Tag Archives: Norfolk

5 Highlights of 2017

  1. I got a wheel                                                                                                                                      I started to teach myself to throw in March, this is my first pot.

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I practiced, and practiced

potsNow I have some tableware that we use every day.

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I also made a raku kiln and fell in love with the results
20170909_1146542. My family came home for a visit                                                                                    It’s unusual for us all to be home at the same time.
P14005643. A trip to Wells next The Sea                                                                                                I think of Wells as my second home as I spent so much time there as a child; fond memories!
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4. Wildlife watching                                                                                                                        Highlights were getting close to seals off Blakeney Point

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Seeing avocets for the first time

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And a close encounter with a brown hare in the Scottish borders.

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5. Walking

We walked in Scotland, NorfolkYorkshire, Northumberland and Cumbria.

The highlight has to be reaching the summit of Scafell Pike, it was long overdue and I really don’t know why I put it off for so long.

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At the moment I am stuck in the house and can’t get out much, I am pining to be out there in the wilderness but I am contenting myself with my view and the garden birds that are keeping me entertained.

My family know me well enough to have given me foraging and identification books for Christmas.  As well as an incredible book that moved me so much I had a tear in my eye reading the beautiful words; it’s The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. A beautiful book to treasure, for those old and young who love wildlife, nature and language.

As for creativity, I’ve done nothing for a few weeks, apart from cooking a bit of knitting. I hope to start making pots again very soon. I’ve also signed up for an online course to get my mojo back in gear next year.

I’ll see you in 2018 !

Seal Trip to Blakeney Point

One of the highlights of our holiday last week was a seal trip to Blakeney Point. We walked along the coastal path to Blakeney stopping on the way to have lunch at The Anchor pub in Morston; the crab salad was delicious. While we were there, and as the tide time was perfect, we decided to have a trip to Blakeney Point with Temples to see the seals.

Following a short wait for the water to rise enough to lift the boat we were off. The crew were very informative, and entertaining too.
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Blakeney Point is a sea spit formed by longshore drift, this is the old lifeboat shed which used to be at the end of the spit but now it’s still quite a distance to the point.P1420346Both Grey and Common seals can be found at Blakeney, it’s mostly Common seals in the summer months and the Grey’s have their pups in November and December. You can find out how to identify which is which here.  These are mostly Grey seals.

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