You've already seen our Wakes Week window (and if you are in Tideswell today for Big Sat'dy don't forget to enter our competition) - there are some other fantastic decorated shop windows in the village too.
A teddy bear's picnic at Peaches
A view on Tideswell's weather at the chemist
Desperate Dan and his cow pie at Gibbs' butchers
Parlour Blue's Tideswell-by-Sea!
And Tindall's windmill (and I wish I could get the song out of my head!)
Tideswell's main well dressing, at Fountain Square, traditionally features a church building, and after a last few finishing touches...
...this year's was revealed to be a glorious representation of Salisbury Cathedral.
It's always the details that make it for me, from the representation of the solstice at Stonehenge at the top...
...to the crop circle at the bottom!
Enjoy the rest of Wakes Week!
You've been waiting for our Wakes Week Window - well, here it is!
The theme is 'Whose Pet is it Anyway' - spot the Tideswell pet book covers and match up the pets and their owners, and you could win a £20 Peak Volumes book voucher.
Call into the bookshop to pick up an entry form, and have a browse of the books as well!
Have you spotted any of them yet?
Don't forget to look at the posters hanging in the window too - surely you can't resist melting brown eyes like these?
Thanks as always to Fiona Rogers.
This weekend at Peak Volumes is going to be a busy one! To start with, it's the beginning of Wakes Week, and around us, the village is being transformed, with well dressings nearing completion, and bunting going up.
We will have a special window display for Wakes Week from Fiona Rogers, and that's under construction too.
But something else will be going on here too. If you hear a strange sound of revving engines as you step through the door, never fear, the village hasn't been invaded by petrol-heads.
In central France, the annual Le Mans 24 Hour race is on, and Tim Dudley the bookseller is pining for the grandstands overlooking the racetrack.
...but don't worry, something especially for Wakes Week is coming!
It's that time of year already – Tideswell's Wakes Week and well dressing. As the village fills up with bunting, posters, signs and flowers, what's it all about?
Though they date back to church celebrations, or even pagan festivals, Wakes Weeks are perhaps better known as the times when mills and factories were closed and the workers could enjoy a holiday. These often tie in with well dressings, which are floral thanksgivings for water. A well dressing starts as a wooden frame filled with clay, and then local people create a picture using natural materials, including flowers, leaves, seeds, mosses and bark.
The history of well dressing is a little vague – the practice may have begun with the Celts and been discouraged by the early Christians, or it may have been a thanks from Tissington in 1349 for escaping the plague. However they started, well dressings have spread throughout the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Peak District and beyond. Tideswell is one of the many villages that continues the tradition of both Wakes Weeks and the well dressing.
Tideswell's Wakes Week 2013 starts on 22 June, with the blessing of the wells, the crowning of the Wakes Queen and a torchlit procession. There's plenty going on during the week, including Tideswell Memories from Tideswell Community Players, written by Nick Brelsford and based on stories from Tideswell's Living History project. The week culminates with Big Sat'dy – a carnival day with a steel band, floats, fancy dress and a market.
Come and see the well dressings, enjoy a traditional Wakes Cake from Tindall's and browse round all that Tideswell has to offer.
It's Father's Day on 16 June 2013. Not got anything yet?
Peak Volumes in Tideswell comes to your rescue, with books on motor racing, history, football, gardening, cricket – pretty much everything under the sun.
If there is something specific you are looking for, give us a call on 01298 872962 to see if we have it or can find it for you.
Can't decide? Buy a Peak Volumes book voucher instead and your dad can choose for himself.
And to wish all you fathers out there a happy Father's Day, here's a LEGO video!
Peak Volumes - a bookshop the way they used to be