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A week on the Norfolk coast.

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We just spent a blissful week at East Runton on the Norfolk coast. The weather was perfect and so warm it was a real pleasure to be able to get into the lovely clean clear sea to swim. The sunsets and sunrises were spectacular. Our children and grandchildren joined us and it was a proper bucket and spade Holiday. It’s been years since I lay on the sand at the waters edge and let the sea lap round me,(filling my cossy with sand) such pleasure with Matthew our oldest grandson lying beside me giggling like mad and wanting to show us all how much sand had accumulated in his trunks and not understanding why I refused to show everyone how much was in mine!! It was so funny watching Emily the youngest eating her first ice cream. I hope everyone has a holiday as relaxing and fun as the one we have just had.
I saw these yellow flowers in a lot of gardens and on the cliff sides but don’t know what they are called, they are lovely. I think I will put them on as a question.

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Sounds like such a wonderful week ... love the story of the sand in the trunks! Honestly, Grandma, what's the big deal? Priceless stuff ... lovely photos too.

11 Jul, 2010

 

Photo 2 should be framed - it's stunning. Pleased you enjoyed the'bucket and spade' style holiday.

11 Jul, 2010

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I'm so glad you had such a wonderful holiday. A real traditional holiday, with none of the "bling". It really sounds as though it did you a lot of good, and your family.
We used to live a little further down the coast in Mundesley, and were encouraged to put organic garden waste over the cliffs to help stabilise them, and many garden plants colonised the cliffs. We sent lots of Crocosmia over and in Mundesley there were big clumps of it on the cliff. Of course that was all spoilt by some lazy people who threw non-organic stuff over, so they stopped it.
The yellow flowers are evening primroses, Oenothera.

11 Jul, 2010

 

gorgeous sunsets! i agree with Mad its evening primrose, love the trunks story lol

11 Jul, 2010

 

fantastic sunset

11 Jul, 2010

 

Lovely Photos I dont live far from your photos glad you had a nice time

11 Jul, 2010

 

I agree with Shirley the photo's are lovely --- especially the little flower at the end-- priceless :o)

11 Jul, 2010

 

I can imagine being htere myself - sooooooooooo jealous it has me thinking/ dreaming of my hols as a child and the hols I took my little ones on -( no grandchilden yet.) Glad you had a most fab week.

11 Jul, 2010

 

Emily is certainly enjoying her ice cream lol :o))) I'm glad you all had a wonderful time.

11 Jul, 2010

 

great blog & photos...

11 Jul, 2010

 

A lovely blog.....Norfolk is a wonderful place...a magical place....so pleased you enjoyed your holiday there. Did you go to the gardens at East Runton?

11 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments.
We had a run down to Mundesley Mad, and sat on the green near the gardens and the maritime museum, had some lovely fish and chips.... :o)
Thanks Mad and Sk for naming the plant. They are a lovely tall plant with pretty yellow flowers.
Amblealice we always go to the Priory g.c. I like the relaxing informality of it, and a nice meal too.... :o)

11 Jul, 2010

 

Nothing beats a holiday with your grown up children and your grandchildren,lovely pics.........there are some fantastic nurseries in Norfolk.too!!!

11 Jul, 2010

 

We will be going again in August Dotty, and there is a brilliant plant stall on the car boot site between Sheringham and west Runton, they have a great selection and the prices are very good. I couldn't bring much back with us this time but there will be plenty of room next time.................. even if it means only taking one pair of shorts and a swimming cossie.

12 Jul, 2010

 

Love your pics,Homebird,and the little one is lovely,.you holiday seems to have been perfect,and so nice to have great weather,especially for the children...can't beat a family holiday at the seaside..remember them well..

12 Jul, 2010

 

Brilliant blog, I live on the Norfolk Coast, a bit further along, at Titchwell. My garden looks out over the sea...it's stunning!!

Although the North Wind is a little bit naughty in January!!

There is a fantastic 'secret' garden centre nearby with wonderful plants at even better prices! Next time you're down, I'll tell you where it is!

4 Aug, 2010

 

Thanks Bloomer it was a great week.
We took the oldest one who loves dressing up as a soldier and is almost 6, to the Muckleburough collection. He is still telling everyone about it. Bless him, he was so thrilled.
You are so lucky Andrew, it is such a lovely coastline. I dream of looking out beyond my garden to the sea. I am going to look Titchwell up on the map, I am sure we have driven through there on some of the many times we have been to the coast.

5 Aug, 2010

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