We set the alarm early so that we could get the car to Autoglass in time for its 9am appointment.  Car checked in, we made our way to the nearby retail park, purchasing a few items from The Range and checking out bedside lamps in a lighting shop. We found the perfect one but unfortunately there was only one left and we need two. We settled down for a cuppa in the M&S café, planning things we might do for the remainder of the holiday.


When Autoglass rang to say the car was ready, we made our way back to pick it up. As we were leaving, the engineer who had fitted the new windscreen said ‘Don’t do it again!’

Blickling Hall

We drove to the Blickling Estate where we had arranged to meet Higgy and Mrs H. We had lunch then enjoyed a walk around the estate before visiting the house. We were then ready for another cuppa which we enjoyed outside in the sunshine. Once again wasps took a fancy to me and circled around my head causing me to have to stand up again. There must be something vaguely botanical in the hair products that I use.

Walled Garden

The four of us finished our visit by exploring the estate further and walking around the walled garden. When we arrived back at the car park I realised that I had forgotten to pick up the guide book and it was a long walk back to the shop. I enquired at the car park entrance kiosk, only to find out that they had run out but that I could briefly park in another car park situated close to the house and shop and get one there.


It was too early to return to the hotel so we visited the quaint village of Horning for a short walk. Back at the hotel we freshened up after the sticky heat before joining Higgy and Mrs H on the hotel patio for a pre dinner drink. The room had been serviced and we noticed a second chair had mysteriously appeared in the room.

We dined in the hotel where we found the service to be good but we had to wait ages for our food to arrive. We sat up late, chatting outside on the hotel terrace. We were astounded to realise that it had been 15 years since we last met but the conversation carried on as if we had only seen each other a few days ago.

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 29th 2022

8 Responses to “Norfolk – Day Four”

  1. Glad you got your windscreen fixed and had such a lovely day with friends. Lovely photos.

  2. Blicking Hall looks like a Jacobean building in perfect symmetry.
    Have you been to Aston Hall, near Birmingham, before?
    It is also a good example of Jacobean style.

    • CherryPie says:

      We have never quite made it to Aston Hall despite it being a good distance for a day out.

      • Then you should.
        I was rather surprised to find Aston Hall near Birmingham!
        Lichfield Cathedral near Birmingham is another surprise!

        • CherryPie says:

          Lichfield Cathedral maybe near to Birmingham but it’s Diocese covers; Shropshire, Stoke on Trent, Lichfield and Walsall.

          Many many years ago I was confirmed into the Christian faith by the Bishop of Lichfield.

          If I lived in Cheshire, which borders Shropshire I would be more closely linked to Chester, Birkenhead and Stockport.



  3. The Yum List says:

    Wow those flowers are really blooming – gorgeous.