Friday, 29 July 2011

To the East

Mr T has had a tough couple of weeks recently and needed a bit of cheering up so we decided to go for a drive along the coast today and have a picnic.  Sod's law said that yesterdays lovely sunshine had disappeared today but we still had a great time. Instead of going West along the North Norfolk coast which is our norm, we turned the other way and headed towards the Broads and Great Yarmouth although we didn't go that far.

 First stop was Horsey Wind Pump for a walk and a coffee.

Mr T was very jealous of these old Broads Cruisers, Not that he can sail.

I love the Old boat house hidden in the reeds.

You could hear the shouts and laughter of the people on the sailing boats from the footpath, It was about the only sound about.

Next time I fancy going on one of these boat trips as just walking around the edge of the broad we saw so much wildlife.  I love the sign.

These little inlets are called Staithes and are were the boats are moored. This one is at Martham our next stop, and has some lovely holidays lets right next to the water.

Here's your neighbour.

 This would be your view.

Cute  aren't they, they  came to be fed unfortunately we didn't have anything.

On to Winterton ,which is right next to Somerton,

This was here that we had our picnic(sitting in the car)
Amazing beach which is like this all the way to Great Yarmouth.
Not sure how safe it is for swimming as there was a sign saying deep water and strong currents.

Fantastic place for walking and beach combing tough. and the dunes are huge.

And go on for miles

with these tiny flowers all over them

These are the chalets at the local holiday park, aren't they fantastic.

A last look out to sea at the wind farm before turning for home.
It certainly blew the cobwebs away and cheered up my Guy at the same time.

Have a great weekend.


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Scavenger Hunt

I'm actually on time this month with my 12 photos and found them quite easy to find these.

Living where I do Fields are easy to find.

I love seeing the mixture of wildflowers in the fields, it always makes me happy.

one of my Emma Bridgewater expresso mugs.

Red, white and Blue bunting found in Burnham Deepdale.

Flip flops.

A stripy canopy.

A celebration 

A kite surfer.

I wish they really did Ice creams this big.


The bowl of shells in my bathroom, They come from all over the world, the goldfish is one of my needlefelted creations.

Strawberries.One of my favourite fruits.

Looking forward to the next one.


Friday, 22 July 2011

A mixed bag

Well my dears, I've been spending money this week.
I went to Amazon and got a couple of books that I liked the look of
to add to my library of crafts books. I haven't told MrT yet and he won't notice them in the bunch.
Is that too naughty?

Then I went to Kandi Pandis shop on  Folksy and got myself one of her Mini Hexi kits (Thank you Lisa) so I can give patchwork a go----again.  

Then I sat down at my sewing machine with my new Adele CD and 
heres my Monthly Makes.

A new notebook cover from a damage table cloth,

Then a couple of washbags and lunch bags for my Folksy shop.
(Link button on the side) 

I love this pattern, 

Then last night was the main expense.

This was were I went

This was who I went to see.
Do you know who it is yet?

This is what we paid for , certainly to start.

Well this is what three of my friends and I spoilt ourselves with.

We started at about 6 o'clock with a couple of cocktails before heading off to Norwich City
football ground to have a three course meal consisting of recipes from his new book of Spanish cooking.
The first course was a crab tartlet which was fantastic.
Then we had Chicken in a super almond sauce
and finished with a flan and sherry and raisin ice-cream.

My photo aren't great (well I did have wine as well as cocktails.)

This is as close as I got I'm afraid but we did get a talk which was quite good.

But look who else was there talking to a couple of my friends,
well it is her restaurant.
It was one of those experiences that you just have to take when they come along 
if you want to live life to the full
and I had a great time.

So here is my Plant of the week (I love Holyhocks)  to wish you all a great weekend 
and hope you all manage to live life to the full.


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunny Hunny

We went from the North of Norfolk over to the West today to have lunch with the in-laws .
We went to Hunstanton for a coffee before lunch and found there was a festival of some sort going on.

Sunny Hunny has got  lovely gardens 

and an usual lifeboat which my son was very impressed with.

Then on the pier gardens there were dozens of VW vans lined up which impressed Mr T.

Then on the prom were BMX stunt bikes

and a climbing wall.

Apparently Hunstanton is ideal for kite surfing and windsurfing.

and they were out in vast numbers.

Then further along you could just make out the fairground.

I love these cliffs They remind me of coconut ice.

And the rock pools are great when the tides out.

But it was a very short stop

Then  it was past the lavender fields for a Sunday lunch in the village pub before the rain came.