Wednesday, 31 October 2012

We're back!

Sheringham on Monday afternoon

We left the caravan at 8.45am this morning, and reached home via Tesco at 10.45am, so that was not bad going at all.  We had to get some fresh veg on the way home, and there was no sense in going back for it later when we were going past the door on the way home!

The FH has been out to his lunch club and the YFG has been delivered to her party this afternoon.  The FH has now got his feet up watching a film, getting his rest up for his first trip of the week to Papworth tomorrow.  I have got the washing machine going to catch up.

Kelling Heath woodlands - a walk yesterday afternoon - photo by the EFG on her phone!

Arriving at the caravan on Sunday afternoon, we had to get the heating on quick smart as it was FREEZING in there!  It was just like an ice house, and the beds and everything were very chilly, so we bustled about and got things warm.  We settled in for the afternoon and evening, and sorted out our various amusements - knitting, reading, watching tv, the girls disappeared off to their room to watch a DVD at one point, and we all enjoyed a rest.  

On Monday, all of us enjoyed a lie-in until 9am - it was bliss!  We pottered around in Cromer and Sheringham, visiting our favourite shops, and purchasing the much loved Christmas jigsaw by Ravensburger. We were home again by 3pm and enjoying our time of peaceful relaxations!  Much knitting has been done these few days, and whole books read!  I have read a Lee Child thriller, from the library and the girls each chose to spend the pocket money my dad gave them on some books, and they have read them already.  The YFG's sense of achievement at completing a book in several hours has been a joy to see.  The weather on Monday was dry but dull and cold.  

We found the house in Cromer which I am interested in renting as a holiday home for a week sometime next year, and I think is very suitably positioned - just off the main street past the church, at the back of the RNLI museum and slipway - close to the shops in one direction and the beach in the other.  What more could I ask for?!  The cinema is just around the corner too...

Also from yesterday's walk - from high on the caravan site in the woods, across the fields to Weybourne village and out to sea - Sheringham Shoal wind turbines are just visible to the naked eye when you are there but the camera on the phone hasn't been able to pick them out.

On Tuesday we headed inland to Holt after a very laid back morning - I read my book in bed until nearly 10.30 after fetching tea and breakfast!  Holt has an altogether different feel from the other two towns, and I like it just as much.  We went round to the Christmas shop, where we just looked at the glitzy decorations.  I bought some fresh rabbit for the pot from a butcher just along from there, and froze it to bring it home.  We had a delightful rummage in a little shop in the courtyard near the car park, called Great to be Green where my thoughts turned immediately to Froogs because I found a large collection of utility ware crockery in palest green, blue and yellow.  I resisted the temptation to buy a jug just like the one my mum used to have, but I did purchase a lovely white embroidered tablecloth for just £3 for the chapel.

It was lovely to drive home this morning through the trees, as it made me feel very autumnal.  The colours of the foliage are just glorious at this time of the year - all the yellows, greens, russets, red, orange, and browns melting together in one riot of colour.  We have to drive through some heavily wooded areas where the road goes under canopies of trees, and it is quite gloomy under there, and then the road bursts out the other side, and if the sun is shining, the contrast is amazing.  I was happy to be able to get out with the girls yesterday and take some time to walk through the woods, enjoying the scenery and the fresh air.  I am very glad to be home today and able to sit by the fire tonight, but we have enjoyed our little Norfolk jaunt.


Angela said...

I am sure the christmas Shop in Holt has got even more expensive!
I looked at the green china in G to be G - and we decided the contents of our church kitchen cupboards must be worth a small fortune on the vintage Market!!
glad you had a good time!

saving for travel said...

What a lovely time you all had. Just perfect-out and about and lots of relaxing time too.

Glad your investigation of the possible rental worked out. Very exciting.

Enjoy your first evening back in front of your fire-with happy Norfolk memories.

Wannabe Sybil said...

So glad you had a lovely time, and you seem to have really recharged - you definitely deserve it! WS xxx

Lesley said...

I am so pleased that you all had a good time. I hope the rest of half term is as relaxing!

Orkneyflowers said...

Looks like you had such fun! Great scenery and how lovely to have an adventure, really enjoyed the blogs you've done lately! Keep it up!

The Squirrel Family said...

our favourite part of the world ....we honeymooned in the lighthouse at cromer :)