When you are on a cruise and you see a giant humpback whale breaching or mugging, it simply makes you forget everything in the world. You are simply overtaken by a euphoric feeling. They are such fascinating creatures, and these humpback whale facts that we’re discussing today are even more fascinating. Read more
Though the title says, as much as I would love to travel around the world in 2018, it most definitely is not going to happen. In fact, we haven’t even travelled out of the UK for almost ten years. So the boys have never been abroad, but I would love to broaden their travel horizons and give them some amazing experiences. Even myself, I’ve only been as far as the Canary Islands, and that’s when I was a teenager. So yeah, quite a while ago…
The lovely people over at Destination2 have asked me to put together a travel bucket list for 2018; though this is likely to blend into many many years. As much as I love taking the boys on holiday, when they’re all grown up and left home, we will be back to grown up trips away – the relaxing type 😉 It wasn’t hard for me to come up with a bucket list, as I am constantly adding to places I would love to visit, in my head! Read more
Whenever we go on holiday, I always make sure we have a visit to somewhere that includes animals. When we went to Norfolk back in August I wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before, and we were given the chance to visit Amazona Zoo. The boys have never actually visited a zoo before, other than Jacob when he was six months old so doesn’t really remember. Therefore I thought this would be a lovely day out for them.
Amazona Zoo in Cromer, Norfolk, is one of the county’s most unique and fun days out where families can discover South American wildlife. The zoo is home to over 200 tropical animals including jaguars, monkeys, snakes, flamingos and tapirs.
It is committed to helping visitors discover nature and provide education on conservation issues.
Back at the end of August we went on our annual family holiday to the Norfolk Broads. As well as all four of us, my brother-in-law came with us too. We stayed in a cottage on this holiday, but as children The Husband and his brother used to go on boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads; that was their favourite kind of family holiday.
I have a done a couple of boating holidays but they weren’t really my thing; though, that might have had something to do with the fact I didn’t get along with father-in-law too well, and they were with him… Maybe I’ll try again another time!
When Herbert Woods offered us the hire of a day boat, I thought that wouldn’t be so bad; the Norfolk Broads are definitely beautiful to see when travelling by boat.
Hiring a day boat is a great way to experience the sights and sounds of the Norfolk Broads from the water. Enjoy a great family day out visiting the towns and villages along the Broads and stopping of for lunch at one of the many riverside pubs. Free mooring is available throughout the Broads at Broads Authority 24 hour mooring sites.
When it comes to the summer season, there are so many festivals happening. Music festivals, food festivals, art festivals; or festivals that have everything going on! Often these are really family or children focused and can last for a whole weekend.
As a family we’ve only actually attended one festival, which was a local food festival at a country park. A food festival is my idea of heaven, especially when there are dozens of samples waiting to be tasted! As you may have seen, I love discovering new brands and trying new foods. I could manage to spend a whole load of money on produce too, to feast on at home. Read more