Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thoughts of past and present

Those of you who follow my blog closely may have noticed that I haven’t posted much since I was on my holiday.  There are no particular reasons for this except I have had lots of non-blog things to do since … Continue reading

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A pilgrimage to Walsingham and north Norfolk churches

Yesterday began in a little bit of a strange way. As I always do, I laid my clothes out the previous night so that when I awoke early, I could dress in the dark without anyone waking up. This time … Continue reading

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A reigny visit to Sandringham House

Todays blog may well be a little shorter than those so far this week. This is partly due to a rather surreal turn of events this morning which I will explain tomorrow and has somewhat delayed me but also as … Continue reading

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The ruins of Binham Abbey and then on to Holkham Hall

Yesterday we decided to visit the stately home of Holkham Hall and set off late in the morning having taken a leisurely breakfast more cups of tea than I usually would. It was another sunny day and if it were … Continue reading

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A trip to the beach by steam train

On day 2 of our holiday to Norfolk we decided to go to the seaside town of Sheringham but before that we put out some of the goodies which we bought yesterday in Holt. The wind chimes above we got … Continue reading

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A belated summer holiday

Yesterday we went on our summer holiday a little bit out of season due to my work circumstances or rather lack of them!!  We like to have at least 1 week a year in the countryside and this year have … Continue reading

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The Prisoner of War who took ‘keeping a promise’ to the extreme

Earlier this week an amazing tale came to light about a British Army officer who had been captured during World War One and who learnt that his mother was dying and so was granted the freedom to return home on … Continue reading

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