Author Archives: Josh

Pub outings just aren’t the same these days

I’ve just been sent this photo from the Walsingham History Society. Looks like an outing to Great Yarmouth from the Robin Hood Inn, late ‘40s or early ‘50s maybe? I’m loving the smiles and eager expectation of a joyous day, … Continue reading

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Sparrow Hawk in the Kitchen

Can you believe our extraordinary wildlife encounter today? A glorious sunny spring day, and as I walked from the garden into the courtyard I saw a bird swoop purposefully into the kitchen. Our black lab Izzy was instantly on the … Continue reading

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Stable Cottage is ready!

It has taken just over four months of intensive work, but at last a beautiful cottage has emerged from the old stable. It is full of character, it’s light and airy, its lovely and warm, and we are absolutely thrilled. … Continue reading

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Pancakes for tea

At last, the fine spring weather we all crave, with genuine warmth in the sun. The children are gleefully discarding winter coats and actually volunteering to walk the dog. After a good beach tramp, we were tempted by pancakes aboard … Continue reading

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Izzy amid the sun-kissed snowdrops

A profusion of snowdrops still spreads across the woodland glades of Walsingham Abbey grounds. Folk come from miles away to see the spectacle – a true harbinger of spring right here on our doorstep. Here is a playful Izzy, enjoying … Continue reading

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Communing with the tigers at Thrigby Hall

A hectic half term with Felix doing his first solo trip to London and our first B&B guests. On Wednesday it was beautifully sunny so we headed east towards Yarmouth to visit Thrigby Hall wildlife gardens. This is a delightful … Continue reading

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Sunlight stirs in Little Snoring

A delicate winter sun crosses the graveyard at Little Snoring church, mysterious and beautiful, with its round tower standing detached from the rest of the church, topped by a little 18th century conical cap. The church sits next to what … Continue reading

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You don’t see that very often

  How far away does the heat of summer seem now? Here are the beach huts at Wells-next-the-Sea, huddled in the silence of snow drifts and bereft of people in an Arctic landscape.

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Hare in his element

John and Izzy (our beautiful black labrador) caught sight of this lonesome hare as they walked the Holy Mile this afternoon – a monarch surveys his kingdom. We are so lucky to see so many hares here. They are the … Continue reading

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Magic of early snow

A big snowfall today – the earliest in years. It seems that snow in winter is a given once again, just like I remember from childhood. John caught the magic of sunset through the snow-covered trees of the Abbey Grounds … Continue reading

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