Blogs from Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 2


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Norwich September 16th 2013

As dawn broke in Lowestoft it looks like summer has really deserted us as the sky is rather leaden and grey and there is a definite chill in the air as we checked the outside temperature by opening the hotel room window. So long trousers and jersey will be clothing of the day and I think it might be time to consign the sandals and shorts to the suitcase of things we will no longer need on the BBA V2. We are all self contained for breakfast and although we no longer have the microwave we do still have the toaster so toast and jam or peanut butter can still be on the menu for breakfast along with our muesli and yogurt. One thing they tend to skimp on at Travelodge hotels are 3 pin electrical ... read more
Vivid stained glass,Norwich Cathedral
Pedestrian mall,Norwich
The hamlet of Roughton,Norfolk

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Norwich March 20th 2013

Decided after being told it was worthwhile, to head to Norwich. Walked around town, through shops, malls, lanes, parks and found what we thought was the cathedral. It was a cathedral, not THE cathedral. Nonetheless was a good experience even if very cold.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk March 20th 2013

Well we arrived safe and sound. The Emirates plane ride was fairly bumpy, but sleep was enjoyed as was the myriad amounts of food. The jury is out as to whether Emirates is better than the "Flying Kangaroo". Seats were ok for views but comfort is on par with QANTAS. The trip to Dubai was overnight so not much to see, took off over Glenelg and crossed Eyre Penin between Pt Lincoln and Cowell tracking over Bight then headed up and over Kalgoorlie and then asleep till we were crossing the Maldives in the dark. Dubai is a thriving airport and the number of planes there was uncountable. At least 6 A380s for Emirates - more likely more than 10. Airport is neat, tidy and plenty of action at 6am. Left at about 8.30 for Gatwick ... read more
Dubai Airport 1
Dubai Airport 2
Dubai Airport 3

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Norwich January 12th 2013

Not so many people have been to Norwich,but millions know that Norwich is in Anglia. They wouldn't have looked in an atlas or zoomed into the satellite photos on google earth to know it. Nor would they have had to have paid attention in schoolroom geography lessons. Gazillions know Norwich is in "Anglia" ....because the telly told them every Saturday. Just as we've got the jist about where New York sits because of The Apprentice and cop shows, so the same is true with the English jewel in the incredibly near east. Anglia is a local British television station. Their most renowned telly show of all time (the seventies) was intimately bound with Norwich and was introduced, "Live. From Norwich It's the Quiz of the Week." However, instead of featuring a brash whacky haired Donald Trump ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Cromer August 12th 2012

I've had another brilliant weekend camping. This time we've been in Cromer for 2 nights at a campsite about 20 minutes from the beach. We arrived quite near my bedtime on Friday so I helped daddy put up the tent whilst mummy made dinner then it was time for sleep. Yesterday we walked to the beach in Cromer so that I could build sandcastles and jump the sea waves, though the water was VERY cold! After playing for a while and a stroll around town we headed back to the campsite for lunch and a quick game of football. After that we drove to a local maze and play area. It was such a cool place - there was a maze made of maize (to be honest I wasn't that interested in it but mummy and ... read more
On a seaside ride
Playing in the tent
Bouncing pillows!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Great Yarmouth August 5th 2012

Yesterday mummy and daddy told me that we were going camping again, this time at Hemsby and with nanny and grandad. I had such a fun weekend. Yesterday we played on the beach at Hembsy, where grandad built me two sandcastles to knock down before he broke the spade, and I nearly made nanny jump waves in the sea - but at the last second I decided it looked far too cold! Mummy, daddy, nanny and grandad played crazy golf too but I was made to stay in my buggy :-( I didn't mind really it was good to see them playing, and to laugh at mummy - she was rubbish! Back at the campsite we played football and I chased lots of bubbles that I made everyone blow. After a quick pub meal we went ... read more
About to jump the waves
Building sandcastles
Bubble time (again!)

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Norwich October 8th 2011

Three weeks to go... and sh****ng myself! After three years of plans falling through due to lack of money, unreliable travel companions and probably a subconcious desire to sabotauge because I just knew I wasn't ready, I am FINALLY going to quit the 9 to 5 and get back to basics! So I'm off to Addis Ababa in just over 3 weeks, to work in the city with a travel company and volunteer in an orphanage in my spare time! I intend to stay for 6 months. Talk about jumping in at the deep end! :)... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Weybourne October 3rd 2011

Our first trip in Eileen Bongo!!... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Oxborough September 3rd 2011

Mary had asked us to plan where to go on the Bank Holiday on 29 August 2011. I suggested visiting Oxburgh Hall which we visited with my mother in 2005. We remembered the red brick wall, moated manor house, church, vegetable garden, and woodland walks. As we arrived at the Car Park, we decided to do woodland walks starting from the church. We followed the numbers and arrows. There were wooden sculptures, e.g. rabbit, squirrel, owl, heron and a green man and we saw them while following the signs. The woodland trail took us to the woodland surrounded by lush countryside, viewpoint to the manor house, and a little stream. John and Mary had planned doing picnic and brought folding chairs. However, it wasn’t warm enough to do picnic on 29 August and we decided to ... read more
Oxburgh Hall with parterre garden
vegetable garden

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Norfolk » Norwich August 5th 2011

Afternoon... I have been wanting to start a b log about my travels for some time now, but just haven't been able to get around to goes. My name is Wes. Originally from Canada, I now live in Norwich in the UK. I've been travelling for a few years, although to be honest I haven't been to nearly as many places as I would like! (I suspect that goes the same for the majority of travellers here!) As I mentioned, I'm originally from Canada, Windsor Ontario to be exact. List of places I've been: Canada (Lived) USA UK (Lived) India Italy Spain Bermuda (Lived) I hope to add in more content over the next while about places I've been and lived. If anyone had questions, please get in touch. ... read more

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