Tuesday, August 31st

Paper website test 1 worked pretty well. There are a few errors, I've noticed, but I'm keeping them jotted down on a list in my phone to fix when I'm home.

After cooking a nice fry up, we left the cottage to do a day of walking. The 1st place we attempted to go to turned out to be a National Trust place charging £8 per person. We did a 3 point turn outside the ticket office and drove away fast.

We ended up going to a small town called Bollington. It was a cheap and cheerful little place. The café we wanted to go to for lunch was closed, so we instead opted for some ultra-tasty (and ultra-cheap) meat & potato pies that we ate in the car.

The walk we did was around 3 hours and had some great views. We passed a big abandoned mill, and ended up on the top of a ridge next to a strange building called "White Nancy".

We finished around 4 pm, and decided to squeeze another walk in by sneaking into the back entrance of the National Trust place we tried earlier.

On the way, we stopped at a viewpoint and had tea and scones in the car. Alice made both variations of scones with cream first and jam first to taste test. To be honest, they both tasted the same.

We snuck in through a very public and open footpath. There were some awesome views. We passed a pack of around 100 deer as we walked to a standalone, derelict building known as "The Cage". Apparently it had been a house, a prison, and a banquet hall for hunters.

As we were leaving, we realised that the park had closed at 4:30 pm, and all the gates had been locked. We had to scale a small fence to get out!

We drove back home, chilled out, and had leftover chilli con carne and jacket potato for tea. Watched Johnny English for the first time, and more great reality TV.