Brilliant Beccles Lido: Fun With Kids, or Without!

I like to think my boys have inherited a lot from me: my sense of humour, my blue eyes, and my love of travel, to name a few! But one thing that they definitely share with both me and my husband is our love of being in the water; we are a family of fish!Continue reading “Brilliant Beccles Lido: Fun With Kids, or Without!”

Pets and Travel: Who Cares For Our Dog (and Rabbit) When We’re Away?

As we prepare for our next adventure, I thought I’d share a quick post about who cares for our dog (Hairy McClary) and our rabbit (Dash) when we’re away on holidays and short breaks, as well as using this as an excuse to share lots of pictures of our adorable family fluff ball! Hairy McClaryContinue reading “Pets and Travel: Who Cares For Our Dog (and Rabbit) When We’re Away?”

Back to Alton Towers: Our First Visit With Coronavirus Restrictions in Place

I wrote yesterday about our trip to CBeebies land, so by now, you’ve probably already worked out that this weekend we took our first visit to Alton Towers post-covid. This was, in fact, our first visit to any larger national-scale venue since the coronavirus restrictions started to lift, so I thought I would write aContinue reading “Back to Alton Towers: Our First Visit With Coronavirus Restrictions in Place”

CBeebies Land Makes Alton Towers Worth Visiting With Younger Kids

If you’re visiting Alton Towers with pre-schoolers or visiting Alton towers with younger kids (Boy5 is in his reception year at school) then CBeebies land is the jewel in the crown of Alton Towers: the one part of the park that makes visiting with kids of this age totally worth doing. There aren’t that manyContinue reading “CBeebies Land Makes Alton Towers Worth Visiting With Younger Kids”

Walking in Whitlingham Country Park

If you find yourself near Norwich and at a lose end, then it is possible to get away from the hustle and bustle and enter an idyllic countryside space without actually leaving the city. Whitlingham Country Park looks like one of Norfolk’s famous broads, but it is actually a man-made water space, built on theContinue reading “Walking in Whitlingham Country Park”

My Picks of the Top Five Best Beaches in Norfolk

If you’re thinking of taking a staycation in the UK this year then I highly recommend considering a visit to Norfolk. One of the very best thing about living in Norfolk is that you’re never more than half an hour away from a beautiful beach. And I believe (though I admit I’m biased) that NorfolkContinue reading “My Picks of the Top Five Best Beaches in Norfolk”

Visiting Cromer in the Rain: The Jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, Even When Wet!

Cromer is a little further afield for us, compared to the local beaches we visit: it is a 40 minute drive from home. We left home in glorious sunshine on what was the first warm and sunny day in weeks, hoping to hunt in the famous Cromer rock pools and eat ice cream. When weContinue reading “Visiting Cromer in the Rain: The Jewel of the North Norfolk Coast, Even When Wet!”

Norfolk Adventures: Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Blofeld

As we are lucky enough to live in the Norfolk Broads, a destination I know is popular for Brits looking for Staycations (and let’s be honest, more of us than ever will be staying in the UK for our holidays this year) I thought I would share some of our favourite day trips and adventuresContinue reading “Norfolk Adventures: Pirates Island Adventure Golf, Blofeld”