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.
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.