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Off to the seaside...

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 3 Feb 2013 05:55

just to let my friends know that I am away until Sunday 10th so won't be on line till that evening. O.h. has his birthday on Tuesday and wanted to get away to celebrate so we booked a cosy house by the sea ( Sheringham, only 25 miles from here) and we will be off this afternoon, after he's been to see his father and stepmum.

I had better get a few hours of shuteye before I finish packing warm clothes and strong boots, forecast says blustery showers - lovely for a walk on the prom or up Beeston Bump.

Take care all,



Huia Report 3 Feb 2013 06:08

Take care Liz, not bottom bumping on the ground. I hope you have a lovely time.


AnnMarieG Report 3 Feb 2013 10:59

Have a great time.Wrap up warm though. :-) :-) :-)


Sallie Report 3 Feb 2013 11:21

Have a lovely holiday Liz. Both of you enjoy your week and keep warm.

Happy Birthday to K for Tuesday.

Love, Sallie.xx


AnninGlos Report 3 Feb 2013 11:23

Enjoy the break Liz. :-)


JustJean Report 3 Feb 2013 12:33

Just had a look at your holiday place on google maps and must say its a pretty place to go to Liz and so handy for a break, have a lovely time, eat out a lot I see there are lots of choices, hope its fine for you and a good rest...

Love Jean xx

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 11 Feb 2013 07:02

Hi all, well here I am back to the old routine, cooking, washing up etc etc

We arrived at the holiday home on Sunday 3rd Feb and it was very nice, lots of room, a 6' wide bed for me in a lovely big bedroom, and a single bed for him in another bedroom - the plan is that he can get up when he wants or watch tv in bed without disturbing me, and even go on out and leave me to sleep. I certainly needed my sleep on Monday, I was shattered and very achey from the fm.
O.h. had visited his Dad the Sunday am before we went away and his sister was there to give him a birthday card - she had a bad cough and cold so shouldn't really have gone round especially as her and o.h.'s Dad and step Mum are elderly and not in the best of health.
O.h. came back from the visit, sat in the chair and went to sleep! I had to pack all his stuff as well as my own, which was partly ready, and then pack the car, I can get a quart into a pint pot but he can't gfit everything in the way I can so I always get the job. At the destination, once Danielle had showed us where everything was and how to work the heating clock etc etc, o.h. sat down and dozed off, while yet again I hauled everything out of the car and dumped it in the relevant rooms. Oh and I had had to drive the 25 miles as well as he said he felt too tired to do it!

Great, I get myself a toy boy and then end up as his chauffeur, not the way I expected it to be lol

That evening he didn't want a big meal so we called at the local Sainsburys, round the corner from the house,and got pizza and chips to cook in the oven. That done o.h. fell asleep again. Next day he went out for a wander while I slept late and then we both went out and had a bracing walk along the prom, it was very cold and blowing a bit of sleet but the house was warm and cosy when we got back. We went to a local pub for dinner, and looked forward to going out on his birthday next day and then to another favourite pub where we enjoy the meals.
His birthday dawned and I gave him his pressies and cards (son in America seems to have forgotten, no card before we went and none waiting here when we got back) Birthday boy said he wasn't feeling great so we didn't go far, but got ready in the early evening and went to said pub to eat. A large party were celebrating a birthday at another table - the father of the family was 65 and we all got talking and the family sang Happy Birthday to the Dad and to o.h. as well which was nice. Meal was good but o.h. said he didn't feel like eating it all, most unusual.

Next day he woke up feeling rough, said he had been coughing all night so we got an apptmt at the local Medical centre. The one problem with the house and some areas of Sheringham is the lack of a mobile phone signal so we could only get a connection if we stood well away from the house or texted people. Couldn't receive incoming calls either. Turned out o.h. has a chest infection so was given anti biotics and paracetamol to lower his temperative. The next two days he spent on the sofa watching tv or sleeping, I popped out for supplies and a brief wander round the charity shops ( there are 6 or 7 in the small town) and it wasn't until Friday that o.h felt well enough to go out again. Meant I had to cook two more evenings but we did eat out on Friday and Saturday evenings and he was well enough to have a wander round on Saturday afternoon and again Sunday after we left the house. He can't go back to work until Weds now as he has to be clear of the infection, the atmosphere where he works is not good if you have chest problems, there is steam, dust and starch in the air.

It was so disappointing for him and for me that our plans to do so much were curtailed but it was lovely to be in Sheringham again - the people are very friendly and pleasant and the sun did shine for a little while some days and if wrapped up warm, it was ok to be out and about. We did ask if we could stay an extra night as he hasn't to be in work so soon, but there were other guests coming in at 2pm on Sunday afternoon so we had to get out on time to let the cleaners in to prepare for the new folks.

Now I am stuck with him home for meals for the beginning of the week till he goes back to work on Weds, and means I can't have my salmon meals while he is around, he won't eat things like that. Grrrr!


Jean, yes it is lovely in Sheringham,the seagulls were funny as they lined up along the wall on the prom and also flocked round people digging for worms or whatever on the beach when the tide went out.


Huia Report 11 Feb 2013 07:12

Hello Liz. I was just thinking last night that it must be about time you were back. Sorry it wasnt as good as you had hoped. Dont catch any bugs from OH. :-0

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 11 Feb 2013 09:34

Oh dear,all your plans didnt turn out as you hoped for a relaxing break,but sure the change of scenery helped a bit.
It will be 50 years ago this year since I was in Sheringham.
My ex husbands uncle was a policeman there and we hired a lovely semi detached house with a nice garden to stay.I remember it was modern,but had features like latches on the bedroom doors and a lovely stained window in the front door.
I remember that very well as daughter slammed the door and broke a pane of glass and we had to pay for it.she was only about 5 at the time.


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 12 Feb 2013 05:48

Hi Huia, I think I already have caught his bugs, I have a sniffly cold and wonder if the chest infection hasn't developed as I had the flu jab last November. O.h. wouldn't have it, despite being eligible. He went to his drs Monday pm and was told he shouldn't go back to work for two weeks! Luckily he decided he can't take that long off as it will cause problems for his company so has decided to go back next Monday, thank heavens. Two weeks of him at home is more than I could stand, one week is bad enough, he gets bored cos he can't do much as too cold to be outside, and is really grumpy. Means I have no chance for my catch up phone chats which I usually make when he is on the late shift, and having to cook meals he likes all the time. I am leaving him the washing up tho, he isn't too ill to do that lol

Also means he will be around for Valentine's Day which I was hoping to ignore as he wouldn't be about to take me out, now I suppose he will expect me to cook a special meal or something, not my cup of tea at all right now.

Brenda, we were in a semi detached house, but a Victorian one, well modernised of course, and only a few minutes walk from the town centre. I suppose the one you stayed in looks 'old' now. There are still lots of small shops in the town but a big Tesco is being built soon, just up by the railway station, Sheringham folk fought the plans for a long time but Tesco finally got their way, an old house, some small shops and flats and a community centre and the firestation are being demolished to build it but new ones are being built first in a different location. There is an estate of newer houses on the way out of town but most of the properties are flint fisherman's cottages or Victorian type terraces, many of them made into flats now. There are also some lovely big properties from different eras that are still family homes, or used as a dental practice, Solicitors and turned into flats. It's still a lovely friendly place to be tho.



ann Report 12 Feb 2013 21:11

Liz popped into Sheringham when we stayed in Cromer. Loved both places. What a shame the week did not go to well. Shame about Valentines day as well lol. I asked my one where he was taking me last week? Told him he had better book early. Still waiting to hear? As for 2 weeks at home I dread 2 days lol


Elizabethofseasons Report 12 Feb 2013 21:15

Dear Purple


Welcome back. :-)

Very best wishes
Elizabeth, EOS


kandj Report 12 Feb 2013 22:31

Sorry things didn't turn out as you had hoped Liz. I really hope also that you haven't caught the chest infection from your o h. Keep warm and well and take it easy... Gxx

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 12 Feb 2013 23:15

Sorry it didn't work out as well as you hoped .
Also that you soon feel better.
We had some nice holidays on the broads when the kids were older as they liked the boats as the beach didnt mean much of a change as we lived on the sea front in West Wales.It was always end of season.
I got a bit fed up as it was one kitchen sink to another.Had the odd meal out but would have liked a hotel eventually .
Always went with friends but had our own boats.
Nice part of the different to Wales,...but also love the mountains here.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 13 Feb 2013 06:32

Thanks all, I am feeling ok at the mo, just a cold I think and hoping it won't become anything more. Annie, yes, Sheringham and Cromer are lovely, but I like S. best.

Brenda, I know what you mean about changing one kitchen sink for another but I do insist on meals out most of the time, which would have happened and usually does on our Greek holidays. The fact that o.h. didn't fancy eating much meant it was a waste of time to go out to eat, plus he had a temperature for a few days till the paracetamol worked on that. I am cooking this week but leaving the washing up for him to do next morning lol, that'll teach him to get sick!