Saturday 16 August 2014

Old Hunstanton: 11th August to 16th August 2-14

Railway matters:

1. Visited the model shop at Old Hunstanton and purchased some cable clips just for the sake of buying something and supporting the shop.

These model shops look the same wherever you find them: amateurish, old-fashioned, geeky and frequented by boring males; no wonder I feel at home in them.

2. North Norfolk Railway: Sheringham to Holt

This is an impressive operation: loads of rolling stock and basically a 20 minute steam pulled railway journey through the Norfolk countryside.

Sheringham Station

The train arrives.

A former Prime Minister waits to get in.
Rolling along.

Some of their rolling stock.

A beauty.

This interior brings back memories.

As does this one.
Currently listening to:

Despite the hellish internet connection whilst away, managed to download the August edition of the Optimo podcast on Rinse FM only to then hear that it might be the last one.

Will email Rinse FM today to ask them to reverse any such mad decision.

Views of and from Le Strange Arms Hotel:

View from bedroom window

The beach

The hotel complex

Hotel car park early in morning

From hotel terrace.


The beach again.

£16,000 apiece.
Various meals:

All consumed in Hotel dining room unless otherwise stated.

Smoked salmon and prawns

Vegetable and blue cheese Stroganoff: this was actually the best dish of the week - scintillating.

White chocolate and raspberry mousse

Potted beef.

Duck and cabbage.

Lunch at Holt: crisps and can of Dandelion and Burdock.

Pigeon breasts and polenta

Red Snapper and salade Nicoise

Dark chocolate mousse etc

Typical hotel breakfast

Lunch in Hunstanton: on the hoof.


Lamb with potato and leek pie.

Mango cheesecake.

Last night's dinner in Berwick-upon-Tweed: Single cod on lap in front seat of car.
Drumming practice update:

Practised everyday on drum pad in hotel room for about 45 minutes trying out a new left hand grip I spotted in a photograph in the Daily Telegraph.

Look at the hand where the black arrow points.

For my birthday I have ordered these two items:

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