This morning I felt an overwhelming urge to be out of town and surrounded by countryside, I suddenly felt very cooped up and in need of some theraputic views. So I chivvied the family into action, packed a snack-bag and off we went. We didn't go far, only a ten minute drive away from Attic land, but up on top of these moors it feels very remote and far away.
We parked the car on the roadside and walked a short way along a stony track to find a suitable spot to stop and sit a while, to spread a blanket and enjoy morning coffee and a snack. It wasn't a very healthy snack. It consisted of oreo biscuits (for J and I), toffee poppets (for the Little People) and white chocolate buttons (for Litttle B). It was fanTAStic.
I don't think I need to wax lyrical about the colours of the heather or the expanse and beauty of the landscape, the above pictures speak for themsleves. It was just an hour out of our morning, but the feelings of happiness stayed with me all day.
ps did you spot the grouse in one of the above pictures?