Well, last Friday saw a heavy snowfall, and I didn't know if I could get to Kedleston Hall - I struggled to get out the end of my road, never mind across Derby.
But oh my, the grounds were beautiful when I got there. I forgot to take my camera with me, so I had to resort to my mobile to take a few snaps.
This one was on the lane as I drove down to the Lodge entrance. As the sun was melting the ice on these bushes, it twinkled, although I am not sure if you can see that with such a device!
This was a view down over the grounds, and yes, the roads (yes, there is a road there somewhere under the snow) were a slippy as they look!
On Tuesday, before it got worse, we went up to Rowsley, near Bakewell. I am shadowing a local artist, Rachel Carter, in a community project. The views through Matlock were amazing, sadly, although I remembered about my camera this time, I forgot to charge the batteries. And I couldn't use my phone as the battery on that was getting low too! I hoped to be able to capture the beauty another day, but we haven't been able to get up there ever since.
Sadly, the Christmas Craft exhibition at Strutts Society this Saturday has had to be cancelled, as some makers couldn't make it, and with the added pressure of difficult car park conditions, extra visitors and the threat of more snow and freezing temperatures, the organisers have regretfully had to cancel. It is a shame, I was looking forward to meeting Simon Groom and getting my Blue Peter badge.
We ARE however, running the glass fusing workshop on Sunday, yippee!