Saturday, 30 May 2009

A Few Days Away

During half term, hubby and I went for a few days away to the delightful little Norfolk town of Holt. If you ever want to be inspired by crafts and a simple way of life, Holt has it all. As an extra special treat we stayed at Byfords ( We were made to feel really at home at this beautiful B&B. The food was great and the bedroom was out of this world. We even had our own sunken bath!

During our time in Norfolk we discovered that it was 'Open Studio' throughout the county. We would be driving along a country lane and suddenly come across a sign directing us to a studio which was open for visits. ( All free!) The studio above was a glassmakers (in an old railway carriage). Chris (the artist) was a charming man and it was not long before we were tempted to buy something. ( More in the next blog)
Each night at Byfords, as you wend your way up to bed, you find on the landing a jar of homebaked choccy-chip shortbread cookies. We were always so full after our lovely meal to eat them that evening, so we saved ours for the morning to go with the first cuppa of the day.

Although we only went away for 4 days, we both can honestly say that we feel as if we have had a whole weeks holiday. The only problem is that we are now suffering from sensory overload. But what a lovely problem to have!


  1. I found you through your comment on Lyns blog..(yes thats me looking extrememly round in the photo)but then I scrolled down to the Norfolk post. Its so funny...we had 4 days in Norfolk and I too felt as if I'd been to a very magical place. I looked at Byfords and it looks beautiful..but a bit out of my league. We stayed in Cley in a very cheap B&B and really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere in North Norfolk.

  2. Hi,

    Not sure where I ran across your blog, I've added some new ones and can't remember now, lol.
    We're in Norfolk, just outside Gt. Yarmouth and love heading to the north towards Holt, have spent quite a few hours in Bakers & Larners :-)