Thursday, 30 August 2012

A New Love?

I do believe I have fallen in love with this part of Norfolk and may be thinking of forsaking my first love; Cornwall.

Steps back in amazement.

My husband and I have been to Cornwall more times than I can count and we absolutely love it there but North Norfolk is stunning.

I'll just leave you with a few photos to explain my point!

 You're lucky it rained a lot this afternoon and I only took a few today!
Well what do you think? I know what I think, I think I'm coming back

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

WOYWW from Norfolk

So here I am on holiday in Norfolk and have decided to join in with Julia's weekly blog hop

So here is my surface this week
At the front you can see a magazine I treated myself to because it had a free Vintage Christmas supplement. The trouble is I'm all fired up to make things but I'm not at home! In the middle you can see my Cromer Charity shop finds! I am so excited about the genuine Woman's Illustrated magazines which are from the fifties and I got 6 for £5. They are just hilarious and will be featuring heavily in my future craft projects, if I can bear to cut into them! The other thing I found was a coffee can and saucer from the set I collect. You may have seen photos of it on my blog before.
To the back are some postcards, my lens and Jamul guarding my peanuts!

I'll leave you with one photo of our holiday, I won't bore you with the hundreds I've taken so far!

Right, off you go and visit some blogs from around the world, I am

Monday, 27 August 2012

Holidays at last

I am writing this from the dining room of my villa in Cromer! How posh I hear you say. I am very lucky in that my Dad has time share points and he felt sorry for us and booked this week using some of his points. It's very nice, you can see here and I'm sure the beds will be more comfortable than the over blown blow up bed from last week's camping trip. Also, it is our first holiday since July 2009 so I think it's well deserved

OK, so what did I learn whilst camping? You don't need men to have a BBQ, you can get through an awful lot of bacon when there are 22 for breakfast and not everyone's children say please and thank you. I also learnt, once again, that my grandmother was a very wise woman. She once said to me never to get involved when your children have fallings out as you will find out that in an hour the children will have made up but the mothers will have fallen out. I narrowly avoided this situation by taking a long walk to the toilet block for a little cry. I think the lack of sleep made me a little overwrought. I also learnt that adults can be like toddlers too with lack of sleep.
Don't you think that this looks like something from a film?
                                                         When six women go camping
                                      Waiting for the kettle to boil is much nicer in the sunshine
                           Is that clean?
So last night we spent at the Premier Inn in Clacton to spread our journey out a bit. It was lovely, two rooms, lovely dinner and all you can eat breakfast for £4.12 1/2 each! The breakfast that is not the whole thing. We awoke to the news that a lion was on the loose in..... Clacton! Hilarious.

After stuffing our faces we left for Cromer, via the scenic route. Or make that not very scenic if you include Great Yarmouth. No offence but it is awful! We had a very amusing journey as my eldest son was being very entertaining with his Facejacker impressions. I'm sure he'll be on the stage one day. 

Well that's all for now, my wine is getting warm and I have to order room service.

Toodle pip

Wednesday, 15 August 2012


Here we are again at Wednesday and I haven't blogged for a week. I really don't know why as I spend half my life at my laptop!
Well here's my desk, still no crafting but there is a rumour that I'm getting my sewing machine out. Just have to blog this and eat my cake!

So on my table is a pile of books I've been recommended. Fiona was debating the other week whether she should watch the film 'The Talented Mr Ripley', as it was one of her favourite books. I said I hadn't seen the film or read the book and she said I should read it! I took her up on the suggestion and Mr Ripley kept me company on a very irritating train journey to Wigan. I was gripped from the first page and it reminded me of the film 'Catch Me If You Can'.
While I was staying with Kirsty we watched 'The Help' and she said that the book is even better, she also suggested that I read 'The Secret Life of Bees'. The other books are; Marina Lewycka's latest, 'The Time Traveller's Wife', also recommended by someone! And a random choice of 'Monsieur Pamplemousse' by Michael Bond. I thought I would give it a go as I didn't realise he wrote adult crime fiction and also because the blurb mentioned nuns and the mile high club!
I won't be here next week as I'll be camping! Anyone who knows me will know that I'm not the camping type but I'm always game for a laugh. It should be hilarious as there are about 20 of us including 15 children oh and also the fact that the only camping equipment I have is one sleeping bag!
Wish me luck
Don't forget to call in on Julia's blog

Wednesday, 8 August 2012


Just a really quick post for WOYWW I'll post a longer one tomorrow about what I've been up to but for a sneak peek take a look at Kirsty Wiseman's blog.

SO here is what happens to your desk when you go away for 36 hours.
Top picture shows my lap top; on for the first time since 8am Monday, people think something has happened to me if I don't interact with Facebook every 10 minutes!It also shows my empty rhubarb jam jar, don't fret I have more.
The second picture is of my bags which need unpacking. Anyone would think I'd gone away for a week rather than over night, but more about that tomorrow.
Hop over to Julia's blog for more interesting things to look at than my dirty laundry

Wednesday, 1 August 2012


Another really quick one, Julia will love me!
This is my work surface at the moment, all ready for breakfast! At the top of the table you can see my nod to lesson planning! It's a book on phrasal verbs.
I have a young Belgian girl staying with me at the moment and we are gradually educating her palate! She is the daughter of an Ambassador and is widely travelled, however her food education is seriously lacking. Can you believe she has a French mother and is currently residing in the south of France and has never eaten a croissant before? I mean, really? So far her food firsts include: baked beans, tomato ketchup, crisps, Yorkshire puddings and Marmite. All a great success except for one, I'll leave you to decide which it was!
I will do a heavily photographical entry shortly with my Olympic pictures but for now I'll leave you with one!
Hop over to Julia's blog to see some more crafty spaces