Yarmouth: fronts

A month ago, Zoe and I needed a break: work was stressing me out, and Zoe was having to take on all the housework duties. Since Emily was only 4 months old at the time, we didn't want to go far, so settled on Great Yarmouth, since it's only a short drive from where we live. February is not exactly tourist season, what with the freezing wind and frequent gloomy wet weather, but the chance to relax and not worry about various housekeeping or work-related stuff was very pleasant. It also meant I got a lot of chances to take »

Gorleston, winter shiny

Since Emily was born, Zoe and I naturally haven't had the opportunity to get out much - newborns require almost constant attention! Still, she's 8 weeks old now, and Zoe's more confident about breast-feeding in public, so we've been able to have short trips into Lowestoft and, today, Gorleston, without too much drama. The forecast yesterday threatened rain but fortunately it was one of those glorious shiny winter days, and not even too cold. Still a bit much for Em though - she spent most of the time outdoors asleep. All of these apart from the 'rusty yellow barrier' and »

Lowestoft town centre, December

It feels a lot less than two years since a previous "winter sun" post, my goodness how time flies. These are all from a couple of days ago when I visited town to arrange a new pair of glasses, since I lost one of the lenses in my old pair and besides, I suspected my eyesight had got worse (confirmed). New pair won't arrive for up to two weeks though, as I wanted the lenses that help when working on computer screens (slightly yellow tint). Shall have to endure in the meantime. So winter sun. Love it, although it's a »