Archive for the ‘Norfolk’ Category

Next The Sea

24Aug19

An early (and misty) start to the day in Cley*. Early in order to avoid the incoming heat and those seeking to embrace it. *Locally pronounced Cly, in the same way as Costessey is Cossy, Wymondham is Wind’m and Happisburgh Hayzbruh. No idea whether other counties have the same desire to confuse however it appears […]


Back To School

13Aug19

-/ the staircase at the end of the entrance-foyer to the assembly hall As I increase in age I fear I repeat myself more often than I used to, so apologies if I’m re-treading old ground. That said repetition isn’t always a bad thing. As I increase in age I fear I repeat myself more […]


Seaside Snaps

05Jul19

According to this recent piece in The Independent, Hunstanton is the 9th most popular seaside town in 2019. The cynic in me suggests that the locations listed are probably in reasonable proximity to a Best Western hotel, given that they are responsible for the research, but I’m sure that can’t possibly be the case. However […]


Back To Nature

06Nov17

Whilst I’m an enormous fan of the changing seasons (and the transition from summer into autumn in particular) my little grey cells always suffer from the lack of sunlight available to me at this time of year. The one and only thing that seems to help remedy this situation is immersing myself in the great […]


Back to Ongar Hill (again). This time as a direct response to Tim Dee’s Into the Wind programme, recently shown on BBC4 – if you’ve not seen it go and watch it now, it’s easily one of best things that’s been broadcast on television this year. In Into the Wind Tim walks from Guy’s Head, at […]


Good Lobsters

02Feb17

When Daniel Defoe visited Cromer he was underwhelmed, “Cromer is a market town close to the shore of this dangerous coast. I know nothing it is famous for except good lobsters.” I visited last Saturday and whilst I can confirm that Cromer is still a town close to the shore of the coast, I can’t vouch […]


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 […]