One of the things Ali and I like to do fairly often when we see each other is to get out for walks in the countryside and whatnot. Since he began working full time and has had access to a car this has opened up the possibilities of where we can go which is fantastic! We went up to Castleton in the Peak District back in October, somewhere I love and want to go back to soon. We spent Ali’s birthday (NYE!) wandering around Newstead Abbey and we have tried to go to Fountains Abbey – we drove all the way there only to find it had closed about ten minutes before we arrived due to the high wind speed!
At the start of December I was lucky enough to be able to go away for an early Christmas weekend in a country manor in Derbyshire. Lea Hall became the home to a bunch of us for a booze, present and fun filled weekend! For me, it was a lovely break from work, in the middle of a week off spent with the boyfriend and getting to know his family (eep!) The group that were going away were his brothers old course mates and friends, and there was a spare room going to we joined the fun!