Festive Afternoon Tea At The Assembly House, Norwich

Once a month I go for lunch with a friend and we generally pick somewhere I have never been before. For our meal in December we wanted something really festive but no restaurant menu really stood out to us. My friend had been to The Assembly House before and suggested it as an option as they had a festive afternoon tea menu. At £22.95 (or £45 for two) it wasn’t a cheap option but we both wanted something special for a pre-Christmas treat. The Assembly House is an absolutely stunning Georgian venue in the centre of Norwich. I have walked

Introducing The Norfolk Cake House

AD | Brand ambassador Out of all of the people I know I think I would really struggle to find someone who doesn’t like cake. I am not the best baker and in fact, I’m really not very good at it but I love a delicious treat! Today I am so excited to introduce you to The Norfolk Cake House, a local company to me in North Norfolk, run by the very talented Laura Payne. Based in North Walsham, Laura runs her business from her professional studio kitchen and offers wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes and biscuits. I have the absolute pleasure

My First Panto: Rapunzel At The Garage, Norwich

We received an invitation to the press preview of this show.  I’ll be completely honest, before this summer I didn’t really know much about The Garage which is in the city centre of Norwich. Then, last summer I saw one of their shows advertised, My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap and we were invited to go and see it. Erin absolutely loved the show and getting to take part was a big deal for her. A couple of weeks ago we were invited back to watch the press preview of My First Panto: Rapunzel. When we arrived Erin was

Laser Tag At Labyrinth Norwich

Living in a small-ish town and not being able to drive means our weekends are generally spent doing the same thing each week and it can get quite boring. Luckily though, we are on the train line to Norwich and it’s only a 30 minute journey so we can get there pretty quickly and easily. Somewhere I had seen advertised on Facebook was Labyrinth, which is a play cafe and somewhere to play laser tag (which is very similar to playing with a slug gun at home). I saw a toddler session on a Saturday for only £7.50 per family and I

Restaurant Review: Eric’s Fish And Chips

AD | Gifted meal Being from Grimsby I am pretty picky about my fish and chips. Since moving to Norfolk 6 years ago there has only been a few places where I will happily eat haddock. So, when I was invited to see what Eric’s Fish and Chips (Holt) was like I was excited. I’d heard good things and couldn’t wait to see if the food lived up to the reputation. Eric’s can be found on Fish Hill (yes, really) in Holt, which is just off the high street. There are a couple of parking spaces outside, one of which

A Morning Out At Priory Maze And Gardens

This year I think we have been very lucky to have some wonderful days out, over summer especially, but we’re always looking for someone new. On a recent morning out with my sister and brother in law we chose the Priory Maze And Gardens in Beeston Regis, Norfolk to visit. It’s somewhere I’d sort of had in mind for a while but never got round to going. Priory Maze And Gardens is in the middle of Sheringham and West Runton. On the day of our visit my brother in law drove and there was plenty of parking available. As non-drivers, we

Trying The New Menu At Turtle Bay

AD | Gifted Last week John was off work and I was determined to make the most of it by planning some great family days out and meals that we wouldn’t go for otherwise. Somewhere that John always enjoys, and is one of his favourites, is Turtle Bay. We had a day planned in Norwich so it seemed like the perfect time to book a table. We had a table booked for 4pm but the heat on that particular day was getting to us so we arrived about half an hour early, hopeful that it would be okay. Luckily, the

Family Fun At Bowling House, Norwich

AD | Gifted Something you may not know about me is that before I had Erin I was the manager of a leisure facility that included a bowling alley. However, since leaving I have only been bowling once that was a couple of years ago. Erin was only about 1 at the time so she didn’t really get to join in but we decided that it was time to take her for a real game of her own. For this, we chose to go to Bowling House in Norwich. As a non-driving family we always make sure that we choose