Slow Norfolk

To visit North Norfolk is for me, Dina, always a journey into slowness. Every time I come here I have to get used to that I don’t need to hurry. I have to exercise to walk through the village slowly and to stop the racing monologue in my head. As Laurence Mitchell writes: “Norfolk is …

Quotation ♦ Zitieren

Siri: “Do you really know what a quote is?” Selma: “A tattoo on the lips.” Siri: “Weißt du, was ein Zitat ist?” Selma: „Klar doch, eine Tätowierung der Lippen.“ When I read Rebecca’s celebration of quotes on her marvellous blog ChasingArt I felt the urge to contradict playing the advocatus diaboli. I am surrounded by …

A true summer dream – Hvaler, Norway

‘Summer is the time for dreaming, and then you have to stop. But some people go on dreaming all their lives, and cannot change.” – Knut Hamsun, Dreamers For as long as I can remember and even longer I have spent every summer at the Hvaler archipelago just outside Fredrikstad in Norway. (for all photos: click to …

Ten Reasons why we love North Norfolk, England

1. The seascapes and the ever changing coastline (for all photos; click to enlarge) Cley next the Sea, Salthouse, Sheringham, Weybourne x 2. The solitude on the vast beaches Cley next the Sea,  Wells – Holkham Beach, Stiffkey Salt Marshes xx x 3. Blakeney Point and the seals Blakeney; The Outer Point, The Pit, Watchouse, National …

From Norfolk in July

We’re so lucky to live in a country with a rich heritage and culture in the middle of a landscape of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Norfolk. Free and independent.  “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by …

Lettuce begin

with William Shakespeare: “… in my salad days, When I was green in judgement, cold in blood.” “Lettuce is like conversation; it must be fresh and crisp, so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.” – Charles Dudley Warner “To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist – the problem is …

In the Wonderland Woods of Norway

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire Cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” Text: Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”, 1863. Foto: Hanne Siebers, …

A Rainy Day at the Opera

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