As I mentioned in this post, I was lucky enough to be able to spend a whole week of summer on a boat in Norfolk, with lots of rum, plenty of cross-stitching supplies and some of my favourite people in the world :)
We hired a boat for the week that was actually more like a floating mobile home- it even had a dishwasher! - and spent our days motoring around the Norfolk Broads at 5 miles an hour, reading books, playing Bananagrams, drinking cider and competing in cruder-and-cruder rounds of Balderdash as the drink kicked in. I laughed so much that I actually cried!
These are some of my favourite photographs from the week - some taken by yours truly (the blurry ones/any with teacups in) and the good ones by my lovely other half. I can't recommend the Broads enough- it's such a slow paced choice of holiday, I came back feeling as rested as if I'd slept for the whole week.
|Me? Daytime napping? You can't prove anything with these shades :p|
|We were certainly better at steering than some people...|
|Taking a break from boating, to watch other people boating....|
Whilst moored up in Norwich, we discovered three foodie places that were so awesome they made me want to move there! The first was a pub/restaurant called The Belgian Monk- which serves hundreds of artisan beers, buckets of fresh mussels, specialist vegetarian/vegan cuisine, and seriously awesome chocolate milkshakes.
|Artisan though the beers may be, they certainly don't make a more sophisticated class of drunk ...|
|Teacups on stag heads, and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens...|
However, I did buy a cherry tea that smelt like cherry bakewells, and some chinese tea with popcorn in it (nom!). I haven't actually been able to try either tea yet because I don't own a tea strainer, but this little guy is now winging his way to me in the post- so I'm hoping to start sipping this week. Hurrah!
Have you ever been to the Norfolk Broads or Norwich? Or on another boating holiday that you would recommend? I'd love to know!