Following the advice of Facebook Leon I've decided to go to Monsal Dale either tomorrow or on Thursday - ideally tomorrow, and walk around the River Wye there.
The valley looks quite picturesque from the photos I looked at today, there's a fairly steep hill to climb to go from the bottom of the valley to the top and there seems to be an exciting disused Viaduct and tunnel to explore.
The start point is around a 45min drive northwards from work which is about the longest I can go really and still finish walking before it gets dark and get home before Midnight.
Next weekend I am going for a "Wet 'n' Wild" swimming holiday in the Southern Snowdonian mountains in Wales. I thought we'd ( sister and youngest brother ) all go across there on Friday during the day so I booked the day off work but it seems that neither sister or youngest brother booked the day off and are planning on going there after work from Hampshire and Nottingham respectively.
So now I have a spare day to walk somewhere around Snowdon before I go and meet them and the swimming guides in the evening.
I don't think the weather looks all that great tomorrow but perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to try out my new raincoat.
Assuming that if I go out this evening I don't get all that drunk and go to sleep before it gets light and I wake up tomorrow reasonably early I think I might go for a walk around Dovedale in the Peak District.
It's possible that the Voyager 1 probe may have actually left the solar system. It's also possible that it may not have done, yet.
NASA and other scientists are expecting to be able to tell by monitoring the magnetic fields Voyager detects around it, whilst in the solar system the fields should be moving away from the sun and when it leaves the galaxy they should reverse. This hasn't happened yet so NASA believe Voyage is still within the solar system.
Usual format for this aide memoire so that, in the 134th year of my life I can have my nurse read back the highlights of my life. It will be brief, to the point, and 100% accurate with no diversions into fantasy whatsoever.
Mid afternoon, East Midlands Airport and my first mistake. I fail to read the instructions and do not activate the pre-paid parking I have pre-paid for and instead get a ticket which will require me to pay again on return.