After the Love West Norfolk campaign was launched in the New Year to celebrate the special qualities of our region, it got me thinking, what is it I love about this area?
The first thing that springs to mind has to be King’s Lynn – the town where I got married and where our offspring were born.
I was lucky enough to get married in Lynn’s town hall, a beautiful building which dates back to the 14th century.
And I still like to spot newly-wedded couples emerging from the town hall’s grand wooden doors if I happen to pass through the Saturday Market Place, which looks impressive following a £650,000 revamp in 2014.
When the sun sets, I never tire seeing both the Minster and Custom House lit up by Lynn Lumiere’s animated light shows, the images are mesmerising.
I think life is pretty hectic for most of us these days, but thankfully, there’s some lovely places to unwind in West Norfolk.
Sandringham, a place where I would excitedly play rounders in the sunshine as a child, is still a favourite of mine. It’s great for all ages and, of course, our four-legged friends.
I must admit, I enjoy having a nose at the royals from time-to-time. I feel lucky to be able to take my daughter to see the Queen up the road.
Going into the summer months, I do like to venture to Brancaster, I love the beach there, it’s perfect for a stroll when the tide is out.
But, whatever time of the year I always love food and, in my opinion, West Norfolk has some of the best eateries.
To me, there’s nothing better than going to a cosy pub with a log burner glowing in the background, tucking into a nice Sunday lunch.
And quite often by the time I finish my dessert I have already worked out my plans to retire in either Dersingham or Snettisham.
But, back to reality, back to a few more years of work. I can’t complain at all.
Travelling into Lynn, where Your Local Paper’s office is based, is a pleasure in itself by hopping on the West Lynn Ferry and seeing a view of the town. I also get to meet so many interesting and inspiring locals in my line of work.
So, here’s to many more trips across the River Great Ouse (preferably in nice weather) into the town, which will always be in my heart.
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