Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Charlie Chaplin at Norwich

I'm sure anyone who has been to Norwich, may have seen this fantastic living statue but we hadn't. We rarely adventure to Norwich but did so yesterday and saw him for the first time. There are lots of video's of him on YouT but here was the one we thought was the best. Hope you enjoy it.

We went primarily to go to Loose's Cookshop (23-25 Magdalen Street) to try and find a certain type of bread tin but no luck so I shall have to buy it online:( DB bought a small metal tin to house our gramme weights in, as they are always getting knocked over. The shop is over two floors and is lovely, selling items to suit most people's pocket and interests.

For GF baking, we invested in some electronic weighing scales for more accuracy. Until now, I have been using an older one we use for weighing mail, but the number shown could be one or two grammes out on occasion, especially when trying to weigh small amounts.

We did however discover a GF Cafe and shop where we had a coffee and small cake. It can be found at 21 Timber Hill if anyone is interested. They had loads of GF items in their upstairs shop. We didn't need anything but it was nice to look around.

We wandered around enjoying the winter sun and generally, despite the cold wind, enjoyed tootling around. The visit should do us now for several months. We had a nice lunch at The Catheral Cafe. Unfortunately I burnt the roof of my mouth on a particularly hot piece of jacket potato. It is still tender this morning but I am hoping by tomorrow, it should be less painful.

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  1. I'm not sue I've ever been to Norwich, although many years ago Mr D had an interview over that way so I might have! My memory is rubbish!
    Ouch to burning the roof of your mouth - I've done it too and it was very unpleasant - especially when the skin came away like a blister :( I hope yours feels much better very soon.

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  2. I like Loose's. I also find Thorne's opposite Jarrolds is a treasure trove of housewares, kitchenware and ironmongery. The TimberHill cafe sounds fun x blessings

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    1. Didn't notice Thorne's but then again, we weren't looking, maybe next time!

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  3. I didnt know Looses was still open! I remember Mum and Dad taking me there about 40 or 45 yeats ago while Mum chose her new teaset. I had the feeling that this was a great occasion. Unfortunately, it was rarely used so carries no happy memories and I dont even like it! But I do remember the posh shop and the feeling of awe as Mum and Dad spent a huge amount of money!

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    1. I guess we aren't really into tea sets so much now. We do use a teapot with tea leaves though.

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  4. We were in Norwich in 2001and I know I dragged DH and DS around cookshops, but can't remember the names of them!
    Poor DH gets dragged around cookshops wherever we go, I must be one of the only people to have brought cleavers back from New York, they're Chinese and a perfect weight and as sharp as a mother-in-laws tongue! They obviously had to go in our suitcases in the hold, and I was asked about them at check in, having enormous metal cleavers show up on the x-rays must have rung a few alarm bells! Fortunately, as soon as I explained that one was for me, and one for my son it was all okay. This was in 2009 though, I'm not sure they'd be quite so happy about it these days!
    On a different note.......If your mouth is still sore, get Anbesol liquid, dab it on the sore bits, and it will truly work miracles!

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    1. It is still partially sore so shall get some, thanks for that.

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