#MySundaySnapshot – Derby Driving 35/52 (2019)

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This time last week we were southbound as we traveled around Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Staffordshire. We had the most glorious weather, with temperatures rising over thirty degrees in places, it got a little hot around the collar at times but we managed.

Although I love living in the Lake District as I believe it is one of the most scenic spots in the UK, I have to say that I fell hook line and sinker for Derbyshire. It was such a beautiful area which lies central to all sorts of cities including Nottingham, Leicester, Stafford, Manchester and so on. I could quite happily move down that way if it wasn’t for family, school, work and all the life ties which we have up here.

#MySundaySnapshot - Derby Driving 35/52 (2019)

Whilst I’m happy to be home, the weather is pretty dismal this way and having heard that our family and friends are still enjoying warm summer days, it does make me wonder whether we’d be better off down south.

Our nearest shopping town is currently a fifty-minute drive away, the motorway is at least an hour if the A590 isn’t blocked and things just feel so far away. I guess that’s the beauty of living in the sticks, the reality is a serious lack of opportunity, long journeys but stunning views… maybe the grass is greener towards the Midlands?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware that the grass usually looks greener elsewhere and it’s never truly the case. However, there does seem to be far more down south in terms of opportunities, especially for the kids when they are that bit older and considering their careers. It’s certainly something which we may have to consider in time, I for one would be up for moving.


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  1. September 1, 2019 / 12:27 am

    What a lovely place to visit. The weather looks great and I love that tree. Twisted and interesting x

  2. sarahmo3w
    September 1, 2019 / 6:26 am

    It does look a lovely place to visit. I live in Gloucestershire, so to me Derbyshire is ‘north’. I was having a similar conversation yesterday with a friend who lives in Weymouth and was considering moving to Cornwall. I think there’s far less opportunities for employment etc in Cornwall than there is in Weymouth.

    • September 1, 2019 / 9:30 am

      Interesting … Cornwall is beautiful though xxx

  3. September 1, 2019 / 9:40 am

    I think there is beauty to be found everywhere, but opportunities, especially for the younger generation, are more abundant in bigger cities and towns. I would up sticks and move to the countryside or even better, the sea side, in an instant. But my daughter has work here and I need the expertise of our ‘super’ hospital along with my other daughter. Living in a city has its advantages if not the beautiful views (And certainly not the peace and quiet.)
    I love your photo of the old gnarly tree.

  4. Karen Reekie
    September 1, 2019 / 12:11 pm

    I am kind of the opposite at the moment and want to be away from people and places. It’s always a grass is greener thing isn’t it? Lovely shot. Thanks for hosting.

    • September 1, 2019 / 3:19 pm

      It sure is and you are welcome x

  5. September 1, 2019 / 3:06 pm

    This is a gorgeous photo. I’ve never been to Derbyshire. I love the Lake District though, we are going to windermere this week

    • September 1, 2019 / 3:18 pm

      Oooo enjoy it’s lovely up this way.

  6. September 1, 2019 / 7:32 pm

    What a beautiful and vivid sky X #mysundaysnapshot

  7. September 1, 2019 / 8:45 pm

    It sounds like you had a good trip away. Gorgeous photo!

  8. September 7, 2019 / 6:52 pm

    I don’t mean to add salt to the wound but we are on the south coast & the weather is still lovely! #MySundaySnapshot

    • September 7, 2019 / 6:52 pm

      Our weather is bright today actually heh

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