Thank you for all your lovely comments and good wishes on my last two posts. We're back from our holiday in Norfolk having had a lovely time.
The weather has been mixed but, fortunately, there hasn't been much rain. We arrived on the Friday and the best day of the week by far was Saturday. I'm glad that we decided to make the most of the sunshine that day and spend a good amount of time on the beach.
Our cottage was just a stones throw away from the beach so it was in a perfect location for a seaside holiday, though the village where it was situated was very quiet and didn't have many amenities. That didn't bother us at all though as we enjoyed the peace and quiet.
There's a pathway along the beach which is nice for a walk and the beach itself is divided up by groynes to keep the sand in place. This has the effect of creating lots of little beaches.
We were on our own for most of the day with just the odd dog walker passing by, much to Archie's delight. He does like to make friends.
Mick and Eleanor usually enjoy trying their hands at fishing whilst on holiday and this holiday was no exception, though it was rather different to what they're used to. They usually fish in rivers and lakes so sea fishing was something new. They didn't manage to catch a thing between them, except for seaweed.
I always enjoy watching the wildlife, though I'm not very good at identifying seabirds. I think this may be a sandpiper. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
The beach was lovely and sandy, dotted here and there with a few pebbles. I set a challenge right at the start of the holiday to find a pebble with a hole right the way through it and I even promised a little prize to the winner. I've got my eye on a skein of yarn I'd quite like which I'm sure I could have justified buying had a won this competition.
Sadly, the weather went downhill from here, though it wasn't so bad to stop us doing anything. We got the odd shower and it was rather windy but overall it was quite dull. It was nice when there was a break in the clouds though and the sun put in an appearance.
We did some lovely things during our week in Norfolk which I'll tell you about in later posts.
Unfortunately, on our return home, we discovered that my mum has been in hospital and had just arrived home about the same time as we had. She'd had a fall in her bedroom on Tuesday morning and my dad discovered her in a pool of blood, she didn't remember anything about the fall. Fortunately, she hasn't broken anything but she looks as though she's been badly beaten about the face. She was kept in hospital for observation.
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