Sunday, 3 June 2018

Cafe on the Beach, Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk

This cafe on the beach has to be one of my favourite places. It is light, airy, modern and decorative and a good place for food, especially their fish and chips and afternoon tea.

I love their decorations and especially the miniature beach huts with a teddy bear sitting on the steps 

As you can see from the reflection I am using my i-pad to take these photos

Mirror reflections

Fish and chips in the background and my favourite chocolate caramel shortcake in the foreground

Have you come across ice-cream for dogs before!

and outside a bar for dogs ( it's all water of course) and it is self-service!

The only downside was that the beach here was where Alan lost one of his hearing aids. A member of staff from this cafe went out with him onto the beach to have a search but to no avail.

Friday, 11 May 2018

Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk, Part 2

I can't believe that it is over 2 months since I posted, so many reasons which I will not bore you with. Maybe blog posting for 11 years and Facebook and Instagram has got something to do with it!

I love Wells-Next-the-Sea on the North Norfolk Coast. It has the history of the ships that brought their wares to the warehouses,

an interesting seaside town

the old fishing boat that is now a seafood cafe

the fishing boats

the channels that have to be dredged 

the massive golden sands when the tide is out

with calm channels to swim in

and the basking seals to admire.
Can't believe that this was a year ago this month.
Still more to come on this area - hope you enjoyed.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk Part 1

This holiday seems a long time away now, last May in fact.

This cottage is on the edge of the car park in Wells-Next-the-Sea and dates back to 1750. It is a one up, one down (that's two rooms) and was renovated in 1935 as a museum piece.

Before we drove down to the beach we went into a pub for a very light lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our choice.

then down to the beach
I just love the wide expansions of beach on the Norfolk coast

The seals are an attraction and one can go further out on a boat and see dozens

Whilst standing here looking through the binoculars Alan lost one of his new hearing aids. We did not know until we got to The Beach Cafe (next post) and realised that it probably happened when he pulled the binoculars over his head.
We were devastated as the hearing aid cost a lot more than the cost of our week's holiday.
We searched along with someone from the Beach Cafe but how likely would it be to find on soft sand.

Monday, 5 March 2018

No, I Have Not Given Up on Blogging!

Not having posted since December it would look like I have given up on posting on this blog.
Not true, the reason is that I am recovering from a stroke, a TIA.

I got Alan to take this photo of me a few weeks ago.
I look normal and no-one would know.

Briefly, it happened probably early December but I did not recognise it. The symptoms were not the common ones and subsided quickly so I ignored them.
As the month went on I found a reason for my bruises, clumsiness and just missing shelves, etc. when I tried to place things.
It was Christmas when I started to have visual problems but it wasn't until (early January) that I went to my Opticians as I felt there must be something wrong with my new lenses that I received late November after my latest eye tests which showed no problems.

After again being tested I left having been told that I had lost a quarter of my vision in both eyes and the only answer my optician had was that I had suffered a stroke. He wrote letters for me and my doctor. However 2 doctor friends said I needed to go to Accident and Emergency as the problem was in my brain and not my eyes.

After many consultations and tests I had a CT scan which confirmed a stroke and I was kept in hospital for observation.
As well as the partial loss of sight I had lost my peripheral vision on the right side and also spacial awareness on my right side.
It was a complete shock.
I have also had constant hallucinations since then but they do seem to be lessening a little. 

I am still coming to terms with the fact that it has happened and finding it hard adjusting. As well as the sight the fingers on my right hand can have a mind of their own and I really have to concentrate, hence my not posting before.
Being unable to drive has hit hard.  

My husband Alan who is 86 has been amazing taking over looking after the home, etc. while I get my strength and confidence back.
I also appreciate the phone calls, cards, E-Mails and help from friends when needed.
I'm told it will take 2 years for sight to return (if then).
I know I am blessed, it could have been worse.

I have begun a post from last years Norfolk holiday but will leave it for today I have had enough typing.