Thursday, 26 April 2007

On the go again

                    

Since it has been such wonderful weather we have been out and about quite a lot ~ far too nice to stay indoors ~

We went to Sheringham I love this little seaside town there is so much packed into the High Street there are shops of all shapes and sizes selling almost everything you could possibly want ~

I especially like the Chippie there ~ you can go in and sit down to have your meal ~ and the sea views are lovely ~

we then went on to Cromer another seaside town just along our coast line they have some really cute little shops there as the pictures show ~ did a little bit of shopping just something to have for tea ~ and a few groceries ~ and yes we did have an icecream it wouldn't be a visit to the seaside without your icecream ~

The other morning Lyn went into the Garage only to find our resident field mouse sitting at the bottom of a plastic storage tub ~ he had got in there but could not get out ~ but he wasn't perturbed as he sat there coolly washing his face and whiskers ~ I wish she had taken a photograph of him ~ if you remember I did get one of him sitting in the freezer in the garage ~ he was of course set free ~

It has been much cooler today and we had a little rain ~ but only a very small amount ~ we havn't had any rain here for the last 26 days ~ so the Garden could really do with a nice downpour ~ A nice gentle downpour ~ "Please"

43 comments:

labdancer51 said...

Lovely photos Ally, You certainly have some nice places nearby that you can visit. Cromer and Sheringham seem like really nice places. There`s nothing like fish and chips at the seaside, they always taste gorgeous. I can`t wait until we move to the coast ourselves, I`ll be in my element. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

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PS:  Barney looks so cute!

astoriasand said...

I know of Cromer Ally but never been.I have been around Great Yarmouth and Hemsby and lots of rides around that area in past yrs,but never stopped at Cromer.This place is much higher up the coast than the area I have  travelled around.The little shop looks lovely and all the pics are lovely.The apple tree is beautiful and the violets are so pretty creeping through the shingle.I love plants to grow like that.The boys look to be having a good laugh and a good time.Suprized the little lodger was still with you in the garage,LOL.Well and the best laugh of the posting had to be Barney guarding that precious toy LOL!!!!!!!!Lovely posting and I just love your garden and always have it's so large it is wonderful.I am happy you had a lovely day out.Take Care God Bless.Kath
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jeadie05 said...

I so enjoy Cromer and Sheringham,I envy you your trips there, I look forward to visiting the coast soon,your pictures are lovely ,Im sure Kizzie would fall in love with your boys lol ...love Jan xx

oddb0dkins said...

Never mind the ice cream, you can't beat seaside fish and chips. Nice phots Ally. B. x

nhd106 said...

Love your pics ...makes me feel like I'm on vacation visiting you.

Nancy

emabecmar said...

great pics. hope your having a good thursday. (((((((hugs))))))))
Cindy

jeanno43 said...

I love the violets peeping through the stones.  Oh Cromer, we had the famous crabs there. Long time since I was down that way.  The tree looks great.  Mike has just had to redo our border.  All the ground cover stuff died, it was just too hot and dry last year so he has put in taller plants that will give some shade and now we have to get some new groundcover plants.  Maybe not be able to do it in time before my treatment starts next week.
Wish she had got a picture of that field mouse as well. They are so pretty.

ora4uk said...

Oh the views of the sea...beautiful....and that basketball setup...just like home....LOL...I so enjoy shopping...I think I would have a good time with you and Lyn LOLOL...Hugs from KY...Ora

tellsg said...

I may take a trip out to Sheringham, it looks really lovely.  Great picture of your dog guarding his toy, just like my Billy!  He does it with socks too.  Hugs, Terry x

wldconnie said...

Sheringham lokks lovely. I must get to visit your part of the world soon as I do not know it all and it looks so pretty. Love Conniex

sdrogerson said...

looked a but cold at the coast was it?

geocachelinda66 said...

The ocean and garden looks beautiful.  We have another week or so for our apple blossoms.  What type of dog is Nin, do you have any pictures of her?  She has unusual fur.  Linda

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally - some nice pics you have taken.   and your quite right you cannot visit the seaside without a paddle and and ice-cream..... you did go and have a paddle didn't you ????
Luv Jayne x

sarajanesmiles said...

It has been lovely lately hasn't it, the weather :o)
Eating fish and chips by the sea... I do wish that I lived nearer the sea!!
Lovely photo's Ally.
Sara   x

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Ally, some lovely photos you have there, I wonder if Tilly and Barney are related, they have exactly the same markings, even down to the spots on their fur, ( but Tilly is a lot fatter) thanks to Stephen giving her titbits,
We have been looking at Cromer, Sheringham,and Yarmouth or round about there for a holiday this year, I want to taste the "Cromer Crabs",   we cant make our minds up where to go, any recomendations, it all looks beautiful.
Love Lynne xx

plieck30 said...

Yes the weather is nice here too and I have been inside too much today. I just hope our summer won't be as harsh as it was last year. You always go neat places. We don't have anything that neat that close. Paula

ukgal36 said...

Lovely pics as usual.. fish and chips by the sea sounds so good about now...
Lyn

rachealcarol said...

Your villiage deserves the name 'quaint' Ally you live in a lovely area, it seems very calm and friendly.  I love a quiet beach and Sherridons sand is very inviting.  AOL has pmt very often :) Rache

jules19642001 said...

I love the pictures. I went to Cromer a few years ago when I was stopping in Walsingham. Its lovely there. The picture of the funny shaped building is just the same shape as a house that is for sale in Barton Tony, near me. I have always wanted to see in that house and it is now up for sale. I might go and have a peek and be nosey...............Jules xxx
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jaymact1 said...

You reminded me Stuart and I had sit in fish and chips in the chippy in Sherringham a few years back and very nice too. What is so good about Sherringham is there are shops there that are no where else in any other town its the same shope all the time. Can't wait for my visit there in a coulple of weeks. Love Joan.

gaboatman said...

Ally
Sheringham looks like a lovely seaside village.  I'd love to browse in that shop that has the model boats in the window.  I'm glad you are getting out again now that the weather is doing better.  Good luck on getting that rain you need.  Great pictures!
Sam

mtrib2 said...

I enjoyed all the photos and I can see your apple tree is just blooming.    All of the fruit trees were frozen this year in the entire region of the country so there will be no crop.    I have been watching the history of the English Bible on PBS and it was fascinating.    Thank you for sending me the email with the information on Norwich as I began to read it and will have to look for it in my filing cabinet.    It was only cool here last night with light rain and will be a slighly cooler day with sunshine coming back.     I forgot if it was Barney or Nin on his toy waiting for someone to take it.    Will he growl and bark if someone dares to like Salty, lol !   mark

mariealicejoan said...

OH I do love these little virtual visits with you!  Loved all the pictures and narrative.  We are desperate for some rain here as well.  We did have a few showers the other day, but not near enough!
Marie
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acoward15 said...

I normally stay clear of chip shops, but a chip shop by the sea is always something special.
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lindaggeorge said...

I love fish and chips at the seaside, it's a good job it's a least a hundred miles to the sea from here!

I've got violets growing everywhere in my garden, the don't half spread.

Linda x.

therealslimemmy said...

oh man i just read the comment below me and want fish and chips now, lol
i love all the pictures ally and i just miss the water terribly!  enjoy the nice weather you are having it has been raining here in indiana :(
ttyl
emily

rayne1123 said...

love he pics.  happy your mouse is doing well.  sounds so nice over by the shops.
have a great weekend
hugs
noelle

helloimkara said...

What lovely pictures!  Seems our nice wonderful weather is on its way out... the hot nasty weather is on its way in haha!

Kara

cayasm said...

The weather has been glorious, it's nice that your getting out and about, liked the pictures.
Take care

Yasmin

edwardssoapy said...

Sheringham looks like a lovely place to visit.  I just love fish and chips followed by an ice-cream by the seaside.  As always, the graphics and photographs are lovely.  Hope you and your family are well.

Have a lovely weekend.
Best wishes,
Leigh :-)
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cacklinrosie101 said...

Ally, you have the prettiest little shops.  I wish we had those here.  The view is spectacular.  Sounds like a wonderful day.  LOL...at your "pet" mouse.  I could send you a few.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Enjoy spring.  Ours hasn't quite arrived in the northern US.  Love xx Chris

blpltt said...

Lovely whiff of the briny, Ally.  Must get out more, you've given me the flavour !  Bunny xx

fasttrack58 said...

I love the little pink shop, and the view of the sea, I am in need of a visit to the ocean, and Barney is too funny...
We have still not been able to catch our little mouse behind the stove....
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Linda :)

lilysparadise said...

Rose here, stopping in for a look. Enjoyed the lovely pictures of your seaside visit. If you need some "gentle" rain, I can try to send you some from Vancouver. We've really had our fair share this April. Hopefully, we'll enjoy more sunshine from now on.

springangel235 said...

I loved the seaside tour...the shops, the seaside...all so nice.  Everything looked lovely.  You have many wonderful places to visit.  Barney looks so cute...thanks for adding him, in the photos ...hope you have a beautiful week...hugs and love,
Joyce

jmoqueen said...

Looks like you've been making the most of the weather ~ probably a good idea :-) The mouse sounds cute ~ shame Lyn didn't get a pic lol

Jenny

jmoqueen said...

Looks like you've been making the most of the weather ~ probably a good idea :-) The mouse sounds cute ~ shame Lyn didn't get a pic lol

Jenny

lindachapmanuk said...

Those cute little shops would be lovely to mosey around in, they all have such character, but I enjoyed the window shopping thanks!! ...I bet Barney would have opened one eye if you got any nearer to his toy!...Linda xxx

onemoretina said...

I would love to visit this little town by the sea.  Thanks for showing me around!  Hope all is well with you and yours, Ally.  Tina

faveanti said...

I don't feel I've been to the seaside unless I've had fish and chips, a bag of hot doughnuts, an icecream and a stick of candy floss.  Lovely pictures Ally.
Angie, xx

louiseb411 said...

We had a great day in Sheringham last summer holidays, just some friends and children. We ate chips on the beach and looked round all the shops. Hope to go again this year. Louise xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'mm glad the little field mouse has you and Lyn to rescue it from tubs and freezers! Lol! I agree, nice gentle rain .... in the middle of the night please! You have some beautiful little towns and villages around your coast Ally, I've never been up your way, must do it some day! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

nedmoh said...

Hi Ally I too love Sherringham and Cromer ,they have a certain magical feel about them not like most seasides with all the nosy amusements .In this entry you said we were short of rain ,we have made up for it these last few days haven't we ???.....Love Jeanxx