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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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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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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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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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Shrek’s Grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London

Last weekend we were really lucky to be invited to the press launch of Shrek’s Grotto at Shrek’s Adventure! London. Combining the fun of Far Far Away with the classic December jolly of a visit to see Santa.

Shreks Grotto
Heading to meet Shrek and Santa

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Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Sparkle Bandits

What seems like forever ago, long before L was even remotely capable of reading or even truly understanding what we read to him we started the Badger the Mystical Mutt series of books. We’ve got loads of them, all of the first series in actual fact.  Continue reading Badger the Mystical Mutt and the Sparkle Bandits

Playfoam Pals

We have been playing with a great new toy over the last few weeks. Playfoam Pals from Learning Resources are an amazing coupling of surprise collectable and mouldable, squashable, sensory play delight.  Continue reading Playfoam Pals

Our Visit to Old Bolsover Castle & Cundy House

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.Bolsover Castle

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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This Plus That Equals…. School Gates

This plus that equals…. school gates

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 things I have discovered now I’m at the school gates twice a day.

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