Restaurant Review: COSMO Norwich

AD | Complimentary meal provided John and I love eating out but now that we have Erin choosing a restaurant isn’t always so easy. Erin doesn’t really do well with restaurants because she hates to be sat still. Anywhere we go she lasts about 2 minutes on her chair before wanting to explore, dance or generally create a bit of madness. Waiting for the food to arrive can turn into an absolute nightmare and John and I end up more stressed out than anything else. We were recently invited to try COSMO Authentic World Kitchen in Norwich which sounded ideal

A Red Letter Days Country House Escape At The Grove, Cromer

AD | Gifted Experience Earlier this year Red Letter Days got in touch to see if we would like to try one of their experiences. Living in Norfolk and not being able to drive usually means that we’re not able to get to a lot of places but having been for afternoon tea and a massage last year, I knew of somewhere we could go. We decided to go with the Country House Escape for 2 at The Grove in Cromer. This particular experience is available Sunday to Friday, throughout the year, excluding summer holidays, Christmas and New Year period.

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 too much this half term

How We Spent February Half Term

Although Erin has been going to nursery for over a year now this past half term was her first real half term. Erin’s previous nursery had a holiday club so she attended all year round but the nursery she goes to now doesn’t. It’s the first time in over a year that I’ve had a week with no childcare so a whole week to fill seemed like a huge deal. Here’s how we spent the week: Saturday I started half term feeling like death. I woke up on Saturday really not feeling great and then after finding out there was

February Half Term At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD – We received complimentary entry to Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. All opinions are our own.  Back when I moved to Norfolk in 2013 and started working at a soft play centre I heard so many things about Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. At the time we didn’t have any children so it’s taken some time to getting around to visit. However, now that Erin is 3 and this week has been her first half term from nursery, it seemed like a great time to go and we planned to make a day of it with friends. We arrived at just before 9:30 so

Exploring More Of Our Local Area In 2019

Growing up we didn’t go on loads of days out and there wasn’t any short breaks away to nearby cities. As soon as I was able to, I wanted to go anywhere else I could to see what other places were like. Now, I am lucky to live in a place as beautiful as Norfolk but after living here for 6 years I haven’t even begun to know what wonderful places there are close by. I know that this is largely due to not being able to drive as a lot of places just aren’t accessible by public transport. This

Testing The New Children’s Menu At Turtle Bay

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary meal for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  It’s been quite a while since we managed to get into Norwich for a family day out. John works a lot of Saturdays and Sunday is his swimming day with Erin so that doesn’t leave us with a whole lot of time. We were determined to get out before Christmas though so last Friday we headed into the city to watch a screening of Zog and some lunch. Somewhere we hadn’t been to for a while is Turtle Bay and they now have a new

Aladdin At Norwich Theatre Royal

AD – We received complimentary tickets for the purpose of this post. All opinions are our own.  I honestly couldn’t tell you the last time I went to see a panto over Christmas. We used to go every single year as a family when I was growing up and I loved the tradition. Since moving away from home and generally just being busy with life I haven’t had to chance to go again but this year I was invited by Norwich Theatre Royal to watch this year’s panto Aladdin! Unfortunately, when I see the casts of some pantos sometimes I have