Holiday at ours in Cley, Norfolk

I woke up this morning to a voice next to me saying, “I’m not blogging any longer!!
Eyes still closed, I thought, ok, that’s a possibility. And all the things that I could do – if I were not spending so much time on blogging – came to my mind. Not bad at all … So I said, “that’s fine with me, let’s quit blogging“.
After breakfast and some grounding work in the garden, Klausbernd, Siri and Selma and myself went for a walk and discussed the reasons for and against blogging. On one hand, we love blogging for many reasons, but on the other hand, blogging is so ungrounded. All the time and dedicated work invested doesn’t bring a penny. That’s the point.

Eine Stimme weckte mich heute: “Ich blogge nie mehr!” Mit noch geschlossenen Augen dachte ich, naja, hören wir eben auf. Sofort kam mir in den Sinn, was wir alles in der gesparten Zeit machen könnten. “Nicht schlecht“, antwortete ich, “also Schluss mit Bloggen.
Nach dem Frühstück und erdender Gartenarbeit gingen Klausbernd, Siri, Selma und ich spazieren, um die Vor- und Nachteile des Bloggens für uns zu besprechen. Einesteils lieben wir zu bloggen, andererseits ist Bloggen haarsträubend ungeerdet. Es bringt nicht die Butter aufs Brot, keinen Cent!

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That’s why I, Dina, have decided to present our holiday let on this blog. Doing so, the four of us feel grounded and happy about blogging. 🙂
Here comes my offer: Do you like my photos, especially from North Norfolk? I am offering not only a friendly accommodation,the self catered annexe to our house in Cley next the sea, but if you want, I would happily show you the best photo locations in our AONB.  Needless to say, with the help of Siri and Selma, who know the secret places of magic landscapes. Pets and children are very welcome and we even will give a discount to our fellow bloggers. The North Norfolk coast is ideal for country walking, for birdwatchers and photographers. Children can go crabbing, watch the seals and play pirates at the Wells Pirate Festival. And you can wine and dine with candle light at one of the most iconic places in East Anglia, Cley Windmill.

Deswegen beschloss ich, Dina, für unsere Ferienwohnung auf unserem Blog zu werben. So haben wir vier wieder Spaß am Bloggen und fühlen uns dazu noch geerdet.
Das ist mein Angebot: Gefallen euch meine Fotos, speziell die von unserer Umgebung? Ich biete euch nicht nur eine gemütliche Unterkunft, den Anbau unseres Hauses in in Cley next the sea, sondern bei Interesse würde ich euch gerne die schönsten Plätze unseres AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) zum Fotografieren zeigen. Klar doch, Siri und Selma werden uns zu ihren geheimen, magischen Plätzen führen. Haustiere und Kinder sind willkommen, und wir geben sogar einen Blogger-Discount! Unsere Küste ist ideal für Wanderungen. Vogelbeobachter und Fotografen lieben sie. Kinder können Krebse fangen, was sehr beliebt bei den Kleinen ist, die putzigen Seehunde besuchen oder Pirat beim Wells Pirate Festival spielen. Die Erwachsenen können bei Kerzenlicht in der Cley Windmühle, einem der schönsten Gebäude East Anglias, zu Abend essen.

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Curious? Just contact me hannesiebers(at)gmx.de to get your bloggers discount or at the central website of our area.

Neugierig geworden? Da gibt’s nur eins, mich kontaktieren hannesiebers(at)gmx.de und dann seht ihr auch, dass wir längst nicht nur bloggen – oder meldet euch auf der zentralen Website unseres Gebiets an.

Hopefully I will see you soon
Bis dann also
Dina 🙂

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287 thoughts

  1. I’m glad we are all booked and set to come, dear friends. 🙂
    We are very much looking forward to staying with you again. North Norfolk is the best place in summer. 🙂
    Greetings from Weimar,
    Per Magnus

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    • Dear Margaret
      thank you very much. For the offer, please, be so kind to contact Dina.
      Well, we decided to go on blogging but some times using our blog to advertise our activities or our Master’s books.
      With lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Danke, so lieb, liebe Urseljuliette und lieber Herbert 🙂
      Vom sonnigen Meer senden wir euch beiden ganz liebe Grüße an den Main. Wir würden uns freuen, wenn ihr wieder einmal vorbeikommt 🙂
      Mit gaaanz lieben Grüßen
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  2. Ihr Lieben, das ist doch eine feine Lösung fürs Weiterbloggen und dazu ein sehr, sehr feines Angebot, ich merke es mir 😉
    Mögen euch nun viele Buchungen erreichen!
    Was nun den Blog und die Cents anbelangt, da stimme ich euch zu, da geht nix, doch EINMAL hbe ich 5 Bilder an eine gute Bekannte verkauft, wenn ich andere darauf hinweise, die gerade noch kommentierten wie fein sie dieses oder jenes Bild fänden, dass sie es am liebsten an der Wand hängen hätten und ich ihnen dann antworte, dass die Bilder verkäufich sind, kommt nix mehr- tja 🙂
    Macht mal bloss weiter, es wäre schade euch nicht mehr in Bloghausen dabei zu haben!
    Allerherzlichste Grüsse vom kühlen Frühlingsberg mit Sonnenschein
    Ulli

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    • Liebe Ulli,
      wir werden wieder weiterbloggen, aber ab und an das damit verbinden, Werbung für uns zu machen. Dann hoffen wir, dass unsere Angebote Anklang finden und so das Bloggen nicht nur eine luftige Geistgeburt bleibt. Daumen bitte halten!
      Vom sonnig warmen Meer – aber nachts wird’s noch kühl – gaaanz liebe Grüße und feinsten Feenhauch zum Berg
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Dear Dina, Dear fab Four of Cley.
      In this this time similar questions like yours move my mind. I decided to go into a springtime sleep. I awaked the winter tired bears and went to the hays and woods to say them, that I am tired, busy for the years ago, busy in blogging and I asked them to produce eatable little Things for my friends while I am asleep. I decided to close my hobby, my time-eating lovely for a while but I am still flying to read of the well-being of my blogfriends. Your posts, your pics are jewels…
      And the idea to visit Cley, somedays is a little dream in fairy’s heart.
      I hope to read you and also in future but I can understand your reasons.
      Stay well, Dear fabs, I send warm and earthy greetings via skylinedatas from Germany to you✨

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    • Good morning, dear Karfunkelfee,
      hier scheint wunderschön die Sonne schon seit Tagen und wir sind busy, busy damit beschäftigt, unser Haus und Grundstück zu entrümpeln.
      Winterschlaf beendet?
      Wir wünschen dir einen voll sonnigen Sommer 🙂 🙂 und es wäre toll, wenn du irgendwann einmal hier vorbeikommen würdest. Da freuen sich besonders unsere beiden Feen.
      Mit lieben Grüßen
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Liebe Ulli,
      Dina und Masterchen tun ja nur so bzw. machen sich etwas vor, die können gar nicht aufhören, die sind nämlich voll blog-süchtig.
      Finest fairy dust
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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  3. Ich habe es gespeichert. Tolle Idee! Ich finde den Blog klasse und deine Fotos hammerschön, liebe Dina.
    Melde mich per E-Mail die Tage.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Jürgen

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    • SUPER! lieber Jürgen,
      wir freuen uns 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      und herzlichen Dank für dein Lob von Dinas Fotos. Es ist einfach so schön hier!
      Mit lieben Grüßen und Freude auf deine E-Mail
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  4. J & D > We’re ‘Celtic Coastliners’, but opposite’s attract, and we love N Norfolk. If we’re ever returning there, we’ll think of your place. We started blogging for it’s own sake – a satisfying form of expression. That remains true. However it is the necessity to pay our way and get a return on our investment (capital, effort and know-how) have led us to add additional layers of purpose and medium, and that has in turn helped continually re-invigorate our blogging. We hope you find the same! Viel Glueck – MfG J&D

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    • Dear J&D
      thank you very much for your kind commentary.
      Actually the idea of this blog started from Klausbernd’s website as an author and Hanne’s know how about blogging. And here we are now. We decided to go on blogging but we will use this blog for advertising our Master’s books and our other activities sometimes. And now we hope for the best 🙂
      All the best from the little village next the big sea
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  5. To blog or not to blog, I can very well understand your dilemma. I found it extremely time consuming and after four years of more or less happy blogging, I finally gave up.
    Now you have found a fine way of grounding yourselves and you can continue. I wish you full books!. 🙂 I hardly know Norfolk, but as a pensioner I’m not that keen on travelling any longer. The heavy traffic …

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    • Good afternoon, dear John,
      we suppose that every blogger is questioning him- or herself if they want to go on blogging – to blog or not to blog, that is the question 😉 At least for us blogging needs a grounding. So we decided to go on blogging but sometimes use it for advertising our activities and Master’s books. We hope that this will have an effect.
      Norfolk is actually a quiet area, not so much traffic, but, of course, you have to get here.
      It’s a pity that you will not visit us, nevertheless all the best and Happy Easter
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  6. Gorgeous images and beautiful home Hanne and Klausbernd 🙂 I wish you the best of luck and maybe one day soon we will book a stay. It certainly looks like a peaceful area and a great place for a photographer to unwind and recharge his/her proverbial batteries.

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    • Dear Joe,
      indeed, this is a peaceful area. We would be very happy if you would come to stay 🙂 🙂
      Norfolk is rural and full of romantic villages and places. Many years ago we travelled in Up-State NY and Vermont, there was quite a similar feeling.
      All the best
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  7. That’s a very inviting idea!
    The place looks beautiful , you are extremely nice , if it weren’t for the distance I would certainly accept ….
    I’ll show some friends of mine the opportunity you offer ……

    I’m so sorry you’re leaving blogging….
    I remain with the awareness of having met wonderful friends , thank you!

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  8. You seriously cannot stop blogging you four! No-one else has fayries and no-one else has photos like Dina or insights like the Master! The world is a better place for fayrie dust and magic. As for you advertising your home for holidays then why not? A great idea, and Cley is a wonderful place to stay in. If we ever return to North Norfolk we shall certainly see if you have space for us. And I can recommend the windmill to stay in too, if you are full.
    Have a great week ❤
    Jude xx

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  9. Sounds wonderful! What a lovely offer. It is a great idea to also earn some money and the blog is a perfect place to advertise it too. You can do it fantastically with your inspiring photographs and texts. I wish I could come! Maybe one day. 🙂 I love blogging, but as you say, it takes a lot of time and combining it with a full time job like I do is more than a handful to say the least and I can’t update even Close to as much as I would like to. Imagine being able to blog full time and make a living of it! That would be a dream come true. But how, when you lack a specific hobby, talent or gift?? 🙂 That is the question!

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    • Dear Marie,
      thanks for your commentary 🙂 🙂
      It was our idea in the beginning as well to earn some money with our blog. But we soon found out that’s nearly impossible or it would mean blogging in a way we don’t like. Now we rather see blogging as a privilege of age, doing something just for the fun of it and in a way it’s our voluntary work for a certain community.
      But not to loose any grounding we will sometimes advertise our little businesses like renting out our holiday let or Master’s books. We are quite happy now wit this solution.
      All the best
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  10. Man könnte einen elektronischen Bilderrahmen in der Umkleide der Tanzschule aufstellen und die Diashow der wunderschönen Hanne-Cley-Bilder zeigen….
    Kann mir gut vorstellen, dass das Bloggen zeitintensiv ist, alle Beiträge zu erforschen und die Literaturlisten und sonstigen Hinweise aufzuarbeiten, würde auch Jahre dauern….großartig, ihr fab4!!!!
    Cley=Paradies
    Für alle, die Ruhe und die Schönheit der Natur genießen wollen!

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    • Danke sehr, liebe Pia,
      dein Besuch hier mit deinen Kindern war echt toll! Du kannst gerne jederzeit wiederkommen.
      Mit gaaaanz liebe Grüßen vom sonnig warmen Meer
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Am liebsten würde ich hier alles stehen und liegen lassen, ab in den Flieger …leider muss ich wie immer: Aufräumen…zu viel Unerledigtes und einige Termine….Mist!
      Ihr habt alles so schön eingerichtet bei Euch, jahrelange Verbesserungen im Detail…manche jedoch werden immer etwas zu meckern haben, Ohren fest zuhalten…
      So ein wunderschöner Ort für Holi-Days! Liebste Grüße! Und eine Dankbarkeitsdauerwelle vom Schillerplatz…

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    • Dankeschön, liebe Pia
      die Dankbarkeitswelle ist angekommen und bes. Siri und Selma suhlen sich darin und wir freuen uns sehr
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Feenhauch und liebste Grüße
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  11. Ihr könnt doch nicht wirklich aufhören zu bloggen, oder? Und außerdem: wenn ich es einmal schaffe, mit oder ohne meine geliebte Familie, in Eure Gegend zu kommen, ich würde bestimmt bei Euch anklopfen.
    Viele Grüße, mick.

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  12. What a lovely place, Dina. Particularly I may have a chance go out shooting with you – how exciting! 😉 Thinking of it brings a big smile to my face. I saved this page and will start saving money now. I will email you.
    My heart and soul are already there…
    Have a wonderful day.

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  13. Liebe Hanne und lieber Klausbernd,
    gerne bestätige ich allen Lesern, wie schön es bei euch ist 🙂 Ich denke sehr gerne an unseren Aufenthalt zurück.
    Ja, mit dem Bloggen, das ist so eine Sache 🙂
    Es kostet viel Zeit aber es bringt auch viel Freude, ich habe soviele nette Menschen kennengelernt, darunter auch euch beide, dass ich schwerlich auf diese Art der Kommunikation verzichten möchte. Außerdem ist mein Blog ja auch mein Werkverzeichnis und mein Gedächtnis, wie schon so oft hier erwähnt.
    Und Hanne, ohne deinen Blog hätte ich deine tollen Stillleben Fotos nicht gesehen. 😦
    Liebe Grüße von Susanne

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    • Guten Morgen, liebe Susanne,
      habe gaaaanz herzlichen Dank für deinen lieben Kommentar.
      Naja, wir haben jetzt mit Hilfe von Feenmagie und schlagenden Argumenten Masterchen überzeugen können, weiter zu bloggen. Schon allein wegen all unserer Freunde wie dich, mit denen wir uns regelmäßig austauschen, können wir gar nicht aufhören. Und ehrlich gesagt, liebt es unser Masterchen auch, sich neuen Themen zuzuwenden und sie zur Diskussion zu stellen. Also lautet der Beschluss, dass Masterchen weiter bloggen muss – und das ohne Verdruss!
      Tja, dann mach’s mal gut. Feine Osterferien und alles Liebe
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Das freut mich sehr 🙂 , lieber Klausbernd. Ich sende dir gleich eine Mail mit Links zu meinen Blogs mit der Auseinandersetzung zu den Mythen der Arktis, ich werde mit deiner alten WG Gefährtin Roswitha Mecke und Martin und noch zwei anderen, die ich nicht kenne, in Nettersheim im Kulturbahnhof im August zu diesem Thema ausstellen. Beide habe ich auch durch das Bloggen kennengelernt 🙂 🙂
      Nun beschäftige ich mich aber erstmal weiter mit dem Rothschild Gebetbuch in meiner letzten Hausarbeit für dieses Semester 🙂
      Ganz liebe Grüße nach Cley sendet dir Susanne

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    • Guten Morgen, liebe Susanne,
      ja, die Mythen der Arktis … Da gibt es ja eine interessante Entwicklung: Zuerst sammelten und betrachteten Ethnologen wie bes. Rasmussen und teilweise auch Malorie diese Mythen, dann wurde betrachtet, wieviel Projektion bei der Verbreitung dieser Mythen beteiligt war und sie mehr über die Sammler als über die circumpolaren Völker aussagten und heute wird hauptsächlich diese Betrachtung ausgeweitet und untersucht, was der moderne “Explorer” auf die Arktis projeziert. Mich wundert es stets, welche Vielfalt von Tschuktschen bis zu den Grönländern es dort gibt.
      Anyway ich bin gespannt auf deine E-Mail. Schon einmal herzlichen Dank.
      Mit lieben Grüßen aus Cley
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  14. For myself, I really hope that you never stop blogging. I would miss the wise words, and the wonderful images too much!
    Good idea to promote your guest accommodation though. You do have a lovely house, in a wonderful location. Although we live far too close to stop over, we will try to get to see you this summer, so you can meet Ollie at long last!
    Love from Beetley, Pete and Ollie. X

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    • Hi, dear Pete,
      you have to come and visit us with Ollie!
      It was hard work to convince our dear Master to go on blogging. But we succeeded with the help of a little fairy magic.
      Finest fairy dust from
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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    • Good morning, dear Pete,
      don’t worry, we will go on blogging. We are kind of hoocked on blogging and we cannot imagine not to virtually meet our dear friends like you regularly. And with the advertisment we found a way to make our blogging more grounded.
      Yes, we hope that we will meet you and Ollie this summer!
      Lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Great idea to finally met, Pete. I’ll think of a few places near to us where it’s fine to take Ollie for a walk and where you can give your camera a good work out. Is Ollie alright on the shingle, does he like to swim or would woodland maybe be better?
      Last Sunday we walked through the marshes from Cley to Blakeney (that’s a fine walk, by the way) and we met a couple with the cutest little Shar-Pei. 🙂 I actually thought she’d be 3-4 months, but it turned out she was 8 months. We told the couple about Ollie, that we have a friend in Beetley with a Shar-Pei … that we have never met! 😉
      Love to you all from the four of us in Cley,
      Dina

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    • Ollie tends to avoid seawater, but he loves the coast path, or any woodland. I walked him from Blakeney to Cley last year (and back) and he liked it because there were lots of other dogs. X

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    • The coast path is very much loved by dogs. You could come to us and park your car here and we walk to Blakeney through the marshes and the take other path along Wiveton Hall (did you watch Normal for Norfolk with Desmond? 🙄) – also very beautiful, on the way back. Bring Julie too, if she’s got time, we can have a cuppa here later. XO

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    • Thank you SO much for this helpful reblog, dear Pete! It’s very kind of you and thank you also for the big smiles you put on our faces. In fact we are thrilled. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      We have never met, (will definitely change this summer) yet we feel very close to you, like a dear friend. You and your act of kindness are reasons good enough to continue blogging.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend, with a gentle pat for dear Ollie,
      Dina, Klausbernd, Siri & Selma xo

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  15. I, for one, hope you don’t stop blogging. I would love to come to Norway and stay in your place. But I don’t know how long it will take me to get there. Best wishes to you for renting your place and posting at least every now and then. You’re a great Norwegian connection!

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    • Actually we are in Norfolk – but both start wir NOR 😉
      Dina is Norwegian but we live at the North Norfolk coast/East Anglia
      Finest fairy dust
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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    • As Siri and Selma wrote already, we live at the North Norfolk coast in East Anglia.
      Quite different to Norway, no fjords but huge sandy beaches.
      Thanks for your good wishes
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  16. Oh, ich bin so mit diesen Gedanken übers nicht-mehr-Bloggen-wollen vertraut! Es ist wirklich wahnsinnig zeitintensiv aber es hat auch seine schönen, nein wunderschönen! Seiten 🙂 Und zu diesen gehört es, so wundervolle Menschen/Blogs wie Ihr vier es seid zu begegnen!! 🙂 Und es gibt tatsächlich nichts Besseres als Gartenarbeit um wieder ins Reine mit sich selbst zu kommen! Ich wünsch euch viel Glück mit dem Vermieten der Ferienwohnung und werde schon mal anfangen, darauf zu sparen! 😉 Liebe sonnige Grüße aus Berlin! Sarah 🙂 xxx

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    • Ganz, ganz herzlichen Dank.
      Wir glauben, dass jeder Blogger zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt nicht mehr weitermachen möchte. Viele hören ja auch auf. Aber natürlich gibt es auch schöne Seiten des Bloggens – genauso wie es auch Schönes gibt, was man in der Zeit, die man durchs Bloggen spart, tun könnte. Anyway, wir bleiben erst einmal dabei und versuchen ab und an für unsere Ferienwohnung und für Masterchens Bücher zu werben. Es wäre um die lieben Freunde schade, die wir virtuell treffen.
      Mit liebe Grüßen
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  17. I have spent so many happy times with you in Cley and can wholeheartedly recommend your place. Hurry up, everyone! 🙂
    Now I hope you feel well grounded and will be happy bloggers for many years to come. It’d be a shame if you stopped!
    See you soon,
    klem Hjerter ❤

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  18. Are you seriously gong to stop blogging? 😲 You will be sorely missed…and I haven’t even been to visit you yet! Although I never expected monetary gain from blogging, the friendships formed are wonderful and great advice / contact for writers etc, however it is extremely time-consuming and I see you’ve become a victim of your own success and hugely popular in the process! Thank you for your kind offer to rent your holiday cottage and I am sure to take you up on that in the future and will keep the details safe and contact you later. Good luck with the rental and do hope to see some of you now and then here in WP. 😀❤️ Ps. I would like this but on holiday in the forest in Sweden with barely any 3G so it won’t load the likes! You must be overwhelmed already!

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    • Dear Annika,
      thank you for your kind commentary 🙂
      No, we will go on blogging – although our dear Master gets the idea of stoppingon and off. Actually this blog started from his website where he posted a letter to all his readers with articles of his interests and to advertise his his book, book sigbings and lectures. So he expected – at leat in the lomg run – that this blog would advertise his activities. But then our blog got more and more its own life. Now there are hardly any connections left between our Master’s books and lectures and this blog.
      Anyway that explains why old expectations are still in our Master head. But nevertheless we will go on blogging! and we are happy to continue!
      With lots and lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  19. What a fabulous holiday let.. and so much peace.. I feel it through the slide show.. What a beautiful part of the world you live..
    And I agree.. there are lots of things we could find to do with the time we spend blogging..
    But we do meet and greet the most wonderful people from around the world..
    I do so hope this blog advert attracts you some visitors..

    Wishing you ALL Dina.. Lots of Love for a Sunny England today.. ❤ Well its evening now.. but the Sun has been shining.. 🙂 xxx

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  20. Fab Four,
    Should I ever afford a trip to your neck of the woods, you would be the only reason to buy the ticket. Who else could show me and describe the magical places of your country? I would trust no one else!
    Have a wonderful day, my friends.
    GP Cox

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    • Good morning, dear GP Cox
      thank you VERY much 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      We would love to show you around, lead you to the hidden places and having fun together. North Norfolk and Florida have quite a history of piracy in common but climate and landscape are very, very different.
      We wish our dear friend an easy, relaxing weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  21. As you know we have family in the area so I’m well aware of its charms. I know what you mean too because I often feel I should quit and do something more productive. But it’s hard to let go of so many friends. 🙂 🙂

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    • Good morning, dear Jo,
      indeed, it is! And that’s the reason why we go on blogging.
      With lots of love and best wishes for a GREAT weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  22. My dear Fab Four, please keep blogging (though I understand the desire to stop). I’d love to come and visit one day. All the time I lived in the UK I only visited Norfolk once.I’m not planning any long-haul trips at the moment, but you have certainly planted a seed!!

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  23. I wish you don’t stop blogging, Dina ❤
    You had a very good idea about having some money in return for your blogging.
    Places and locations are beautiful and make me feel like travelling!
    But… it depends on prices and, first of all, on access for my wheelchair… 🙂
    A warm hug to all of you.
    Vicky

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  24. Please don’t stop blogging… I love your photos and stories too much. I also love your offer, I’ll keep it in mind if we are ever lucky enough to be on the other side of the Atlantic.

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  25. That’s a brilliant idea you got there. Motivation to blog needs an enthusiastic source ❤ I will keep you in mind if I ever come around at your place.
    Wish you best of luck ❤
    Hanna

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    • Thank you very much, dear Hanna 🙂 🙂
      you are very welcome! Our house is situated on the connection Peddars Way to Coast Path.
      Have a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  26. Clearly, I am a crazy one. You ponder a stop to blogging, while I just started a second blog. Of course, it surely is more difficult — or at least time consuming — for you, with so many followers. I’ll probably never travel overseas again, but I do have several friends in England and Wales to whom I’ll be sending information about your kind offer. All of them are photographers, too, so I’m sure they’ll be glad to know of your blog, even if a visit isn’t in the cards for them. Best wishes as you move forward!

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    • Thank you VERY, VERY much for passing on the information. That’s so kind of you! 🙂
      With lots of love and best wishes as well
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  27. PERFECT!!!
    Now we all have the “possibility” to experience Norfolk with a guarantee all will be perfect. Your blogs over the last years have been so “real and inviting” and it’s marvelous that U4 are giving your followers and friends(and strangers who will become friends 😀) the chance to expierence Cley next the Sea “live”.
    Looking forward to visiting you. Will be in touch soon!
    🙋🇮🇪🍀👍

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  28. Please don’t stop blogging. I really enjoy your posts. This is a lovely idea though to offer guests to come into your home. It is a lovely one, especially the contrast of blue with red brick. I shall keep this in mind if we are planning a break in your part for the country.

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  29. Now that would be a real treat (if I could afford a trip overseas – health & finance wise).
    I’ve enjoyed your images so much over the years, Dina.

    And yes, I agree, blogging and blog reading (of other blogs) takes up an enormous amount of time. I’ve cut down on blog reading a lot and don’t write comments so much nowadays, but I still like to read travel or photography blogs for their images. I learn so much by other photographers images, including your own.

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    • Good afternoon, dear Vicki,
      we will go on blogging as we cannot give up all our dear friends and we learn quite a bit through blogging.
      But we did cut down reading other blogs and writing comments as well, otherwise blogging would have become a full-time job for us.
      Happy weekend and thank you
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  30. Eine gute Idee und ein fantastischer Ort, um es sich gut gehen zu lassen. Ich könnte bei euch meine Ornothologie-Kenntnisse auch wieder mal verbessern. Ich selbst lebe mitten in der Natur auf dem Land und die Zeit fehlt, um bei euch Urlaub zu machen. Bin eben daran, einen Teil des Gartens in Hochbeete umzustellen – sehr viel Arbeit wartet in nächster Zeit. Wie steht es mit der Möglichkeit zu fischen, damit ich bei guten Bekannten Werbung für euch machen kann?
    Ich bin sicher, dass sich der Erfolg einstellen wird. Habt eine gute Zeit.
    Einen lieben Gruss. Ernst

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    • Danke, lieber Ernst 🙂
      so lieb von dir, für uns Werbung zu machen.
      Fischen ist hier sehr beliebt, einmal gibt es das Angeln vom Land aus und dann werden Angeltrips angeboten, bei denen man aufs Meer hinausfährt und vom Boot aus angelt. Wir haben allerdings keine Erfahrung mit Angeln, sehen aber stets einige Fischer an unserem Strand sitzen mit zwei oder drei ausgeworfenen Angeln.Sie fangen wohl Makrelen, Seeforellen und andere Meeresfische.
      Viel Glück mit der Anlage deiner Hochbeete!
      Ganz liebe Grüße von
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  31. There’s somthing about we purists. While others make comfortable lvings from their enterprises on the blog we tend to feel there might be something wrong with it. When we do, we feel the need to excuse ourselves, as though expecting any more reward for our efforts than ‘likes’ or supportive comments is morally corrupt. In this, perhaps we are leaning towards to judging others in a way that we don’t judge a postman for accepting a wage for delivering our letters, or the grocer for selling us our daily needs. Just because we enjoy it doesn’t make it wrong.

    Having had many of my current affairs articles plundered by many other sites all over the world, without permission or reward, my postion on receiving financial reward for my efforts has changed somewhat. Though I’m only to pleased to find my work on blogs that also work for no reward, regarding sites that solicit contributions on the back of such articles – of which there are more than a few – I have a bit of an axe to grind.

    When I suggested to one very popular site that had re-published several of my articles that I also needed money to eat, my email was ignored. From that I could judge that despite the high-minded tone of the editor, one of his main concerns was lining his own pockets by purloining the work of others.

    That’s going the long way round to saying: of course you must make something from the work you all put in and not feel guilty about it. You have built up a very healthy following and I’m sure there are many that would love to visit Cley. After all, you are offering something, I’m more than sure, people want. The accommodation looks wonderful, and should I ever make money from blogging, who knows, perhaps, I’ll find myself down your way.

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    • Dear Bryan,
      thank you very, very much for your great commentary! 🙂
      I know this problem not only from blogging but as a writer as well. Before I became internationally known I was interviewed constantly but without any fees. It’s the dark influence of the net that people expect everything for free and don’t respect any copyright. Further down a blogger called “nomadenseele” comments who reblogged all my posts about colour on her blog without even thinking of asking for a fee to pay. Anyway the morals in the scene are very low.
      And thanks for giving us the confidence to advertise our other activities without feeling bad about it. Ironically this “nomadenseele” is the only one who complains about advertisments on our blog.
      With lots of love and all the best
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  32. First of all, I’m pleased to see that you are not giving up blogging. Your bring fairy magic to us with your posts.
    It’s a great idea to advertise your holiday let on this blog. What about creating a permanent link to the Annexeblog on this one? 🙂
    Anyway, I’ll keep you in mind for my holiday planning next year.
    All the best,
    Sarah. x

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  33. I am relieved that you are not giving up blogging completely – I would really miss your marvellous photographs and wise words for one. I see nothing wrong with advertising your annex or Klausbernd’s books either – I occasionally make mention of one of my books on my own blog. Anyway, this has rekindled our desire to come and stay with you on the coast sometime. We have, in fact, just returned from a blissful three days on the northwest Norfolk coast based in Old Hunstanton. I’m afraid we didn’t venture any further east along the coast than Burnham Overy Staithe this time.
    All the very best from Laurence and Jackie in Norwich.

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    • Dear Jackie and Laurence,
      thank you very much for your kind words. 🙂 🙂
      You are very welcome to visit us any time. Indeed, we think it’s time meeting again, isn’t it?!
      Have a great weekend and happy Easter Holidays
      Looking forward to your visit
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  34. This post has been ‘liked’ by 225 bloggers. I have a suggestion. Why don’t you all hit the ‘Re-Blog’ button? Imagine how much more publicity that would give to KB and Dina! It’s easy to do, and free too. You don’t even have to add a comment if you don’t want to. Lets give the Fab Four the boost they deserve!
    Best wishes to all fellow bloggers. Pete and Ollie. X

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  35. Ach, das wird jetzt ein Werbeblog? Naja, dann lese ich nicht mal mehr passiv mit und schmeiße es aus dem Feedreader. Werbung gibt es genug, da brauche ich es nicht noch auf WordPress. Macht`s gut.

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    • Das verstehe ich zwar nicht ganz. WP postet Werbung auf unseren Blog jeden Tag und ich mache mit jeden Post Werbung für meine Fotos und gelegentlich werben wir für Klausbernds neue Bücher.Übrigens, zwei seine Bücher zu Farbe sind in 2017 neu herausgekommen und es gibt jede Woche eine Interview im Radio oder Zeitschriften 👍🏻🌹😊

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    • Übrigens, zwei seine Bücher zu Farbe sind in 2017 neu herausgekommen und es gibt jede Woche eine Interview im Radio oder Zeitschriften

      – Genau das interessiert mich genauso wenig wie eure Zimmerpreise.

      Das Blog ist aus dem Feedreader draußen und da bleibt es auch. Werbung brauche ich nicht.

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    • Well, it take all sorts, doesn’t it … and that’s the way it’s meant to be. Wir bedanken uns bei dir für deine Besuche und anregende Kommentare.

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  36. Ah, to blog or not to blog, that is always the question! So glad the Fab-Four has come to a resolution. I will definitely consider your flat when and if I make it to Norfolk! So much magic deserves a visit. –Curt

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  37. Poor,poor Nomadenseele!!!
    She seems to be a very unhappy person!!!!
    Makes me sad that someone “tries” to flow into your FANTASTIC BLOG with such negative energy.
    🐵🙈🙉🙊

    Thanks to U4 for all The wonderful blogs! Keep up the good work!!
    🙋🇮🇪👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👼🏼👏👏👏👏

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    • Thanks a million for your support and nice comment, dear Joan. 🍀😍🌹🌹🌹
      We wish you a great weekend In Fritzdorf. Our dear neighbours are coming for supper and we have to do some serious cooking now. It would have been lovely to have you supervising us …
      Love and hugs 🚶💃🏼👭💕🍀🍀🍀🍀

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    • Dear Joan 🙂 🙂 xxxx
      THANK YOU
      Well, Nomadenseele is a poor person known in the scene for her strange and aggressive behaviour. You don’t need to take it seriously what she is writing. She has a pertinent history in the WordPress-scene.
      Enjoy the weekend, take it easy
      Lots of love
      from
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  38. Siri und Selma, ich muss euch mal eine Geschichte erzählen, fiel mir ein beim Thema Welle, nicht suhlen, surfen!
    Als ich 11 Jahre alt war, machte ich den Surfschein, im Meer am Fuße des Olymps irgendwo in Griechenland. Im Wasser lauter Feuerquallen, es machte überhaupt keinen Spaß zu surfen und es war richtig schmerzhaft ins Wasser zu den Feuerquallen zu fallen…Mutter meinte: Du machst das zu Ende, wir haben bezahlt! Ja, so grausam war das manchmal bei uns…aber….wer weiß, für was es gut war. Leider habe ich dann nie wieder gesurft!
    Nur im internet….zum Glück habe ich euch gefunden!
    Liebdrücker von Pia und viel Sonne aus meinem Herzen zu euch!

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    • Nee, liebe Pia,
      Dina und Masterchen sind da lieber, wenn auch manchmal voll doof streng.
      Iiiihhhhh, Quallen … zum Glück gibt’s hier keine.
      Ganz viel feinsten Feenhauch von
      Siri 🙂 und 🙂 Selma

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    • … das würden wir nie machen. Wir waren auch einmal mit unseren lieben Flatterwesen auf einem Campingplatz direkt am Meer unterhalb des Olymps. Da wurden Siri und Selma nicht ins Wasser gescheucht, wir gingen auch nicht ins Meer, sondern frequentierten ein Schwimmbad.
      Liebe Grüße, schönes Wochenende
      Klausbernd und Dina

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    • Guten Morgen, gestern haben wir die grandiose Aufführung des Houston Ballet im Pfalzbau gesehen, das Publikum hat getobt vor Begeisterung, nächste Woche gastieren sie in Bonn, das war dann die Deutschlandtournee….
      Dies schreibe ich, weil sich vielleicht jemand in Bonn und Umgebung für Ballett interessieren könnte und noch zögert…
      Zögern sie nicht, die 3 Stücke, die sie sehen werden, sind einfach nur groß-art-ig!!!

      Allerdings muss man sagen, dass auch in Norfolk ein gutes Kultur- und Kunstprogramm angeboten wird, neben der “Naturschönheit”, die es zu bestaunen und erleben gibt.
      Ebenso für Kinder aller Altersstufen kann niemals Langeweile aufkommen.
      Es gibt noch Platz in diesem Vogelnaturschutzgebiet, Raum für Individualisten, aber (trotzdem) so viel Lebensqualität, amazing!!!!!

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    • Danke, liebe Pia,
      wir gratulieren dir zur deiner Aufführung und wünschen dir viel Erfolg mit weiteren. Und natürlich ebenfalls viel Erfolg mit deinem Schreiben von Kinderbüchern. Wir halten gaaaaaanz fest Daumen und Flügelchen.
      Alles Liebe an unsere tolle Ludwigshafener Freundin
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  39. I am not planning on a U.K. vacation any time in he near future. If ai were, though, I would certainly keep in mind your lovely accommodations. My husband will have a beach vacation later this year, at North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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  40. Great idea, and I’m sure you will have a lot of takers – I would be one, if I were closer. For now, there are no plans for travel in England, but who knows what the future will bring? And please, keep blogging. I know you value the community you have developed here, and the give and take. Though it may not bring in any cash, it brings other rewards, and then there’s the giving – that’s important, too.

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    • You are right, the giving is an important aspect of blogging. We suppose blogging is like voluntary work for a charity. It’s quite similar, isn’t it? And of course keeping in touch with friends is an important aspect of blogging as well. Anyway we decided to go on blogging.
      Thanks for commenting and wishing you an easy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Dear Julie,
      thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂
      We will go on blogging because we meet such a lot of great people there like you.
      Wishing you a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Good morning, dear Jacqui,
      sorry, but we are not living in Norway. We are living at the North Norfolk coast in East Anglia!
      With lots of love and have a great week
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Dear Maverick
      thank you very, very much for adding our Annexe link to your blog 🙂 That’s very kind of you!
      With lots of love from the sunny coast of North Norfolk
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  41. I am happy you have found a grounding to continue blogging. And what a great grounding that is! Very suitable for wonderful bloggers like the Fab Four 😄 Your place is beautiful and whenever I am able to spend more of my summer in Europe, I’d like to visit 🏡 💞

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    • Hi, dear Tiny,
      we love to welcome you at ours 🙂 🙂
      Yes, we will go on blogging. We could convince our dear Master and now everything is fine again.
      Wishing you a happy week
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Hi, dear Tiny,
      this is the ideal place for us, the happy Bookfayries. We love the sea, the little idyllic villages – everything is fine and especially with the next city of Norwich, which is one of the few “Literary Cities of the World” (Unesco).
      We send you finest fairy dust
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma

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  42. Hi, you live in a lovely corner of the world. I’ve been in Norwich last month to visit someone. I do like Norfolk very much and used to have holidays there occasionally, visiting castles etc. Last time with my boys I stayed in a youth hostel up north. ( they won’t come with me though any more as adults now) I remember a great out door shop near Cromer, I think it was West Runton. Well it’s great you advertise the Annexe here. It might be nice to come up as a break even if it is only for a couple of nights. I shall keep it in mind. I can easily drive from London and it is not that far away from Norwich.

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    • Good afternoon, dear Ute,
      thanks a lot for your commentary 🙂
      This outdoor shop is in West Runton just outside Cromer. And, indeed, we are not far from Norwich, “the fine city”.
      You are very welcome at ours!
      Have a happy week
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  43. Brilliant idea – ‘very popular blog becomes an ad’. I bet S & S came up with this idea. Love Cley, love N Norfolk (& an unusual connection, The Wreck, requisitioned from my family for Naval target practice – hence its condition!). So maybe we’ll take you up on this one day… RH (PS about to go to Norway for a quick visit: Oslo, then Bergenbahn (which I remember as a kid) across to Bergen)

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    • Good afternoon, dear RH
      you guessed it, it were Siri and Selma who got this idea to advertise our holiday let here. And now we are very happy with it 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Two years ago we went out to your wreck. That’s quite an adventure. Dina took many photographs and we had to drag her away because we had there a quarter of an hour only to come back safely. Well, no problem for Siri and Selma as they can fly but for us crossing the channel with fast running water.
      It would be great to welcome you at our home! 🙂 🙂 And we are the ideal place for birdwatching.
      Wishing you a happy week
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • YEAH! Indeed, we got this idea and then we had to persuade our Master to go on blogging. That was actually quite easy after having had this idea.
      Fairy dust from
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma, the happy Bookfayries

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  44. I think it’s a great idea to advertise on your blog. I happen to love Norfolk so anybody taking you up on your offer would certainly have a wonderful time. I lived there for a while and also visited a couple of times over the years. Your house looks beautiful.

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    • Thank you very much for commenting.
      Norfolk is really beautiful especially the North Norfolk coast.
      Wow, we are impressed that you visited Norfolk from California several times. Where did you live in Norfolk?
      Have a happy day
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • My parents and I lived in Norwich when we returned to England many years ago while my grandparents were living there… then my parents decided they preferred California after all! I also have friends who lived in different parts of Norfolk so I have been all over the county, including the north coast, on my visits to England over the years! Both these friends have since moved away from Norfolk so I probably won’t be visiting there again. But I have my memories!

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    • Good morning,
      Norwich is really a fine city, as it’s calling this itself. It’s the centre of literature and so it became one of the few “Literary Cities of the World” (Unesco) some years ago. The disadvantages of the North Norfolk coast is that’s more expensive (house prices) than London. Norwich is a very affluent city as well with lots of culture like the famous Sainsbury’s Centre of Visual Art. We love to live here after living in Finland, Sweden, the US, Canada and Nepal.
      With lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Hi,
      there are many novels written set in our area. For us the best is “Salt” by Jeremy Page. Do know it?
      With lots of finest fairy dust
      Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma, the clever Bookfayries

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  45. Sounds (and look) excellent! By your photos, I have always think that you live in an earthly paradise, so it sounds very tempting. Unfortunately I don’t have vacations right now, but it would be great to take the chance for next year. Have a great week!
    Marianne

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  46. I would love nothing more, if only it were closer! Blogging is hard, financially unrewarding (I make money here and there but definitely not a business) but it can be rewarding in other ways. Don’t give it up!

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    • Dear Campari Girl,
      no, we will not give up blogging, it’s a promise! We would miss the communication with our dear friends too much. And we love to take pictures and to write for an audience.
      Thanks for commenting and have a happy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  47. I couldn’t recommend your annex highly enough. Chris and I have been lucky to visit and we’re very much looking forward to visiting again. Your local knowledge would be invaluable to any photographer as I have been privileged to find out. I think using your blog to advertise your beautiful home is a brilliant idea.
    Sorry I’m a little behind. I hope you’re all enjoying this Easter weekend. 🙂 x

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    • Dear Adrian and Chris,
      thank you very VERY much for your recommendation 🙂 🙂
      We had a cosy Easter Weekend with fine food and drink and lots of reading. It was great 🙂
      We hope you and Chris are well and wishing you an easy weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂
      Are you connected to the Satpura Tiger Reserve?
      You seem to know Cley. You are very welcome to take up our offer. You live in Northern India, as we understand. We travelled there many, many years ago.
      Wishing you a great weekend
      The Fab Four of Cley

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    • Good afternoon, dear Cindy
      thank you VERY much for your great wishes for us 🙂 🙂
      We would love to welcome you at ours in the near future.
      With lots of love
      The Fab Four of Cley

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  48. Dina, This post is just wonderful, for one the photography, I love seeing the rural parts of England, the very old towns and countryside. London has plenty of places set up for tourists, but that is it, most places are set up for tourists, I like seeing the towns and vilages where people actually live and shop and their daily lives!
    More over from the perspective of a blogger I love the slide shows within your post, I must see if I can do this on my blog, this is something I have never thought about doing, until I saw yours! Often I want to include more photography in a blog post than I think I should put in, as some readers attention span is short and do not want to see a mile of pictures, this a perfect way to still have a reasonable length of post and still fit in lots of photography. Thank you so much Dina for the inspiration to look into doing this. As always I am captivated by your posts, stories and photography, now by your blogging style and workings of your blogs.

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    • Thank you for commenting.
      We are actually two people, Dina (Norwegian photographer) and Klausbernd (the Master, writer), and our two Bookfayries Siri and Selma. We all together design and discuss every post before publishing it. Our feeling is: Few but really great pictures only. We want to focus the concentration on extraordinary pictures following the idea “less is more”.
      Cley next the Sea/North Norfolk coast where we live is a lovely village with very few tourists but some cottages used as holiday homes. Fortunately our area is much too expensive to attract mass tourism.
      All the best
      The Fab Four of Cley

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