The Harnser's Journal

Edward Couzens-Lake
Norfolk related musings from a proud man of Norfolk.
Created 30 Jun 2021
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  • A Not So Romantic Shipwreck
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Images of shipwrecks are always evocative. Regardless of whether the ship in question might have been the most modest and unassuming of sea faring craft or as world famous and iconic as Titanic (and w...
  • A Fine Hospital...
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 3
    Norwich is a special place. A ‘fine city’ is the description it has given itself, one that is thoroughly deserved. If you don’t believe me, then treat yourself to a long weekend there. Seriously. I’ll...
  • Taking The Train...
    29 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    There’s a railway line at the bottom of my garden. Fortunately for me, my garden is reasonably long so, although the railway and I are neighbours, we’ve never really fallen out over anything. It goes ...
  • On Being A Ghostwriter...
    22 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    ‘A ghostwriter, eh? What’s that like then?’ I’ve been asked that question more than once. My usual answer is that it’s not a profession to even worth considering if you have something of a delicate eg...
  • 'A Wild And Desolate Place'
    15 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    If ever there was a location specifically designed for tens of thousands of A Level Geography students to visit, year upon year, then it’s this one. Orford Ness off the Suffolk coast. Bring on the pac...
  • Why No-One Takes Any Notice Of 'Keep Out' Signs
    08 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    I’ve long wanted to write a book called The Science Of Sod’s Law. You’re probably familiar with that annoying everyday fact of life. Sod’s law, popularly known as Murphy’s Law in other parts of the wo...
  • 'It's Just An Old Tin Can'
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Art is meant to be controversial. Artists crave for their work to be talked about, to promote and provoke discourse, praise and criticism. Yes, even criticism. The worse thing that can ever happen to ...
  • A Folly Not By Name...
    24 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    THE commanding war memorial that sits adjacent to the busy A11 as it meanders its way into and through Norfolk is neither a traditional ruin or a folly but still justified its inclusion in my Ruins an...
  • The Bells, The Bells...
    17 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    THE Parish Church of St Nicholas in North Walsham is perhaps more well-known for the part of it which isn’t standing, rather than any part of the rather splendid church that exists today in its stern ...
  • So, I Walked The London Bridges...
    13 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    THANKYOU. The responses I have had to my last blog on various social media and my Just Giving page have been astonishing, both in number, kindness, and, most importantly of all, generosity. Said gener...
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