Friday, 25 June 2021

What happened to the text with my photos??

The photos are of Helmingham Hall gardens.On the way back to our base in Diss we passed through a pretty village called Debenham.Have I heard Sue from Suffolk talk about this village?

Our last day in Norfolk.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

We are in Norfolk for the week.

A few months ago we decided to book a week away and chose Norfolk because we could call in Cambridge on the way and see our son and family who we havnt seen for 18 months(except for the odd ten minutes in a pub car park).Our time in Cambridge was brilliant.We opened a bottle of wine we had bought Finlay when he was born with instructions to be opened on his 18th birthday which was in May.It was a bottle of Vouvray bought in Vouvray in the Loire Valley.It tasted really good and has survived three house moves so well done Matt. We are now in Norfolk.Yesterday we went to Aldeburgh but were underwhelmed.It didnt help it was raining and cold.Today we have been to Norwich.What a lovely city and so friendly.Volunteers giving out maps,locals seeing us studying the map asking could they help.We visited the cathedral,market ,arcade etc.I have got a really bad back at the moment and hadnt the energy or stamina to go to the shops.On the way back we explored Diss.What a lovely little place.Hopefully the weather is picking up tomorrow.It has been so cold. Hope fully will report back again tomorrow.

Friday, 4 June 2021

It has been a funny old week.

One day this week I got up and said to my OH "I love you very much but I need to talk with someone else" It is 5 weeks since we moved here to be near our daughter and family but because of the pandemic all means (eg u3a) of meeting new people has not happened. Today we went back to our old town,40 minutes away,and I met my best friend for tea and teacakes.I then met up with OH and we decided on some sea air so off we went to Prestatyn.
It was lovely seeing families on the beach,some even in the sea.It took us about an hour to get back here(still cant call it home)I now have a glass of chilled rose in my hand waiting for Tesco delivery pretty soon and also an Amazon parcel.David Hockneys latest book and a small rucksack for when we go to Norfolk in two weeks time,Fingers crossed. Stay safe Barbara

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Noisy neighbours!Great!

W e have only been inthis house for four weeks and it has been so quiet.Our last house backed onto a main road and we would hear quarry lorries,tractors,cattle trucks etc rattling along.Here, all we can hear is a distant noise of traffic and bird song. Today it changed.Our neighbours at the back( we havnt met them) had visitors round.There has been alot of noise,laughter,music etc.Isn't that great.After all this time people getting together and having fun. Long may it last(well not every day!)

Monday, 24 May 2021

Has anyone heard from Mamas Mercantile?

She hasnt blogged for a while.Hope things are ok with her and perhaps she is just busy.

Saturday, 15 May 2021

I am loving our new home.

It is lovely to be so close to half our family.Sarah popped in this morning for a cup of tea.Mike came this afternoon and pressure washed our mainly,hard landscaped ,back garden. I have a feeling of comfort and safety in this house.We are close enough to help Sarah out but also knowif we need help she is round the corner.Of course, I miss where we lived before but in forty minutes we are back there.I am starting to relax after a year of uncertainty and today I feel energised.I hadn't realised how much the move had taken out of us but we are bouncing back,thank goodness.There is life after moving.Watch this space!!!