We've been away for a couple of days. A little stay in Norwich to see T's birth family.
We took the train to London on Friday morning then hopped in this fab cab to get us across town to Liverpool Street station.
That evening we met up with some of T's birth family for food and a good catch up. He was really chuffed his youngest sister was able to make it too as she has recently had a baby. Here the two of them are with his two week old niece.
When we go to Norwich time isn't really our own as we always have to be mindful of who we are meeting and when and where. Not that I am complaining as when you have just a free hour or so, like we did on Saturday morning, which more attractive City could you wish to spend it in?
Not every city centre can boast a castle
and some of the details on the shops can't help but catch your eye, like this stained glass
or this beautiful art nouveau face on the Lloyds Bank building,
or the building which houses Pret a Manger
and don't miss the tiniest of heart shaped details either.
We do like to take a wander down around the Lanes, we have decided we really should find out more about the history of the City seeing as both our children were born here.
It was here that in one of the shop windows I spied the most fabulous pair of red shoes
and had time been our own then a trip here would have been a certainty.
Before wending our way back to get ready for our next family meet up we stood for a few short minutes outside Jarrolds (how twinkly this store must look with it's hundreds of fairy lights when it gets dark)
and listened to this group of buskers doing a great rendition of Up Town Top-Ranking. I could have listened to them all day.