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…

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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.

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Finding The One

Everyone searches for the one.

I’ve been searching for the last few years now.

I thought I had found the one in Merlin. I met him stuck in a muddy field when I moved back to Norfolk in 2016. I fell in love instantly.

Born in 1987 like me, he was a little quirky and needed some love. But sadly it wasn’t meant to be. He was perfect for now, but not for the long term.

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Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival 2017

Cromer and Sheringham basked in the sunshine this weekend – Perfect weather for the 2017 Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival.

It took place from Friday 19th through till Sunday 21st May, Starting in Cromer and taking over Sheringham’s historic sea front on the Sunday.

I only managed to make it to Sheringham on the Sunday but followed all the fun from the first two days in Cromer on social media. I really missed out and will make sure I am free next year to take part in the entire weekend!

On the Friday night at Cromer Pier there was a concert at the Pavilion Theatre with Olly Day, Nigel Boy Syer, The Sheringham Shantymen and Marlene’s Dancers. 

The Festival really kicked off during the day on Saturday. They took over the Evington Lawns and held cooking demonstrations, crab dressing workshops, heritage displays and local produce stalls whilst live music and The Woodfords Beer Tent kept all hydrated.

On Sunday the festival continued in Cromer, but also spread down the coast to Sheringham, closing off the seafront to traffic and taking over The Crown Inn’s car park.

In Sheringham children were being entertained by Razz the Clown and Auntie Pearl and the Eastern IFCA’s amazing  giant fish tank that held (believe it or not) various types of crab and a couple of HUGE lobsters. The team running the tank were friendly and answered all sorts of questions. AND they were brave enough to stick their hands into the tank! This guy may have been safe, but there were smaller crabs in there wandering freely that could have a good nip if they so wished!

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Moving back to Norfolk.

 

If you follow me on any social media you may have noticed that I am moving back to North Norfolk in the first week of August.

This move was always on the cards within the next 6 months. London is very expensive and our lucky housing situation wasn’t going to last forever.

I just wasn’t expecting it to be so soon, and to have to move so fast. BUT I somehow managed to do the seemingly impossible….

I managed to get a paid theatre job in North Norfolk.

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