My friend Loobylou took me out for lunch today as my promised birthday treat.
6 weeks ago I got a card saying I owe you one walk with a lunch at the end.
We started the day at the Emma Bridgewater sale which started today.
They hold one locally as until recently they lived here and ran the business from here.
Both of us are real fans of Bridgewater china and have quite a few pieces (understatement) but you can never have enough china, can you.
A lot of the china here is seconds although you would never know it.
or maybe a mug.
So after spending our life savings
it was time for a well deserved coffee and scone
on Emma china of course.
We then set off on our walk along part of the coastal path.
We waited until after a heavy downpour and left the cafe to go
through the fruit farm
Onto the footpath
going via Blakeney Quay, which is very pretty, but give it a few weeks
and you won't be able to move here for people on holiday.
This is a very popular area for holiday homes.
Following the coastal path out past the old hulks and onto the Salt marshes.
It is fantastic for bird watchers along this part of the coast,
but I don't really know one bird from another so it's wasted on me.
Fortune favours the brave and the famous Norfolk big sky stays blue for the hour it took us to complete our walk.
We got back to the main road past Cley mill.
This used to be on those BBC Logo films, the ones with the hot air balloons and the kids always used to shout when it came on.
The green between me and the mill is all reeds.
It used to be the the old quay but sadly it is all silted up now.
We got back for lunch just in time before the next heavy down pour.
Then just time for some PYO raspberries before home.
A really lovely day.
Hope you all had a great day too.
See you soon.