We've not been to Herringfleet in a few months - it's one of the kids favourite walks to go (because of all the tree swings in the wooded area). The main reason we've avoided it is, when we last visited in January the village owner put a note up warning they were placing cattle in the field. Which means we won't be able to allow our dogs to run free. And so we avoided it. Hubby drives past it everyday to go to work and he mentioned that the cattle were gone, and so, off we went. And, we had a great day!Read More
Walberswick is a small and idyllically secluded village on the coast. It's beautiful. It has the beach, sand dunes, marshes, history and so much more. I've not been to Walberswick beach for many years, my kids have never been and we were excited to go - it's a popular place to visit, especially as it's perfect for crabbing, taking walks and spotting wildlife.
We'd been threatening to go for ages until we finally went. It was a very windy day, but beautiful. We walked along the beach and crabs were washing up. The kids loved it, they collected an array of shells and stones.
The kids wanted to walk along the stony beach rather than the dunes, so it took a little longer - it's much harder to walk on the stones. But, the kids were collecting stones and shells - and throwing a few stones into the sea. They each had filled their pockets full of stones and shells they collected.
It was very windy - Jacob helping Summer get her coat on and hood up.
The crabs were washing up as we walked along, Jacob found a few baby ones.
The dogs loved it too. There were loads of dog walkers - I've never seen so many Jack Russells.
We headed off the beach into the marshes, and then up the hills.
We spotted a man cutting down the hay.
We found a pillbox on the cliff. It was clean! the pillboxes on our beach are fill of rubbish and broken glass, so it was nice for the kids to be able to go down into one.
On our way back to the car.
We'll be visiting again soon. It's only half an hour drive up the road for us.
Our family walk.
We were back to Fritton Woods this week - it's our new faouvite place for walks. But, this week we stuck to the paths.
This time mother in law came along, she does a few times but hadn't since Christmas, and we love it when she comes, the kids especially love it and she loves it too. She has her wellies especially, and a ramblers walkers stick which helps her. Even better I managed to get Lewis to come with us - being a teen it's harder and harder to get him to come out with us.Read More
We'd only gone and left Jacob's wellies in the garden since the weekend before, hence, they were soaked when he went to put them on - (we had a half an hour of trying to find them before we checked in the garden!) So we had to make a detour to the shoe shop to purchase him new ones before our walk.
He had his "I don't want new ones, I want my ones" grumpy head on, so it took a little longer in the shoe shop and convincing him to pick new ones then we had wanted, but then kids are great at being a pain in the butt.Read More
Every weekend, we take the kids and the dogs out for a walk, no matter the weather, come rain or come shine, we love to venture out. I love to take my camera and capture as many moments as I can. That same evening I will sit down and upload all the photos I took and go through each one. With this post, I'm sharing my favourite photos from our walk last weekend.Read More
The past couple of months has had a lot going on for us, one bad thing after the other at the moment, and Christmas 2016 already seems like a lifetime ago. It was a Chrismas full of new adventures and a few challenges thrown at us. Most importantly It was a great day, we got to spend and enjoy the day with family.Read More
Last week we were invited to Wyevale Garden Centre in Bressingham for afternoon tea with Santa.
This was our first visit to see Santa this year, and it's safe to say the kids were rather excited. We booked our table at 3pm, and we joined another family to an hour and half of festive fun and tasty food.Read More
Last week was my youngest son 7th Birthday. How time has flown.... it only seems like yesterday when I found out I was pregnant. My 3rd child, my 3rd boy. He came into our world, a bundle of joy.
The youngest of 3 boys, and the cheekiest, the loudest, and tough as nails (all that play fighting with your brothers).Read More
Last Christmas, hubby and the kids were getting the boxes of Christmas decorations out of the loft, when I heard hubby shout in alarm, I came out of the kitchen to see the kids scrambling and hubby shouting 'mouse'. It ran down the stairs and past me into the lounge. We cornered it and I said 'that's a big damn mouse'. We opened the doors and it ran out. That was that... so we thought.Read More
We are a nation of animal lovers, and whilst cats and dogs may be the most common choice of animal companion, the prevalence of more “exotic pets”, like reptiles, rodents, and birds is growing each year. These pets may seem like a cool alternative to cats and dogs, but they do require more specialised knowledge and care, not to mention equipment, to live happily alongside their hooman owners.Read More
After a super school holiday (we squeezed loads of fun stuff in), with some bumps and bruises along the way, the kids are back into school and so far so good they seem settled and content.Read More
Haven Holidays want to encourage you to get outdoors this summer, thus, they have designed an activity guide full of exciting and fun ways to do just that. We were approached by Haven Holidays to choose one activity from their 2016 activity guide and to share our experience.Read More
The end of yet another era. They come thick and fast, too fast.
It only seems like yesterday when he was my baby boy, my first baby, oh how I used to just cuddle him hours and hours on end, never wanting to let him go or let him out of my sight and now he's a fully fledged grown up. Whilst there's apart of me that's a little sad, I'm also incredibly proud of him and excited. I am excited for the future, his future, and I can't wait to see what he does with his life.Read More
Life lately has been an amalgamation of GCSE's exams, work, visits to A&E, business travel, building work, weekly family walks and illnesses - and rubbish weather.Read More
It has been a tough year thus far with the boys being diagnosed with medical conditions. Although nothing life threatening (thank god), my two older boys have been diagnosed with medical conditions that they will have to live with every day for the rest of their lives.Read More
Summer starts full-time school this September. My little princess is going to big school.
She already attends nursery every morning at the school in which I would like her to go to Reception, the same school Jacob goes too. However, this school is out of our catchment area (only by a few meters), so there is a chance that our application will be rejected.Read More
You turned up at my house in the evening when it was dark, when I was alone whilst my hubby had gone to the gym, banging on my door so hard and loud it shook the house. I knew instantly who it was. Who else would knock on my door like that?Read More
Happy Birthday to my son and a very special birthday at that! Thirteen is a milestone.
Just over a week ago my second son, my little man celebrated his 13th Birthday. That means I now have two teenagers - how old does that make me feel.Read More
Part of the National Park family, the Broads are a network of rivers and lakes. This beautiful and magical area spans across two counties, Suffolk and Norfolk. The lakes, known as broads, were formed by the flooding of peat workings many years ago, and the Carlton Marshes, a nature reserve based in the heart of the Broads, comprises over 100 acres of grazing marsh, fens and peat pools. It is one of the best dog walks in the Broads.Read More
My favourite holiday memory, a beautiful trip to Cancun, Mexico, that was taken 8 years ago this March.Read More