Archive for the ‘Norfolk’ Category

Noel Coward’s assertion that the county I call home is “very flat” is a little unfair (locals would suggest that ‘undulating’ is a more accurate description). However if you study the maps where Norfolk heads towards Lincolnshire it is reasonable to say that contour lines are an infrequent occurrence . Sadly as a result of this the flatlands never seem to get […]


Outsider Art

07Aug16

More art. This time in the grounds of Houghton Hall, built for the first British Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole and pleasingly only a short distance from where Mrs Weir and I spend our weekends (for clarification it’s also where we spend our weeks). Now owned by the 7th Marquess of Cholmondeley (David to his […]


Where Art Thou?

12May16

Sadly my hometown isn’t awash with art. The local Arts Centre recently closed down having struggled on for the last few years, and the alternatives are few and far between (although somewhat unexpectedly we do have a new gallery arriving soon, opening with an exhibition of work by Roger Ackling and Richard Long). So it’s both […]


Goober Patrol

21Jul15

Earlier this week I got to see The Goob (over at The Luxe in Wisbech which itself comes highly recommended). I’d been meaning to see it since I first heard about it, initially for no other reason than that it was filmed in and around the flatlands of Norfolk that I call home. Thankfully the use of […]


Middle Earth

05May15

If you’ve passed by this way on previous occasions you’ll have perhaps read of Mr George Borrow and his assertion that “there are no countries in the world less known by the British than these self same British Islands”. As time passes this seems an increasingly accurate view and given that it was made over a century […]


Hometown Glory

17Aug14

One of Great Yarmouth’s finest exports recently pointed me in the direction of Here’s England, a book originally published in 1950 which is “aimed squarely at American travelers – it’s replete with history, architecture and practical travel information, but first and foremost it’s a book to be read for sheer enjoyment.” Having now tracked down […]


I never ever tire of being beside the seaside.