We live in a small village 16 miles away from the city of Norwich in Norfolk, England. We live very close to Halvergate Marsh. This is the largest area of traditionally managed grazing marsh in the area. The land is extremely flat and low lying with much of the area at or below sea level.
Adam’s Nana and Grandad live on Halvergate Marsh. Their house is situated a mile up a dirt track and their electricity is generated through a wind turbine. You can see for miles across the flat land.
This is our village play area. It is set in a large playing field with plenty of grass playing fields.
In our village there is an infrequent bus service which takes you to the main coastal town of Great Yarmouth. There is a train station located a few miles away which takes you into Norwich or Great Yarmouth. The majority of people who live in the village have to rely on their car as their main method of transport.
This is a typical house in our village. The bungalow was orginally built as a one storey building but a dormer has been added and there are now three bedrooms upstairs.
This is a view of a typical street in our village. Each bungalow has a drive-way and there is a garden at the back of the properties.
There isn’t a school in our village. The school pictured below is the one that my husband and I used to teach at in a neighbouring village. This is a Primary School that caters for children aged 4-11 years old. Children who live in our village travel by bus to school.
There is no shop in our village. This photograph is taken in a supermarket in Norwich. We order our food on the internet and it is delivered to our house.
Adam’s favourite beach is only 10 miles away. We do not live very far away from Lowestoft, the most easterly place in the UK.
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