When I Left School…

At certain times in your life, you need a change. Sometimes it’s as easy as a new haircut or clothes style, but sometimes it takes something more drastic, like a change of career.

I have been a hairdresser since I was 16; it was never supposed to be my life long career path. I chose it because I’m artistic and wanted a job where I could show my creative flair. I fell into it, because like many kids, I still didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I left school.

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Top 10 Things To Do In Norfolk

Sometimes when you go on holiday somewhere for the first time, it is difficult to know where the best places to go are. Before we set off for Norfolk this year, I had asked friends on Face Book for their best ideas, for great days out in that area.

I don’t know what made me write the list down, but thank god I did, as once I was past Cambridge there was no 3G at all and therefore no Google to look things up. Unfortunately, it also meant my phones SatNav was rendered useless, so there was a lot of directional guesswork going on and following of the coastline.

Therefore, I thought it might be useful for anyone visiting the area, to have a readymade list of my top 10 things to do in Norfolk area, which they can print off and take with them. Of course, these are MY favourite 10 things and I can’t vouch for them being yours, but at least it’s a start…


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Bewilderwood – A Land Of Boggles And Twiggles

Deep in the woods is a land of Boggles, Twiggles and thorny Crocklebogs… We know this, because we have seen them with our own eyes! They are quite shy little creatures, but if you enter Bewilderwood and you are very, very lucky, you may just get to see them too.

The Bewilderwood is set deep in the Norfolk Broads, between Wroxham and Horning and we were very kindly invited by Swampy the marsh Boggle (not to be confused with the infamous Swampy the tree hugger of the 90′s,) to come and play in his big adventure playground and meet some of his friends. Continue reading

Amazonia Zoo Review

Last week we were on our summer holiday, where we rented a caravan off a friend in North Norfolk. The caravan itself was at East Runton only 2 minutes drive from Cromer. It was the first holiday I had spent alone with the girls and have never been to the area before, I so thought I would ask people what to do and where to go.

One of the main attractions in Cromer itself is the Amazona Zoo, where we were very kindly given free entrance, so we could review it. Although it is one of the smaller zoos we have visited, it has a large selection of South American animals, plus an adventure play area and indoor soft play centre. Continue reading

Single Parent Holiday – Going It Alone

This year I decided to take the girls away on holiday on my own for the first time. Normally my mum joins us and shares the stress with me; however, she is off to America to see my aunt instead (how selfish is that?) This left me in a bit of a predicament, do we not have a holiday this year or do I jump another milestone and take them alone?

I decided on the latter.

When I booked the caravan a few months ago, I was still in two minds whether I had done the right thing. It was a friend’s van on a small site, with none of the entertainment facilities that we were used to. It was on a cliff top in deepest darkest north Norfolk, with no internet AND no phone signal.

But, looking on the bright side, at least there was a cliff to jump off, if it all got too much! Continue reading