My Sunday Photo – November 18th, 2018.

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Wouldn’t you know it, just as we got our first frost, our boiler broke. I’ve spent most of the week trying to find someone to replace it. Just when I thought I was getting somewhere, he called back to say it was going to cost an extra £1400 on top of what he already quoted. Argh.

Needless to say, my camera has been neglected this week…until this sunrise. I know some people are not keen on sunrise pics (I ALWAYS lose followers on Instagram when I post) but this one kept getting better. Freya and I sat and watched it for a good 20 minutes. The one directly above is taken with the iPhone and the one below with the big camera.

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Please keep your fingers crossed that the cold weather predicted this week doesn’t materialise – although, while we don’t have heat, we do still have hot water at the moment so it could be worse.

To see what other people have been photographing, please click on the camera below.

Also, if you’re about tomorrow, please pop back to read my final Behind The Book post of 2018. I’m delighted to welcome one of my favourite writers, number one best-selling author Shari Low.

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My Sunday Photo – November 4th, 2018.

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We had a rather damp end to October in Norfolk but you know what that means? Lots of lovely rainbows.

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Despite the weather, we decided to head to Overstrand last weekend and were treated to some wonderful sights between showers. I was desperately trying to get a photo of Freya with a full rainbow but just as it appeared about 12 people arrived on the otherwise empty beach. Typical.

She enjoyed herself splashing in the tidal pool instead.

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It was quite windy and we got attacked by sea foam at one point.

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Hope you’ve had a good week and a bright start to November.

To see what other people have shared for My Sunday Photo, please click on the camera below. Darren has announced that the linky will be finishing at the end of 2018 so we better make the most of it while we can. A big thank you to him for hosting for so long, I’ve loved taking part.

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Half-term Halloween Fun At Strumpshaw Fen In Norfolk.

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Did you know owls eat their prey whole and then cough up the bits of bone and fur as pellets? Hope you aren’t eating your breakfast! It’s just one of the slightly gory but interesting facts we discovered while following the Halloween trail at the RSPB’s Strumpshaw Fen Reserve.

Freya was hooked before we even entered the woodland when the words “you need to collect six stamps” were mentioned but the self-guided nature trail included loads of fun activities, including the chance to make a boggart (a mischievous goblin-like entity).

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Here’s our attempt at a boggart.

As if that wasn’t enough, completing all the challenges earns a small trick or treat prize at the end.

We’ve been to several events at the reserve and always enjoy them. I think this one was even more fun for Freya because she went in her Halloween costume (and wellies).

What I loved is that it takes you into the beautiful woodland, which had been decked out with pumpkins and lanterns, and is a great way to get young children (and adults) to interact with nature. It was also a lovely day and the light made everything look just that little bit more magical.

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If you’re looking for a half-term activity in Norfolk this week, it comes highly recommended.

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Please click here to go to the Strumpshaw website where all the dates and times, plus prices are listed.