Highlights Of 2018

As years go, I think 2018 has been pretty amazing for a lot of different reasons. Of course, we had some really bad times too with things around the house breaking and costing us money as well as being broke a lot of the time due to paying Erin’s nursery fees every month. Instead of focusing on things that couldn’t be helped I thought I’d write a post about the great things we’ve done in 2018. Majorca In April we went on our very first family holiday abroad to Port de Pollensa in Majorca. We chose somewhere only a couple

A Wild Day Out At BeWILDerwood

When I moved to Norfolk just over 5 years ago now I remember hearing so many great things about BeWILDerwood. Someone I worked with in my previous job also worked at BeWILDerwood as a story teller and she had so many great things to say.  At the time, I had no reason to visit but since Erin turned 2 last January we have been trying to find the right time to go. Towards the end of October half term we went for a family day out, along with Erin’s Auntie and Uncle, for The Glorious Glowing Lantern Parade, which ran until

Afternoon Tea And Pamper Treat For Two With Red Letter Days

Being someone who is self-employed and works from home means having very little ‘me’ time. Don’t get me wrong, I have days where Erin is at nursery and John is at work so I have the house to myself but then I have work and cleaning to do. I have my nails done for special occasions only like going on holiday and I think I’ve had my hair done 2-3 times since Erin was born nearly 3 years ago. So, when Red Letter Days got in touch to see if I would like to test out one of their experiences,

Exploring Sheringham Park, Norfolk

I can’t quite believe it but I have now lived in Norfolk for just over 5 years. From my very first visit about 7 years ago I was blown away by just how beautiful Norfolk is and since then, I have had a list a mile long of places I wanted to visit. Sheringham Park (NT) has been on that list for a long time and until last Saturday, I haven’t been able to visit. Sheringham Park isn’t actually that far from where we live, about a 30 minute drive away, but seeing as we don’t drive, it’s not quite

A Day Trip To Redwings Horse Sanctuary

This Father’s Day just gone we didn’t really have any plans but my sister and her fiance wanted to go and do something so we decided on the Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Aylsham. None of us had ever been before but we’d had it on a list of things to do close by for a while now and none of us wanted to go too far. Redwings is only a 15-20 minute drive away for us so relatively easy to get to. The first thing to mention is that entry to Redwings Horse Sanctuary is free and that it is open

Rocking Pooling In West Runton

One of Erin’s favourite places to go is the beach but just the other week she got to experience it in a completely different way. Just after the Bank Holiday we were at a bit of a loss for something to do on the Tuesday in half term. We had the idea of taking Erin for her first rock pooling experience in West Runton, Norfolk so took the 20 minute drive to get there. Stupidly, we figured that because the weather was a bit miserable the beach would be pretty quiet. When we arrived at the beach it was super

A Day Out At Pensthorpe Natural Park

Last Bank Holiday weekend we were able to go for a really nice family day out together. My sister and her partner live with us at the moment and have a new car so we were able to go somewhere further afield than we normally could. After spending quite some time researching places we could go we finally decided on Pensthorpe Natural Park in Fakenham, Norfolk. Pensthorpe is about a 45-50 minute drive away from us as it’s in West Norfolk rather than North Norfolk but the drive was quite smooth and Erin was really excited about being in the

Erin’s First Visit To The Circus

Erin goes to a pretty amazing school and we knew immediately that it was the one for her when we went to look around. Earlier this week the school had a visit from Circus Ferrel. This is a circus with a bit of a difference as it’s not the kind of thing you go to normally. This circus was set in the school grounds and it is actually a circus that makes visits to school. During the day the circus teaches workshops to the children and all of this is free of charge to the school. (They cover Norfolk, Suffolk, North Essex