Its very easy not to take advantage of what is outside your door, so many folk in London rarely go to museums, galleries and theatre and to be honest I don’t often walk in the hills around our home, I never cease to appreciate and draw inspiration from the scenery around me but I guess I get a lot of exercise in my day job. Nicola who works at a desk walks every morning. This is the view from my bedroom window, it is always changing and it gives me energy every morning.

Last night we visited friends and had a large curry late in the evening and this morning I really needed to get out and walk it off so went up the hill and it was simply beautiful.

Our house is in the middle of the village at centre of the picture and my workshop is out of view at the head of the valley going into the distance behind the hill at the right. The hill to the left is Mam Tor an iron age hill fort.