It was a good opportunity for some quality mother-and-daughter time, so me and my mum took ourselves off for a day trip to Kedlestone Hall in Derbyshire, where we enjoyed the sumptuous interior as well as the extensive grounds (and of course, stopped off for a spot of lunch!)
On another day we headed off to Wistow Rural Centre for a spot of shopping and some lunch (though the cafe there was full to capacity - we ended up hitting the pub instead). I picked up a couple of Christmas presents and also enjoyed having a nose around the Wistow Farm Shop.
After that we headed off for a walk down by the canal and across some fields, a perfect way to spend a sunny autumn afternoon.
I have a feeling that I'll come back to look at these photos a few times as winter continues to take hold, goodbye for now to the sunshine and fine weather! I'm looking forward to spring already...