Thursday, 9 August 2012

More holiday snaps

Families crabbing and fishing for tiddlers at Burnham Overy Staithe.

As seen on the walk from Burnham Overy to Holkham Beach.

Nearly there!

Burnham Overy from afar......

Can you see the little yacht?

Okay, better with a spot of telephoto lens........

Views from Holkham beach........

It was a lovely holiday!

We stayed at our favourite B & B in The Glebe Farmhouse in North Creake.

The weather was unbelievable!

There was sunshine!!!!!!

We ate and drank, most notably at the Hoste Arms in Burnham Market, (lovely staff, especially Inga and Ralph, great seafood platter, Brancaster Oysters, a side of local samphire, and perfectly chilled dry white.....).

We also trotted over to Holt to meet our friends, The Brave Kapitan Benjafield and his partner Annie, for lunch at Balthazar, another North Norfolk eaterie of note. We then went on the troll round the antique shops.. This was huge fun, as Ben and I met in the days when I used to haunt the Portobello Road of a Saturday morning in search of magic lantern slide treasure-trove and booty. I found some spare glasses and a wick for James and Amy's oil lamp(some over-zealous lighting without pre-warming the glass had had the inevitable result.....) and bought another present which was so pin-point perfect it could have been made especially for it's recipient.

What a lovely afternoon!

We popped into Larners in Holt at Ben's insistence. It was fantastic! We puchased the following:

It's Grim Up North Norfolk....... :-)

We then went back to the spa at The Hoste Arms for our second hour long massage of the week, before supper in the bar, then home to Glebe Farmhouse..... Unbridled luxury bordering on the sybaritic!

But, golly, did we need it!

I haven't slept so long or well in months......

1 comment:

  1. Great pics. I spent many a good hour there in my youf. Wonderful.