A Day Of Fun At Wroxham Barns

Being a non-driving family has meant that there are places in Norfolk that we love to go for days out but usually can’t go because of transport issues. Wroxham Barns is one of those places. I always thought we couldn’t go because we don’t drive but recently I figured out that with the help of a train and then a taxi, it would be possible. Planning our day out was much easier than I thought it would be. Due to COVID-19, tickets must be booked for Wroxham Barns in advance and you cannot buy them at the entrance on the

Children’s Book Review: When A Dragon Goes To School

AD | Contains gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *) Today’s children’s book review is all about When A Dragon Goes To School by Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw. It was published by Nosy Crow on 2nd July and it can be purchased on Amazon*. The perfect book for any little dragon (or child) getting ready to start school or nursery! This delightful rhyming follow-up to When a Dragon Comes to Stay by award-winning picture book creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When a dragon goes to school, will she enjoy a book in the reading

Attracting Wildlife Into Our Garden

This year we have been determined to do something a bit different with our garden. After a neighbour kindly gave us their old shed it really got us motivated to give the back area a big makeover. We worked really hard over a couple of weeks and completely transformed the area for Erin. Something we were lacking in the garden, both before and now, was something to help attract wildlife. We don’t have any trees or bushes and we only now have plants thanks to my Mum creating an area with lots of pots on the patio. Overall, apart from

Changing Our Decor With Prints From Desenio

AD | Paid collaboration When we bought our house 6 years ago I think we moved in with the idea that we could re-do everything room by room and we could just work our way through things. We only managed to do 2 rooms before Erin was born and we did a fair bit of work on the garden instead. Owning our own home has never really been what we thought it would be and it’s taken us all of this time to really know what we want. Something I have hated about our house for the longest time is

Getting Lost In JR’s Maize Maze

As a non-driving family thinking about going for a day out after lockdown wasn’t quite as easy as it might have been for a lot of people. We weren’t ready to go very far on public transport so our options were really limited. However, just down the road from where we live is a place called JR’s. It used to be something different a few years ago and I actually used to be the manager of the soft play and bowling alley. The change happened a few years ago now though but we hadn’t been in since then. Now, JR’s

An Evening With Moonpig At A Virtual Event

AD | Gifted items and event attendance  Earlier this week I attended my first ever virtual blogging event. Moonpig very kindly invited me to celebrate their birthday with them and to discover some of they things that they offer. Having never attended a virtual event like this before I really wasn’t sure what to expect and to be honest, I was a little nervous about it. However, I really want to push myself and try new things and also, it sounded so different and fun. On the run up to the event, over the course of a few days, Moonpig

Children’s Book Review: Octopus Shocktopus

AD | Contains gifted item and affiliate links (marked with *) It’s good to be back with a children’s book review this week, all about Octopus Shocktopus by Peter Bently and Steven Lenton. The book was published by Nosy Crow on 2nd July and it can be purchased on Amazon*. A brilliantly bonkers story about an octopus who lives on the roof, by two award-winning and bestselling picture book creators. When a giant octopus arrives, the children LOVE their new friend; he makes the perfect slide and is fantastic at football! But some of the grown-ups aren’t so pleased. Will they

Creating A Fun Outdoor Play Area At Home

AD | Includes gifted item As a non-driving family we’re not always able to make a quick decision to go for a day out in the woods, the beach or to an amazing National Trust property. A lot of great places are only accessibly by car which sadly rules them out for us. However, we love being outdoors and Erin loves nothing more to play outside. It’s so important for children to learn about things such as nature, to get some fresh air and to exercise outside so we have done our best to create an exciting play area at