Announcing INTERLUDE in the CLOSE

AD | Press tickets Last year we got to experience a different kind of theatre when Interlude was in Chapelfield Gardens in a big top tent. This year, Interlude in the Close has a new home, in the Norwich Cathedral Close and will take place from 14 July to 30 August 2021, in partnership with Lost in Translation Circus, Norwich Cathedral and Norwich School.

Staying local in Norfolk over half term

Although travel restrictions have been lifted and we’re free to go anywhere in the UK we like we decided that we wanted to stay local for this half term. We love living in Norfolk and we have so many amazing places to visit on our doorstep. Sometimes we like to stay in Norfolk and that’s exactly what we did this half term.

Seaside afternoon tea at The Assembly House, Norwich

On of my absolutely favourite places to go in Norwich is The Assembly House. I fell in love from my very first afternoon tea there and have been back so many times since then and even had an overnight stay last year. The great thing about The Assembly House is that they change the afternoon tea fairly often and they’re usually themed as well. During May half term we took Erin as a treat to enjoy a seaside themed afternoon tea.

Shopping, a driving theory test and dinner in Norwich

At the beginning of half term John and I got to go for a very rare day out on our own. Mum had agreed to have Erin all day and take her out for lunch while we went into Norwich late in the morning. Our day out wasn’t just for no reason though; John had his driving theory test booked for the afternoon.

October Half Term Break In Norwich

AD | Contains some gifted experiences You might have read a post from us at the end of the summer holidays from when we stayed in Norwich for a couple of days. We managed to take advantage of a buy one night, get one free offer from Travelodge and when we did, we also booked a couple of nights for October half term as well. So, this is where we stayed last week for 2 nights. Monday We started our day at one of Erin’s favourite places in the city, Labyrinth. We have been there

Dippy’s Halloween Days At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD | Gifted tickets Living in Norfolk we are quite lucky that there are so many great places to go as a family. If ever we ask Erin where she would like to go for a day her answer is usually Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. We usually try to go in the summer when the weather is warmer but this time we braved October half term. As a non-driving family I always need to know how we are going to get to and from somewhere. Last summer there was a free Dino Bus running which sadly

An End Of Summer Getaway To Norwich

At the beginning of last week, just before the summer holidays ended we managed to get away for a couple of days to Norwich. This is really only down the road for us, being a 30 minute train journey away. However, we never seem to get enough time there and our day trips are always really rushed. Travelodge had a great deal at some point during lockdown where they offered hotel stays with 2 nights for the price of 1. We ended up booking two separate trips to Norwich (the other for October half term)

Restaurant Review: Middletons Steakhouse and Grill Norwich

During August we ate out a lot. Thanks to the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme we were able to afford to go out a bit more than normal and it also meant that we could go places we might not be able to afford normally. However, this scheme only ran on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays and we needed to find somewhere to eat that was decently priced on another day. A couple of years ago we reviewed Middletons Steakhouse and Grill in Norwich but hadn’t been back since. When I started looking at