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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Days out with Daddy

Gesa's gone away for the weekend on a sailing course, learning how to pick me up if I fall over the side, and so the kids and I had a weekend together. Coincidently, I'd sold something on ebay to a chap who was going to be in Norfolk on Saturday, so I arranged to drive out and meet him and combine that with a trip to King's Lynn. I haven't been there for a long time and thought we might find fun stuff to do and somewhere to eat lunch. And we did.

In the town, we visited St Margarets church, which we liked, and the doorway had stones showing how high the big floods had come. In January 1978, Issie and Max would have been underwater.

Along the quayside there's a lovely space with old chains and anchors, which Issie and Max could almost move, and a nicely restored area of cobbles and warehouses. The statue is of a chap called George Vancouver, so we thought we'd better say hello to him before we leave for the city he begun.

At lunchtime we left Kings Lynn and headed for Thorney, a small village a few miles away, which was where my contact was going. I'd sold him a battery charger, and he was in the area to pick up a kit car from Tiger Cars so we went there. It's a great little garage / factory and the folks hanging around were really friendly. Max got to sit in on of the cars and loved it. Maybe we should build one of these one day, eh Max? Then fight over who gets to drive it....They had a secondhand completed one for £5k. Tempting....

We found a lovely village pub for lunch then headed home - a fun day out.
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