Sunday, 15 April 2007

visit to Norwich

                            

Visited my Sister Joy on Saturday but before I went there I took a ride into Norwich ~ my favourite City this is where I grew up ~ the Market place was just at the end of Bethel street where I lived until I got married ~

Joy and me used to go through the Market everyday on our way to work and Roger the little dog we had at the time would follow us ~ we used to hide among the stalls till we thought it was safe to go on our way ~ we honestly thought we had lost him ~

But usually when we arrived at work Roger would be close behind us and one of us had to take him home ~ we should have thought to do that in the first place ~ but when you are young we just never thought ~

 

I seem to be having problems with this entry so will save and hope you can read it You know what AOHell is like seems to be playing me up at the moment ~

41 comments:

cayasm said...

Hi Ally hope you are well, I don't live that far from Norwich well one hour away I heard good things about especially nice shops and the cathedral. glad you enjoyed your trip down memory lane.

Hugs

Yasmin

stupidsheetguy said...

All that was missing here for me today was a cup of tea, some cookies, and your company. So nice to read you again. I hope you enjoyed your trip, and your visit with your sister. Norwich is another place I can add to my "map" of places I've seen!


Enjoy your evening!

Jimmy

nhd106 said...

I love traveling along with Ally....
thanks,
Nancy

jeadie05 said...

Thanks for this trip to Norwich I can see why you like it so much ,lol at You and Joy and the clever Roger ..love Jan xx

astoriasand said...

Another lovely posting Ally,The Market entrance looks every similar to my hometown market entrance where I came from.It's always nice to read this is the Church where I got married,for some reason I always get a lump in my throat when I read this.The little doggy story brought a smile to my face LOL. The garden picture is lovely as usual.I do hope AOHELL are a little kinder to you.Enjoyed the post so much.Take care God Bless.
Astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

drb1064 said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane, grew up in Thetford and used to get the bus to Norwich to go shopping 60p return lol. Is Bonds still there? Poshest shop I had ever been in as a kid and me and my mate got kicked out for trying on too many hats lol.
Debbie xxx
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labdancer51 said...

Norwich sounds a lovely place to have grown up in.  LOL...it takes a lot to fool a dog and Roger was certainly no fool, he got to follow you to work AND have a nice walk home again.:o)  Lovely photos Ally, your entry came out well, no thanks to AOHell though, it`s been messing me about just lately too...grrr!

Love Sandra xxxx

halliday0957 said...

AH, Ally you give us glimpses of a life though hard, was simpler in those long ago days that you picture so well. thank you Jim

geocachelinda66 said...

Very nice, pretty town!  Linda

cacklinrosie101 said...

You must have had some memories going back to your hometown.  Ally, the violets are just lovely.  I can't wait to see some sign of a flower budding around here.  LOL...at AOHELL...half the time I never know if it's AOL or my computer.  Love xx Chris

funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally .... i like the market place and all their lovely stripey roofs !
Luv Jayne x

elainey2465 said...

Norwich is lovely and I love visiting there to see my brother. Thats where my little nephew will grow up. Love Laine xxxx

sdrogerson said...

it's always strange to see markets as we don't have them here at all - think weather and you will know why.........

plieck30 said...

Roger wanted to go to work too. The violets are so pretty. Paula

tellsg said...

Roger, what a great name for a dog.  Ahh, sweet that he used to follow you.  Glad you had a nice time in Norwich.  Hugs, Terry x

oddb0dkins said...

Glad you had a nice day out Ally. Love the pics too. B. x

rayne1123 said...

love the pictures.  sounds like a nice day
hugs
noelle

tendernoggle said...

LOVED THE PICTURES.PLEASE POST MORE..I LOVE SEEING PLACES THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND IT SEEMS LIKE I HAVE NOT SEEN VERY MUCH AT ALL!!!LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

ukgal36 said...

Lovely day out and great pics..
Lyn

xxroxymamaxx said...

All the buildings in England look so ornate and old fashioned and beautiful.  I love the pics.  And that is a cute story about the little dog Roger. : )  Love ya, Shelly

mariealicejoan said...

Ally, I do love your entries.  I always feel like I have done the journey with you and I always, always love the pictures.  Just wonderful!  I hope you have a fabulous week!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

fasttrack58 said...

A lovely drive....
Have a good week!
Linda :)

susanebunn said...

Oh I just love the crystal shop in the basement of the Guild Hall!  I could just spend hours in there looking at all the stones!

Love,
Susie
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faveanti said...

One of these days Norwich shall have the pleasure of my company!  We've been nearby so many times but never  paid a visit,  Laughed at little Roger.  I never heard of a dog called Roger before.  Angie, xx

tillywooat62 said...

Hi Ally, some lovely photos and memories to go with them, love the story of Rodger following you to work,
love Lynne xx

jmoqueen said...

awww what a cute dog Roger must've been.  Such great memories and lovely photos ~ thank you for sharing them with us xx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jmoqueen/MyLife/

mtrib2 said...

The Guildhall has a fantastic architecture.    How old is the structure!   Also, how old is St. Peter's Mancroft?   I enjoyed the lion's in front of the City Hall Building.   You have some wonderful memories to visit each time you enter Norwich.   It must be a small easy going town as the dog is standing in the road apparently able to roam thru traffic.    The Argentine Gaucho's does conjure up the frontier of old though it was of the modern day Gaucho's in 1979 that I made the pen and ink drawing of.   mark

ora4uk said...

LOL...I got you loud and clear....and glad I did....we just got home from our "Texas" week end....had a great time....hugs from KY...Ora

jaymact1 said...

I am sure you knew how much I would love your pictures. Only three and a bit weeks to go before we come down your way really looking forward to it. Did you see the program on Sheringham last night on BBC about the fight about a new supermarket? Would hate to see the High Street there being spoiled it is unique and sure you love it too the way it is.  LOve Joan.

jaymact1 said...

I am sure you knew how much I would love your pictures. Only three and a bit weeks to go before we come down your way really looking forward to it. Did you see the program on Sheringham last night on BBC about the fight about a new supermarket? Would hate to see the High Street there being spoiled it is unique and sure you love it too the way it is.  LOve Joan.

wldconnie said...

Norwich looks nice. That is my next place for a visit as I do not know Norfolk or Suffolk. I went to Ipswich and Stowmarket once and loved all the little pink houses with thatched roofs. Love Conniex

sarajanesmiles said...

Aww, sweet story Ally :o)
Lovely pictures too.
Sara   x

blpltt said...

Lovely, Ally - you couldn't do that safely these days !  Bunny xx

gaboatman said...

Ally
These are great pictures of Norwich.  This looks like such a nice town to have lived in.  I would love to spend a lazy day exploring all the stalls in the market and having a quaff at the local pup.
Sam

louiseb411 said...

Norwich is a lovely town. My sister in law lives in Lodden which is nearby. Have a nice week AOL is a pain isnt it!  Louise x

jacksj989 said...

Thank you for sharing your photos with me,  they brought back many fond memories of the times when my wife were visiting friends there.

John.

nedmoh said...

Lovely photos Ally and lovely story too ......Love Jeanxx

lindapaterson177 said...

The buildings look lovely and I love shopping at markets so much nicer than shops!
Hope you had a lovely Sunday Ally....
luv bella xxx

fowfies said...

What wonderful pictures...thankyou for sharing what you see when you go out and about...the buildings are different than from around here...they seem more detailed.  I hope your visit with your sister was a nice one. :)

onemoretina said...

Hey Ally .... Norwich looks like a lovely place.  There are so many beautiful places that I missed seeing on my last trip over there.  So, you see, I simply MUST return ! lol   Hope all is well, my friend, and that you are enjoying Spring.  Take care, Tina

lindachapmanuk said...

Hi Ally! I loved the photos of the Guildhall. Beautiful architecture...and nice to see where you got married too...laughed at Roger...Linda xx