A Walk Along The North Walsham and Dilham Canal

We have lived in this town for around 7 years now and we really don’t know much about our local area. Being non-drivers means that we’re a  bit stuck with where we can go without the help of public transport. However, being at home for the last 9 weeks has meant that we needed to explore a bit more so that we didn’t go stir crazy. With the help of some Facebook groups, we realised that there are two sets of woods within walking distance and also a canal. It’s quite bad really that we’ve lived here for this long

Discovering Somewhere New

Since the beginning of lock down we haven’t really been making the most of being able to have daily exercise. We don’t drive and live in quite a small town so there hasn’t really been anywhere for us to go. I have to admit that I’ve been quite jealous seeing people on Instagram having walks in fields, woods and even super quiet walks along the beach. The most we have done is have 1 family walk with Erin and her bike. I think we have been going a bit stir crazy though and we were really in need of really

A Short Break To Haven Seashore

Last month, before all the government advised against any travel that wasn’t essential, myself, Mum and Erin went to Haven Seashore in Great Yarmouth. We’d had the break booked for months having got a really good deal for a Monday to Friday stay for only about £70. With Erin starting school in September I knew that this would be my last opportunity to go away for my birthday unless it fell on a weekend. I couldn’t pass that up. Unfortunately, John had to work so he wasn’t able to join us. Arrival Day We visited Haven Seashore in 2019 so

Family Dining At Coast2Coast Norwich

Once a month I go out for a meal with a friend and her (now) 8 month old daughter. We usually try to pick somewhere either one of us hasn’t been before, somewhere with an offer on or somewhere that I can’t usually get to as I don’t drive. So far we have been for things like fish and chips and afternoon tea but one thing we do like is a really good burger. After a recommendation from someone we both know we decided to try Coast2Coast, situated on the Riverside complex in Norwich and they serve American classics. As

10 Places To Visit In Norfolk With Kids

I think we’re pretty lucky that we have so many different things to do in Norfolk. It’s quite a large county to live in and depending on which area you live in, you can find some amazing places to visit or go to for days out. With February half term just around the corner I thought I would share some of the great places you could visit in Norfolk. Cromer Cromer is really just down the road from where we live (15 minutes by train) and we always love a day out there. Not only is there a great beach and

A Taste Of Freedom After 4 Years At The White Horse, Crostwick

When Erin was born my family either lived in London or Grimsby (where I’m originally from). We did have John’s family quite close by but unfortunately circumstances have meant that we don’t speak to some of them now and others we have only recently mended our relationship with. This has meant that since Erin was born John and I have managed to have 1 meal out together in 4 years. I know a lot of you will think that’s absolutely crazy but that’s just how it has been. You may have read a while back that my sister was living

Living In A Hard Water Area

AD | Includes a gifted item When you move to a new area you don’t really think about what the water is like beforehand. Before moving to Norfolk nearly 7 years ago I certainly didn’t look up if it was a hard or soft area before deciding whether or not I wanted to live here. Unfortunately, we do actually live in an area that is terrible for hard water. Over the past 7 years I have lost count of how many kettles we have gone though. It actually took us a really long time to figure out what was wrong

A Pre-Christmas Celebration At The Beechwood Hotel

A few years ago we discovered a really fantastic restaurant just a few minutes away from our house. I don’t know how we didn’t know it was there but the Beechwood Hotel quickly became a family favourite. This year, as Mum now lives with us in Norfolk we wanted to do something special for Christmas and a trip back here was an obvious choice. During December the Beechwood Hotel offers a pre-Christmas celebration menu which consists of 3 courses for £29.95. This includes canapes as well! There is also a children’s menu available to with various options and ice cream