Visit to Norfolk

We recently spent a few days based at Cromer after first visiting this part of the country many decades ago, Norfolk is very rural and lies quite far out to the East of the UK.The fields are mainly given over to crops including flowers which resembled coloured stripes from the road.

The weather was variable but, during the showers, we took advantage of our National Trust membership to visit a couple of stately homes.

Our B&B was actually once part of the grounds of the elegant Fellbrigg Hall, so we didn’t have far  to go.

Next we visitedSheringham Park, which was taken over by the National Trust in 1986.  Designed by the landscaper Humphry Repton in 1812, there is 20

The Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre

Although I have heard much about the Holocaust and have listened to the stories of survivors of the camps and those who came on the Kindertransport, I found this permanent exhibition in Huddersfield particularly moving.  I think the reason for this is that the exhibition contains personal objects and family photographs donated by the survivors.  It is very hard to comprehend that just a few years after the photos were taken of these children on swings, having picnics with their families or with their school classes, their lives would be changed forever.

My Auntie's story is here

and on my blog here:

The story of other members of my family who were rounded up and murdered was featured in a recent BBC documentary.

Thank God for UK who took my family in.

Unfortunately atrocities and genocide is still taking place in many places in the world.

Twitching in Yorkshire


Eastern Algarve: Whistle stop tour of old haunts and new places