Wednesday, 9 April 2014

weekend in Norwich & Cambridge


It seems to have become a tradition to go away for Dan's birthday; by March we must have that need to go away after the long-gone Christmas break! This year we decided to go to Norwich, I'm not quite sure why but we've both been there before but didn't really remember it and it seemed a good place to go for a couple of nights. Another main reason was so we could go to Cambridge on the way home; a place that we've also been but fancied another look around.

I hope this post isn't too photo-heavy but I really enjoyed using my camera this weekend; I loved all the cobbled streets and as you can tell I loved taking photos by the seaside! We headed to Southwold for an afternoon as I had heard it was a really cute seaside town to go to and so it was! I fell in love with the beach huts and with the sun shining we enjoyed overpriced fish and chips. It was a lovely day indeed.

We really loved Norwich city, especially the shopping! We stayed in the Pottergate Apartments and we had a really gorgeous one bed flat which was so close to the city centre but far enough away from the noise (how old do I sound?). We had planned to have breakfast at No33 but with a big queue and time running out, we carried on walking and found Olive's (on Elm Hill); there was hardly anyone in there which was a bit worrying but my fruit bread was really yummy and it was all so reasonably priced; I would really recommend!

On our final day we headed home and took the detour to Cambridge; we spent most of our time standing over the river watching people crash into each other whilst punting but it was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.

I loved the sights of these two cities; we even said we'd like to live up there, but the grass is always greener right? Who's been to visit or lives there? As you can see I vlogged the weekend so feel free to have a little watch. 

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  1. beautiful! <3
    Looks like Brighton :)

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    1. I guess it is like Brighton yeah :) x

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  2. I live in Norwich! Glad you liked Olives, it's a bit hidden away on Elm Hill but it's a hidden gem. Did you check out the market while you were here?

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    1. I'm so glad we found it, you're right, a hidden gem! We didn't have a look around properly actually no!

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    2. There's some great stalls with bags and accessories. I recently got a satchel with foxes all over it from there. Worth a look if you're ever in the city again! Also chips, chips off the market are amazing.

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  3. Great photos really enjoyed watching your vlog on your weekend :)
    www.fromnicolewithlove.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I've lived in Cambridge for nearly 4 years for uni - glad you included it in Dan's birthday plans! I'm itching to move back to London now (like you say, that grass is definitely always greener!) but Cam is just beautiful to live in and also blessed with being really quiet. It does get a bit packed with tourists at the weekends but it's nothing on how busy/noisy London is! I've always thought it'd be a perfect place to live for a young commuting couple or a young family :)

    Tamsin xx | A Certain Adventure

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    1. Aww that must be nice. It was very busy and touristy unfortunately but it is pretty! x

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  5. Watched your vlog and it seemed like you had such a great time! Would love to visit one day too. =)

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  6. Amazing photos :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  7. I could really do with a nice little break away like this right now... exam stress and all that. Glad you had a good time!

    Beverley xx
    tutusandballetshoes.blogspot.co.uk

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