I love my short frugal breaks, a change of scenery, new places to explore, it's very uplifting and keeps me sane. I've had two days of fantastic walking. Hardly had to wear a jacket at all, my body warmer over a fleecy top and sweatshirt was enough to keep me warm. I've been up and down hills, sloshing through muddy fields full of cow dung, paddling through more cow dung in farmyards, and clambering over stiles set in stone walls. It's been flippin fantastic.
I see Annie has asked a couple of questions about my walking. Hi Annie. Do I always go to the Derbyshire Peak District? No Annie, I go anywhere I want to go, but I have to think of cost. The reason I chose the hostels at Eyam and Hartington is because they are part of the special out of season offer. £8 and £10 per night. I am constantly checking the YHA web site for availability and prices. I also have to think of my travel expenses, and try to use the hostels which are nearest to me, to save on petrol costs.
You also asked if I have had any problems on walks, I assume you mean walking alone. No I haven't. I take precautions, always look around me, be aware of my surroundings, check no one is following me. I feel safest when I am the only person there. The fact that I don't see anyone for ages is a bonus for me, I love the isolation, I am very happy in my own company. I think you have more chance of being attacked in a town centre, now that does make me a bit nervous.
Well tonight I am sitting here all wrapped up in a chilly house. Last night I was sweltering hot lounging on a comfy sofa with my feet up, next to a roaring fire. It was pure bliss. I'd had a hot shower after my walk, and there was a healthy glow in my cheeks. The hostel was probably the best one I have ever stayed in, and all for £8 per night. You will see what I mean when I post the pics, definately five star status.
My brain is shutting down for the night, I'll catch you tomorrow. Toodle pip
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