Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Bumbling Along.


My blog is still trapped in my visit to Norfolk,  which was a few weeks ago now, it is a very nice place to be, I might add; but it isn’t doing much in way of getting this blog back up to speed is it?.

We stayed in Holt; which  is a very pretty Georgian market town, which seems stuffed with beautiful architectural  detail, especially made of brick

Door way Holt_


with quirky roof lines at every turn

Sky line Holt

Can you see the  brick detail in the gable end of this next property?


1744 House Holt

A closer look, set in brick, the build date of 1744

1744 House Holt 2

A terraced row

Terrace row Holt_

There are some fascinating shops in Holt, the book shop wasn’t open when we were window shopping on the Sunday, however Mrs Ogg tells me it a shop frequented by Camilla.

2nd hand books Holt_

You didn’t need to go in though to imagine what it might smell like.

2nd hand books Holt 2

I’m sure Mrs Bee would have like a look at this book, I’d have loved a peek at the ilustrations.

Life of the bee book

We were very taken with the shop Old Town Outfitters, which sells clothes which are made to order, in very pared down utility sort of style, Mrs Ogg described them as  being the uniform of art lecturers and creative types; we could only press our noses at the window,  as it was the sort of place you ring the bell to be admitted. I deeply admired the pile of brown paper parcels  on the counter awaiting dispatch, even my Mum would have approved of  them and she was something of an expert at brown paper packages tied up with string. I don’t seem to have any photos of Old Town Outfitters, but this is the place to look to get a flavour, (it is a bit of a quirky website) enjoy.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “Bumbling Along.

  1. Hello, Have never commented till now on your blog but have been an avid reader and subscriber to it for some time now~ Just a quick note really to tell you how much I enjoy your interesting, entertaining and thoughtful posts and the gorgeous photos. The pictures in this post really brilliant and so evocative~ love the rich colours and shapes in the photo of the line of rooftops with cloud behind and the window next to the wooden sign for bookshop~ the slanting sunlight on the pages of the old books! Lovely. Wish I could sprout wings now and fly straight there ! Thank you for sharing these. Always look forward to seeing your latest posts.

  2. It is all the same to your readers I am sure, especially if the result is such an interesting post as this.

  3. A most enjoyable post and wonderful pictures. The mention of the smell of old books is so evocative it had my nose twitching.
    As you say that’s a rather quirky website!
    I see you’ve changed the header picture. Is it new or have you shown it before. Either way it’s a wonderful picture. xx

  4. It’s very nice to see you back – I was starting to worry you had given up on us.

    The Old Town Outfitters clothes are obviously top quality but I have to say they are a little too ‘back in the days’ for even my committed ‘country style’.

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