A surprise today was seeing 2 late (for this part of the world) swallows at Little Walsingham in North Norfolk. I was not expecting these at all. I am pretty sure this is the latest I have ever seen these in East Anglia (Oct 2nd). They were probably a late brood and no doubt our settled warm weather is leading to some confusion! I am sure that if you actively look for these you will see a few stragglers but most have now left. A few sharp frosts will soon trigger them to get a move on and head south on their long migration.
There are a few religious shrines in the village and a few shops selling terrible "religious tat". These include gaudy statues, probably made in a sweat shop in China. Someone is making fat profits on this rubbish. I honestly cannot believe intelligent people actually buy these, but they must. Thankfully, Little Walsingham is still a lovely Norfolk village and these few kitsch shops do not spoil it.