What is it about the fresh air? A good dose of it and I am shattered.
With a weekend off and little planned in, we made the most of the sunshine and took ourselves off for a stroll around Jumbles Reservoir. After taking our youngest boy to rugby in the morning, we decided to make something of the afternoon. Far too often we have ended up wasting the time together doing chores, not today.
My wife has recently bought a fit bit. She and some of her work colleagues are challenging each other as to how many steps they can do in a day. Her daily target is ten thousand but the competitive streak in her has seen her on some days doing more. As I watched the rugby on the touchline, she decided to have a stroll around the perimeter of the pitches. The more the steps the merrier.
After lunch the four of us took off to Jumbles Reservoir, a local area being a ten minute drive away. Although the sun was shining and a UV level similar to late August, there was a cool breeze around. One of those, coat on, coat off days. As we walked around the water, there were so many people out walking their dogs, off the lead. All the dogs were sociable and soaking wet after taking a dip in the water. It is such a shame, our dog appears very nervous around other animals. She is great with humans but barks and stresses around animals. It would have been a nightmare had we took her along.
We drove to a nearby village called Edgworth to have a few cold shandy`s and ended up settling down to a roast dinner. Once we got inside the Black Bull pub, we decided we didn’t have the energy to start cooking dinner when we got home.
With superb views from the back of the pub looking over towards the reservoir and West Pennine Moors, this was an ideal spot to rest up. The beef roast dinner was wolfed down and we talked ourselves into desert to follow. All four of us decided on sticky toffee pudding which was divine.
The staff were really pleasant and friendly. It was one of those places you often drive past and think to visit but never do. So glad this time we did try the place out.