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The End of the Norfolk Mini-Series: Back To Hunstanton

This is the seventh and last post of our Norfolk mini-series.  We spent less than a week there but it feels more than that.  I’m feeling a bit nostalgic now.  Perhaps, it’s because the weather is bad and I’m looking at these lovely sunny photos and I’m wishing summer isn’t over yet.  At the moment, it certainly feels that way.

We certainly enjoyed our few days spent in Norfolk.  There were places we wanted to visit like the Nature Reserve and the another seaside town, Wells, which wasn’t that far from Hunstanton. Would definitely want to go back.  But for now, these photographs will have to appease my longing to be back there.

For our last night in Sunny Hunny, we a walked along the promenade and back to the seaside fair. Then we decided to walk all the way to the lighthouse.  It was a lovely walk as we were accompanied by the beautiful setting sun.  Will let these photos speak for itself.

And then just like that, it was over.

Special thanks to B and L.

Much love,

from the three of us.

Waiting for the Sunset at Widemouth Bay

T indeed went back to school last Monday.  Went home with a heavy heart after the school-run. The house just felt so empty without the little madam.  While working on my laptop yesterday, I glanced at the clock and it was twelve, my initial reaction was, better save this so I can do T’s lunch.  Then I remembered, she’s in school!  Sigh.  Life in our little household is indeed slowly going back to term-time routine of getting up early, helping the little one get ready for school and  once she’s gone, the house becomes suddenly too silent.  Only the occasional barking of a numpty dog disturbs it.

I don’t know about you, but I’m still suffering a very serious summer hang over.  Maybe because the weather has also been really bad lately.  Waking up to grey skies and mist, no wonder, I’m still praying for summer to last just a little bit.

While admittedly, we didn’t really do anything exciting like go abroad this summer, we did however see family and managed to spend some time with them, not to mention close friends, which is really nice.  In fact the weekend of little T’s birthday, we had a close friend visit.  And on a Sunday, after mass, we headed off to the beach to for a bbq and to wait for the sunset.  That’s one of the perks of living by the coast – spontaneous trips like this one:

It was probably after seven pm when we got to the beach, but as you can see there were still a lot of people there and we weren’t the only one having a bbq too.

You’ll notice when the tourist season is almost over here in Cornwall.  Dogs and other animals are not allowed on some of the beaches here during the summer for obvious reasons.  But in the late summer, they are slowly allowed back in, which is lovely to see like this horse and it’s owner just enjoying the sea and sun.

While waiting for the bbq to get ready, T, the historian and our friend were brave enough to go into the water for a little dip and some fun with the board.  I wasn’t surprised to see them back even before the food was ready – the water was getting too cold.

After our meal of chicken skewers, Chinese flavoured steak, potato salad and gritty sand, we all just sat down and watched the sky do its magic.

And then after a while, the beautiful orange ball was gone and out came the most beautiful pinkish and blueish sky.  We stayed sitting there just watching this glorious scene unfold before us.  Others didn’t seem bothered much and went on surfing.  They were probably trying to enjoy as much as they can while on the beach.  I don’t blame them, especially if they were just down here for a few days.

Reluctantly, we gathered all our stuff while there was still enough light and as we loaded up our car, within minutes it was dark, except for the headlights coming for the cars and a few night lamps. We came away with our hearts full.  Years from now, I’m hoping little T will remember this day with fondness and we can say to her “Remember when we stayed on the beach till sun down?”  And she’ll smile and say Yes!

No, I’m definitely not ready for summer to end just yet.  Here’s hoping for an Indian summer!

Twilight Fun

Two Wednesday’s ago, a friend of ours helped organise a successful event to raise funds for Minster Church here in North Cornwall.

The weather wasn’t good at all, during the day.  But thank goodness, it cleared towards the beginning of the evening.  The event was held inside, but after a while the kids sauntered outside for a play and the grown-ups followed.

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Little T and her play-mates with the grown-ups watching over them.

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It was a perfect lovely evening for the kids to have a run-around.

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If this photo looks a bit familiar, it was taken in the same night as seen on my previous post.

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And then sunset, happened.  People went out to have a look at the sun slowly setting over the horizon.  Isn’t that lovely?

For more information about donating/volunteering or helping in the keep of Minster Church, please click here. And if you find yourself looking for a place to have a lovely meal, do drop by at the Farm shop, you won’t regret it.  The place as you can see, has lovely sea-views and rolling hills.  They also serve delicious full English breakfasts, lunch and don’t forget to have a taste of their home-baked cakes.

This post is linked-up with Coombe Mill’s #CountryKids.

 

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend out in the sun! 🙂

Sundown at Tamar Lake

The weather has been really bleak the past few days  Temperature has definitely dropped and we’ve been constantly wrapped under a grey depressing blanket.  The worse bit is that T has a really bad cough and like all bad coughs, it gets worse at night.  She wakes up coughing, as if gasping for air.  It’s horrible to hear and watch your child cough like that and you feel helpless because there’s absolutely nothing you can do to help ease the discomfort.

So here I am conjuring up happy days when the sun was out and T was happily playing in the sun and sand without a bad cough.  About a month ago (or maybe even more), we went to the Tamar lake so the husband could try gig-rowing.  It was early evening when we arrived at the lake.  The sun was still out and a soft breeze was blowing, but it wasn’t cold.

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Lucky for T, her best friend F and his mom came with us.  So while my husband and F’s mom tried out gig-rowing, the kids and I had fun at the playground.

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That’s T with her Abney doll (Thank you Uncle P and Auntie P!)

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F playing by the slide.

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A man pulling his kayak.

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A couple enjoying the evening-out.

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The beautiful and serene Tamar Lake.

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T and F enjoying the warm evening playing in the sand.

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A lovely warm evening … Can we have one again please?

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A memorial of someone who obviously enjoyed the lake …

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Since they only had one boat, the female rowers had to go on it first.

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And then it happened …

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Sunset over the Tamar Lake.

After a nice little picnic of sandwiches, cake and coffee provided by F’s lovely mom – it was time to go home.

This post was linked-up with Coombe’s Mill Country Kids.