At 17 months we can finally say Jacob has now visited our family favourite locations of blowing the cobwebs away.
Matlock and Bakewell both hold little pieces of our hearts and nothing beats loading the kids in to the car and listening to the excitedness coming from the backseat on the hour’s journey there. While practically tasting those freshly cooked chips and that plump crispy fish…
Bakewell has been our newest find out of the two and we well in love with it a few years back when we escaped on a kid free day.
We loved the Weir Bridge and love locks and vowed we would one day put our own lock on there and still haven’t been successful at doing that. Even yesterday knowing in advance we were going we still didn’t go prepared. However Jacob seemed to like them.
We wondered through the little streets and visited those quaint little shops tucked away in side streets and finally managed to buy my second wooden duck this time with black spotty wooden Wellington’s to sit on the kitchen windowsill with the other that has red spotty wellies on!
Ollie found a fudge shop and selected his own body weight in 2 different varieties of the sickly sweet stuff (can you guess I don’t like it?)
I on the other hand bought my beloved Homity pie … forget your traditional Bakewells I am all for the pie!
After discovering our favourite fish and chip shop in Bakewell was closed due to technical difficulties we decided to head the 15 minutes down the road to hit Matlock for some instead.
Lunch was horrendous as Jacob is at the stage where he throws more on the floor than eats and he has no idea on dining etiquette.
However before heading back to the car it was time for some fun before that much-needed nap on the way home.
Not bad for a cheeky Wednesday outing and another thing we have been meaning to for the last 6 months ticked off our list.
Until next time Matlock and Bakewell when we will be back with all 4 of us.