23 June 2011

holiday next-the-sea, part three

While my favorite Norfolk walks are round Cley, I do love the long walk through Sheringham Park too, which passes through dense woods into rolling fields then onto steep cliffs dropping down to the sea:

And we timed our walk just right to see the North Norfolk Railway come steaming through:

A bit of old-time train spotting was followed by a bit of Old Town shopping in Holt. Old Town Clothing produces about 50 garments per week in its quirky yet understated 'British workwear' style.

Each item is individually cut, sewn, and finished, so you must order 4-6 weeks in advance. Luckily this year I'd thought and ordered ahead so was able to pick up two new Jaywick Smocks, one in Bermondsey in Bloom (blue floral) and the other in Mrs Wilberforce:

© Old Town

So I'm now appropriately attired to channel my inner 1940s housewife. But thank goodness I have a modern washing machine to deal with our holiday laundry!


  1. Oh, such a cute top! If you have to do housework you might as well look fabulous!

  2. Wow - how lovely. I hope you'll be modelling one of them when I see you next week.

  3. So funny to think that British workclothes of the 1930's & 40's such as smocks and turnup trousers and are fashionable now. I can't imagine t-shirts and baseball caps will be considered haute couture in 50-years time.

  4. It sounds like so much fun! And nice job planning ahead - I love the top.

  5. You could make that! Just sayin'

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation. So fun to get away!