Sunday, 30 November 2008

Flowers in November

We are enjoying an arrangement of lilies and bay leaves at the moment ... a present from Annie. Many thanks.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Winter wave......

What can I say? Just the North Sea being playful.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

This makes a change ........

...... from waves or birds,
 not to mention surfers. 
These are shots of some of the many bolts which hold the groynes together. I think they are rather beautiful in a strange way.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

This is the will- be -glamorous-east-facing  window.
More news tomorrow!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

All clear ......

A lovely sunny morning and good hunting weather for our kestrel. There are lobster pots coming ashore after the recent rough weather. 
The wind is still a bit keen, though.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

The drama .........

We don`t get weather like this very often - not even in January - so it has been a day for enjoying the glamour.
There is a bit of blue sky now and it is thawing;  we could go to work  but we are full of onion soup and feeling Sunday-afternoon-ish. 

Is your journey............

.......... really necessary.
 We are playing hooky this morning;  the shop should be open today but who is going to be out there?
 We are staying home by the fire.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Between flurries .....

..... of snow your intrepid photographer tracked the equally intrepid windsurfers.
 I don`t know which of us is madder.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Chilly .....

...... I didn`t stop long and the weather forecast for the weekend is a bit scary.
The sky was handsome.

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Morning wash and brush up. These young gulls are standing on the wet sand attending to their feathers.
 The bird watcher is not here for them but for the migrating ducks and geese. Not really identifiable without  a telescope, small groups of ducks can be seen with the naked eye. 
My friend on the roof could tell me, but he might miss something rare.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Another watercolour.........

....... maybe.  No one I knew, but a brave man as it is definitely a cold-fingers day. The beach was enjoying a fresh westerly. 

Lovely Norfolk light and gentle clouds so the results could be good.

Monday, 17 November 2008


The sea was rolling in with a lazy power, a bit awesome really, no wind to speak of but a four/five foot swell. The groynes were producing some impressive spray.  It`s not  that easy to catch on camera so these two are from a batch of  fifty photos and the rest have been junked. 
I enjoyed the splosh....... 

Sunday, 16 November 2008


Who said young boys don`t get up in the morning, particularly on a Sunday, or spend all their time on the play-station. 
Nine  o`clock in the morning, not that warm, and these two were the first to arrive . Two more were fighting their way into wetsuits, not that easy, as they are a tight fit.

 The red stain on the sea is a reflection of his board, not blood in the water. He was chasing another wave.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

We think of him as....

........ `the shop dog` but he does have a name.  
This is Dodger, a member of the Robbins family.
 And this is Sam`s portrait (in pastels) of him. He is young, enthusiastic and not as philosophical as he looks.
 He has beautiful manners and moments of juvenile rebellion.

Today`s watercolour.......

And a little friend on the beach ..... a pied wagtail if you must know.

 The long shot is a real example of type of sky often seen in the Norwich School of painting. 

Friday, 14 November 2008

Denizen .......

...... of the DEEP.
Is this calamari for tea? 
If you can explain to me the difference between squid and cuttlefish I would be very grateful. Why don`t people eat cuttlefish? ..... or do they?

Mundesley must be rich.......

I don`t where the money has come from but they appear to have silver-plated the prom.
 It looks pretty good if not quite in keeping with beach setting;
still, marks for trying.

Thursday, 13 November 2008

I missed them.......

No photograph today.
  Why??  I hear you cry.
 Well, the camera was in the car and they caught me out big time. The first skeins , two of them , were the pinkfoots, perfect V formation and not much chat. The rest, several hundred birds, had longer necks and their V`s were more ragged, much changing of position. They were much noisier, as well, chatting away to each other.
  What do geese talk about ? Is it who should take a turn at the front,  or why are we going to the Broads when we could have stopped up the coast at Wells? Can`t we stop for breakfast now?
They are a wondrous sight.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

All quiet ....

....... on the Eastern front. 
I am, at the moment, in need of blue rope from the beach; if you find a bit you can spare do think of me ..... you can bring it to the shop or leave it at the Beach Hut. I look forward to your co-operation in this matter.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Windows at last........

Lovely windows are going in and the brick box is turning into a room.
I`ve done indoor shots as it is raining, but better than nothing;  it`s all getting rather exciting. I had better get on making the chairs, not to mention the table, or the builders will finish before I do.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Young gulls paddling.........

Very quiet this morning, not even a dog walker and it was nearly 9
These little ones are young black-headed gulls hanging out as they do. After the north winds I was hoping for some driftwood or rope, anything really, but the beach was as clean as a whistle.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The exhibition is ongoing .....

Only because I have lost the list of titles; marks for management skills? Not too many I fear. 
We are still showing Sam`s land-and-sea scapery ........
 at the end of the month we`ll be setting up a couple of exhibitions and events for pre-Christmas joy. With beer and wine. We shall keep you posted.

Roof tiles....

Another glubby morning, mild and damp, not good weather for the camera. More shots of the roof rather than exciting views of the beach;
 as you can see, some progress is being made if rather slowly .

Monday, 3 November 2008

Yesterday`s news.........

Some activity on the waves but not many takers this Sunday morning.  It was not the best surf and it was before nine o`clock.
     The roof is almost done and is looking good, a close match in colour with the old tiles.
 The rain has tested the new grill at the bottom of the stream. The leaves and other debris are blocking it and flooding over the 
little bridge;  wet feet for somebody........

Muddy waters.......

You can tell it has been raining a bit recently.
If we manage to post this it is in the nature of a minor breakthrough as we have been excluded from our own blog for 3 days!
Fingers crossed ................  and toes