This is the post I was going to upload yesterday but changed my mind on hearing of the death of Araucaria.
I knocked up two very quick layouts. They're both very simple, bells and whistle-free designs. Play time, as it is for everyone, is in short supply at the moment. However, I wanted to capture the past weekend whilst it was still fresh in my memory.
The first one is about our trip to Manchester for a bit of culture and bit of shopping. And I know I say this every time I visit an art gallery, but if you're local to Manchester, go and visit the Manchester Art Gallery and see the tapestries by Grayson Perry. It's free. There are six in total, so you don't need to plan for more than half an hour there. However, I would recommend you extend your visit, like we did, with a stop at the cafe for tea and a nibble.
That was Friday. On Saturday we woke to a perfect day of blue sky and sunshine. As I collected the morning paper, the urge came upon me to boot up and go heading into the Peak District National Park. In particular, we decided upon Macclesfield forest. The circular walk we do is one of my favourites. Especially when we head deep into the woodland. There's something wonderfully ethereal and unreal about it. Mind you, there's also something very satisfying about finding an old church to sit in front of, looking out onto the hillsides and wildlife, whilst biting down on a scotch egg and drinking from a flask. Those moments I treasure. I'm a simple soul somedays.