Overstrand Life - Janet's Diaries

March 1st - 15th 2014

Sunday 2nd March 2014 - A Few Statistics, Aurora Borealis and White Horse Breakfast

I am always a bit sceptical about statistics, in particular as to how they can be interpreted and used. Despite this and as a matter of interest, I decided to look at some of the ‘numbers’, produced by Google Analytics and my site provider, for Overstrand Life for the month of February. So here goes, during the month there was a total of 4,104 visitors to Overstand Life and taking a sector of just over 10%, they came from 9 different countries of which 42% were new visitors and 58% returning. Using the same sector, visitors came from 150 separate cities/towns, looked at 88 different pages and the most popular age group was between 25-34, with the least numbers in the 55-64 and 65+ groups. Without going into lengthy conclusions, I think these results are pretty good for a website covering one small coastal village in North Norfolk.

On Thursday night a number of people saw the Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights). Unaware of the forecast display we missed it and judging by those we have spoken to; a lot of others did too. But thanks to various photographers, North Norfolk News published a number of photographs on their website. There were a couple of articles but I have linked to the one which explains what causes the lights. Carl Chapman also published a selection of his photographs, taken from different aspects, on his blog ‘Letter from Norfolk’ . Obviously an absolutely stunning show but the question is; will we have to wait another twenty years to see a comparable display?

Something we have been promising ourselves for some time is breakfast at The White Horse . The pub opens at 8 a.m. and breakfast is served right through until 10 a.m. We took Barney for his walk first thing and then much to his surprise another walk, this time to the pub. Did he think we were going for a drink, well yes I suppose we were but not alcoholic. Breakfast is priced at £6.95 and we quite expected this to cover a typical English breakfast. However, we found it includes a choice of fruit juices, tea or coffee, cereal (we skipped this) cooked breakfast (this includes traditional full English amongst other alternatives) and toast with preserves or Marmite if you prefer. Cooked and presented to the usual White Horse’s high standards it was excellent value …..mmmm think we should treat ourselves more often!

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