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Norfolk, Part I

A couple of weeks ago, we took an impromptu trip to North Norfolk (England, not Virginia).  Simon had taken a few days off work, but we hadn’t really made any plans, and then a friend offered us her parents’ caravan (Americans, read: mobile home).  It was cozy and funny and floral, and reminded me of our friend’s grandma’s house at Myrtle Beach.

Our friend James gave us a very specific list of things to do while we were there, and every one of them was just perfect.

1. Stop at Stiffkey Stores.  Have a coffee and a cake, and look at all the lovely things.

2. Go to Wells-Next-the-Sea (yes, that is the actual town name). Sit in the harbour and eat the best fish and chips in the world.  Watch your child implode from excitement as you ride a little train to the beach.  Dig your toes in the sand.

I didn’t know how much I needed a vacation until I took one.

Stay tuned for the rest of the story.

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