We actually checked the weather the night before we went for a walk at the RSPB’s Surlingham Church Marsh, near Norwich, and we knew we had to get out reasonably early to beat the rain.
It was cold but lovely and bright and we were hopeful of seeing some wildlife – until the clay pigeon shooting on the opposite bank started. Nothing seemed keen to come out with all the bangs going on.
Imagine our excitement when Mark spotted a toad in the middle of the path. I quickly snapped off a shot, thinking it would hop off as Freya excitedly thundered towards it but there it sat…because it was a rubber toy.
Ah well, it was still a lovely morning (and we were sitting drinking hot chocolate just as the rain started).
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Pre-Freya I would have probably run a mile if this thing came near me but her fascination with anything and everything has not only made me curious but also a little bit braver (unless it’s a wasp, then I’m like an olympic sprinter).
It took a liking to my father-in-law while we were walking at Cley Marshes recently and spent some time exploring his hand, giving me plenty of opportunity to snap some pics.
I discovered this little one (maybe a green weevil) in Freya’s hair and just thought its face was cute – it reminds me of a dog. What you can’t really see is the gorgeous metallic green colour (it was only about half a centimetre and quite hard to photograph).
To continue bug week, this one one was again taken at Cley Marshes. It is (possibly) a thick-legged flower beetle. Again, a gorgeous metallic colour.
I feel like, by running away from them all these years, I’ve been missing out on some amazing sights. I’ve got a lot to catch up on.
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We’ve just come back from a wet and windy week in a caravan in Great Yarmouth on the Norfolk coast.
I quite liked listening to the rain on the roof but when the wind kicked in we were a bit worried we might take off!
Luckily I had looked at the forecast before we went this time and packed appropriately (unlike a previous trip when I forgot to take a coat) so we were able to get out and about, despite the weather (not much keeps us from a beach).
Freya had a blast and particularly enjoyed the disco this time. We also visited a few places we probably wouldn’t have done had it been sunny so all in all it was a great holiday.
I hope you’ve all had a good week too.
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Also, please check back tomorrow because I’ve got another Behind The Book post (a non-fiction author this time who not only has an interesting path to publication but also some fantastic tips for all writers).