Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Chocolate and Flowers


I’m not a big fan of big yellow daffodils, but I have a soft spot for pheasant eye narcissus especially their perfume.

Easter egg flower

When I was a child I my mum would buy me a Thorntons Easter egg it always had a white sugar flower on it, just like these, at least I think it did.

Tom was telling me how I used to hang his Easter egg in a carrier bag on the washing line, telling him that the Easter bunny had left it there, I can not for the life of me, ever remember doing this. But then he went on to describe in detail where it was and where the line ran too and from, it doesn’t hang there anymore, it hasn’t since he was preschool, so I reckon his memory is better than mine.

It has been a glorious day, I ventured out first thing in search of hills emerging from the mist (and I’ve photos to follow) now  I’m sure if you live in a town or a city you would have thought it quite exquisite in the Hope Valley area of Derbyshire this morning, but it was too busy for my liking, I don’t like to share!

I could hear bird song and church bells, rising out of the mist, from the village of Castleton, But I could also hear, something else;

On yer bike

it’s that time of year again


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “Chocolate and Flowers

  1. I love the pheasant’s eye narcissus too, they have a lovely scent. And I never, never go into the Hope Valley on a Bank Holiday weekend and not often on a summer weekend either. Luckily I can go during the week so I don’t miss out on anything other than the noise and the traffic. Though I confess I’m toying with the idea of going to Garland Day in Castleton – I’ve never seen it but imagine it’s worth making the effort and braving the crowds just once.

  2. Yes Castleton would have been very busy indeed. The worst place for this Bank Holiday mass migration into the Peak surely must be Matlock. It ceases to amaze me how many people go there at a weekend. Im not sure how the locals stand it.

  3. Oh forgot , my favourite flower is the Sunflower

  4. What beautiful little flowrs. I love their delicate color. Those both sound like fun Easter memories!

  5. @laidbackrunner
    I lived in Matlock for a year and never understood why so many folk came to see it. To see what?
    Mind you, I grew up in Southport and never really understood the attraction there either.

  6. Yes – it is that time of the year here too 😦

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