Later we went to the coast for a short walk where we saw these hardy fishermen.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Monday, 24 August 2015
Last week we called at delightful Aylsham in north Norfolk on our way to Blickling (NT). We visited the church there and I have updated our East Anglian Churches blog.
Saturday, 30 May 2015
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
We stopped at Castle Acre on the way but our usual coffee stops were closed so we went on Kelling where the old school is a tea room and bookshop. We have been there many times, but not since before my illness. I managed a tomato soup, 2 egg sandwiches and an unthickened coffee and we bought a book and some chutney.
It was so good to be back doing our "old" things again.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
At the moment my wife is doing the same sort of research using on-line resources and is already back to 1686. We've found out some branches of her family come from nearby Norfolk where her ancestors were farm labourers before they moved to the industrial north when work on the land was hard and the agricultural depression was at its height. So, today we took a trip to some of the places in Norfolk where her ancestors hailed from. We saw and touched the very font in which our grandson's great, great, great, great, great grandfather was christened in a lonely Norfolk church way back in 1797. My wife was visibly moved to "connect" to her forefathers in this way.
Isn't it amazing to think that each and every one of us is here because of a series of encounters stretching back to the beginning of time. If just one of these encounters had not occurred then each one of us would not be here. Our very existence is precious and truly wonderful.