Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Fr Simeon :: Sheringham

The littlest member of the tribe aged two really does think he is a priest and becomes quite disconcerted when he is unable to be on the altar with the other priests!  Without further ado meet Fr Simeon:

 Once he had delivered his early morning blessing he returned next door for breakfast with his mama!

After mass in the village we drove to Sheringham which is a forty minute journey from the cottage.  Our first stop was the bucket and spade shop!


 Walking down the main road leading to the beach:

 Access ramp leading down to the beach:

We realised pretty quickly that the beach was not going to be accessible for Dave and coupled with no shade, definitely not MS friendly, so the Mums and Kids decamped and the Dads spent a happy time sightseeing and eating crab sandwiches and chips!  Fear not we swapped part way through and Kara and I had a quiet time perusing the shops and enjoying a mid afternoon cake and tea :-)

A Dad camera walk:


 Pip was definitely the resident water baby!  Once she had been given the green light after lunch there was no stopping her and she remained in the water until the tide began to creep up the beach.

 Two crazy dudes!!  Benedict for some wierd reason suddenly has curly hair just like when he was a baby :-)

 Someone's hard earned effort about to be washed away by the sea.

Another steam train visit, sadly they were too late to catch this last train, maybe next time.

A diesel for now...

And finally the steam train!

 Another decorative wall on a walk to the sands:

A changing sky just before a fish and chip supper:


 Kara loves the arcade games so we stopped in one on our way back to the car.  I surprised Benedict by offering to play a "shoot-em-up" game based on The Terminator!

 Fr Simeon was not so saintly by the end of the day, he had fished in his mum's trouser pocket and promptly desposited some money in one of the grab a toy arcade games!!  Totally hilarious :-)

 Two happy girls with their matching green bling necklaces won on the 2p machines, strategy and perseverance was the name of the game!

 A gluten free ice cream treat on the way home.

 Saying goodbye to Sheringham.

A totally fun filled and happy day.  We were out at the sea side for over seven hours and a great time was had by all.

Wells Light Railway :: Walsingham Priory

The Youth 2000 retreat finished yesterday after the closing mass at 9:30am.  It was an amazing weekend full of much activity and many graces; what a priviledge to have attended.  We are still in Walsingham until late on Thursday so have been busy sightseeing various places all within literally a stone's throw from our front door:

 Whilst both kids were with friends Dave and I managed to visit part of the Catholic Shrine to Our Lady of Walsingham.  Since it is the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has declared a plenary indulgence to all those who walk through the Holy Door of a church whilst meeting the criteria laid down in the guidelines.  Information regarding an indulgence can be found at this link for plenary indulgence

Yesterday afternoon our Dave, Pip and our friends travelled on the small local railway to Wells-next-the-Sea and the girls enjoyed a fairy hunt along the way:

 Dave had a lovely chat with the driver!

Today we visited the Priory:

 If you want to know more about where we are staying then further information can be found here