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Feeling Calm #170

For my birthday a couple of years ago I was given a great 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 since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites.

I’ve had a great week. Me and the child have had so much fun. The building work is coming along. I’ve caught up with friends and generally just had a blast.

Here are my top ten moments from the last week:

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Room with a View – Greater Anglia Trains

I think we are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country. With fabulous coastline, nature reserves and amazing walking pretty much wherever you turn. This summer I can barely think of a day where we haven’t been out exploring it, but all to often I miss huge chunks of what there is on offer as I’m travelling. Greater Anglia agree, which is why they think you should travel by train, where you will always have the best seat (and view) in the house.

Oulton Broad
Oulton Broad
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What You Really Need for Back to School

The summer holidays are nearly over, I can’t quite believe how fast they’ve gone. With two weeks left until he’s back to school, well two weeks and a day, it really is time to get organised.

Now I’m guessing everyone has got uniform, shoes, labels and stationery etc. sorted. So I feel no need to talk about them, instead I’m going to talk about the things you really need but may have overlooked.

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‘Say Cheese’ on your Hen Do

Fielding Cottage Norfolk Holidays has three wonderful rural ‘barn style’ cottages located their working farm at Honingham.  Sleeping up to ten people, this is a perfect way to celebrate your hen do and have your friends enjoy a rural retreat while being only 11 miles from the vibrant city of Norwich.

Fielding Cottage

By the accommodation, there’s a hot tub to enjoy* and just five minutes’ drive away is Barnham Broom Golf and Country Club where Fielding Cottage will give guests free access to the swimming pool, sauna and gym facilities.

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Toasty Toes with the Sock Shop

We recently had a lovely delivery of socks from the Sock Shop and I have been impressed.

I have a bit of a weakness for socks, I’m always buying new ones. I love a fluffy sock, long socks, funny socks. So I’m always happy to get socks. Husb is starting a new job and goes through socks at a rate of knots so it was handy to get some for him. Mainly though I wanted to see if we could find anything for the child, socks are an ongoing and incredibly irritating battle. He is determined he cannot put them on by himself and is painfully fussy about what can be on them.

Sock Shop
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Feeling Calm #169

For my birthday a couple of years ago I was given a great 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 since and on Wednesday’s (or late on a Tuesday) I go through the daily highlights I’ve written down and pick out my 10 favourites.

I freakin’ love the summer holidays!! We are having an absolute blast. I mean I’m so tired I could cry and I’m existing almost solely on gin and cheese strings but still, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Here are my top ten moments from the last week:

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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse

Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to a fabulous press day at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse to try out some of their fun summer activities. We had a brilliant day, really good fun and lovely to explore somewhere I haven’t visited for at least 15 years!

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