He first asked her to marry him on her 18th birthday - and then, legend has it, every year for the next 20 odd years. At the age of 42, following the death of her father, Edith Dempster finally felt able to accept Frank Pretty's proposal (he was 47). They married within a year and … Continue reading My Sunday Photo – Week 28.
A distant clip clop of hooves carried on the wind reminded me of a story. In 1499 Blickling Hall, near Aylsham, became the home of the ambitious and ruthless Sir Thomas Boleyn and his wife Elizabeth. It is said all three of his surviving children were likely born there before they left in 1505, including arguably the … Continue reading Things To Do In Norfolk: Blickling Hall – Part I – Outside.
Cow Tower in Norwich is one of those places I've been saying I "must visit" for years because it looks so intriguing but I never have - until last week when we decided to dodge the rain showers and enjoy a lovely riverside walk. After a quick stop at Norwich Cathedral to see the nesting … Continue reading Things To Do In Norfolk: Cow Tower And Riverside Walk.
If you ask Freya what she wants to do that day she will most often say: "Go to the cathedral." I've tried to talk to her about what it is she enjoys about visiting but she just seems to like wandering about, which seems fair enough - especially as it's what I enjoy too. While I … Continue reading My Sunday Photo – Week 14.