My aim was to go into Norwich for breakfast at Harriet's - a rather twee new cafe in London Street in Norwich where the ambiance is very much back in the 1950s, along with the music played either on CD or live by a man at the piano. Then to take photographs of various Norwich sites connected with Edith Cavell. It is 100 years on Monday since Cavell was shot by a German firing squad during the First World War.
She is not only a local Norfolk hero but is also still revered in Belgium. There have been a whole host of commemorative events in and around Norwich and I have just finished editing a feature on her Norfolk childhood for the Norfolk Family History Magazine.
The plan was to take photographs of her grave in Norwich Cathedral Close, a memorial in Tombland and the rail carriage that brought her body home which is part of a display at the rather magnificent Norwich Forum. Rain ruined that and now I will have to return at a later date when the sun is shining.
In the afternoon we travelled to Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club for an interview for a very small post with the Holiday Property Bond. We have been a bond holder for a couple of years after investing some money on the idea. HPB have holiday homes throughout this country and other parts of Europe. These can be booked on a points system.
HPB are looking for somebody to show people round Barnham Broom and do other tasks such as welcoming and making coffee. It's only a couple of Saturdays a month at the most for three hours at a time, but we passed the interview!
Finally congratulations to the Shinanikins folk dance band who have just celebrated their 40 years together and who held a special evening involving dancing, song and music at East Tuddenham Village Hall. Neither the dancing nor the music is really my cup of tea but it was a nice evening and the band obviously continue to enjoy what they are doing.