Hello there! I seem to have been absent without leave over the last couple of weeks. Sorry! I have been out and about with family and friends, making the most of the beautiful sunny weather and of the beautiful area in which I live. Norfolk is seen by many as a rural backwater, with no motorway and seemingly, far away from the rest of civilisation.
This however is far from the truth. The rail link to London is less than 2 hours, we have a fine city and are spoilt for beautiful beaches, stunning countryside, a wealth of wildlife and big, blue, endless skies. Can you tell that I love where I live?
We love nothing better, than a trip around the North Norfolk coastline, usually stopping off at our favourite beach, Holkham. There's a delightful little tea shop attached to Holkham Hall, that offers the most delicious sausage baguettes and dogs are welcome, both inside and in the pretty garden.
We also stop off at Blakeney, where little sailing boats bob up and down and children dangle their legs over the edge of the promenade, hoping to catch a crab or two.
We had little Sophie staying with us for a few days and made the most of another lovely attraction, Banham Zoo. It's only a 40 minute drive out of Norwich and well worth a visit. All the animals are clean, well looked after and appear happy. It makes a grand day out. Certainly Sophie thought so!
So, as you can see, there has been very little 'work' done, of the knitty kind! Never mind, there'll be plenty of time when the cold, dark evenings come upon us. For now, let's just enjoy the great outdoors and make the most of our beautiful surroundings. I'll leave you a few more shots of Holkham Beach.
Moody, magical and always stunning!