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Absence makes the heart grow fonder

So can we just ignore that it’s been two years since I last posted? I’ve no excuse, just life got in the way but I’m in a good place at the moment and feel like I owe to myself to get back into blogging for my own sanity if nothing else.

I’ve started another site on a different subject and have really enjoyed having something to focus on and I was going to let this one go but I’d already paid for the domain renewal so I figured, why not get back into it!? So here I am, back to trying to get a site that looks as good as I can get it and frustrated that it’s not as good as other people’s, but it’s a learning curve and I’ll get it looking better the more I try. I’ve always said everyday is a school day.

So what’s happened in the past two years?  Work, holidays, making memories, I have a new niece which has been amazing and I lost my boy cat Freddie which was quite literally the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. I’ve come out the other side of depression now, hence me trying to focus on new pastimes like my blogs in order to keep my mind set on the positive things in life and to always look forward.

I’ve come to realise that life is full of colour and needs to be grasped with both hands and enjoyed as much as we can. It’s too short a time here to let people bring you down and make you miserable, they need to be cut free and only fill your mind with positivity in order to live your best life.



Blue Skies!!


Not the clearest picture in the world but it was taken while I was a passenger in a moving car – but how glorious are these colours. Despite the changeable weather we’ve had this past week, their has still been brilliant blue skies which can’t help but warm your soul and put a smile on your face.

Last week Jason and I ventured out on our day off to visit somewhere I have never been before – Horsey Beach! For those of you not in the know, this beach is renowned for basking seals visiting it and having a nice sunbathing session. Quite how I’ve gone 40 years without having ever been here is beyond me, call it a deprived childhood, but we finally made it here and what a lovely beach it is !

So we’re casually strolling along, enjoying the beach and trudging through the sand while our calf muscles cry in pain with me hoping to see a couple of seals to tick this off my bucket list and then we come across these…IMG_2206

This was one section of the beach and there were about 3 or 4 groups this size with easily 30 in each group. So much for me hoping to see a couple of them, I had no idea there would be so many…and they’re HUGE. The other thing I wasn’t expecting was the smell – OMG they’re cute but they stink. We didn’t get too close to them mostly because we didn’t want to scare them but also partly because of the smell. I couldn’t help think of Ludo in Labyrinth by the bog of eternal stench saying ‘smell’. If you haven’t watched Labyrinth you won’t have a clue what I’m on about and if you haven’t seen it – why haven’t you seen it, it’s a great film.

Anyhoo, I digress. So Horsey beach is a great place to visit, seals or no seals, I would highly recommend it, plus it’s not too far from Happisburgh to go and take the obligatory lighthouse shot.

We were pretty lucky with the weather the next day too and went for a little walk after hubby got home from work. We didn’t go too far, we’re lucky enough to live near Broome pits which is a large common area with a lake and it’s just a really pretty area and a great place to go for an evening mooch about when the light is low and warm.If you look closely enough you can even see the moon. So roll on more of this lovely weather, the snow and hail can do one. We’re ready for Summer so bring it on 🙂


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So it’s been a while…


Beautiful Polperro

Well I haven’t really got an excuse for my absence so lets just pretend like I’ve never been away. So what’s been happening….I had a fantabulous holiday down in Cornwall with hubby and our friends J and Lisa. We stayed in a holiday cottage in Polperro, we hadn’t been there before but J and Lisa stay every 6 months or so and I can now see why – the place is glorious!! It’s a very traditional, unspoiled fishing village which is very pretty, has a lovely harbour and some great pubs!!

Luckily enough our holiday cottage was right next door to the Blue Peter pub, and we also frequented the Crumplehorn and The Ship a fair bit…well it’s only right to try them all. I think it’s fair to say we all drank our share of beer and cider in my case, well we were on holiday after all.

We were really lucky with the weather, it drizzled a bit but on the whole it was very dry and reasonably warm considering it’s still only April. As you can see from the photos below, the view from the living room wasn’t too shabby, certainly beats my view of the neighbours uncut grass at home. We are all missing the place desperately now we are back home to normality. J and Lisa are back again in October but we’ll have to wait until Easter before we can return and join them again. I could definitely live here, it’s not until you’re back by the sea that you realise how much you miss it and how calming it is.

Cornwall is the only place you will catch me drinking tea and that’s because those lovely Cornish folk serve it with rather delicious scones, cream and jam, if that’s not a good enough reason to go back I don’t know what is. We visited our friends who live in Plymouth so it was great to catch up with them, we also went to The Lost Gardens Of Heligan and had a really nice walk round there and saw these two fantastic sculptures. It’s a great place to visit and i would highly recommend wearing decent walking boots – this isn’t your average garden.

One day the four of us walked the coastal path from Polperro to Looe which was approx 5 miles which doesn’t sound much but when there are lots of paths going up and down with some really steep bits, it felt longer than it was. You’ve got to remember I come from flat old Norfolk, I’m not used to these gradients but all good for the leg muscles which I need to get in shape for the Lake District later this year.

One of our favorite things to do each morning was to go down to the beach when the tide had gone out and collect sea glass. I’ve never managed to find sea glass anywhere before and there was so much of it in Polperro we ended up bringing so much back with us. It’s very addictive looking for it, you start out picking up any bit you find and by the end of the week you’re getting fussy about only wanting certain colours. As you can see I also found this decent sized lump of Amethyst which hubby was more than impressed with as he is training to be a gemmologist and says this had no place on a Cornish beach but I don’t care, I found it and love it.

So that’s my holiday, it was amazing and I can’t wait to go back. We were all very sad to leave as these grumpy faces show lol.

Sad faces leaving Polperro