Wednesday, 19 April 2017

An Easter Monday Stroll Through Blakeney, North Norfolk...

There can be nothing better recommended to blow away the cobwebs of carbohydrate induced inertia,  than a pleasant post lunch stroll through the gorgeous streets of the North Norfolk coastal village of Blakeney.

Perfectly restored brick and flint houses, tastefully faded old wooden doorways, clusters of what were once fishermans cottages, and a panoramic view over the Blakeney salt marshes provide a picture perfect and genteel backdrop for the traditional Easter pursuit that is known as 'Looking At Other People's Houses'...


...It also provides a beautifully co-ordinated colour chart of what I imagine to be Farrow & Balls finest...

...It all made me want to immediately bound home and rethink the colour of my front door...

Mmmmm...a light 'Bone' or perhaps a more dramatic 'Stiffkey Blue'...?

...Even the quaint village Stores was picture perfect...

Such welcoming facades, which I suspect look quite magical lit by lamplight in the evening...

Some - equally as splendid - faded grandeur...


...As well as a few secret doorways...

...Small alleyways,  populated by gravel roads and beautiful, neatly kept cottages...

Each garden beautifully tended...

...And many that I'd gladly move into straight away if asked...

Our impeccably decorated lunch spot...

The view on the way back to the car...

...And if you fancy a longer stroll, there are numerous nearby coastal walks - perfect for a spot of dog walking, crabbing and bird watching, or simply just to walk off the sticky toffee pudding that somehow found itself sitting eagerly on your plate at lunch - begging to be eaten whilst shamelessly lavishing itself in cream right in front of your very eyes...Not all so restrained after all!

Until next time,

SHARE:

1 comment

  1. Thank you Paula for that beautiful walk through Norfolk. It looks like travelling through past times. Don't you love the subtlety of the colours? I agree Farrow & Ball.

    Hope you had a nice Easter.

    Helen

    ReplyDelete

© The Hill House Diaries. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates by pipdig