Travel: Mundesley Beach in Norfolk

Last Monday we spent the morning at Mundesley Beach on the Norfolk Coast. A gorgeous expanse of sandy beach, multi coloured bold, beautiful beach huts and a gently sloping shore, perfect for paddling! In all honesty there’s not a lot more to say about it other than the kids loved it! We arrived around 10am and it wasn’t at all busy, but by the time we left a couple of hours later it was really filling up with families marking their pitches with windbreakers and deck chairs. The sandy beach…

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Travel: A Literary London Itinerary

It’s no secret that I love London. It’s my favourite city to visit though I don’t think I’d want to live there, especially not with two young kids! I was born there though, and I think that helps me feel tied to it in some way. I love reading history books about London, or historic novels set there and one day I’d love spend a weekend exploring my favourite parts of London from the books I enjoy so much. Using London Serviced Apartments as a base to explore the city…

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Lavender Loving

On Monday last week, I bundled the kids in the car and drove up to the outskirts of London to find Mayfield Lavender Fields. Now I may be succumbing to a cliched ‘instamum’ fad but who cares! I wanted pretty pictures of my adorable offspring sat amongst the lavender! Little did I know the little blighters would do as much as they could to foil my attempts at getting a picture perfect shot; refusing to obey orders and running in opposite directions! I also couldn’t get the case off my…

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Go Ape Alice Holt – Review & Video!

Who’d have thought you could have so much fun attached to some wires with metal hooks swinging amongst the trees? Well you can, and I did at Go Ape Alice Holt on the Hampshire/Surrey border. The course is celebrating it’s tenth year and I was invited along to give it a go! Now I had done Go Ape once before, but it was about eight years ago and I had forgotten almost everything about it, other than it was exhilarating and a bit of a challenge! So I arrived with…

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Travel: Riverside Cottage in Hampshire

Down a leafy lane in Hampshire round a bend in the road a yurt will come into view, with lavender fields beyond. Behind you, there’s a thatched cottage, nestled in amongst a large and lovely garden. Over the lane is a private stretch of river, peaceful and serene.  Riverside Cottage is where I spent two days and nights last week, on a Bloggers’ Retreat, and it was just what I needed! No herding kids, no traffic, no mess, plus comfy beds, a relaxing atmosphere and a bunch of new found…

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Travel: Camping in Rye & Camber Sands

The weekend before last we packed our camping gear and drove off to Rye on Friday one Sam had finished work. The Monday before we’d decided we should make the most of Sam having a weekend off work, plus it was Fathers Day that Sunday! We roped in our friends to come with us and met them half way there to head off together. Sam had found a reasonably priced campsite (it was just under £100 for two pitches for two nights) on Pitchup, called the Hare and Hounds. We arrived…

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Travel: Bluestone Wales – Everything you need to Know

Family time is so important to us, we don’t get to spend as much time together as the average family due to shift work so when we get the chance to have uninterrupted family time we grab it with both hands! When it’s somewhere like Bluestone Wales that is completely geared towards families then even better! We just spent four days at Bluestone and as I write this on the way home in the car I already can’t wait to go back. As we packed up the car and left the…

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Wanderlust: Visiting Thailand

I fell in love with the descriptions of Thailand in the book ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland, and then of course the film starring Leonardo diCaprio. The beautiful beaches, the calm sea, the mountains and the lush greenery. I’ve wanted to visit ever since. although I know finding a secret community far away from everyone else is probably a long shot! Flights are also not the cheapest either, so I’d really want to make the most of it and travel around the country whilst we’re there. In an ideal world…

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Exploring Literary London with Kids

I adore London, always have and probably always will do and have written a few posts about visiting London in the past (here on the London Eye, and here on a river cruise most recently) though I don’t think I’d ever want to live there if I’m honest! The hustle and bustle is great for a few days but then I get long to be back bedside the seaside at home! Last weekend I took the little people up to London for a weekend of fun filled literary activities… not that they appreciated the…

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Marwell Zoo

Visiting a Zoo was on our family Bucket list for this year, as Arlo had never been and Athena was only about 18 months when she went to London Zoo so doesn’t remember it. I absolutely love animals and could watch them all day every day so thought Marwell would be a great place to spend the day as they have such a variety of animals. We went on a Thursday just after they re opened for the year and spent a full day exploring. I’ve made a video of…

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Paultons Park – Peppa Pig World & The Lost Kingdom

For Arlo’s birthday we spent the day at Paultons Family Theme Park, home of Peppa Pig World and both kids had a blast! It was a Friday so it wasn’t too busy at all, though the busiest area of the park was Peppa Pig World for sure, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many toddlers in one place! I made a video of our vlog too, you can see that at the end of the post. We’d never been before so spent a bit of timing exploring the…

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Travel: Three Must See Places to Visit in the Midwest USA

I’ve got a BUMPER blog takeover post today, I’m away with family in the deepest depths of Norfolk and the internet here is next to useless, but I’m so glad I’ve got this post to share with you as it is one that I have LOVED reading because a USA road trip is on my bucket list and some of the places in the Midwest USA that Alisa has written about sound amazing. I’ve read all of Bill Brysons books and have fallen in love with some of the places…

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