Sun, sea, sand & snow

When the hustle and bustle of London life is grinding you down, there’s nothing like wild open spaces to refresh and refocus. This weekend myself and two old friends escaped to a tiny village on the Norfolk coast for the weekend – it was the first time I’d visited the county (it’s a long way from my native Westcountry) and was blown away by how lovely it was.

And I’ve never seen snow on a beach before either!

We walked from the cottage to The Lifeboat Inn for lunch (smoked haddock risotto by the roaring fire – yum!) along the coastpath covered in snow and edged with iced dune grass.

That’s the Christmas card sorted!

Striped landscape of dunes, snow, sand and sea.

The ice-crystal-laced seaweed along the frozen tideline was so beautiful in the warm afternoon sun.

I loved how graphic the wooden sea defences looked zig-zagging through the snow as far as the eye could see.

{all Decorator’s Notebook}

On the walk back an eerie frozen fog descended and my hair actually froze… a very strange sensation I can tell you!

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  1. says

    This looks lovely. I keep telling myself that I need to discover England more. So far I’ve only been to Cornwall. I really want to go to the Lake District and it looks like Norfolk is lovely according to these pictures.

      • says

        I have only ever been in autumn (for the last 20 years!!!) and it is so beautiful as the bracken goes rust-coloured and the trees are turning red and yello. However, it would be beautiful any time of year I’m sure. The other favourite place is the Isles of Scilly, off the coast of Cornwall. Couldn’t be more different to the Lakes but equally tranquil and away from it all.

      • says

        Micro four thirds cameras are the new thing! Olympus have gone mad with their PEN range recently and by all accounts they take pretty good pictures.

        Personally I hate the idea of a digital viewfinder (or none at all in the case of the PEN), but if you can get used to this, the image quality competes with DSLRs.


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