Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016

What better way to see in the new year than a holiday away with your closest friends. So, that is what we did! 7 adults, a baby and a dog in the quiet village of Thursford in Norfolk.


We hired the beautiful Hay House, in pretty much the middle of nowhere. Getting away from civilisation and mobile signal makes for a relaxing break away.

Now, this isn’t going to be a day by day account of our holiday. But, I will add some photos and share some of the nice things we did and places we ate at

  1. Blakeney Point – Blakeney Point is the perfect breeding site for grey seals. As we walked 3 miles down the coast line we started to see the pups lying on the beach. It was so lovely to see but a very long walk. It was starting to get dark and our legs were aching on the way back.
  2. Afternoon Tea – Us girls went for a lovely afternoon tea at The Dale’s Country House. It was yummy food, relaxing atmosphere and a good chance to gossip with the girls without the boys!
  3. Steam Trains – Sheringham Station is a stop along the Poppy Line (North Norfolk Railway). The North Norfolk Railway is a preserved steam railway connecting the town of Sheringham to the picturesque Georgian town of Holt. The station is open to the public to look around, even if you aren’t catching the train anywhere. I do love a good steam train!
  4. No Signal – Now, I asked my friends what were some of their highlights of the holiday and one they all mentioned was the lack of mobile phone signal. 4 days away in the middle of no where with no phone signal or 4G was bliss! Disconnecting from the outside world and enjoying your time away is so relaxing and stress free.
  5. Dinners Out – We only went out one night for dinner as we did lots of cooking at the cottage. But we went to The Kings Head near Holt for dinner and the food was amazing. Duck Liver Pâté for starter, Sea Bass for main and Sticky Toffee Pudding for desert – yum!
  6. New Years with Friends – It was so lovely to spend time with your closest friends. Board games round the dining table, dinners out and long walks make great memories.
  7. Cromer – On our last day we packed up the car and decided to have a little trip to Cromer before we headed home. We had a lovely stroll along the promenade and a saunter round the shops. Then to finish it off we went for fish and chips on the beach at No1 Cromer. It was delicious with a table overlooking the sea. Would highly recommend.

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