Overstrand Life - Janet's Diaries

May 16th - 31st 2017

Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Back on the Beach, 26ºC, Rain, Greek Recipes and Dog Signs

Monday 22nd May 2017 - A Short One!

Friday 26th May 2017 - Car Boot Sale, Overstrand Together Meeting, and WI at Blickling Hall

The warm sunny weather continues, providing a great start to the car booting season on Thursday. A good number of regular sellers were back on the sports field and refreshments were being served, as usual, from the Pavilion. Numbers of both sellers and buyers will increase each week, peaking during the school summer holidays.

The tide was well out when we took Barney for a walk on the beach in the afternoon. A flint bed was exposed towards Cromer where the gulls were in search of a tasty morsel. We found sea snails and beadlet anemones on the edge of the pools.

Tuesday 30th May 2017 - Bar Open, Bank Holiday Weekend and The Bucket List

The bar at the Pavilion on the Sports Field opened on Friday evening for the summer months. We wandered over after dinner for a drink and a chat. Not a great number of people but this is usual for early season. Once word gets about, numbers will swell with villagers coming and going throughout the evening. The bar is open to all, not just villagers and provides games plus the field is an ideal place for supervised children to use up their excess energy.

The weather has been ideal for butterflies with my first sighting this year of a small copper which settled on a field edge path. On our walks, Peter has picked elderflowers; these are now in the freezer ready to make wine. Peter barbequed on both Saturday and Sunday evenings which saved me getting hot in the kitchen over what was two very warm days with temperatures of 27ºC. We ate Greek style on Saturday, with chicken souvlaki, beetroot with a garlic yoghurt dressing, topped with chopped almonds, lettuce (from the garden) with onion and capers and bread. We even had a bottle of Retsina, courtesy of the recent Greek week at our local Lidl store. The village was very busy both days with the car park full and cars parked on the High Street and Cliff Road. Despite this the beach did not look crowded. With such a wonderful expanse of sand around low tide; there was plenty of room for everyone. One thing our beach benefits from is; no sunbeds. I always think rows of sunbeds, such as you see in the Mediterranean resorts, make beaches look like an outdoor dormitory.

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