we decided on a fairly spur of the moment basis to go to deepdale farm campsite on the north norfolk coast as the weather looked good, and we felt the need to crack open the tent cupboard! I love the north norfolk coast, and brancaster is one of my favourite beaches.
so we went after work on friday, the traffic was a bit stiff, so we made it for 8pm and did a quick pitch of the ridgipod [well, and hour for all up, set up and in, so i guess not THAT quick!] and a quick pasta tea. was a lovely clear warm evening and girls looked at moon and stars before settling to sleep. BB somewhat put out we hadn’t found room for telescope!
next morning we were up bright and early, and the girls played and had breakfast and we headed out to a bike shop. i have decided that i really have to face my fatness, and i hate diet, so should add some enjoyable exercise to my life. the girls and chris all love cycling, and i did too when younger and fitter, so here we come! I was v happy with the customer service there, help and advice and lack of sales pressure and just all round what i needed as a very fat bird hoping to actually fly! so i bought this one. i had a cycle on this one and really liked it, but he did suggest that [in the v nicest possible way] that i would be better off with a stronger frame!]
we then went down the road to hunstanton beach, stopping to buy icecreams on the way as girls were so good with a prolonged time in bike shop in heat [bless them!] was perfect beach weather. SB even swam in the sea [well, v briefly with wetsuit!] we looked at shells splashed, had lunch and just enjoyed ourselves until the sun went lower in the sky, the wind came up and tea beckoned! BB and SB cycled round the campsite and played with ‘campsite friends’ whilst i made curry for tea. the girls collapsed into bed 9-ish, and chris and i then stayed up till one playing my birthday game Race for the Galaxy which we really enjoyed, thanks everyone. def know how to play it now, and a perfect tent evening game!
yep, we beached again the next morning, to brancaster. the plan had been to bike there, and chris had bought a New 2009 Trail Gator Bicycle Tow Bar to attach bb too. but it was v blowy and rainy, so we played safe and took the car. this allowed us extra beach time anyway. it was VERY windy! I loved watching the kitesurfers – how cool is that! SB thought she would love a go when she is older. we flew our rather tamer kite!! so more beachy fun and the lunch.
After lunch we tootled off to little nanny’s, my aunt and family were there too. we had a lovely time, though was given a bit of a third degree about home-ed and safe and well checks They had all obviously had quite a chat on the disapproving side before we got there. girls oblivious though, and I don’t need the approval! however, that is a minor gripe, and i really enjoyed seeing them all. lots of cake eating, chatting and playing. bb in a bit of a grumpy mood but cheered up. little nanny looked well. all our presents for her birthday were up and about, and she was amazed i had made the fimo owls. Back in time to make ken hom for tea, get girls to bed and 2 more race for the galaxy games!
last day on monday. SB was really helpful taking down the tent, so we were all down in an hour, but another hour to actually wedge it all in the car! unfortunately i think all other campers had decided to take tent down and go to cafe too, so instead we went elsewhere and had a lovely soup [did have to take bb out, have a chat and then go back in!] and then after mooching about we went to holkham beach. not been there before [that i remember] and it is a LONG walk out to the sea! but some lovely dunes and and a geat blustery walk! and LOADS of shells. so a good end. unfortunately the icecream van had left the carpark and somewhat of a scream started. so we drove to holkham stately home and caught the icecreams there before cafe closed and then started off for home.
SO we had a totally fab time, playing together, the girls got on well, did some crafting, cuddling chatting and playing. just what i needed to relax! returned feeling def blessed by my family