Moving Across The Pond

It’s official we are moving!  On Thursday, September 27 we will leave Beverly, MA to Nofolk, UK.  Yep a permanent move!  Who knows where we’ll be a few years from now.  Could be back in the US or in another interested European destination -you’ll have to keep following me to see. We had a nice few years at Crescent Avenue Beverly, but Nils’ work and future advancements for our family send us away.  

Will I be sad – sure.  Sad to leave my family and my friends, but leaving something familiar is always hard.  We know everything, all the back roads, all the short cuts.  Where to eat, where not to eat.  What are the best tourist things to do in Boston, etc.  As always, entering a new place where we have never been is a bit nerve wracking.  Fortunately for us, Nils’ father Tjibbe and his wife, Jeltje live in the area and have been working diligently looking at both temporarily furnished and non-furnished homes for us to reside.   For us we’ll have some immediate support and Nils can reunited and be closer to his family again – which he has been away from for 13 years, while living with me in the US.

ABOUT NORFOLK – This website offers thousands of things about the region.

Norfolk is a great destination at any time of the year.  Miles of unspoiled coastline
internationally important nature reserves and amazing wildlife, hundreds of picturesque villages, historic market towns, fantastic seaside resorts including the bright lights of Great YarmouthThe Broads – Britain’s magical waterland, and Norwich, a fantastic heritage, entertainment and shopping city, are just some of the delights on offer. 

We are specifically going to live in the NORTH NORFOLK area near the coast.   I’m thinking we’ll be living in the town of Holt.  It’s a market town and is know for it’s unique shops and Georgian architecture, due to a major file which wiped out nearly the entire town.  

Holt is a lovely rural Georgian North Norfolk town with plenty of unusual shops and surrounded by well-wooded parks. Having been burnt down in 1708, Holt presents a comparatively modern appearance, with a spacious market place, dominated by a fine cross of Clipsham stone to commemorate the war dead. A jumble of streets and alleyways fanout from the main High Street, offering plenty of facilities including pubs, cafes, galleries, andshops to enjoy. There is a lovely country park just to the south of Holt and the North Norfolk Railway (the poppy line) runs from Holt station to Sheringham. Holt is particularly attractive at Christmas, when all the shops adourn themselves in pretty white fairy lights, making for a really festive wonderland.
High Street with a nice restaurant

Christmas Lights on all the buildings
War Memorial

A must during your visit to Holt has to be a journey on the North Norfolk Railway. Also known as the Poppy Line, a steam train takes its passengers from Holt station through some of North Norfolk’s most stunning countryside, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, to the Victorian seaside town of Sheringham

The Poppy Line – a stream train which Soren’s going to LOVE!!

And I just learned of a LAVENDAR farm in Nofolk – to say that I’m super excited about that is an understatement!

Amazing fields

Stay tuned as once we arrive, I’ll be taking photos like a crazy lady!

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