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This Plus That Equals…. A Weekend Off

This plus that equals…. A Weekend Off

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 the joys of a weekend off.

Not a weekend off work, although that happened as well. No, the heady joys of a weekend off parenting.

Weekend Off
Castle Acre Priory

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This Plus That Equals…. My Spring Wish List

This plus that equals….my Spring wish list

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 a few things I would like to get sorted now that Spring has sprung.

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Discover Britain’s Magical Waterland Wildlife

The Broads National Park in Norfolk is home to over 11,000 species of wildlife, some of the UK’s rarest plants and animals, including the nationally protected fen orchid and crested buckler fern, the Norfolk Hawker dragonfly, the Marsh Harrier, Swallowtail Butterfly and the ‘booming’ bittern!

Herbert Woods on the Broads
Herbert Woods on the Broads

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Camping in Cromer

New to north Norfolk is Cromer’s only campsite, launching from the last week of July and for the month of August 2017.

For me this is really exciting as I have such fond memories of camping at nearby East Runton as a kid and walking into Cromer for the carnival, so actually being able to camp in Cromer itself will be amazing.

New Years Walk at the Beach
New Years Walk on Cromer Beach

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Feeling Calm #45

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

This is an exciting ‘Feeling Calm’ for me, not only is it my first one back after a well earned break, a month long step back from blogging break, but it is also almost an entire year since I started my Calm journey.

Due to the break I have just compiled my top ten moments since my last update, next week will see normal service resume and I’ll be back to weekly catch ups.

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Our Christmas Break at Bluestone

We have never been away at Christmas time before, not once. But with work being a bit stressful and all the upheaval we have gone through recently I couldn’t have been happier when Bluestone got in touch to see if we would like to stay for a few nights.

Christmas Holiday Fun
Christmas Holiday Fun

A holiday park with a difference, Bluestone is set in a beautiful National Park in Pembrokeshire, Wales. We loved Pembrokeshire last time we visited, and were familiar with the area There is loads to see and do, plenty of walking, attractions and a truly stunning coastline. We were so excited to be returning, especially as Bluestone had everything we needed, right there, there would be no additional travelling, spending or time. Just a few days to kick back and relax. Oh and Christmas was in full swing which was really exciting. All the December breaks included tickets to ‘The Kingdom of the Elves’.

Christmas Tree in The Adventure Centure
Christmas Tree in The Adventure Centure

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Christmas Jumper Day & Chocolate

We joined in with Christmas Jumper Day today. I wore my jumper to work, L wore his to nursery and apparently wouldn’t take it off all day, even though he was really hot. Bless him, that’s dedication right there. The we all went to see the Christmas lights in Norwich this evening. But I think Cadbury might have just put us to shame. To celebrate Christmas Jumper Day, Cadbury has created the ultimate festive jumper knitted entirely from chocolate. Yes, knitted from chocolate.

Having fun in our jumpers this evening
Having fun in our jumpers this evening

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Feeling Calm #44

For my birthday I was given a great new book ‘Calm’ and a journal from my friends. To help me find some calm in my life and to de-stress a little. I have been writing in my journal everyday and on Wednesday’s I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites. 

Oh my word it’s been a busy week, which is why I’m writing this on a Friday instead of my usual Tuesday night ready for Wednesday. Between the start of Christmas in our house, appointments, work and everything else it’s been hectic. Throw in a last minute holiday to get ready for and what you have is a very exhausted little blogger.

We’ve also been busy having fun, so here are my top ten moments from the last week or so, I’ve lost track.

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Amazing Christmas Hamper Giveaway

I like to take a bit of time off in December, what with it being my favourite month and all. So to treat you all, during November I have arranged an amazing prize for you all. A Christmas Hamper filled to bursting with cool things.

I’m going to start by saying a massive thank you to all the fab brands who got involved, I hope you’ll love everything as much as I do.

So here’s what is in this amazing hamper:

  1. A Rebel Tech Kit from Sugru
  2. 1 x Bottle Great Uncle Cornelius’ Famous Spiced Ginger
  3. Festive Doris & Co Mug
  4. Lumie Iris Bodyclock with essential oils
  5. Trolls Bedding Bundle from Character World inc Single Duvet Set, Cushion & Poncho Towel
  6. Mio Skincare Liquid Yoga Candle & Space Spray
  7. Miniature Bottle of Monkey Shoulder Whisky
  8. The English Soap Company Winter Village set inc Gift Bar Soap, Guest Soap and Soy Candle
  9. A £50 DIWAH Jewellry Gift Voucher
  10. Festive Box of Zippy Bibs
  11. Some fun added surprises just from me xx

    Christmas Hamper
    Christmas Hamper

This hamper is worth in excess of £360 and is packed with things to make your Christmas easier, with fab gifts and home essentials I’m sure whoever wins this will be really happy.

All you need to do is enter your details into the Rafflecopter app below and follow as many of the great companies that have taken part as you fancy. The more you follow the more entries you get.

Good luck everyone xx

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Amazing ways to #MakeItScary with Hobbycraft

Do you want some a bit of quick, easy and fun Halloween decoration ideas? Well you’re in the right place. L and I got our crafting on with some of the amazing products available from Hobbycraft and really dressed up our doorway.

#makeitscary Hobbycraft
#makeitscary Hobbycraft

We were lucky enough to be sent a #makeitscary gift hamper and we’ve had some real fun.

Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary
Halloween Hamper #MakeItScary

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