Tag Archives: Norfolk

Winter visit to the beach

It’s been a hectic few weeks and it’s nearly the end of January and Christmas has faded into a hazy memory!! Finally, in a quiet moment I eventually uploaded photos from our visit to the beach on Christmas Day which … Continue reading

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Seen from a train

Just over three¬†weeks ago, when we had our mini heatwave, I was on a train crossing the Fens. It’s an agricultural and market garden region famous for being flat. Up to the 17th century it was wet, low-lying marshland, until … Continue reading

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Oxburgh Hall Part 3 – Gatehouse interiors and roof

It’s always interesting to go visiting and have the opportunity to climb up a medieval spiral staircase and take in the views from the roof. The original gatehouse of Oxburgh Hall has just such a staircase. Apparently, it used to … Continue reading

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Oxburgh Hall – Part 1, A Legacy in Brick

Oxburgh Hall is a moated manor house in the depths of rural Norfolk. It has been ‘owned’ by the National Trust since it was donated by the Bedingfeld family in 1952. The donation of this interesting building to the National … Continue reading

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A dog day at the beach

Sometimes you just need to get away from everything for a couple hours and let the wind blow away all the cobwebs in your head. The exposed east coast of Norfolk often has a ‘brisk’ breeze and I usually come … Continue reading

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It was windy at the beach this Christmas

It was misty too with sea spray, but not really, really cold. Ending 2015 with unseasonal warmth. The weather may have been grey, but there was plenty of new colour! And, finally, end of the year brings parties and celebrations … Continue reading

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Inspirational autumnal garden – The Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norfolk

Garden visiting is a popular pastime and the beauty of garden visiting is gardens are an ever changing canvas. Traditionally, in the autumn people go to admire autumnal tree colour, but in a thoughtfully designed garden there are still plenty … Continue reading

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I said no photographs, please

“I think that means you behind the lens – I can see you” “Look, I don’t want everyone knowing where I live. Privacy, please.”

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Renaissance tomb in Suffolk for a Tudor Norfolk

As Hilary Mantel’s historical fiction novels ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring up the Bodies’ receive the much lauded BBC period drama conversion to a television series, a new portrayal of Thomas Howard, the third Duke of Norfolk (1473-1554) will appear on … Continue reading

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Walking along Waxham Beach, Norfolk

Christmas morning, it was clear skies and a light wind on the East Norfolk Coast, but when we crested the brow of the dunes the sea was unexpectedly rough. No Christmas swimmers, but plenty of dogs ran backwards and forwards … Continue reading

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Negotiating change is frequently challenging

It is unwise to make sweeping statements and generalisations, but speaking from this little patch of the planet it would appear that negotiating change is frequently challenging. Of course, in any one situation there are multiple factors to be considered, … Continue reading

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