It is one of those ‘getting to know you’ questions that sometimes gets asked at parties: "If you could go back in time, what period would you most like to visit?" I always say early 1800s England, purely because I’d like to live in the Big House, wear expensive flouncy dresses and be called Lady … Continue reading A Visit To The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.
I drove by my grandad’s old house, simply because I could. Usually when we go back to my home town of Ipswich it’s just for a couple of hours to visit my parents or, even when we go back for several days, we have plans. There's normally no time for a trip down memory lane … Continue reading A Trip Down Memory Lane at Ipswich Museum.
Even though we live in Norfolk and love exploring, last week I realised just how much more of the county we have left to discover. To celebrate a special birthday, my mother-in-law brought three members of her family from the West Midlands to stay in a fantastic converted barn she rented in the village of … Continue reading Norfolk Adventures – Binham Priory.
It is a sight that has inspired generations of artists – and it’s not hard to see why. While there’s not much left of St Benet’s Abbey, I found it easy to imagine it as once was – a thriving monastery that would have dominated this now tranquil area of the Norfolk Broads. On a … Continue reading Things To Do In Norfolk: St Benet’s Abbey.