DIY at Thorns

inNorfolk | DIY at Thorns
A close approximation of the lamp

I’d like to start with a confession: I’m useless at DIY. Truly awful. Admittedly it’s because I don’t know what I’m doing and don’t have any patience, but I am willing to learn.

Which is why, when a light fitting in my living room broke (which had nothing to do with being hit with a Wii remote…) I decided that I would try to learn how to fix it.

My first step involved heading to Thorns DIY on Exchange Street in Norwich, which seems to sell everything. It’s kind of old-fashioned and is a bit of a rabbit warren, but I’m sure that if they don’t sell it, you probably don’t need it! From car accessories to electricals and cookie cutters, you could spend days just wandering in there.

And that’s all very well, but the shop wouldn’t be half as good without its staff. They always seem very knowledgeable when I’ve visited, unlike the employees at DIY chain stores. When I said I needed a light fitting I was immediately lead to the right product, which was good and cheap. Luckily for me, it was also easy to fit when I got home.

Alas, I believe this might be the last practical blog from me in a while, what with Christmas et al, so if you need anything vaguely useful, Thorns is the place to head. You can also check out their website for more details…


Hi, I'm Lucy. I've lived in Norfolk since 2001 and in that time I've grown to love this fine county. From the city of Norwich, to the countryside villages and sweeping coastline, there's so much to explore and hope to share my experiences with you here.

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