Our Recent Holiday in Norfolk

I thought I’d share with you three of my favourite subjects today, being food, holidays and architecture, specifically medieval architecture for this post.  We’ve just returned from a holiday in Shropshire and Norfolk – miles apart but both very lovely to see and lovely to drive round and through.  Yes, our holiday encompassed all three of my favourite subjects. I’m really a very lucky girl 🙂 Read more


Monday Musings

Family Gathering

This weekend we travelled from our home in the English Lake District to the Blackwater Estuary in Essex. It’s a fairly long journey though we didn’t encounter any traffic problems until we reached our destination, Chelmsford.
That town was a nightmare to drive through  – taking us well over an hour in solid traffic.  There’s something seriously wrong with our road network when the last four miles of one’s 300 mile or so journey takes up one fifth of the total travel time !
However, the journey notwithstanding, it was a brilliant weekend.  We had travelled down to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary  – my hubby’s sister and brother in law’s.

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Taking a llama for a walk

Barney the llama


Meet Barney the llama. What a gent – beautiful manners,  softly spoken,  attentive and listened all the time – the perfect date in many respects  🙂
Great day out – and apparently there are health benefits to walking llamas  – being around them lowers blood pressure – win win.

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Monday Musings

Tomorrow is my Friday as I only work four days a week (that is – I only do paid work four days a week).  I’m really looking forward to the weekend as the eldest grandson and his parents are coming to stay over on Saturday night.  This means, of course, cleaning, preparing the rooms, ensuring we have plenty of wine in and all the other bits and bobs you end up doing because someone is coming to stay.  I will, though, try and get my daughter to teach me how to create pivot tables.  Do I really need to know how?  Who knows (I may never need to know how but life has a funny habit of creeping up and biting you on the bum sometimes).  Read more