After two days of pretty much doing nothing, my girlfriend decided she was going to get me out of the house today and go on a day trip.
We didn’t really go far but it was better than laying in my sweatbox of a bed room. She took me to a town close by to Chesterfield called Matlock, and like most towns scattered around nowhere they like to keep to their roots.
But if there’s one thing I’m thankful for, it’s that I don’t live there, it seems to be some sort of motorbike hotspot! My God I have never seen so many motorbikes in one place before in my life, I’ve ever only gone round Matlock during the evening to par take in some alcohol abuse so it was the first time I went round there in the day. The constant noise given off from motorbikes was pretty fucking annoying, but you do eventually get used to it.
However it’s not a noise I want to be forced to get used to on a daily basis, so I’m glad I don’t live there.
And trust me, there’s way more bikes than that, I love the way some of them looked, there were trikes, custom made Harley’s some pretty impressive stuff to be seen, however I’d never be caught on a bike, my dad owned a Harley Davidson Electra Glide back in 2003, ended up coming off of it on a motorway on his way to work one day to show it off to his work friends and messed himself up pretty badly, since then I’ve been to scared to even get on the back of a bike.
It’s one of those places you go that seems to have an over abundance of fish and chip shops, naturally we stuffed our faces with fish and chips (Well I had pie and chips) as that was the reason we went there in the first place. Even had some dinner time entertainment as we got to listen to one of the people that work there moan about where the salt as gone from the table. He was a pretty simple boy if I’m honest, working in a chip shop is probably the most his mother could have hoped for him.
“Where are you salt! Bloody hell!”
Calm down boy, it’s just a salt shaker. There’s plenty of others! Haha.
The other reason we went there was to get our arcade on! Whether it’s the 2p machines, the fruit machines or even the games, we were on it like a car bonnet.
After we mixed it up at the arcade we then went for an ice cream, it’s rare that I have ice cream these days or it was a particular treat! Toffee Fudge Icecream I believe it was called…
It made me wonder however why all the people that lived here weren’t poor, overweight messes on the verge of a heart attack, the only thing they seemed to have around here were fish and chip shops, ice cream shops, arcades and sweet shops. With the odd biker shop dotted around, is this what everyone eats around here?
My girlfriend said that all these people didn’t live here but some of them must have done, or maybe they were stuck inside trying to get the fish and chip shops to deliver… I dunno!
I think this spells the end of nice weather around Derbyshire/Yorkshire though as the day ended with rain, good old England, can’t stay too sunny for too long but I can’t say I’m disappointed, I hate hot weather, even as I type now I’m sat in my boxers, sweating like a beast. Yeah get that mental image in your mind!
After the ice cream, the fish and chips and the arcades was over with we then took a look in the various gift shops and sweet shops they had dotted around the area. Far too overpriced but I suppose they sell a lot of that sort of stuff, I ended up buying a bag of apple bon bons, a couple of sachets of popping candy and a lolly pop that looks like a lightsaber. (Seriously, you push a button and your lolly lights up! There was no way I wasn’t buying it.
All in all, it’s been a good day, something I haven’t had for awhile now and totally made me forget about the gash on my head! My next task is to now get all of the glue out of my fricken hair, doctor said wash after five days, so I do and it’s not moved. Lovely! Anyway here’s three more photos of the day!