The Week That Was Instagrammed #7

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We’re back home after a lovely week away in North Norfolk. The weather was dry (mostly) so we were able to get out and explore the countryside and coast and of course, I took quite a few photographs. So sit back and enjoy my very photo heavy look at our week away in Norfolk. If you want to see any of the photos in a larger format, click on them and they should appear bigger!

Saturday: Travelled for 4 hours to Norfolk followed by my fabulous Mom and Dad who towed their caravan to our holiday destination and then drove all the way back home. Enormously grateful that they gave us the opportunity to get away in their caravan allowing us to have our first family holiday.

mrsshilts norfolk holiday

Sunday: We drove over to Hunstanton to have a look around, get our toes sandy and soak up the sea air. Hunstanton is one of the only west facing east coast beaches so I imagine the sunset is amazing to watch here. We then drove back to Cromer and we enjoyed Fish and Chips in a new restaurant called No.1 Cromer and enjoyed a breezy walk on the pier.

mrsshilts holiday norfolk

mrsshilts holiday norfolk

Monday: We drove to Norwich City Centre today to have a nosey around. I was really impressed with the city, there’s lots of shops and parking was quite easy too. We took advantage of some of the sales and bought Little Mr a few bits in the next size up. It rained as soon as we got back to the caravan so luckily we didn’t get wet but there was the most amazing double rainbow.

mrsshilts holiday norfolk

Tuesday: We went to our most favourite beach today. It was cold and windy though even though it looks amazing. Little Mr dipped his toes in the sea and we saw wild seals swimming in the sea.

mrsshilts holiday norfolk

Wednesday: We went swimming at a local swimming pool with Little Mr and the water was so cold that we had to get out after 20 minutes. We then walked around Sheringham and I found the most amazing little shop called Dotties. It sold trinkets, bunting, wooden and metal signs. Luckily I didn’t spend too much but I could of easily got carried away.  Back at the caravan we gave Little Mr a bath in the kitchen sink. He wasn’t too impressed.

mrsshilts holiday norfolk

Thursday: We wanted to see more of the coast on the north east side of Norfolk so hubby drove us to Mundesley. They have the most adorable little beach huts that you can actually rent. It’s no surprising that there’s a waiting list each year. There’s lifeguards that look after this stretch of beach so when Little Mr is older, we’ll definitely be back and build sandcastles with him here. We drove further east to Happisburgh to take in the view of the lighthouse and the coastal views. I absolutely adore this place. It’s stolen my heart and I’d love to live here one day. On the way home we found a supermarket and bought some bits for dinner. We did buy quite a few bits from the farm shops dotted around the lanes but were disappointed to learn that some of the produce we bought had travelled further than we had. (Meringues from Exeter and Lemon Curd from Market Harborough!)


Friday: Our last day of the holiday so we went into Cromer with good intentions of building sandcastles on the beach and playing crazy golf. The heavens opened and it poured down all day so we didn’t get to do that. There’s still time to tick off my Summer bucket list though. Hubby won Little Mr a Peppa Pig cushion from a grabbing machine in an amusement arcade and he was quite taken with it (Little Mr not hubby!) After a soaking we got back in the car and drove over to Walcott beach where there’s a Fish and Chip restaurant on the seafront so we ate our last Fish and Chip supper before the rain came down again.

mrsshilts holiday norfolk

I’ve linked up this post with The Week That Was Instagrammed #7

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  • Reply AtoZ Mummy 19/08/2013 at 2:49 pm

    What beautiful photos! He is such a cutie and it looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing :)

    • Reply mrsshilts 19/08/2013 at 3:14 pm

      Thank you, I absolutely love it there. So beautiful x

  • Reply Hannah 19/08/2013 at 4:35 pm

    Aww yay Norwich! I went to UEA so know the city well :) It sounds like you had a lovely time away. I do love Sheringham – we used to go for weekends away as one of my uni friends’ parents had a house there. Lots of fish and chips!!

    Thank you so much for linking up again lovely xxx

    • Reply mrsshilts 19/08/2013 at 5:53 pm

      What a fab place to go to uni! I would have loved to have spent more time there but there’s just to much to see. Who knew Norwich had a castle? x

  • Reply chantelle hazelden 19/08/2013 at 5:19 pm

    I love how you have put all of the photos together, what a lovely way to save the memories x

    • Reply mrsshilts 19/08/2013 at 5:52 pm

      Thank you Chantelle, I’m rather fond of these photos. Fab to look back on x

  • Reply Jo Addison 19/08/2013 at 9:21 pm

    Fab photos – how did you so the photo montages?! They look great and will be great to look back in in years to come.

    • Reply mrsshilts 19/08/2013 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you, I use picmonkey x

  • Reply Hayley 19/08/2013 at 11:51 pm

    Awww looks like such a lovely, traditional British holiday!!! Lovely photos for Little Mr to look back on too! :)

    Sparkles & Stretchmarks – UK Based parenting blog

  • Reply Bex @ The Mummy Adventure 20/08/2013 at 8:10 pm

    Looks like a really lovely week away, glad you all had fun x

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