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Our Visit to Castle Acre

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Castle Acre
Views of Castle Acre Castle

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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New Buckenham Castle

You know when you have something on your doorstep and you keep on meaning to visit but never get round to it. New Buckenham Castle was that something for us. Well it’s only taken 5 years, but now we’ve been, and we just can’t stop visiting.

New Buckenham Castle
Looking down at the castle from the earthworks

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Our Visit to Framlingham Castle

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Feeling Calm
Framlingham Castle

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Our Visit to Audley End

Earlier in the year I treated us to English Heritage membership. To be fair it was a no brainer. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £30 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it was next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.

Weekend Off
Audley End

I’m going to try to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We’ve already made our money back on the membership, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Summer of family fun at intu Chapelfield

Shopping centre’s holiday Kids’ Club offers free activities throughout the school holidays

intu Chapelfield is offering Kids’ Club members of three and over a series of fun activities throughout the school holidays, each exploring a different aspect of Norfolk’s landscape, culture or heritage. Always popular, Kids’ Club events give members the opportunity to get hands-on, learn creative skills, meet a few of their favourite characters, and make new friends.

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Wynyard Hall – Our Luxury Weekend

Like every parent we crave a bit of time off, so when Wynyard Hall asked if we would like to stay I grabbed the opportunity to get L off to his grandparents and booked some time in their Spa!!

Wynyard Hall
Such a view

Wynyard Hall is in County Durham, so a fair old journey for us, but we were yet to celebrate our wedding anniversary and love the area having recently been on holiday nearby so it was perfect for us. I am so glad we made the journey. It is seriously the most luxurious weekend I have ever had. EVER.

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What We Took Camping

We kicked off July with our first ever camping trip. We headed to the New Forest for a Park Ranger weekend with Camping in the Forest and got to meet Chris Packham.

So what did we take for our first ever camping trip?

Camping with a toddler
Surveying his territory

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Get A Feel for the Amazon this Summer

If you want to feel like you’ve stepped straight into South America without straying from Norfolk, Amazona Zoo is the place to be! It’s one our favoured day trips, we really love it.

Tucked away in Cromer, on the North Norfolk coast, this wonderful attraction has over 200 beautiful tropical animals to gaze in awe at, as well as a fantastic children’s play area, all combining to make a unique and fun day out! It really is very different from other zoos in the area.  Amazona Zoo is the ideal place to plan a trip to this summer – there’s something for every age to enjoy!

Amazona Zoo
Amazona Zoo – Jaguar

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This Plus That Equals…. Camping With A Toddler

This plus that equals…. camping with a toddler

Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about our camping trip at the weekend. Our first ever camping trip. A blogger trip with Camping in the Forest. Most importantly the reality of camping with a toddler.

Camping with a toddler
Soaking it all in

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Win a Great Pickles and the Pictures Prize

Pickles and the Pictures

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As you are all aware over the weekend we heard about the sad passing of Barry Norman. 

I’d had this competition planned for some time and it was all pre written and scheduled to go. I was away over the weekend with very limited connection and didn’t actually hear the news until you guys started to comment on this post. 

In any other circumstance I would have of course cancelled the competition, but as I was away I couldn’t. I certainly don’t want those who have entered to be at a disadvantage. So after some discussion we have decided to carry on with it. 

I certainly don’t want to seem insensitive and I whole heartedly apologise to anyone who is upset by this. It is not my intention. 

I would ask that any comments are kept in their current, beautiful, thoughtful vain.

On a personal note I would like to say just how sad I was to find out about Barry Norman’s passing and I know he will have left a lasting legacy. I can’t quite formulate the words I want to about this. So I shall leave it at that.

Briony x


Barry Norman is a veteran of the film world as a renown British film critic, writer and media personality. He is best known for presenting Film …. on BBC One and is the programme’s longest-running host.  Another of Barry’s achievements, is recreating a Victorian family recipe for traditional pickled onions, and this year marks 10 years since he first launched his range of Hot & Spicy Premium Pickled Onions.

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