Monday, July 15, 2013

a retro weekend

John and I spent the past weekend in Norfolk - our friend (and star of the photo) Paul organised a 1970's car show, so on Saturday we packed our 1970's suitcases (with high tech camping gear!) and our vintage picnic set and picnic rug and set off on our 4 and-a-bit hour drive to Wroxham in north Norfolk
We travelled in convoy with more car-mad friends (Martin & his son Jacob) and got there at 3pm ...we helped to set up but Paul was so organised it meant there wasn't much for us to do, apart from setting up our own tents and starting a BBQ (Jacob was star chef) We didn't get much sleep (about 4 hours!) because a lot of talking and fun was being had, and we woke up stupidly early, like you do when camping, and tidied away our make-shift campsite to make way for 120 amazingly 70's cars.
Lots of car owners dressed up - lots of big wigs and polyester shirts and flares were worn - not many lasted the day in the hot sun though!!!
We had a fantastic day - the venue was amazing - it's called Wroxham Barns and it is a great place for families, there's a farm with lots of little animals, a fairground, crazy golf, a huge picnic area and playground AND all the barns are full of craft shops and local food produce.
It was brilliant!
And we will be there next year too!

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