Nature

The wooden shed by the river. An AirB&B adventure a month.

The wooden shed by the river. An AirB&B adventure a month.

My sense of things geographic is notoriously scatter-gun. Most of Norfolk has been transfixed by the treat of the tidal view of the bright morning light on the river from the London train when you pass Maningtree in Essex, so when I booked this I thought that was roughly where we'd be. But no, turns out we were headed to Suffolk and another river. No matter, Essex will be a different month.

Pin Mill is a beautiful little port village on the banks of the Orwell. It's famed for Authur Ransome having lived there and nestled amongst National Trust woodland. Mostly what people do from there is mess about with boats and mend boats, What leapt at me though, from my phone and the AirB&B app was this little wooden building. There's an adventure.

The tiniest train

The tiniest train

Now, I'm not much of a one for steam trains. Somehow the gene that has directed the rest of my family to variously obsess, head to Greece on (full size) ex-UK, engine-buying expeditions, run station sweet shops etc has firmly passed me by. But I've found my exception.

As my half-anthracite brother was staying with me, and because I see a lot of the happy team at the Wells to Walsingham Light Railway on our regular visits to supply their little cafe (there will be a lot of diminutive adjectives coming up) with our sausage rolls , I suggested a trip from Wells to Walsingham. And just utterly LOVED it.

Wild Garlic Pork Pies

Wild Garlic Pork Pies

I just love where we make the pork pies, we're in old flint barns, in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so surrounded by some of the best countryside in Norfolk and the UK, and the sea is just over there.