The long awaited 'Dethfest" arrives with vans parked strategically in a "French Corale' style
However annoying this behaviour seems to us Brits abroad its time to emulate our nearest neighbours and get the party going..
The Gossip Olympics are underway and there are two clear podium places awaiting for two of this bunch
Me? Surely not...
Gold & Silver medalists 😃😃
Mick's done a 'Festbeer' and TBH its damned good!
Keith has dropped out of the talkathon and becomes an excellent barman serving the needs of the thirsty Mohos
Deb as ever on her 'Fitbit'
(Keith is really interested in our new toys but shows defiance and drops in to a downward spiral of self-denial)
Superscout Mick discovers some Boyz Toyz I've casually laid out for the group
Soon he has created 'Fire' and we all look on admiringly
Not posed for, honest...
The marshmallow bag is found to have a tear in it and soon the girls are prodding them with toasting forks and emitting childlike gasps as they consume the gooey stuff
Chilled (literally) and lubricated, the 'Old Folks' nestle around the fire pit
Next day its time to stretch our legs off we trot towards Crich
Its not long after this I decide involuntarily to test the cow poo absorption rate of my newly acquired walking shoes
They pass with flying colours amidst much hilarity from my sympathetic companions
(Mick photographs the event for his blog and posterity)
Half way house at the local in Crich
Later that day back at the Corale a nice Chinese take away is consumed al fresco and washed down with more of the Festbeer
Walking again next day this time up past Riber and down in to Matlock for our obligatory Fish & Chips
Just parked up and looking good
Three Wise Men look down on Matlock Bath
Before the chipfest a mandatory visit to Spoons in town puts smiles on the Girls...
and the Boys...
Last night and the firepit is lit again
Chris serves up all things cheesy to accompany the peanuts and crisps and her apple & blackberry crumble is rounded off by yours truly in proper style
Nina perfecting her toasting technique
We all had a brilliant three days here at Dethick and nice to RV on home soil for a change
I do hope we can make this a regular event for us
We go our separate ways soon but are sure to meet up hopefully in warmer climes later
Bon Route fellow Vanners!