Saturday 15 September 2012

Back home....

..... and I'm well and truly kn##k#r#d (tired).  I love north Norfolk, so beautiful but it is a long, long way away from home.  Took us over 6 hours to get back yesterday mainly because of road works on the M62 and apart from two 10 minutes stops it was driving all the way.  Not complaining (well not fully) as we had a superb holiday and the weather was kind.  In fact this is where we were last Saturday -

Holkham beach.  Warm, sunny and so much space.  Car Park was packed out but we hardly saw a soul once we had made the 15 minute walk over to the dunes and the views are stunning.  Camped out for the afternoon and Sorrel was in her element (sand - not water which she hates) just lots of holes to dig and doggy friends to chase.  Sunday was very hot (28c) and the rest of the week dry apart from a couple of hours Wednesday evening.

Anyway, enough of the weather reports here is Mr B in our pretty cottage (barn conversion).

Lots of prints and original art work on the wall to make me envious and a snug woodburner to keep us warm at night.

Not going to bore you with all the photos but here's one I took in Holt woods.  almost stood on it as it was lying across the footpath.

Not a snake but a slow-worm which is a legless lizard and perfectly harmless (unless you are a beetle).
Have seen them before in StepD's garden in Bristol so I knew I didn't have to scream and run - beautiful creature and a protected animal because of falling numbers.

Took my knitting with me for it's holiday - didn't do any as we were so busy.  Nine hours sleep last night and I'm still tired - how come?

Will have to catch up with WOYWW last week and try to get some crafting done before next Wednesday.  Will share some more views later in the week.


Cath Wilson said...

Looks idyllic, Ann - glad you had a good time and I'm sure you feel refreshed, despite the long drive x

chrissie said...

So pleased that you found somewhere with space and quiet. I do love that part of the coast and have walked many miles on the beach but not where you were--have made a note to see if we can go there in the future.

Great pics--thanks for sharing them.

Love Chrissie xx

Ali H said...

Sounds like you had a lovely week - shame your journey home left you feeling frazzled not refreshed !!

Neet said...

Looks lovely and you were so blessed with the weather. I remember slow worms in Wales a while ago - beautiful colours on some of them - wish I could transport some back to our garden to help with the ant infestations (thankfully not indoors).
Thanks for snarling Ann.
Hugs, Neet xx

JoZart Designs said...

So pleased to hear you enjoyed your hols despite the long drive. That is the only thing that deters us from retuning to that wonderful part of England. We did stop at a country inn half way going but had to drive back in one due to a family funeral.
It looks like a lovely barn conversion you stayed in too.
Hope to see you soon,
lv Jo x

cockney blonde said...

Glad you had a nice break Ann. Know what you mean about Norfolk. I too love the county but as you say its such a long drive, x