was great to see you & Andy. It's been far too long & hopefully we'll hook up sooner rather than later....