Friday, July 03, 2015

Five on Friday


Once again I'm joining in with  Amy at Love Made my Home for Five on Friday.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to find others who are joining in too.

I missed Five on Friday last week as I was away in Norfolk for a few days so it seems apt for this Five on Friday to show you some of the places we visited whilst we were there. These are places we had visited before but wanted to see again.  I will elaborate on some of them in later posts and show you more photos then but for now here are five of the things that have delighted my eyes and senses over this last week.

1. Castle Rising Village

 
Castle Rising is one of my favourite castles and I'll write a post on our visit later. 


 Above - The Castle
below - The village Church.


2.  The North Norfolk Coast

 My first sight of the sea this year - above the beach at Holme Dunes and below at Hunstanton



3. Norfolk Poppies, Daisies, Lavender and wild Orchids








4.  Castle Acre Village

 Above Castle Acre Priory and below Castle Acre Castle.  The Priory ruins are amazing and the herb garden was gorgeous.  More on this later.


5. Oxburgh Hall

 A 15th Century moated manor house - again more on this in another post.




As you can imagine I have loads of photos to sort through and more places to write about over the next week or so.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

42 comments:

  1. What a great visit, I have not been to Castle Rising, but have made a mental note, thanks again x

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    1. Castle Rising is wonderful both the castle and the village - the castle is one of my all time favourites of those I've visited:)

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  2. Gorgeous photos of enticing places! I could have done with visiting a lovely cool castle in this mini heatwave we are having! The North Norfolk coast looks very inviting with the cold wet sand - I'd love to walk bare foot. Have a lovely weekend Rosie. x

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    1. Oh, yes walking barefoot on the sand and looking into the rock pools - childhood memories and activities that we can still achieve as adults:)

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  3. I love old castles and pretty flowers. The poppies mixed with the daisies were very striking.

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    1. The poppies and daisies were stunning and there were fields and roadsides full of them:)

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  4. I was in Norwich the same weekend. The coast line looks beautiful and the poppies and daisies are idyllic. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Goodness, small world - we didn't get to Norwich this time - the poppies and daisies are lovely aren't they?:)

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  5. Ah, Norfolk, Ruth Galloway country. Love moated manor houses, lovely photos.

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    1. Yes, we had an evening stroll in King's Lynn and I was thinking of those books then. I thought you would like the Manor House:)

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  6. I haven't been to any of these places - what a great collection, I'll look forward to seeing more about them here.

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    1. All lovely places to visit, Louise - I'll be writing more about some of the places in later posts:)

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  7. Oh I LOVE that castle and the ruins! The church is very lovely too, and all those beautiful flowers! The seaside there at Norfolk is lovely...very different from most of the places we see here. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks, Marie, glad you enjoyed the photos:)

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  8. It all looks amazing, I bet you had a wonderful time, I love Norfolk but have never visited any of those places, I'm looking forward to hearing more about them. Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. We did have a lovely time, Linda and the places we visited were all fairly close to each other and all very interesting:)

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  9. So much to see and do. I love old buildings and the sea is very soothing. Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy - there were so many different things to see:)

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  10. I love Norfolk, have been to Oxburgh Hall which is a great place. Looking forward to reading about the herb garden at Castle Acre!

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    1. Hadn't been to Oxborough for nearly 30 years so it was good to go back, we found the ruined parish church too which had a great tale to tell. The herbs were lovely at Castle Acre Priory although I find I didn't take many photos of it - must have been enjoying it too much:)

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  11. It must be amazing to visit a castle! All the pictures are beautiful!

    Cheers, Sandra

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    1. Thnak you - yes it was lovely to visit the castle and all the other historic buildings in that area:)

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  12. How lovely. I must go back to Norfolk again, there is so much to see. Those stripy cliffs at Hunstanton are really different. Have a good week x

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    1. Thanks! The cliffs are so distinctive aren't they? Norfolk is a lovely county to visit:)

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  13. I've never been to Norfolk. It looks amazing! Castes, poppies and historic houses - sounds like my kind of place. Can't wait to hear more about trip. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. It is a lovely county, Bronwyn - hope you have a lovely weekend too:)

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  14. We're off to Norfolk in a few weeks, so thanks for the taster. I look forward to seeing the other photos - specially of Castle Rising.

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    1. I think I will write about Castle Rising first and the Pensthorpe perhaps. Hope you have a lovely time in Norfolk - we did:)

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  15. Hi - I love Norfolk have been quite a few times. Glad you had a great time. Thanks for visiting my blog it is much appreciated. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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    1. Hello Joan - thank you for visiting, Norfolk is a lovely county isn't it?:)

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  16. Holme Dunes one of my favourite places, walking the boardwalk - it's just that awful potholed road that you have to drive up before you get there that's the problem.

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    1. Oh, yes that road - some lovely homes along there but those sleeping policemen - one was higher than the others and the car really 'clunked' over it - no damage done thankfully - we were driving very slowly too - was worth the effort when we got there though. The ladies were lovely in the centre and the reserve was wonderful:)

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  17. A beautiful tour - lovely photos!

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    1. Thank you, glad you enjoyed the tour:)

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  18. Looks like my kind of break, Rosie - I can't wait to read more about it. x

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    1. Thanks, I'll be writing more over the next week about some of the places we visited:)

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  19. Lovely pictures Rosie! Norfolk looks like such a lovely county, I have not visited there much but you are inspiring me xx

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    1. There are some lovely places in Norfolk it is a very pretty county with the added bonus of a coastline too:)

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  20. Hello, you're right! We were staying in Winster, a gorgeous village. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your photos of north Norfolk. We were there three summers ago but seem to have visited completely different places to you. I love finding out about places to visit through people's blogs!

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    1. Me too, I was inspired by your posts earlier this year around Pittenween - somewhere I'd love to visit. I though the church was familiar as we had walked there not so long ago:)

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