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Friday, May 25, 2012

Return to Blickling

We went to Holt this morning. Holt is a lovely small town and was one of two places in Norfolk in the Daily Telegraph's top 50 places to live in England (or was it the UK?). The other place in Norfolk is Burnham Market, Holt however is a town you can live in whereas Burnham is very boutique.

Given the lovely weather we went back to Blickling. It's one of Dad's favourites.

A rare thing happened today I got dad inside a National Trust Restaurant! And we had Broccoli and Binham Blue Cheese soup. Very nice.

I went for a wander around the lake.

 The Grebes and 4 chicks were still there and there were two terns fishing. The Reed Warblers were very vocal.

One of the cows got on to the path as the fence was weak (so like a responsible NT member I  reported it).

I had espied the Lemon Butter Cream sponge when I bought the soup so I wandered into the tea room for slice. It was lovely.

So that's another holiday done. The weather has been amazing when you think how bad it has been. Two weeks to the next one  :)


Tricia said...

another interesting day... love the wooden carved Holt sign.. wouldn't mind one of those ;) and Blicking looks great in the sunshine

and as for Lemon Butter Cream sponge....sigh!

oh.. another Oystercatcher. ;)

Ragged Robin said...

Love the photos of your Dad at Blickling - he looks the very proud "Lord of the Manor" :D.

Soup and cake sound delicious.

Don't forget Glaslyn Ices when you go to North Wales :)

oldcrow61 said...

Lovely shots. Once again the flowers and blossoms are just gorgeous. I Love the fountain. Your dad is looking wonderful.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Yes your Dad looks like he belongs at Blickling. thats a lovely shot.

I am off to look around here probably will find another castle.

I seem to enjoy your lunch menu quite a bit here.