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

Summer At Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure

AD | Gifted tickets Somewhere I have always heard such great things about for a day out in Norfolk is Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure. We first visited with Erin during February half term earlier this year but we had to cut our trip short as my friend’s son wasn’t very well. Erin has been asking to go back ever since but as a non-driving family it’s pretty hard to get to. This year, Roarr! have done something really fantastic and put on a free bus, the DinoBus, from Norwich during the summer holidays. For us as a family, this was a pretty

Theatre Review: My First Play: A Midsummer Night’s Nap

AD | Press tickets Ever since I first took Erin to see a show at the theatre a couple of years ago she has been so excited about going back. We’ve been to see a few shows with characters from cartoons that she likes but we had never been to see a play. I guess I thought Erin was too young for a play but we recently went to see A Midsummer Night’s Nap at The Garage in Norwich. A Midsummer Night’s Nap is part of the ‘My First’ series and it’s a retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Discover Vikings At Norwich Castle This Summer

AD | Press event Living in North Norfolk nearer to the coast we sometimes forget how much there is to do in Norwich. On Monday we invited to a press event at Norwich Castle to discover their summer holiday activity for 2019, ‘The Legend Returns’. Our day started off with a really lovely breakfast of warm chocolate croissants and drinks while getting to chat to other bloggers that were also attending the event. We took this opportunity to grab a table with Chloe from Just The Three Of Us and her lovely children Mia and Theo. We’d already met before

Ben And Holly’s Little Kingdom Live At Norwich Theatre Royal

AD | Press tickets I remember Erin’s first trip to the theatre well. She was about 1.5 and we went to see Ben and Holly Live in Norwich. At the time, it was one of her favourite shows and she was so excited the whole time we were there. This year, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom Live is back at Norwich Theatre Royal and we were invited to take Erin to see it again. It’s still one of Erin’s favourite things to watch on TV now so she was super excited to go and see it again. Holly is a

Family Friendly Attractions To Visit In Norfolk This Summer

AD | We previously received complimentary entry to some of these attractions Now that May half term is well and truly out of the way it’s time to start thinking about the summer holidays. With only just over 6 weeks to go I want to start pencilling in some activities and making some kind of plan. This will be the first summer since Erin started nursery that she will be home the whole time as there was a summer club at her old nursery. We don’t have that option now so I have 6 weeks to fill! I think we’re

Father’s Day Shopping At intu Chapelfield

AD | Gifted items When it comes to occasions like Christmas or birthdays shopping online might seem like the most convenient way to buy gifts. For me though, nothing beats heading into the city and browsing in real shops. Online shopping doesn’t have the same feeling or result as a lot of the time you only search for things you know you already want. intu Chapelfield armed me with a gift card and challenged me to do some shopping with them to find John some great gifts for Father’s Day! I decided to have a really good look around intu