On a brighter note, we had a day out at Sheringham on Sunday. Michael's daughter Helen, is studying at university in Norwich so we picked her up on the way and off we went.
It was a tad breezy and chilly with the North Sea coming straight at us, but this didn't dampen our spirits. We had a good pub lunch in The Robin Hood, down the main street of Sheringham, plenty to eat and a large selection including Sunday Roasts, then headed off to our favourite haunt - The Funky Mackerel Cafe. This is a bit of a find for us, recommended by a friend of mine, it's now our third visit, and one we intend to haunt more often. It's a quirky little place, sells good food, excellent coffee and hot chocolate's, fabulous flapjack and is famous for its bacon sandwiches, of which we have yet to taste. It caters for kids, adults and dogs, well behaved ones are always welcome with dog biscuits on sale too. Set right on the sea front, you can look out through double glazed windows at the ever roughening sea and watch the seagulls struggle against the wind. We love its relaxed and laid back, friendly atmosphere, its mis-matched furniture and I love the rummage room. Just a great place to relax.
See www.funkymackerel.com for more information, or take yourself off there to experience it for yourself, just don't tell everyone!
The wild North Sea
Helen and Michael with the Funky Mackerel in the background - red topped building
Of course they do Mackerel sandwiches, you didn't think it was just used for a name did you?
The view from the window