Sunday, 18 July 2010


 Hello there! This has been THE week of NO knitting or woolly creativity. So........ as a last resort, I thought I'd show you around our fine city!

1067-1075Norwich Castle is one of the finest surviving secular Norman buildings in Europe. The Castle mound is the largest in the country. From the 14th to the 19th century the keep was used as a county gaol. The Castle was converted to a museum in 1894. It's a great place to visit!

Most of Norwich Cathedral's Norman architecture is still intact and it forms one of the finest examples of the Romanesque style in Europe. Norwich Cathedral has the highest Norman tower (40 meters) and largest monastic cloisters in England, as well as a unique and world-renowned collection of medieval roof carvings.

1407 - 1424
The elaborate design and size of the Guildhall reflect Norwich's status as one of he wealthiest provincial cities in England in medieval times. The building represents the growing ecomomic and political power of the new ruling elite that was emerging - wealthy freemen who were merchants and traders. Norwich was given more self-governing powers in 1404 and the Guildhall was built to house the various civic assemblies, councils and courts that regulated its citizens' lives.

 This is the Royal Arcade, right in the heart of the shopping centre.

Elm Hill is an historic cobbled lane with many buildings dating back to the Tudor Period.

Well, don't you think I'd make a fine tourist guide for our fine city?

This week, we've had little Sophie ansd Scott staying with their mum and this weekend our eldest daughter and her boyfriend have joined us. We've had lots of fun and baby cuddles and the dogs have had 'bonding time'.

Oscar thinks he's boss, but Scott knows better!

Here's Sophie wearing the little summer cardi I made for her.

She's just seen another little baby, who looks just like her!

Hope you have a good week everyone.


melissa said...

i thoroughly enjoyed the tour through your beautiful and historic city. we just don't have buildings with that kind of history over here in the states.

and oh my, does sophie look adorable in her little cardigan! perfect!!

bellaboo said...

Thanks for the tour of Norwich,and lovely photos.I have been to Norfolk many times but never to the city.
Love the tug-of-war dog pic...but Sophie steals the show in her lovely cardi!

Bellaboo :0)

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Thank you for the tour, I love anything historical and had no idea Norwich was such an old city. I love the look of the Royal Arcade - very posh! ;)

josiekitten said...

Love the pic of Scott and Oscar! And the photo of Sophie looking in the mirror is a classic! Enjoy your last week! xx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Thanks for the lovely tour of your charming town... so much history there.
Love Sophie's new sweater.
Those two scamps look like they've been having a ball together I'll bet.
Enjoy the week.
Susan x

Wyatt said...

Thank you for the tour of your much history. Nice to see the dogs having so much fun and cute baby Sophie too!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Tracy said...

Just loved seeing glimpses of your pretty, history-filled town, Ros... it looks so beautiful there! I want to go see it now! :o) We've not been to Norwich... must add to our to-go-to list! Miss Sophie is looking every so charming in her new aqua cardi... perfect fit... and what a doll she is! Fun photo of Oscar and Scott. With so much fun happening, very understandable why your needles & wool are "on holiday"--very OK! ;o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Jenny said...

Nice PR work for your lovely city. Sounds like you had a lovely family week, they must have kept you busy, bet you are all fired up for woolly work after the little break.

Country Girl said...

I love Norwich too, not least because it had my nearest John Lewis!
Sophie is looking very cute and gorgeous.

Sarah said...

You have done a good job of showing us around Norwich. I have been there but it was a long time ago. It looks lovely!
Love the mirror shot of Sophie!
Only four more days!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

awwwwwwwwwwww, Sophie's cardi looks just beautiful on her!
Norwich is just gorgeous! So much history!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

kate said...

Someone once told me the 100 theory. In Europe you can't go anywhere without seeing things 100s of years old. In Canada you can go 100s of miles without ever seeing anything other than nature. And that is why both parties love to visit the other place.

The history in Europe sometimes leaves me breathless.

The cardigan is so perfect. So is the baby.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

great tour, really must go to Norwich, I have heard the shops are fab there! Oh Summer is just so cute and that cardi is lovely and a great colour.

The Garden Bell said...

Oh, how I enjoyed the tour of your town. Wow. Real cobblestone streets, lovely. What a charming area...

Now, isn't that cardi the cutest. Great color.

Really nice pictures, my friend.


Willow said...

Oh thank you for the tour! I've not been to Norwich even though I've visited England twice.

Sophie is so very sweet!

Sarah said...

You too Ros! Happy Holidays!