This time of year is such a busy one for birthdays in our family and this year we have several ending in a 0, so special occasions. Both my other half and I have a big one this year so our lovely daughters booked us a weekend away in Norfolk, which fell last weekend.

We stayed in a lovely Victorian guest house in the quaint fishing town of Blakeney. It was a really lovely weekend. Our room was fantastic and the house was set in beautiful gardens. we were right on the High Street, minutes walk from the quay. Blakeney is full of pretty flint cottages Image

and the wildlife to be seen there is great. We had a long walk out on the salt marshes and saw lots of seabirds. I took loads of photos, my favourite one being the Redshank sitting on a post. Image

We had a lovely meal in ‘The Moorings’ restaurant, all paid for by our daughters too. The food was of a very high quality, and delicious. On Sunday morning we were booked on a boat trip out to Blakeney Point to see the seals. The weather was perfect and it was a brilliant trip. There is a huge colony of common seals and also grey seals and the water was full of them. Lots were lying out on the beach so we could photograph them. Image

The island was full of nesting seabirds too, an amazing sight and sound! Image

Blakeney is very popular with sailors and I would recommend a trip to anyone who likes wildlife.

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Due to our weekend away I was a bit late updating the website but this has been completed and this month my machine embroidery designs are all linked to cooking. This comical chef design is great for an apron. Image

Or how about this for a kitchen wall. It could easily be framed.

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This design would look great on a teacosy or an apron. Image

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