Tuesday, September 25, 2007

pull up a chair ...

and grab a cup of coffee or tea or maybe a glass of wine depending on your personal time of day. I think it's time we caught up with each other don't you?

I've had fun catching up with everything you have been up to over the last month. So much has been happening to you all. Holidays have been enjoyed, bereavements shared, expectations and births celebrated and books published. Those back to/first days of school feelings, worries and joys struck chords.

And I guess my month has been much the same. The last week of the school holidays we spent in Norfolk enjoying what must have been the best week of the holidays weather-wise. We basked in glorious warm sunshine and so hit the beach everyday. Little fella had a whale of a time and I'm still finding sand in various garment pockets.I managed to read two whole books and proper books at that no pictures or nuffink. And even more importantly I enjoyed both of them. In case you were wondering they were "Tokyo Cancelled" by Rana Dasgupta and "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen and now I'm working my way through a biography about Lee Miller.

We went out one morning to see the seals - something, in all the times we've been to Norfolk, we have never done before. We took an early morning boat trip from Morston Quay and the weather was perfect and there were so many seals and seal pups to see. It was fantastically good fun and made us ask 'why have we not done this before?'The next morning we went to Holt for yummy coffee and cake at Byfords and then browsing some of our favourite shops. Old Town where we placed an order for some garments and I was lucky enough to get a sneaky peek at the fabric, "Kensal Rising", they have designed for St Judes. And of course we checked out the toys in Starlings. Then we headed back to the beach.

Another morning we hit Cromer to walk along a different beach, collect pretty stones and then enjoy chips with lots of salt and vinegar on the pier. Then back to Wells in the afternoon to hit the beach. (Bit of a theme developing there - don't you think?)

All in all we came home with sunkissed faces and looking a whole lot healthier than when we left. Which, sadly, evapourated rapidly once we got back to school and work! We seem to have been living under a cloud of illness and general malaise hence the lack of blogging but I think our bodies are regaining their immunity to the school and workplace bugs so hopefully we are starting to fight fit again.


Anonymous monica said...


glad to see you haven't dropped off the edge of the world... see you soon?

September 25, 2007 8:52 pm  
Blogger dottycookie said...

Hurrah! You're back! The holiday sounds wonderful, but I can sympathise with back-to-schoolishness - one or other of us has been sick with something for seemingly weeks now.

September 25, 2007 9:25 pm  
Blogger Ali said...

I swear it took less than 24 hours back in school for the first cold to hit! Glad to see you back in circulation again.

September 25, 2007 10:08 pm  
Anonymous Emma said...

Nice to have you back, have been checking in regularly to see if you were posting. Can sympathise with illness's and school -only a week or so in and I have two off with impetigo!

September 26, 2007 7:56 am  
Blogger Lucy Locket said...

Glad to see you back! I know what you mean about the back-to-school bug-catching that goes on - the more children you have the more bugs they catch - or so it seems! Looking forward to seeing some creations! Lucy x

September 26, 2007 8:24 am  
Anonymous sarah said...

I'm glad to see you back too. We love Wells beach and chips in Cromer- maybe we walked past each other during your holiday- I would have been the harassed, tired looking one!

September 26, 2007 9:11 am  
Blogger Poshyarns said...

Lovely to read you again, Norfolk sounds lovely, not an area I know well but we have a house share with friends booked for next year. I love Old Town, I wonder what you have ordered?

Coughs and colds here too, inspite of echinacea and vitamin c, grrrr.

September 26, 2007 12:25 pm  
Anonymous Lynette said...

Glad to have you back, children are great carriers of germs. Seems when they go back to school everything goes around.

September 26, 2007 12:48 pm  
Blogger Hay said...

Hello, glad you're back.Battling with the after the hols pre Chrimbo lerghy is never fun.

September 26, 2007 3:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back, we've missed you!

September 27, 2007 10:06 am  
Anonymous carolyn said...

Hello the holiday sounds fab, just our sort of thing, glad to hear that Byfords is still keeping evryone curvy!

September 28, 2007 5:23 pm  
Anonymous Zoe said...

Good to have you back!

Z x

September 29, 2007 2:03 pm  
Blogger rebecca said...

Welcome back - looks like you had a lovely holiday - hope you are all feeling better soon!

October 01, 2007 9:23 pm  
Blogger Suzie Sews said...

those beach huts are a dream...
Suzie Sews

October 02, 2007 11:24 pm  

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