Yesterday the whole family and I went to Crich Tramway Village in Derbyshire - which is a great dog-friendly day out.
Dogs can even have a ride on the beautifully-restored trams which drive up and down the Victorian street they have recreated.
There are more trams in sheds having a rest. They take it in turns to come out for some exercise I think.
The main reason we went was because a few months ago the Lady Of The House was asked to record a voice-over for a new exhibition area. The George Stephenson Workshop Discovery Centre includes a section about the people who had the dirty job of sweeping up all the horse muck from the streets when trams and carts were all pulled by horses.
If you walk up to this model of a young girl who did this mucky job in London in Victorian times.....
.... it has a motion-activated sensor and starts playing a recording of this girl talking about her job...and it is the LOTH doing a Cockney accent! COR BLIMEY, MARY POPPINS!! And all that. She says her accent is a lot better than Dick Van Dyke's (whoever he is). The Man Of The House said he wouldn't have known it was her if he hadn't been told! As you may know, the LOTH enjoys performing with the Little Theatre Company so she LOVED doing this too.
Also at the tramway museum, away from the streets there are some lovely woodland walks you can enjoy. As you can see, me and the MOTH kept our heads down to make sure we didn't miss anything interesting on the ground.
But when you do look up the views across the Derbyshire countryside are wonderful.
There are some sculptures as you walk round too. I liked this goat one. I don't know why some people say I look like a goat. I don't look like this one.
A lot of the site used to be a quarry, and you can still see some of the quarry works.
I had a lovely time but I was very tired afterwards, and when they family enjoyed a pub lunch I just had a little zzzz under the table. (Notice how the MOTH makes sure I can't change my mind and go anywhere by keeping my lead firmly under his foot!)
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