Thursday, 7 June 2012


K and I decided to go away for a few days.  The girl's kindly agreed to stay at home to house and dog sit - and eat goodies.  We decided to go to Norfolk as we hadn't been for a long, long time.  We set off on Friday night and managed to find our first B&B which we had pre-booked.  It was a country pub and was OK but could have been so much nicer with a little tweeking and a little vintage love.  The next morning we set off to explore. 


in Jubilee mode - most excellent

Lots of little boats all dressed up and the locals were having their street party on the harbour

very pretty

cute houses

We had a lovely day, the sun shone and we generally had a very relaxing time.  We happened upon the most glorious B&B.  It couldn't have been more different to our first night. 

The room was self contained and separate to the main house.  Sumptious bed, everything you would need for a relaxing time - including home baked chocolate tray bake - delicious.

The courtyard.

A seating area

The barn with fab facilities - if only it hadn't rained we would have had a picnic here.

log store

a home for the birds

our room.

It was The Barns at Thorpe Market run by Amanda and Tony.  Highly recommended and we will definately be back.  It was homely, spotlessly clean, well equipped and the breakfast was yummy.  Amanda even makes her own preserves.  We will be going back.

The next day was miserable, cold and wet.  We decided to just generally drive around with no real sense of where we were going.  We drove through the Norfolk Broads, along the front at Great Yarmouth and around country lanes and through villages.  Somehow we ended up in Beccles.  It was still wet, cold and miserable but we had a look around and it was a really lovely place.

All in all two lovely relaxing days away, on our own, doing as we pleased - it was lovely.


WinnibriggsHouse said...

Oh how your post brought back memories of holidays in Norfolk, my kids favourite place ever! DH was born there and even lived at Beccles. Have taken a note of the barn B&B for future reference. Sounds like you had a great time!

LSJ said...

Hello, sounds lovely, didn't realise it was just the two of you, i don't know why but I thought it was just Betty at home :) see you soon x

lemonade kitty said...

How lovely, sounds like you had a great time. A good B&B makes all the difference doesn't it, Lucey x

Daisy said...

It's just so lovely to get away whatever the weather. Lovely pics. I especially like the first church picture - it has a lovely face - have you noticed? xxx :)

two bones and a bagle said...

I hadn't noticed but I like it lots.

Diane said...

I love Norfolk - Glad you two had a lovely time. xxxx