Wednesday, September 17, 2008
DH and I have had a wonderful week.
A small policy I took out twentyfive years ago for twentyfive pence a month matured (I had forgotten about it) so we decided to spend it on a visit with our eldest son who we hadn't seen for a while. He has recently moved house and I wanted to see where he lives.
It was DH's idea, he said we'd had a bad year what with one thing and another and we deserved a break. Isn't he lovely?
We'd never been to Norfolk before and while our son was at work we used the days to explore the area going back to his house each evening.
We did lots of walking and bird watching. He's in the beautiful area of Wells-next-the-sea which ranges from tiny villages to small seaside towns so there was lots to see and do.
Norfolk is full of quaint little villages with strange names..like Little Snoring! There are windmills and miles and miles of reed beds that are a haven for wildlife.
We took advantage of the RSPB reserves in the area which was brilliant as the migratory flocks of Greylag and Pinkfoot Geese were coming in, what a spectacle and the noise was tremendous.
There were Spoonbills too, which I'd never seen before and Knots by the thousand. We even had a sighting of a Bearded Tit which is quite rare and I managed to get a photograph!! ...don't quite know how as I have a new camera and am still practising with it!!
The place was awash with Bloodynose Beetles and Dragonflies in lots of different colours...magical!
We took a boat trip to Blakeney Point to see the Common and Grey Seal colonies that live on the sandbanks.
We were with-in two feet of them.
It was quite funny really, as the boat approached they were just laid like logs on the sand but as we neared them it was almost as if a light went on and they thought 'Showtime'...they began waving their flippers and wriggling into the sea where they performed wonderful aquabatics.
The trips have been going for over a hundred years so they are used to people watching them.
We visited Sandringham House, the holiday home of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll, which was very beautiful and the gardens were magnificent.
We went on the pier at Cromer, it certainly blew the cobwebs away.
We also made a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham to light candles for various reasons.
It was so peaceful and uplifting. Almost like my life was beginning anew.
I feel so much happier and relaxed.
We met up with family and friends and visited wonderful places plus I didn't put weight on...I didn't lose any either but that is good.
Like the title says, we are Rich in Everything.