Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Blickling Estate

 We have been planning our trip to Blickling Estate from the moment we decided to take our camping holiday in Norfolk. Especially as it has a quaint little RAF museum which is just music to Papa Bee's ears.
We leisurely got up and ready after a gorgeous cooked breakfast! The sun was shining down on us and there was not a cloud in the sky so we knew we were going to have a good day. We set off and our Sat Nav took us there via the scenic route, not the best when your fuel light is on, but we got there,

We headed straight into the house for an explore. It was exquisite, decorated in a Jacobean manner, with plastered ceilings, and even hand painted ceilings. One was particularly wonderful, with all sorts carved into it.

We headed to a local pub (literally just outside the grounds) for our lunch and had a lovely meal. Papa Bee had crab linguine and I had a chicken and parma ham salad, both of which went down a treat. Then we all shared a white and dark chocolate bread and butter pudding which was heaven on a plate, I am going to try and recreate it one Sunday;.

After lunch we had a little look around the RAF museum, but Mr Bee wasn't to interested so we had a look around the garden shop instead. Then we had a good old walk around the grounds, visiting the secret garden and the 'sitooterie' (which is literally just a place to sit out, scottish word).

We decided to head off home whilst the weather was still good to enjoy another BBQ dinner, we went to the shops and got some bits and bobs to make chicken kebabs, which were just gorgeous, and the BBQed corn on the cobs and garlic ciabatta were really delicious! Finished off with some hodge podged s'mores which took some getting right!
After Mr Bee went to bed, we sat out under the stars by candle light. It was such a perfect day!

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