This year, we've disproved this 'fact'.
We had some blue sky. We even had sun. We also had 50mph winds and driving rain.....lots.
It wasn't all gloom. We still had fun and spent time exploring this beautiful county, soaking up a bit of history along the way.
Felbrigg Hall was well worth the visit - a fascinating 17th Century home that has undergone many alterations, extensions and improvements throughout it's life. It's final owner, on handing the property over to the National Trust, stipulated that the property be left exactly as he left it, so it's more of a home than a museum.
Another cloudy day led us to Blickling Hall, a beautiful Jacobean manor house with the most beautiful gardens and a very cute house-cat called Meg.
Of course, no day out is complete without a game of croquet.
Whilst they got sporty, I wandered round the herbaceous borders, making plans for the grounds at Moogs Hall.
I totally fell in love with the villages in Norfolk, with their flint cottages, tiny lanes leading to the prettiest houses, and lovely gardens.
Mr Moog and the beasties got active on the water at Wells-next-the-Sea.
One fine and sunny day was spent building sandcastles....
.....and catching an eel!
In all, considering the fact that it apparently does rain in Norfolk after all, we had a great week.
As if that wasn't enough, we really rounded our holiday off in the best way possible - with a visit to my lovely blogging friend, sock knitting partner in crime and knitting guru, Mrs Stashbasket.
I met the Golden Wedding blanket and the Mystery Blanket in person and believe me, they are totally stunning. We also met the very gorgeous and bouncy Harvey puppy and the very relaxed Mr Stressy!
Now, as luck would have it, Mrs Stashbasket is my swap partner in Trashy's As You Like It swap, and presented me with quite the most amazing package you ever did see. Mrs Stashbasket took my theme of Birds and Bees and just look what awaited me:
Isn't this the most fantabulous cake? Just look at all those perfect tiny flowers and those gorgeous little bees!
It was almost sacrilege to cut it but we did have a slice earlier with a cuppa and the inside is every bit as lovely as the outside. According to Monster it's the best cake ever - and he's an expert!
That wasn't all though - there was this beautiful soft and squishy Martha Posh sock yarn...
.....and Colinette 'Toucan'.....