A rainy day forecast today so the wet weather plan came into action. We spent a brilliant morning at a glass makers in Fakenham, watching all sorts of items bring made from dolphins to vases to wine glasses. It was fascinating stuff (if a bit hot!!) and the kids loved it. They had a go at making a tea light holder which we will go back to collect before we head off on Friday.
We had lunch in the lovely (and very reasonable) cafe there before going back towards “home” with a stop off in Holt – very pretty – and then Cromer to visit the RNLI museum. We were having a cup of tea upstairs in the cafe (I like a cafe as you know) looking out to sea when a very sinister looking black cloud started to blow inland. It was amazing to see and many of the other visitors were speculating as to whether it was Hurricane Bertha making an appearance. We thought it looked more like Voldemort’s Dark Mark cloud from Harry Potter (you have to have seen the films to understand). Whatever it was, it soon blew over and the sun came out for a bit.
We came “home” to freshen up before going out for Sunday dinner at a gorgeous pub in a small village a few miles away. (The only downside to no wi-fi or phone signal is the lack of info at our fingertips and having to rely on others recommendations and hoping that the leaflets left for our use are up to date!) But we were lucky with this one and the food and surroundings were fab. All very full and a two hour meal with no-one playing on a electronic device was bliss! Who knew we could chat as a family for that long?! Definite happy moment. And one rule that will continue after the holiday. Brilliant.