Monday 2 September 2019

Wanderings Lately :: August 2019

August has flown by in the blink of an eye and today really feels like the first day of Autumn. We're had some extremely hot weather this month, and yet today it's got cooler and the nights are drawing in slowly. Autumn is in the air.

This month has been split between continuing to get the flat together and enjoying a nice break in Norfolk with family.

During the bank holiday I went back to my old house for a BBQ which was fun and saw an exhibition on Writing at the British Library.

At the end of this month Victor and I marked one year since our first date by going back to the same bar to celebrate.


We've finally tracked down some bedside tables that we both liked so our bedroom is looking a little more organised now which is nice. I also managed to revive this aloe vera plant, which had started to turn brown all around the bottom and looked very sad. I re-potted this into a larger plant pot before I left my last house, but it must really like its new home because it's rewarded me with a flower. I didn't even realise they did flower so that's a surprise! It may be outgrowing this pot too, so I will have to re-home him again pretty soon at this rate!

One Sunday we booked to go to a local pub for Sunday lunch, but upon arriving at the pub on time for our booking, the whole place was shut up and dark inside. All very strange and no clear explanation for why we were able to book online but thankfully we didn't have to go far to find another place for a roast. Not sure the photo here really does this justice as it was absolutely huge and I couldn't finish it!

Norfolk Broads

We spent a great week away with my family in Norfolk. It was nice to have some family time, and also a good break from work as well. The weather was mostly good and we managed a good split between relaxing time on the beach and exploring nearby places of interest. 

Victor and I ventured over to Sutton Hoo, the fascinating site of an Anglo-Saxon burial. Most of the artefacts are now in the British Museum but we saw the site where these treasures were unearthed as well an an insight into the areas from those days gone by in the new visitors centre.

We also spent one afternoon in Norwich, which turned out to be a lovely small city. A good mix of everything - castle, museum, shops, market and small side streets. A little reminiscent of York.
One afternoon we explored the river ways by boat, Captain Victor taking the steering wheel down the river Waveney. We stopped off at a nice pub before turning back. A rather British and very pleasant way to spend an afternoon.


Lastly, we headed up to Oxford at the beginning of August to celebrate my brother's graduation. Big congratulations to him! 

The Trout pub, as always, did not disappoint. The food was really good, and the setting is so perfect particularly on a warm day.

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1 comment:

  1. You've made the flat into a lovely home - we'll bring the other sofa very soon! Really enjoyed the Norfolk holiday too. Xx