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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rural Charm

Yesterday was a choice. Do we go to Wells Next The Sea and carry on round the coast to Kings Lynn or head inland to a picturesque market town.

The latter won. We headed for Fakenham.

All I really knew about Fakenham was that it had a racecourse, and as there isn't a meeting till October it must be a National Hunt course I guess. What I do know now is that the racecourse must be all that is going for it.

Monday saw quite a few shops closed but of those open the hairdresser was staffed by young girls sporting the popular hair colouring of dark hair with the bottom 3 or 4 inched dyed blonde, but not white blonde, a sort of murky creamy yellow colour. We passed the tattoo parlour where a young woman was having her thighs tattooed on the couch by the window. Luckily she was wering underwear otherwise it could have doubled as a gynaecologists examination room. Everything else appeared to be either a charity shop, a discount store or a fried chicken/fish and chip/chinese take out. (That's not a choice of one of the three but an amalgamation of all three).

To be fair I guess it is no worse than most other small towns around the UK, nor for that matter, suburbs of London and we did feel rather snobbish. Not so snobbish though that we didn't avail ourselves the chance to buy a set of measuring spoons/cups from the discount store for the princely sum of £1.25.


  • Blimey Dave, you sure know how to show a gal a good time!

    By Blogger Masher, At 10:16 AM  

  • Being tattooed whilst lying in the window? How gross. Being tattooed is bad enough without having to see it being done. Sounds like you are having a marvellous time, don't get over-excited will you?

    Holt is a nice town.

    By Blogger Toffeeapple, At 11:05 AM  

  • The place sounds charming. I bet there's a roaring trade in adhesives and dope too.

    By Blogger Brennig, At 7:51 PM  

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