Monday, 1 October 2007

Playing catch up

The Graphic is one of Donna's...Thankyou .....

After two weeks absence here I am again, Maurice went back to work on Saturday, so I have been playing catch up, First of all I finally caught up with my alerts phew,We didn’t do half the things we planned ,(either the weather or ME !,didn’t always feel good ! )We finally sold our caravan, which was at a site that has a fishing lake, when I was at work it was our retreat, but we had never been there since I retired, we sold it at a loss, but expected too really, but we wont have the site rental now .We had to empty it and find a place for every thing ,I think I have finally done that .Then Maurice ,re sited his shed from one side of the garden to the other ,to make room for the water feature (remember the water feature ? ) he is still keen to make one and has his plans drawn up lol ,as he emptied the shed to move it ,out came a couple of boxes of stuff ,from when we moved ,one containing ornamental plates I had collected over the years and they are now on my kitchen wall ,We also went out and bought a new cooker ,so we actually got quite a bit of useful stuff done .

September 22nd, was Maurice’s birthday, his brother Mike and Sister in law Jackie invited us over for Dinner, we had a lovely evening with them, Jackie had recently been on a visit to Lourdes, she had brought me back a candle that she had blessed for me, I was so moved that she should do that for me .The next day on the Sunday ,as the sun shone we drove down to Norfolk, to visit Walsingham ,known as England’s  Nazareth, such a tranquil, peaceful spiritual place ,we spent a couple of hours wandering around ,in the warm sunshine, looking at all the places of worship ,all the delightful cottages ,sitting out side a café to have our lunch and people watch .People watched us too or rather Kizzie who was ahhed over ,which she loved !

http://www.walsingham.org.uk/

We then came back via Wells –Next-The- Sea, where we wandered, bought a fresh crab to take home for tea, and sat on a wall and ate chips. I am now going to try and add some pictures so have a good day everyone with love …..

 

And the siggy is Debbie's look how Kizzie has grown !

34 comments:

pharmolo said...

Welcome back, Jan, you have been busy. Circumstances change, and although you must have been sad to leave your retreat, something else will take its place.

ukgal36 said...

Loved the pics Jan.. I never knew that about Englands nazareth..very interesting..
have a great week...
Lyn

kirkbyj05 said...

That was very interesting Jan.  I have been educated today.  Your pictures were smashing!  
What a lovely quiet village you visited.  And I never knew about the shrine either. We live and learn my friend.
Shame you had to give up your holiday home but if you weren't using it then it was daft to hang on to it.  The overheads can be astronomical when you could use the money for other things.
I was so pleased to see your entry....glad you caught up with them and others too. It can be a marathon sometimes....can't it?   Lol!

Love
Jeanie   xxxxxx

astoriasand said...

Well Jan shame you had to sell your caravan but many have done due to the increasing prices of ground rents they charge nowadays.grrrrrrrrrr.We have  many friends who have given up theres for this reason only.Over many years I have been going to buy one, but changed my mind because of this too.Not to worry you sold at a loss, you can have peace of mind now, not to have to worry about it not being used and paying for something as such is a nightmare.I am so happy you have it all done and dusted with, as we say.Well Jan what a beautiful place that is somewhere I would love to go is that place.You will have to tell Maurice to send us directions in an E. mail for next spring somewhere new for to me travel, which as you know I love to get out and about on weekends.It reminds me of all the many tiny villages in Greece I have visited over the yrs.I think you would a adore Greece if you havn't already been.It is beautiful.Well some parts lets say.Maybe now you might be able to go.No caravan to worry about.Your water feature will give you many hours of pleasure mine always did.It brings a feeling of tranquillity to any garden, does a water feature.Loved the boats at Wells -Next -The -Sea.Well and fresh crab what more could one wish for, I love crab.I am so happy you got this little break away even if only for the day.You both deserved it  so much.Great to be asked to dinner too.Take Care God Bless Kath
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dklars said...

You've been quite busy!  Sounds like you are getting a lot accomplished.  I can't wait to see pictures of the water feature once it's completed.
~~Kath~~

cacklinrosie101 said...

Welcome back, Jan!  It sounds like you had quite a busy time of it.  Glad you got your caravan sold.  I have a pond in my front.  It was there when I bought the house.  How I wish it were in the back because we aren't in the front that much although now that I'm in Megan's room, I can hear it at night.  LOL..did Kizzie have fun at the beach?  Love that tag!  Love xx Chris

egre328 said...

Loved your entry today.............I feel like I have been on my holidays.  Thanx for the pix.  Eileenx

marainey1 said...

I love the old churches.  The newer ones aren't half so ornate. I can't imagine all the prayers that have been said in these places.  The seaside is always a favorite place of mine so I'm glad you put some pictures in of that.  Have a good week!
'On Ya' - ma

chat2missie said...

Loved the pictures.  Enjoy your week.
Missie

aniracj said...

Glad to know you got a lot done!! You bought a cooker, I've bought a new fridge/freezer, so all we need now is a washing machine (perhaps Jean could get that, LOL) and between us we should be okay, LOL!!! Loved the pics!

blpltt said...

Jan, I would love to visit Norfolk again; when I was a girl we used to holiday on the Broads.  
The interior of the little Russian shrine was like a jewel box, I do like bright colours.
Good to know you're out and about again.
Bunny xx

brck753 said...

Sounds like you had a really peaceful and relaxing day out, good for you! Love the pics of Wells brought back lots of childhood memories.
Debbie
xxx

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,lovely to see an entry from you and to read all about your trip to Walsingham and Wells next the sea ,great photos .It was good you managed to sell the caravan and get a cooker  in its place (,the way I've written that sounds like you are going to use the cooker for holidays ,silly me !!!!)Did "Mums "boiled fruit cake taste good .    How nice of Jackie to have the candle blessed for you ........Have a good week .....Love You ....Jeanxx

frdbrow7 said...

Hi Jan, looks like you had a lovely day in Walsingham - so many lovely pics!

Like the sound of Jean's boiled fruit cake ;-)

all the best
Freda
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cornwalldreckly said...

Hi Jan,

I was wondering why you hadn't posted for a while.  It was lovely to read about your trip.  Moving the shed sounds complicated, it seems as if you have a very practical husband, I wouldn'd dare let my husband do anything like that, it would never get finished!

seraphoflove9001 said...

I love your pictures and am glad you had such a nice time in Washington as well. :o)
Lisa

lsfp1960 said...

Jan, it's good to hear from you again.  Wonderful pictures...thanks for taking us along.  Happy belated birthday to Maurice.  Linda in Washington state

msecz said...

I enjoyed all your pictures.... Its so nice to see all places I probably won't be able to visit. Thanks for sharing
Sandra

lindapaterson177 said...

loved the pictures and you have been busy!looks like a nice place to go as well. take care luv bella x

rdautumnsage said...

Wonderful pictures. Sounds like you did accomplish quite a few things on your vacation. Your in my thoughts and prayers on the smoke hon! (Hugs) Indigo

oddb0dkins said...

We had a caravan for a while some time ago and you're right, you always sell at a loss. Those site owners are money grabbers.
Love the pics Jan. Those chimneys look impressive. we have similar ones nearby on an old building. And Walsingham looks nice, very quaint.
B. x

faveanti said...

Ahhh - Maurice is a shed man too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He ought to get together with Keith.  Keith's always wittering n about a water feature (he's not having one).  Enjoyed this entry and your pictures are lovely.  They really capture the peace and tranquility of the place.
Angie, xx

sylviam4000 said...

Welcome back Jan. Sounds like you need a holiday now lol. Thanks for sharing you lovely pics with us.
Love Sylvia
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jckfrstross said...

have a good week:)

Deb

rachealcarol said...

Happy Birthday Maurice :)  A little bit of work and a little bit of relaxation that's how holidays go.......your relaxation part sounds wonderful Jan. Rache

nightmaremom said...

you've been missed my friend... wish Maurice a very happy for me.
hugs
d

kaydeejay5449 said...

What a lovely outing!  Beautiful place to visit.  Charming buildings and the seaside pictures are so pretty.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!
Hugs, Kathy

mariealicejoan said...

Loved your pictures Jan and catching up with you!  Now I have another place that I really must go and see!!!  Todd and I were lucky enough to get to go see Lourdes once when we were holidaying in the south of France with friends and it truly is a special place to go visit.  I highly recommend it!  Glad you are back safe and sound and posting again!
Marie
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beckiepainton said...

What a lovely day you had, the pics look great. Glad you feel better Beckie x

wldconnie said...

I wondered where you had been ! Walsingham looks a nice place and I like your pics. Good to sell the caravan if you never use it. I am past caravans now.....more into comfortable hotels. My days of family hols in a caravan are long gone! Glad you are feeling better. Love Conniex

jaymact1 said...

Never stopped in Walshingham only passed through it once as we were arriving for our holiday must stop next time. You know I love the North Norfolk coast and well with all the boats looking lovely in the sunshine.  Glad you had such a goood day out. the chips sounded great. Love Joan.

jlocorriere05 said...

The pics of Walsingham were beautiful Jan. I love old buildings, they have so much more character than new ones don't they? I'm so glad you got a sunny day to visit. I thought we were going to see the collection of plates you discovered in the shed! Happy belated birthday to Maurice. The candle sounds a very thoughtful gift, I have some from the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and a Mission in Arizona. Take care, enjoy the rest of the week. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels  

faircolleen said...

Hope you dont miss the caravan. . .you will have more money now though.Am so glad you are feeling better.I know I would love Walsingham.Hows the cooker?LOL

tellsg said...

I am catching up here too and had to giggle when I read about you selling your caravan whilst I have been in the throes of trying to find one.  I would have liked one on a fishing lake, aw.  Still reading, so more comments to come.  Hugs, Tells x