Sorry, still no gallery, but a bit more material - albeit not local - to add to one when I do. Though we might just about have counted our couple of nights up in Norfolk as a holiday, so maybe we'll add our photos to that part of the website along with all those already there.
Yes, we've been away for the weekend, up visiting Katy's aunt, uncle and cousin at the seaside for a couple of days, also using the opportunity to call in on Katy's grandma at her nursing home. We were based at Ruth and Tony's beach bungalow, away from almost all mod cons, and it was relaxing being able to watch the sun go down over the Wash, accompanied by flocks of oystercatchers and the odd plover. Yes, it was true twitcher/birder country, and even we succumbed for a little while on Saturday, doing the rounds of a nearby RSPB reserve and watching avocets, harriers, linnets and more. We made sure we sampled plenty of local produce, being plied with cockles, samphire and more on Friday night, and seeking out an excellent little seafood café we'd been recommended on Saturday evening.
It was good to meet Robin (Katy's cousin, not the songbird!) for the first time, having heard so much about him and of course having exchanged a fair few emails. Grandma really wasn't in such a good way, but was still pleased to see us even if the chances of her remembering even a few minutes later were fairly slim. She seemed happy enough at the home, but it's really not an existence I want any part of when my time comes, especially for the sake of others.
We were planning on going for a bit of a walk yesterday morning round a nature reserve just down the road but ended up going for a row on the brackish lake behind the bungalow. Neither of the two boats was 100% ideal for one reason or another but it was still good fun and good exercise, and hopefully Robin got some good photos!
On the way home, and undecided on what route we should take, we decided to call in on my parents, having a present for them from the RSPB reserve shop and not being entirely certain when we might see them next. So it was actually fairly late by the time we finally got home, but there was certainly no way we could be said not to have made the most of the weekend!