Saturday, 12 August 2017

Sandringham, The Norfolk Retreat of Her Majesty The Queen, Part 1

Sandringham is the Queen's only private home. All her other residences belong to the State.
I have a lot of photos to share but thought I would start with the gardens which are beautiful.
The house is surrounded by 60 acres of glorious gardens.
The formal planting of the Edwardian age has given way to great sweeping glades, bordered by banks ad shrubs with splendid specimen trees, to create an informal garden as delightful in autumn as in spring and summer.


























Hope you enjoyed

Saturday, 5 August 2017

My New Shower Room and more.......

Been taken up these last couple of weeks 


Turning our old shower room into something modern and easier to use and clean



We removed a floor to ceiling linen cupboard in order to accommodate a larger shower and I am now needing to find new homes for all the linen 


Also I have virtually lost my airing cupboard as we needed a much larger pump for the power shower. This involved new pipework and plumbing inside and out


I love my new tiled floor. We find cleaning so much easier in our new bathroom (2 years ago now!) so wanted to do the same again


I'm also pleased with my new blind




and we have used water board for the shower so no more cleaning of grouting on tiles


Looking to the future we have added a seat



and now there is a nicely plastered wall instead of my linen cupboard doors
So glad the work is over
I have also been dealing with a tooth problem where one of my teeth broke off at the gum. I had to have the gum opened up as the root needed to be removed. This entailed the gum being opened up and when it came out it was surrounded by bone so taking longer to heal up than a straight forward extraction. I'm getting there.
Hopefully will be back to Norfolk posting next time as with Windows 10 it is still a pain and time consuming to transfer photos from i-pad to PC. They are all in the cloud but Blogger will not let one retrieve photos from there, nor from i-pad, it has to be directly from PC.  

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk


Sunday afternoon of our holiday found us taking it easy strolling around the local Staithe just a mile away.
Hard to believe that it was 2 months ago.










There had been a lot of rain but we were fortunate to have warm, sunny weather for the rest of our stay.
Rather different to the rain we are experiencing right now.



Must have an ice cream cone




part of the coastal path




I just loved this peep hole into someone's garden as we left the beach area