The Adventures We Had In 2019

AD | Contains some gifted trips and days out I love nothing more than a day out, weekend away or a holiday. Although money has been tight for the past few years I have tried to make sure that we budget and save to ensure that Erin gets these experiences. I never did nearly as much when I was a child and I want Erin to have adventures and to discover new places. We were very lucky to have some great experiences in 2019. January Like a lot of people we had a very quiet

A Greater Anglia Rail Adventure To Ely

AD | Press tickets  The first time I ever came to Norfolk I remember passing through somewhere with the most beautiful cathedral. That place was Ely in Cambridgeshire. I would pass Ely every single time I came to Norfolk and every time made me want to visit even more. It has been 7 years since I first visited Norfolk and even though I have lived here for nearly 6 years now I still haven’t made it to Ely. Greater Anglia recently got in touch to let us know that there are some great locations for

The Average Cost Of A Family Day Out

Just a couple of weeks ago we experienced our first real February half term. Of course, we have been through half terms before but Erin went to the holiday club at her previous nursery but we don’t have that option any more. This time it was just me and Erin from Monday to Saturday and I had to figure out how to fill our week. It’s very rare that we have much (or any) spare money unless I really plan out finances down to the last penny and months in advance. We didn’t actually do

A Rainy Day In Cambridge

Recently, we took part in a campaign with Greater Anglia where we took a trip to Lowestoft and yesterday, I joined another blogger for a day out in Cambridge as part of the same campaign. You may have seen our review of Pint Shop in Cambridge yesterday, which is where we went for lunch. Unfortunately, the started off pretty miserably as it was chucking it down with rain and showed no signs of stopping for the rest of the day. Erin was tired and grumpy on both trains we had to take to get to

Restaurant Review: Pint Shop, Cambridge

AD | Gifted meal Last week I spent a day in Cambridge with Katy from KatyKicker and her gorgeous daughter Daisy. We both arrived at around 11am and after a couple of hours of travelling on the train I was getting pretty hungry. Thanks to Greater Anglia and their #lettheadventurebegin campaign, we already had somewhere booked for lunch. I couldn’t wait to get to Pint Shop, Cambridge. (There is another location in Oxford) Pint Shop is about a 20 minute walk from Cambridge Station and only a minutes walk from the market and the Grand

A Greater Anglia Adventure To Lowestoft

AD | Gifted trip with Greater Anglia John and I love going on family days out and this week he has been off work, giving us plenty of time to get out and about. We have been lucky enough to take part in Greater Anglia‘s newest campaign, #lettheadventurebegin. Even though we live in Middle of Nowhere, Norfolk we are lucky to have a train station a 15 minute walk away from us. This week we went on a family adventure to Lowestoft, somewhere I’ve only ever been once and that was for a concert! We had

A family trip to Norwich

John and I don’t go out very often. Money is pretty tight now that I earn less a month than when I was on maternity leave and we don’t often have much ‘free’ time. However, I recently got my last pay from my old job and thought we should treat ourselves. We headed into Norwich yesterday and spent the whole day together as a family. Going into Norwich means getting the train. Erin seems to LOVE the train. She was so excited by everything passing us by and also being able to see our reflections

A trip home to Grimsby!

This past weekend John, Erin and I took a trip back home to Grimsby for a couple of days, along with my sister Natalie and her boyfriend Chris. John and I haven’t been back since Christmas 2013 and Erin had never been before! Natalie and Chris (who drove) hired a car and drove up from London to pick us up on the way. It was absolute hell! It took us forever to get to King’s Lynn where we stopped at Wetherspoons for lunch. Erin had her very first meal of her own. Unfortunately, she was more interested