One of Norfolk’s leading family attractions, Amazona Zoo in Cromer is delighted to announce a number of recent births during lockdown including Patagonian Hare young, a Common Marmoset and Striated Caracaras chicks.
Head Keeper, Imogen White said: “Lock down has been a very interesting and busy time, not only for us but for our birds and mammals! We have had much to celebrate despite the anguish of not being able to open while we were in lockdown.”
Oh my word the last few months have been weird. In the weeks preceding lockdown I had come to the realisation that my mental health was really suffering and I needed some help, but then of course it became a lot harder to come by.
The initial few weeks of lockdown were just what I needed, something to focus my energy and my mind on, then as it became the new normal things started to slip again. So I focused on the smaller things I could do to make everything a little bit better.
L has been playing with one of the new kits in the So Sand DIY range, the Satisfying Sand Ball Case. You can’t go wrong with a bit of magic sand to play with over the long summer holidays, especially on those days when the weather isn’t great and you’re stuck inside.
Earlier in the year we were lucky enough to be guests at Diggerland Kent. We had a fabulous time but then lockdown happened and it just didn’t feel like the right time to be writing about this great day out we had enjoyed, that now, no one else could. With the easing of restrictions it’s great to see that Diggerland is back and ready for visitors so here is a little bit about our experience.
Caribbean restaurant and bar, Turtle Bay, are welcoming guests back to their Norwich restaurant. Bookings are now open for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks. Plus during August they are taking part in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, so you can get your Turtle Bay fix for less.
With overseas holidays off the agenda for most, the restaurant’s colourful and eclectic interior, beach shack bars, incredible rum cocktails, beautiful soul food and laid back reggae soundtrack provides a tropical escape on your doorstep.
I’m actually not minding this lockdown. I’m at home with my family and other than going to work in the evenings and our daily walk for some exercise I’m staying put.
L and I are doing a little bit of school work everyday, he reads me a book, I read him something. We practise his writing, do a little maths and then we’re out in the garden. There’s been lots of football, we’ve planted seeds, we’ve even got a tub of frogspawn.
The count down to the Easter Holidays is well and truly on, add to that my annual holiday review at work and that means one thing and one thing only, that I am spiralling when it comes to trying to work out how I can make my limited amount of annual leave cover all the school breaks. Hurrah for Barracudas Activity Day Camps.
Last year we snet L and his best friend to try out Barracudas Activity Day Camps for a few days over the Easter Break and they loved it so much they went agan over the summer holidays. This year we’re going back and to be fair the choice was both easy and obvious.
It’s Mother’s Day this week and thanks to a ridiculous schedule, not feeling myself and a million other little things I am woefully unprepared. So I’ve put together a little gift guide of things that are thoughtful, useful and a little luxurious for all the Mum’s who are feeling overwhelmed just like me.