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Merrivale model Village

We love Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth and L and I try to visit at least once a year, so incase you were looking for a good day out in Norfolk I thought I’d share this little gem with you.

Merrivale Model Village

Situated along the parade in Great Yarmouth Merrivale Model Village is easy to find and there is plenty of parking in Yarmouth so that’s not an issue.

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Feeling Calm #146

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 got my routine back! I’ve had some time to myself. I’ve walked, I’ve cleaned and I’ve worked. It’s all back to normal. It’s actually been really lovely and I’m feeling more like I can cope again.

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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This Plus That Equals…. Holiday Wishes

This plus that equals…. Holiday Wishes

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 my recent thoughts and dreams about a good old holiday. I have several holiday wishes as it turns out.

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Feeling Calm #145

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.

It has been a lovely week, good to be back to some form of normality! It’s been busy, I’ve had my birthday and L has gone back to school but despite that it’s still felt calmer than over the Christmas period.

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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Feeling Calm #144

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 treated myself to some time off blogging over the Christmas break, it was nice to relax in the evenings and just chill out. I’m now more cheese than human and ready for the New Year and normal routines!

Here are my top ten moments from the last 14 days:

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Feeling Calm #143

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 am running on empty but the end is in sight, the end of term and a few days off for everyone, hurrah!

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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Pettitts Animal Adventure Park – review

As it was L’s birthday so early into the new school year, his first school year at that, we opted against a party this year. It would have just been too much for us all. So instead, we headed out with his best friend, who just so happens to celebrate his birthday the day before L, to hang out at Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

Pettitts Animal Adventure Park

We had never visited before and I honestly didn’t know what to expect. It’s been going as long as I can remember, but even as a child I never went. So we headed off, full of anticipation and with a very excited birthday boy.

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Feeling Calm #142

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.

This week has been lovely, busy but not nearly as tough as last week. It has been quite chilled and we’ve all had a good time. 

Here are my top ten moments from the last 7 days:

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Our Visit to Croxden Abbey

We’re enjoying our second year of English Heritage membership. Membership for two adults, with L free, is £31 in Tesco Clubcard Vouchers. So it is next to no money. L loves castles, English Heritage have a lot. It’s free days out for a year.Croxden Abbey

I’m trying to write about all the properties we visit using our membership. What I liked, didn’t like, share some pictures. We more than made our money back on the membership last year and this, so I am very happy it is good value for money.

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Testing the new Kids Menu at Turtle Bay

When it comes to eating out L is pretty easy-going, I literally can’t think of anywhere that we wouldn’t go with him. That being said, if he has a choice, he will only ever pick one of two places, Turtle Bay or McDonald’s (the lure of the Happy Meal is strong).

Turtle Bay
Love meandering down to Turtle Bay

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