June Mornings

How on earth is it June already?

April was the longest month known to mankind… May barely happened!

This blog has’t been touched in quite some time. Part of this is obviously pandemic related, but most of this is me just not writing. There is too much to catch up on so I will just start again, maybe with the occasional flashback.

To get back into the swing of writing, I am going to use this as a form of simple diary. Probably more nature related than anything reviewy/travel at the moment but hopefully back into the swing of things when I find my writing style again.

Most mornings I go for a walk. when you live somewhere as beautiful as I do watching tv/social media seems like a waste.

Sometimes I take my coffee and a book and just find a bench.

Some times I go for an explore and see who I see.

I am trying to learn a lot more about nature and where I live. This is good for my mind but also very good for my job.I am currently reading a couple of books – some trash, some biography and a book about trees! ( all very different but very reflective of the state of my mind at the moment)

Today I learnt that when spruce suddenly blooms with light green tips, its initiating new growth. This is a positive sign that the tree is healthy and the new needles will darken to match older foliage by the autumn.

All the spruce in the woodland at the moment have these really soft light green tips, which is good news as it means they are nice and healthy. BUT we do have a very healthy deer population so I am sure over the summer a lot of the lower branches will be nibbled away.

Continue reading

Moments in May

May.

Where on earth did May go?

So much has happened in the world in the first six months of the year that it all feels like a blur. I don’t need to tell you how everyones lives have been effected.

In the last few weeks my mind has been buzzing with blog ideas but I didn’t know where to start. This morning I woke up and decided to do a simple lookback post to get the ball rolling.

Over the next few weeks I hope to really get back into the swing of things. I’ll do a little life update and make a start on the many post ideas I have.

But for now here is a look back at my May in lockdown.

Continue reading

10 things I’ll do once I am driving!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I have *finally* booked my driving test in early November.

It’s safe to say I have a list as long as my arm of things I want to do once I pass and am finally on the road. 

Whilst most people would expect me to be off in Alice exploring the UK – there are so many things that have caught my eye in North Norfolk since I moved back in late 2016. Yes the world is my oyster, but I want to spend the winter getting to know Alice, and how she drives. I want to be confident in my driving ( I am doing a 40 hour beginner intensive course) and know I need to build these skills. Once I have spend some time behind the wheel we will be off. And I will be documenting it all on this blog and my Instagram!

But that doesn’t mean that I cant explore the local area in the time being. After all we are a tourist destination – there are SO many things to do.

Here is my top 10 – in no particular order…

Continue reading

Crossing The Finish Line – Day Four of Walking the Norfolk Coast Path

I spent my last morning on the Curlew Walking Holiday really making the most of my incredible accommodation. As much as I would have loved to sleep in I didn’t. But I did relax my way through the morning, with some granola, apple juice and coffee. I wrote in the guest book and soaked up the atmosphere of the tent and the campsite. 

This trip has really given me something special.

Continue reading

Miles of Sand and Seashells – Day Two of Walking the Norfolk Coast Path

When I rolled out of my cocoon on day two I was fully expecting to be the biggest ball of ache known to mankind. 

But all was good!!

(sometimes I forget that I cycle or walk 6 miles a day, 5 days a week, I am healthier than I think I am)

I decided on an early start so I could take my time and dawdle to my hearts content. I had had a fairly early night in the grand scheme of things so had plenty of sleep. The camp bed is such a cozy thing it was hard to get out.

I shuffled out of the campsite at 7:30 with just my backpack on my back.

Leaving the tent and my things behind. 

It was such an odd feeling just up and walking out – I felt like I had forgotten to do something. 

But magic was about to happen….

My tent was magically going to transport itself 14 miles down the coast!

I just had to walk it – and not get lost doing so.

Continue reading