So we didn’t go walking today.
Sat looking over the BBC Weather forecasts for the Peak District it occurred to my man and me that travelling on snow covered roads to arrive at a fog dampened hill with a view purely of our hands in front of us might not be the smartest of our plans. Even if we had made it safely to the desired spot, navigated safely around our route and got back to the car I had visions of shovelling snow to rescue our parked car as snow was forecast for the whole entire weekend in Bakewell and the surrounding areas. It turns out we made a cautious but very sensible decision as the news today shows great disruption to much of the UK.
So, first thing this morning felt a little empty and unscripted but I felt determined to get those boots on and crunch a bit of new snow. When you are a unwilling resident of the flattest area of the UK, walking somewhere ‘interesting’ aka with hills is impossible. The next best thing to somewhere hilly, is somewhere remote. In Lincolnshire the marsh ticks that box with miles of no-one and nothing.
With the bracing cold and the head on wind it was certainly a refreshing experience and after all work no play it felt healthy to be out in the fresh air. The picture above is looking back upon the snow covered county from the marsh bank. As we crunched our way through the glistening fairly untouched snow scene we thanked the warmth of our Primaloft jackets and cosy hats and agreed that a flat snowy walk outdoors was better than no walk outside. I am sure those hills will wait until next weekend and let’s hope it’s improved (but still snow remaining on the peaks please!).
After tea and biscuits to warm up at home we contemplated dinner and what better to compliment a winters walk but good pub grub? Sometimes you just want to snuggle up indoors though so we decided to crack out Gordon’s Pub Food book.
This is the complete A-Z in comfort food. It’s ace, everything from pies, roasts and the perfect warming puds.
We gave the Beef Cobbler a go.
It was delicious which just happens to be the theme for today’s Fat Mum Slim Photo a Day Challenge.
It is a rich beef stew topped with cheesy scones and it hit the spot although there are a few changes that we might make to cater it more to our taste. Gosh dare I say that about Gordon’s recipe’s?! Stay tuned for another post when I will attempt to post the perfect cobbler recipe.
Apparently it goes well with Bombardier beer.