Royal Norfolk County Show
We took our front row seats at the main arena for day 1 at the Royal Norfolk County show. There was so much to see and we didn’t hang around. First we saw the enormous Shire Horses,who were so elegant given their size parade around the arena. We managed to stroke them too.
A thrilling horse jumping show had us on the edge of our seats as we watched them leap over the huge jumps and fences.
There were so many great stalls for us to browse amongst with lots of local produce and home made arts and crafts. A highlight of the day was meeting Boycie, from the hit TV show, Only Fools and Horses.
We had huge smiles on our faces as we watched the dog agility show. Watching these clever little animals weave in and out of poles and leap over jumps was amazing. They were so well trained.
Walking around the show we came across all kinds of farm machinery including huge tractors, combine harvesters, vintage cars and bikes.
The Norfolk show is a real hands on experience and everyone enjoyed being able to stoke and pet these lovely animals.
The 'Best in Show' parade was great to watch as the cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, the shire horse and Suffolk punch entered the arena all hoping to win a rosette from the critical eye of the judges.
The grand finale of the RAF Falcon Parachute display took our breath away! What a sight it was to see as the parachutes fell from the sky and land right in front of us. Definitely something we will never forget.
All aboard the Bure Valley Steam Railway for trip Aylsham and back. The countryside views were spectacular and we were lucky enough to have a chat and have a few pictures taken with the train driver.
We boarded the Wroxham Broads Boat Tour for an afternoon on the river. Feeling relaxed on the wonderful riverboat tour of the Norfolk broads we watched the wildlife in their natural habitat, along with some multi-million pound houses which we all dreamed of living in!
We spent the morning at Redwings Horse and Donkey Sanctuary which was situated just down the road from us. We spent time stroking and talking to the lovely four-legged residents who had been rescued by this wonderful charity, set in such beautiful grounds.
We loved our evenings spent together chatting about our day. Midi cooked up a feast on the BBQ with help from his able assistants.
Making the most of this beautiful summers day, we took a leisurely stroll down to the river to admire the stunning view, through the woodland paths.
A lovely morning was spent at Merridale Model Village full of wonderful miniature scenes. We couldn't believe how lifelike they were and all the intricate detail that must go into creating them. One of our favourite sights was a man proposing on the bridge.
We enjoyed an exciting game of bowling, which some of us had never played before. We soon picked it up and were pretty impressed with how good we were! After a high scoring game, Neil was crowned champion. We gave him a huge cheer for his great effort.