Wednesday 11 July 2012

Holiday Homes -Royal, Ordinary and Special.

The playmobil escape to their bolt hole.

The sylvanians choose to chill on the Rose of Sylvania

And we love to head to Granny's beach house at Snettisham.
We've just had a lovely 12 day holiday there.
It's so relaxing , 12 volt electricity, so no TV, washing machine or computer.

It's so nice to get away from Life in the town,
and for 12 days we lived by Norfolk time!

Queen Alexandra had a beach house at Snettisham,
but sadly it fell in to disrepair and got demolished.
I can't really imagine the royal family living off the grid with 12 volt batteries!

And this is our present Queen's holiday home, Sandringham House, yes a house not a palace!
We visited the house. You are not allowed to take photos, and there is a sign at the door saying 'please wipe your feet'. In my house people take their shoes off!!
We had been learning about the Royal family as part of our jubilee celebrations, so visiting Sandringham House finished off the topic nicely.

Next we went into the museum, where there is loads to see, including:

Gifts the Queen has received on various occasions.

royal cars from bygone days

stables and carriages

Then the formal gardens, there are acres of parkland which you can explore for free, but there is a charge for the house, museum and formal gardens.

York Cottage

a security point

maze in front of Sandringham house

A golden buddha, coins had been left on his lap, so we added some too.

Following on with the royal theme, we drove down to Wolferton station, it was the train station to where the royal train arrived. There is no longer a train track here, and the station is a house. The man who owns it is very friendly and allows you to walk around his gardens, turns out he's originally from Barnsley too!

A long wait for the next train!

And carrying on with the royal theme, here we are in Princess Diana sister's garden, Lady Jane Fellows. She has an annual garden party to raise money for the local church.

Ideas of grandeur!

Whatever you do, wherever you stay this Summer,
I hope you have a fantastic holiday.
x x x x


  1. Hi!

    Many thanks for stopping by.

    Hope you’re having a great week and a great weekend ahead too!

  2. I just got back from a week on the Oregon coast with my kids/grandkids. It was wonderful! The best part of the whole trip was that the house had no internet. We had to actually talk to each other....

  3. Thanks for the tour! It was lovely!

  4. Oh! I loved it all! From the little toy people, and the off grid living, and all the beautiful tourist shots, too! Thank you!

  5. Oh what a lovely vacation. I would like to visit England someday. I should have gone over when my sister and brother-in-law lived in Farnham. Now they have moved back to the states. I enjoyed your pictures!~Ames

  6. I almost feel as though I've been on holiday WITH you!

  7. What a wonderful letter H post. Being able to see these beautiful places is a real treat. I love the photos of the chidren with the statuary around the gardens!

  8. What a wonderful holiday! I enjoyed touring the palace and gardens!

  9. Now that looks like a wonderful family holiday!

  10. Great holiday homes great H words too.

  11. Looks like a nice time was had by all. I especially liked your York Cottage photo--that should be made into a postcard!

  12. Beautiful tour--thank you for sharing. I bet it was a wonderful holiday with the family.

  13. Oh my.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday with us!

    I love the York Cottage.

    And the idea of you using 12 V with no electronics to distract from each others company!

    Thanks for sharing this happy link.


  14. Thank you, I've enjoyed reading your comments.

  15. Awesome. I love the pictures. Beautiful kids. I enjoyed reading. The royal cars from bygone days looks great.

    Unique Holiday Cottages



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