Monday, May 12, 2008

Our holiday in Cromer

Mrs C and I had a great time in Cromer, last week. It's a village or small
town on the Norfolk coast, famous for its fresh crab. We had really fab sunny
weather there, temps in the low 20s most of the time, with a refreshingly cool
sea breeze. It's hotter inland. You will see from the above photo that we were
joined by members of our family, including Little A, who were with us for the
first half of the week. So most of our first days there were spent looking
after Little A.

We watched a fair amount of CBeebies TV with Little A ... her favourites being Big
Cook, Little Cook, Sportacus and Balamory, and we're amazed by her singing the
first three notes & syllables of the Balamory word in perfect pitch. (She'll be
2 in October). By the way, she calls me Gra-ga, and sometimes Ga-ga.

Summer is in full swing here, as you'll see by the photo below, with all the
big forest trees coming out into full leaf. The Horse-Chestnuts have been fully
out for a few weeks already, and are now in bloom. One sign that Summer is well
and truly here, is when I stop wearing my longjohns ... well, it's too hot to
wear them ... for about 3 months of the year.

This is St Andrew's Church in Holt, near Cromer ... the church bells were being
rung while we were there, as part of a week's celebration to mark the 300th
anniversary of the Great Fire there ... when most of the village was
destroyed by fire ... a common occurence in those days, as most houses were
timber-framed and had thatched roofs
. A number of people were dressed in
medieval costumes serving up cream teas, or selling home-made jams & cakes.
I thought the grounds of the church looked very pretty ... a lovely place for
a wedding.


Blogger angel said...

it looks wonderful, i am so glad you had fab weather!

5:58 AM  
Blogger justin said...

Hi Angel. Yes, we did have a lovely break, but it's good to get back to our home comforts ... and to get back to blogging again. :)

11:29 PM  

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