Tag Archives: Norfolk

Norwich Break – back in the cyber world

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Norwich is a very old city in Norfolk with a beautiful Cathedral, a castle and a lovely towncentre with a market.

We had a house close to the citycentre to our disposal and discovered Norwich by foot daily.

We found a beautiful little garden ‘Plantation Garden‘ also called the Secret garden which was built at the site of a Chalk Quarry. Henry Trevor shaped the garden in 1855. It is an oasis for tranquility, we loved it every day!

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In the Cathedral there was Dippy, the famous skeleton of the Diplodocus which is usually in London in the Natural History Museum. He is on tour and currently in Norwich.

It was very impressive.

Norwich has plenty of churches, we discovered though that many are not for worship. We found an art centre in a church, a bookshop with coffee shop and one was full of antiques for sale.

Norwich is a University city too, the – some cobbled- streets a lovely, the market beautiful and the little narrow lanes in between have old houses with quirky shops.

We have been in Norwich before (2017) and saw the Castle , blog post here


We bought some plants as a souvenir for the garden.
Let us find magic in all the little things in life. 

Gooderstone Enchanted Garden and Oxburgh Hall – amazing gardens and walks

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A trip to the Enchanted Water Garden in Gooderstone

We walked over all bridges and enjoyed the peaceful garden to the full with its’ colour

and smells.

 

Oxburgh Hall

At this time of year all gardens are so colourful and have such beauty.

We did the long walk through their forest which was so refreshing

and such a great walk watching many birds and small insects around us.

It leaves me breathless walking through.

 

Short Retreat

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During this beautiful hot weather in Britain

I went for a short retreat

to Norfolk to Thetford Forest.

Our accommodation was very secluded, and really amazing.

 

So quiet and peaceful.

This is so recommendable, just relax and chill.

The Lynford Arboretum just next door,

perfect for our evening walks… trees everywhere.

We did lots of walking in the forest and at Lynford Waters.

At night. as there was no light pollution at all,

we even saw shooting Stars from the Perseid Meteor shower.

Even a short getaway is a great rest and energy giver.

 

How to relax – bear style – Danny’s weekend

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Danny’s first trip in the 2017 took him to Norfolk in England.

He planned a relaxing weekend away.

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He stayed in a Mock Elizabethan Grad 2 listed Building, which is a 4 star hotel, near Norwich.

A beautiful building with fountain

 

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First he enjoyed a wonderful cup of tea,

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before going to the swimming pool to swim and relax.

 

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Then a visit to Norwich with its castle:

 

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Back to the hotel for a wonderful sleep in the spacious bed

 

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The next morning was verrrrry cold….

 

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Such fantastic icicles.

… and it was time to go back home to London.

Now that was a calm and relaxing time.

Why not try it yourself!