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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Friday 13 September 2019

Trip to Norfolk - July 2019

In July, we went to Norfolk for a weekend stay. We stayed in a shepherds hut at Melton Constable, near Holt. The location was very quiet and rural.

The Hut was nicely fitted out and was comfortable.

The owner keeps chickens and eggs were supplied. Of course, as Mike grew up on a poultry farm, he has an aversion to eggs! but they were nice to see...

You can see that the location was very pleasant. We checked in quickly, then raced off to nearby Holt so that we could attend their bellringing practice.

On Saturday, we walked along the coast from Sheringham to Cromer. It was much further than we expected! About 10 miles....At points you have to walk along roads as the cliff top path is not accessable.

The sun was out and it was a pleasant walk.

Cromer is one of the larger towns on the Norfolk coast and has a surviving pier.

Bagshot goats have been introduced to keep the scrub on the cliffs at bay, and these seem to be popular with the visitors.

Cromer Pier, with its RNLI life boat station.

Cromer church - there was a wedding and as the tower door was open, we went upstairs to have a look. We were kindly shown the belfry and the bells, and also helped to ring the bells for the wedding.
As we had walked so far, we took a bus back to Sheringham.

We were pleased to be able to visit the Sheringham train station for the Bittern Line steam trains.
We also went for a drink to the Gunton Arms, which has a collection of artworks. Its not often that you see a Damian Hurst in the ladies loo!

The friendly cat, Pumpkin, at the hut.

We also visited Blickling Hall on Sunday, which we enjoyed very much.

The highly decorated library ceiling...

Looks like a princess feather motif, doesn't it?

We also went to Wroxham on our way home and saw the Bure Valley steam trains.

This was the first time that I had booked anything through AirBnB. The hut and the owner Mary were very pleasant and I would be minded to use AirBnB again, especially as the money side is apparently better for the hosts. I was rather amused to see that not only you as a guest leave a review for the host, but the host leaves a review about you...whether you are recommended guests or not. Luckily we were nice people, clean and tidy...always nice to know...

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