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  • InFamily

    A Sunny Weekend In Norfolk

    When Josh and I left school at 16 we were already practically living together at his parents house. But our first proper home together was a little cottage attached to his grandparents house which we both absolutely adored. I have so many happy memories in that little cottage. I remember spending hours sat at the dining room table overlooking the garden planning our wedding, we enjoyed lots of evenings with our friends there, but it was also the place my bridesmaids and I got ready on the morning of our wedding, the place that we made that all important decision to start a family and of course it was the place we brought our baby girl home to when she was just a few hours old. That little cottage will always have a very special place in my heart.

    Two years ago the time came to say goodbye to our first home when Josh’s grandparents decided to sell up and relocate to Norfolk. I cried A LOT. Not only because I would miss the house itself, but because we would miss them too. They were the best neighbours, we were forever having chats through the kitchen window and if I’d been baking I’d always pop some cake over to them too.

    Since they moved away we try to visit them at least once or twice a year and we always have such a lovely time catching up and we’ve made some really lovely memories up in Norfolk already. A couple of weeks back we spent a long weekend up there and were blessed with glorious sunshine for our entire stay which was wonderful. We spent most of the weekend just exploring the local area, seeing all the spots we hadn’t visited on our previous stays with a couple of trips to the beach thrown in for good measure. Josh even took a trip up to the top of Happisburgh lighthouse and saw some incredible views. I was more than happy to stay firmly on the ground with Bella and play in the cornfields instead 😉

    Bella absolutely adored spending time with her great grandparents and it was so lovely to watch them together. I think they were equally besotted with each other! I lost count of the amount of times Bella made Granny do puzzles with her, but Granny of course was always happy to oblige. How lucky is she to have two sets of grandparents AND two sets of great grandparents?

    Whenever we visit Norfolk I always enjoy the slower pace of life and I love coming home feeling refreshed after a care free few days enjoying the simple things without the usual stresses of work, housework etc.

    I didn’t take many photos of our trip but I thought I’d share the few that I did take. We had a lovely time as always and no doubt we’ll be heading back soon. Until next time, Norfolk! <3

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    Harriet 
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  • InFamily

    Our week away in Norfolk

    You may have seen on my Instagram or Twitter that we have just spent a week away in beautiful Norfolk. We have been house and dog sitting for my husband’s grandparents while they were on holiday. They live in a gorgeous house down a country lane not far from the coast and we had such a lovely time exploring the local area, so I thought I would share some of what we got up to and a few loads of my favourite photos we took while we were there.

    We started off the week with a picnic and a walk around Sheringham Park which is a National Trust property. The views were amazing, you could see right out to the coast. Unfortunately we had one very rainy day so we decided to go swimming in the morning then we baked cupcakes in the afternoon which Bella loved (both the baking and the eating of course!). On Wednesday we took a picnic lunch down to Happisburgh beach and took Bella to the new park there before the heavens opened again in the afternoon. On Thursday we spent the day in Norwich city, we had lunch in Pizza Express then did some shopping in the afternoon. I love Norwich, I think its such a beautiful city and it has such character with its little lanes and cobbled streets. On the Friday we visited Wroxham Barns Junior Farm in the morning which you can read more about here. To make the most of the sunshine we then went onto Felbrigg Hall in the afternoon for a walk around the gorgeous walled garden and an ice cream. In between all of the above we had lots of lovely walks with the dogs and some much needed relaxation time back at the house while Bella took her afternoon naps.

    Overall we had a great week, we have had a pretty hectic few months so were desperately in need of a little family break together. Bella has thrived from having both Mummy and Daddy around for a whole week, she’s been coming out with loads of new words including now saying ‘yes’ in a really british accent instead of ‘yeah’, it is seriously cute!! Bella’s been making us laugh with her crazy antics every single day and i’m really going to miss her when we go back to work this week. Luckily we now only have a couple of weeks back home before we jet off to Ibiza for a week in the sun! It will be Bella’s first plane trip and i’m extremely slightly nervous about it now! So any tips for flying with an almost two year old would be much appreciated!!

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    Thanks so much for reading, apologies for the photo heavy post!
    Harriet

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  • InLifestyle

    Wroxham Barns Junior Farm

    We are currently holidaying in Norfolk and yesterday we decided to visit Wroxham Barns Junior Farm as it was a beautiful sunny day and Bella is completely obsessed with animals so we knew she would enjoy herself. We have visited Wroxham Barns for lunch once before when we were visiting family but didn’t actually go into the farm.

    When we arrived the car park was particularly busy but when we actually got into the farm it was surprisingly much quieter than we expected. The entry fee is £6.25 per adult and under 2s go free. We were given wrist bands so we could come and go as we pleased which I thought was a great idea as it meant we go and have lunch then come back if we wished. There is also the option to purchase a paper bag of animal food for 50p so you can feed the animals as you go around the farm, we decided to do this and chose a bag of food for the big animals rather than for the poultry. Although make sure you read the signs and don’t feed it to the Pygmy goats like my husband did, as they are on special diets 😉

    The farm is fairly small but big enough to keep Bella interested the whole way around. All of the animals were super friendly and as soon as you came near they would bound over as they knew you had food for them! We saw various breeds of goats, sheep, cows, donkies, ponies, a couple of different breeds of pigs including extremely cute micro pigs! There was a also lots of different poultry animals including chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese. Our favourites were probably the pygmy goats and the micro pigs who we genuinely would have taken home with us if we could!

    Overall we really enjoyed our visit to the farm, Bella loved feeding the animals herself and I’m sure we will return next time we are in the area.

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    Thanks for reading,
    Harriet

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