Saturday, 25 November 2006

visiting Reepham

                             

Tomorrow 26th November is my Darling Daughters Birthday ~ So Lyn I hope you have a wonderful day ~ you are the best Daughter a Mother could wish for ~ and thankyou for all the things you do for me and anyone else who needs your help ~ you are always there ready to listen and willing to help ~

Yesterday we went for a trip to Reepham a small Village near us and stopped at the Village store ~ there was a crowd of schoolboys out front all eating chips ~ the smell wafting from them was wonderful ~ I wondered where they had got them because I had never seen a Chippie all the times we have been there ~

I asked Lyn if she knew where it was because by this time I was starving ~ driving along looking down a narrow road to our left she suddenly remembered that it was down there ~ so we turned left and sure enough found the Chippie as you can see from the photograph

I got out of the car and found the front door which said "OPEN" on it and with trepidation I undid the door not knowing what it would be like inside ~ as from the outside it looked like a derelict rundown dump ~

So you can imagine my surprise to find a beautifully clean and hygienic shop ~ so instead of running out of the shop I placed my order ~ then couldn't get home quick enough to eat them ~

43 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Looks such a pretty place.  Fish and Chips eaten on the spur of the moment when you are out somewhere always seem to taste better.  Happy Birthday to your daughter!

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oddb0dkins said...

Glad the chip shop looked better inside than out, lol. bet they were nice. B. x

pm71blackfen said...

Thanks for sharing the photos Ally.  I could almost smell the fish and chips myself when reading about them, I don't know if I would have been brave enough to enter the shop though, you're right, it did look rundown!!

Happy birthday to your daughter for tomorrow!

Pat

ora4uk said...

Happy Birthday Lyn....and oh those chips do smell good LOLOL...don't know if I could have waited until I got home LOL...hugs...Ora of KY

jaymact1 said...

Hope Lyn has a very happy birthday I know you will make it special for her.  Have a great day. LOve Joan.
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faveanti said...

Happy Birthday, Lyn!  When you get a whiff of a chip shop nothing else will do - you just have to have some!  Nothing else will do.  Not even a bar of chocolate.  Have a nice weekend both of you, and the boys.  love, Angie, xx

memes121 said...

Wonderful pictures! Tammy

icklemisssexpot said...

Happy Birthday to Lyn for tomorrow :o)  Seems more and more now that where there is a school near you will find somewhere that sells chips even if not an actual chippy LOL  Caff xxxx

yakima127 said...

Yum!  Your are right; from the outside it didn't look very inviting (or safe!), but I am glad you opened that door!  I bet you are too.  Hope you enjoyed.  I love the pictures of the sheep dotting the field... Jae

jeadie05 said...

Ally I would love that, some sheep where I could watch them ,I hope they are still there in the spring when they are Lambing ,Where the chips nice? from the nice clean /tumble down shop ,A very Happy Birthday to dear Lyn, what a lovely daughter for a lovely Mum to have ..love Jan xx

stijoan said...

fish and chips....my mouth is watering now!! Love joanne.
p.s happy birthday Lynn. have a good one!

egre328 said...

Oh what happy memories for me.  We stayed in Reepham at Easter the year the Queen Mother died. It was either 200 or 2001. We stayed in the pub/hotel in centre of the village (I think where all the cars were parked on one of your photos) and had such a lovely holiday.  We visited Cromer and Hunstanton the Broads and a zoo cum country park, but I can't remember its name.  The weather was glorious too.  Eileenx

lsfp1960 said...

Love the pictures and the graphics. The Palm trees remind me of somewhere warm, which is not Washington state today.  Sounds like you had a nice day with Lyn.  Happy Birthday a day early Lyn, and thanks for taking such good care of your dear mother.  Linda in Washington state  

emabecmar said...

great pictures, happy birthday toyour daughter. have a nice weekend.
(((((((hugs)))))
Cindy

cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy Birthday to Lyn!  I treasure both my girls, Ally.  I swear someday I am going to save enough money to travel to the UK.  I just love all the little towns and buildings.  I will make sure to visit all my wonderful friends, including you, that I've made in JLand.  Love, Chris

astoriasand said...

Ally the pictures are so lovely once again.View eight looks just like a village square about 10miles from me.I thought you were in my vicinity when I saw it.Don't judge a book by it's cover they say,glad the fish shop was clean inside.I hope you enjoyed them when you did get home.How lovely to look out the window at them lovely fields with the sheep.I might fall asleep there counting them LOL! The real thing Haaa!! "A VERY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY " to Lynne for tomorrow.Yes she sounds the perfect daughter Ally.Then again she has the perfect MUM doesn't she now!! I hope she has a wonderful day and you too.Take care
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tillywooat62 said...

some lovely photos Ally, i think one look at the chip shop from the outside would have put me of, but so please it was nice and clean inside, hope the chips were just as nice

Happy Birthday Lyn, hope you have a lovely day

take care Lynne xx

tellsg said...

I loved the picture of the chip shop, I cannot believe you actually ventured in!! What a surprise for you to find that it was nice and clean inside, I wonder what their business plan is, perhaps they have just opened.  I wish your daughter a very happy birthday and hope you have a good week.  Hugs.  Terry x http://journals.aol.co.uk/tellsg/bowl-of-cherries/

bethjunebug said...

Hi, Alley, Just passing by trying to catch up on my alerts. Haven't checked them in a week. My sweet granny passed away last week and I've just been so depressed. But I know she is in a better place than we are.
Take care. God Bless,
Liz
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fasttrack58 said...

A very Happy Birthday to your daughter!!!!
Linda :)

plieck30 said...

glad you got your chippies but I can't remember what they are. French fries? Potato chips? I bet I would like them whatever they are. I like all kinds of food except liver and boiled eggs. Happy birthday to your sweet daughter. Paula

sdoscher458 said...

Happy birthday to your daughter....it's nice to have a birthday at the start of the holiday season....Sandi

susanebunn said...

May your daughter, Lyn, have a  blessed and joyful new year of life!  Thank you for the lovely pictures of Reepham.  I've travelled through this little village and it is truly a pretty little place!

Love,

Susie
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salonrose123 said...

Happy Birthday Lyn!!  Hope she had a great day.
Enjoyed the photos.....hope you enjoyed your chips!
Hugs,
A xxx

astra1547 said...

Happy Birthday to Lyn...

Astra!

rachealcarol said...

Happy Birthday Lyn, have a brill day.......you find some wonderful places Ally, I like the tucked away cottage..ideal :) Rache

faircolleen said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LYN! Your daughter sounds a dream daughter Ally.

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally ,I do hope Lyn had a really lovely Birthday ,best wishes to her.Hope your fish and chips tasted good .Pete has a cousin who lives in Reepham,Norwich.Have a good week .......Love Jeanxx

springangel235 said...

A Belated HAPPY  BIRTHDAY to your daughter....hope it was a great day for her.
I enjoyed the tour of the little village...very nice.
Hope you have a wonderful week...enjoy!!
Hugs and love,
Joyce

sarajanesmiles said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your Lyn :o)
Sara   x

xxroxymamaxx said...

I think Chips are French Fries? lol  Chips to us are like Doritos or cheetos.  anyway, lovely pics and I'm glad you had a nice day.  Happy birthday to Lyn and I love the pics, especially the sheep!  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

onemoretina said...

Mmmmm .... when I visited your beautiful country, I must have gained five pounds eating the chips.  They were the best !  It was worth every calorie !  Glad you found a nice surprise when you walked in the door of that shop.  Tina

onemoretina said...

P.S.    Oops .... Happy belated Birthday to your daughter.  Hope she enjoyed her day.  Tina

phoenix71011 said...

Oh dear! I want chips for lunch now...with loads of salt and vinegar on! I can almost smell them...
love Phoenix

mtrib2 said...

I enjoyed viewing the architecture of Reepham and am glad you found the Chippie Shop and will enjoy going back to it.    ' Happy Birthday to Lyn!'    I was viewing your photos several days ago when my worker got here and had to get off the Net.     Yesterday I could not get AOL to open your or anyone else's page for some time.      I have been doing a little work on the construction of my home so there is progress.     My back is extremely painful today with the warm weather going to cold tomorrow with rain predicted.    I just want to lay down and read on my board and cushion for relief.     Salty is out in his pen as it is not raining yet but the sky is dark.    I know Barney and Nin are being pampered and enjoying the 'bachelor life',  lol.     mark

gaboatman said...

Ally
Happy belated birthday to Lyn!  Sorry I'm late in sending this wish, but hopefully she will forgive me.  The pictures of Reepham are nice.  Yes, it loooks like a very quaint little village, one that just invites you to explore.  I'm glad you braved your way through the front door of that Chippie.  You were rewarded well for you effort.
Sam

sugarsweet056 said...

I hope your dear dtr had a lovely BD. TY for coming by & leaving a comment at the Furrs. Wishing you a blessed Sunday & a good week ahead.
Sugar
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zoepaul6968 said...

hi hun,I hope your sister had a great birthday,sorry ive not been able to get onto blogs lately so my comments are very behind,all the best zoe xx
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jlocorriere05 said...

Happy belated birthday Lyn! Sorry I'm so late with it but I've not put my alerts on since I got home and am just doing the rounds to say hi to everyone! You were very brave for venturing in the chippie! Jeannette xx  

jacksj989 said...

What wonderful views you have from your bedroom and what a surprise to find a fish a chip shop worthy of your support.

John.

lindachapmanuk said...

I know it's late Ally but I hope your Lynne had a lovely birthday, Im sure she did! I couldn't believe that fish shop was open! lol....Reepham looks lovely....I would love to look out of my window and see sheep, instead of more houses! Linda xx
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rayne1123 said...

happy late birthday lyn!  i am late sorry!
hugs
noelle

rjet33 said...

Okay, chips here are potato chips, so what are chips in England?  :-)  It is interesting learning about each other's cultures and sayings, eh?

Sorry I am so behind!~

Blessings!~

Susan