Whilst a list of places to visit and local eating places is very useful, there’s nothing quite so descriptive as a map. Whereabouts is that recommended pub and how long might it take to get there? What happens if your dog is taken ill; where is the nearest vets? Well hopefully all these questions will be answered by looking at the maps I’ve created. [Read more…]
There’s lots going on during half term in Norfolk with plenty of Halloween activities to enjoy. Young or old, I’m sure you’ll find something to suit.
Blickling Hall our local National Trust property has plenty to choose from. How about History comes to life – meet the builders of Blickling to 1930s maids. Hear the gossip and find out what life was like in their time, on Wednesday 29th October. Cooking in the kitchen is on Thursday, 30 October or Sunday, 02 November where you will find ‘Kath’ and ‘Cook’ recreating the recipes of the 1930’s in the kitchen. Finally Bricks and Bats – a walk around the estate exploring the lost buildings of the Blickling Estate on Wednesday 29th October. Find more details on the Blickling Hall website [Read more…]
Think of Norfolk, think of lavender; the two are intrinsically linked, therefore a trip to Norfolk Lavender has to be done at some point! Located in Heacham, some 50 miles away, it may not be on our doorstep, but the trip across the county takes in some beautiful scenery and is worth it just for the drive alone. Half a day allows enough time and so you can explore more of the west of Norfolk or the beautiful North Norfolk coastline as you journey home.
On a beautiful weekend in February we took a trip to Walsingham Abbey to see the snowdrops. Open daily from February through October, we visited on a day when the entry proceeds were being donated to the Norfolk Hospice Tapping House. We had some wild winds the day before and they were still whistling through the trees as we stood beneath them, making some wild noises too. It was quite electric! We escaped the odd rain shower earlier in the morning, so our walk was in bright and beautiful sunshine.