Last week I received a signed copy of Jim Chapman’s new book #147things which was kindly sent to me by this amazing PR team. I’ve never written a book review on my blog before so for this to be sent to be was a lovely surprise and I couldn’t wait to start writing this post. #147things covers a vast range of topics, the book is claimed to cover everything from ‘black holes to belly buttons’, what more could you want from a book?     Throughout the book without giving too much away Jim talks about wide subjects such as the human brain, life and death, birth, childhood, adolescence, the human body, animals, fears, annoyances and grievances, myths, lies and legends and finally reasons to be cheerful. Personally I love the way the book is written, it is written with loads of asides (a term for when the author talks… View Post

Norfolk is my favourite place to visit during the summer holidays; without a doubt. If you haven’t ever travelled up to Norfolk then you definitely should place it in your bucket list for next year. As I have been coming up to Norfolk every year (minus the last) for the last 10 years, I have come across some amazing places which you should definitely pencil in for your trip. 1. Brancaster Beach Brancaster Beach is one of my favourite beaches on the North Norfolk coast for its clear waters and soft sand. If you manage to get a warm day whilst you’re in Norfolk you should take full advantage of that and visit this beach. It’s a lovely place to sit and have a picnic or just have a stroll alone the water. There is a car park right by the beach front with toilets and a cafe which serves… View Post

Nothing completes a trip to Norfolk without a trip to the Norfolk Lavender fields in Heacham. The lavender fields have always been one of my favourite places to visit ever since in a was little and we first started to visit Norfolk. The lovely fields of lilac and the smell of all the different types of lavender is one that can not be missed. Today I thought I’d bring out another one of my Zara sale bargains with this lilac/pale blue smock dress which was originally £25.99 however I purchased this for £12.99 which is a massive discount for a dress in the Zara sale. I never actually saw this dress online but there was one left in the Bluewater store so I knew it was just meant to be. I always say if there is only one left in stock and it’s in your size, you’re definitely meant to… View Post

Yesterday afternoon we headed over to The Folly Tearoom in Holt after seeing a sign earlier that day. We were completely unaware of what we would come across, all we knew is that they did tea and cake. After a day at the beach we headed there late afternoon to get a drink and a snack.  I was in ore of what I saw yesterday! The Tearoom was like stepping into a fairytale with themes of Alice in Wonderland running through. As we stepped into the walled garden we were met by an arch which read “Eat Me or Mind Your Head” and on the other side “Drink Me or Mind Your Head”.  We waiting to be seating at the enterance before walking through the gardens to the inside seating area which was decorated in everything pink, floral and dainty. I was in heaven. Everywhere you looked there was something… View Post

As many of you may know I am currently on holiday in Norfolk and for those of you who have been following my blog for a while it is a bit of a tradition in our family. When my mum was growing up she used to come to boarding school up in Norfolk so she spent most of her teenage life up here. It has also been a popular place for my Nan to visit throughout her life. Around 10 years ago we started coming up here every year in the Summer Holidays for a weeks trip in the country and coast.  We arrived in Norfolk on Saturday afternoon where we had a lovely lunch at our favourite gastro pub on the corner just before you enter the town of Holt. We woke up on Sunday morning a little optimistic of the weather as it has rained all night, typical… View Post