Weekend in Norfolk


At the beginning of the month, we packed up our car with sensible coats, birthday presents and warm clothing and headed for a weekend in Norfolk with Little B's family. With the colder weather setting in, we pulled up outside this adorable little cottage in Docking and within minutes had changed our boots for slippers, the kettle was brewing and catching up and chill was on the cards for that Friday evening. It was bliss already.
On Saturday morning, we tugged on our wellies and drove to Brancaster beach. With the weather being fairly sunny, it really makes you realise just how beautiful the English beaches can be. Little B and his mama and brother had planned before to swim in the sea, and after what felt like forever getting to the sea, they whipped off their clothes and raced into the cold water.
It's fair to say that they stayed in the water for at least 20 minutes, which is much better than the rest of us managed! As the sun started to shy away in the clouds, the towels were waiting to dry their cold bodies with.
Although I didn't go in the sea, it was lovely to be out in the fresh air, laughing as they tried to swim in shallow waters and finally admitting that it's time to buy some wellies - because those trainers that served their purpose in the French Alps, aren't quite so good in wet sand. Luckily Little B's mama lent me hers!
We spent the afternoon walking across the sands, finding the seals relaxing, and talking of what we'd do if we'd won the lottery. When we finally felt cooler, we hopped back in the car and made a pit stop for a local ale and warm drink. And pined for the stonebaked pizza's that passed us every five minutes.
Whilst back in the cottage, spare time was spent attempting a jigsaw. I've not done one of these in so long, and couldn't quite believe how addictive it was. Each morning we'd wake up and head straight to the jigsaw, and even ruled out precious getting-ready-for-dinner-time in favour of the jigsaw.
The following morning we wrapped up warm again and headed back to where we'd eaten the night before to see the beautiful views. The fresh crisp air made us stop in our tracks and really appreciate these incredible surroundings. And I most definitely wished that I lived in these adorable little cottages.
On our way to the local village, the boys wanted to visit The Real Ale Shop and also a fresh fish barn where they spent what felt like a decade choosing their fish for the week ahead's supper (I'm not a fan of fishy smells!). The afternoon was spent pottering the local village, and finished up with fresh fish and chips on the front.
Weekends like these really are lovely. Spending it with family, drinking hot drinks and wine, eating fish & chips and tasty breakfasts, doing simple things and catching up are just bliss. We're already planning the next trip. With the right footwear this time!


  1. Ah Katy this sounds like pure bliss. I need a weekend away!

  2. Seems like you had a really lovely weekend! And that beach is so beautiful :)

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  3. ah it looks lovely there! I agree, that would be my perfect weekend. Nothing beats spending time with family

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  4. Does Little B come from Norfolk? I grew up and lived there before relocating to London when I was 27, my family are all still there so I get to go back when I can - such a beautiful and relaxing county.

    Glad you had a restful time :)

    Chloe x

  5. You can't beat the Norfolk coast - spent so many happy weekends here growing up :)

  6. I went to Norfolk over summer, it's beautiful isn't it? I'm glad you had a lovely weekend!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  7. Such a great place! :) Glad you had a great time!

  8. It looks like you had an amazing time! I really love your photos. x


  9. aw Katy this looks and sounds like the perfect weekend. Norfolk looks beautiful xx

  10. You've made me want to go on a little break away! Looks and sounds like you had a lovely time!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie x

  11. I've not done a jigsaw for yeeeears! Got me looking forward to my trip to Budapest now :) xx

  12. I've got a jigsaw on the go currently... Have done for the past five months. Oops. I don't do it as often as I'd like, because as you say, it's addicting, and then I want to spend far too much time.
    Bits & Bobs

  13. It's so addicting! I am now debating buying one.. ha.

  14. Ooh that'll be perfect Gem!

  15. It really wasn't too much planning or money, and they really are the best kind of weekends!

  16. Thanks Kirsty - it was gorgeous!

  17. It really is Emily - I want to go back!

  18. Ahh, it's so lovely.. I can't wait to go back now!

  19. You should, it's gorgeous!

  20. He doesn't.. but his parents are fond of Norfolk. It's so relaxing!

  21. This looks beautiful!

    I need a little getaway sometime soon.


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