Showing posts with label #Heacham. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Heacham. Show all posts

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

... Cousins, Beach Walks and The Funfair ...

Last Thursday Kelly and the girls came to stay.
It was a bit of a spur of the moment plan and it was lovely having them all here.

Esme slept in the twins room, as the twins share a bed normally so Esme got a whole bed to herself, Kelly took Ru's bed as that's usually empty and Isla shared with Noah on the first night then the next two nights shared with her mum in Ru's room.

Our table was full and it was nice to see all the kids happy and together.


Friday.

We headed out early to soft play getting there for when it opened in a bid to miss the mad rush but thankfully it wasn't too busy and the kids had two hours of running around like crazy loons.
Afterwards, I tried to get a nice photo for my mum of all the kids together but as you can tell from the picture about they really weren't feeling it!



After lunch, we decided to walk to North beach and let the kids run around and have an ice cream.


I bought them some bucket and spades after the ice creams and they all ran off to build sandcastles, the tide was out so they had plenty of space to run around on and try and build a sandcastle village.
Ru gave up pretty quickly but then ordered me to build him a sandcastle rainbow...





As the weather was nice and we had no real rush to get home we decided to attempt to walk along the beach to Hunstanton.

I had told Kelly it would only take 10 minutes....even though I had never done it before.
Thinking about it now, it takes 10 minutes in the car so I should have known it would have taken longer.

...... It took about an hour or so.



The kids were actually really good and hardly moaned at all!
Esme, Isla and Noah ran along the sand collecting shells and bits and bobs as they went, Ru was in the stroller and I knew he wouldn't walk from our house to the local beach let alone all the way to Hunstanton, and the twins both walked beside me looking at all the lovely holiday houses along the seafront.


They were all really impressed that they'd walked to Hunstanton and can't wait to go back to school and tell their teachers!



As a treat for the kids being so good, we took them into the funfair, we all went on the caterpillar roller coaster and everyone enjoyed it, though Ru is still a little unsure if he liked it or not.

His favourite was the car merry go round and he went on those a couple of times.
Everyone apart from me and Ru went on the bumper cars ..... turns out Noah's a bit of a dangerous driver!

Before we left Isla and Noah went on the twister and from the ground, it looked as though Noah was going to cry but apparently he loved it.





Saturday.

We spent the morning lazing around at home, letting the kids do as they pleased.
After lunch, we took them back over to Norfolk Lavander and went into the Animal Gardens and Play Park, hoping they would get the rest of their energy out there.

On entry, they were all given a little quiz and a sheet to use in the maze to collect stamps so that they'd win a goodie bag on the way home.


They all ran around looking at all the animals and trying to find the answers to the questions, we let them loose into the maze by themselves.... to which I'm pretty sure they all cheated as it didn't take them long to find all the stamps and they all came back out the way they went in.


Their best bit was getting to handle some of the animals, the boys all loved holding the snakes and Noah made friends with a bearded dragon.
Ru loved the Tenrec as he had a wet nose that wriggled around!
I tried to get a good photo but it was just too wriggly.

After they had finished looking at all the animals they went and played in the play park.

The girls and Kelly headed back to London on Sunday morning. 
It was lovely having them here and the house felt rather empty once they'd left.
It was really nice having a few busy days and we all felt better for it.
We are all missing them now and Rupert keeps asking when they are coming back.



Friday, 17 November 2017

... Miss to Mrs ...


So last weekend I went from a Miss to a Mrs!

After I had dropped Jon and the 3 big boys off at the cottages we were renting I came back to find the house had been decorated for a mini hen do by Jenni (Jon's sister)


All the ladies that were attending the wedding came over minus a few who weren't travelling until the Saturday, so we had 9 ladies in total.
Jenni did a lovely spread of nibbles and drinks and we all played Prosecco Pong.
It took us a fair few goes until we were actually able to get the ball into the glass.
FYI put the glasses all together rather than with space in between!

The evening ended with everyone sharing some pearls of wisdom about married life to me and then people then headed home. I think Jenny (my bff)  and I got into bed about 1ish.



Wedding gel nails by Bella's Beauty & Skincare




Saturday morning I had plans of me and Jenny having a trip to costa and having a coffee but the morning pretty much slipped away before I knew it. 
We didn't get out of bed until 9 ish and I still had to print out the Order of Services and get Ru ready to go off with Uncle Ben (Jenni's husband) at 10.

So once Ru was gone I jumped in the bath and washed my hair and before I knew it, it was 12 and my flowers arrived and Caroline from Salon 63 had come to do my hair.

I was over the moon with my hair, the extra pack of extensions Caroline suggested really did make all the difference!
I would loooooove my hair to look like it did every day.


My flowers and crowns were all done by Swaffham Florist and they were just spot on. 
They smelt amazing!
My crown was perfect as were my little flower girls crowns.


I think one of the biggest highlights of the day was the cake!
It truly was stunning and tasted as good as it looked!
The very talented Emma from Buns of Fun who is based over in Sheringham Norfolk made it for us.

I was really worried about it but I really had no need to be, everyone said how lovely it tasted and luckily I had some left over that kept me topped up with cake for the following two days.

I highly recommend Emma and I'm sure ill be using her the next chance I get!


My guest book...
For my guest book rather than have a book where people could write in, my mum bought an Instax Mini 9 and all the accessories so I could make a display once the wedding was over.
I took the camera around and got snaps of everyone, I've wanted one of these cameras for a long time so was over the moon when I heard mum had gone along with my idea!

The photos came out fantastic and I can't wait to get creative and make up a little gallery wall with them.


To keep some of my beautiful flowers I was bought a flower press, so as soon as it arrived I got busy picking out the best blooms to preserve, I made a design for myself and another for my mum.
Fingers crossed they turn out well.


The day was amazing and it couldn't have gone any better.
Once I have the professional photo's back I will write about the day in more detail.
This was just a quick post with a few snaps that I had taken before, on and after the big day!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Mummy and Ru Time


Since Ru started nursery at school, our 1 on 1 time has diminished and after thinking about how much I missed it, I gave myself a kick up the bum and made myself do something about it.

Now Jon is on the mend and the wedding planning has died down Im making the effort to make sure on the two days that Ru only has half days to actually go out and do something rather than just sit at home and let him play on the iPad.

Last week after I collected him on the Thursday I took him out for lunch and then off to feed the local ducks and have a play at the park.


As always the ducks were very entertaining and they can never get enough of our tasty frozen peas.
They get so close that you could just pick one up if you wanted.






Ru loves throwing peas to the ducks and could quite happily watch them all day.

As we only had the afternoon to play once our peas had ran out we crossed the road and went into the park.

No one else was there so Ru had full run of the park and even the skatepark.





Ru loved going on the swings this time, usually he stays well away.
Every time we go to the park the skate park is heaving so we never get a look in, but this time it was empty so Ru took full advantage.

It's just had a local graffiti artist give it a bit of a facelift and it looks brilliant.





Ru had a great time running up and down the ramps. He did slip at one point but after a hug he was laughing again.

He's just received a scooter in the post to review, so ill be taking him back here to take the photos.

Once the boys all go back to school, ill be making sure to do something with Ru on his afternoons off.







Sunday, 9 July 2017

South Beach


We've had a few weeks of constant crying and meltdowns from Ru, so to give him a change of scenery we took him for a mid week stroll along the beach.


When we lived in Kent, I always made sure I took Ru to the beach once a week as I knew he liked it and it's always the one place he truly relaxes at.


I'm not sure why I haven't taken him to the beach since moving here.
It's closer....we can actually walk to it, its that close.


His face lit up when he realised where we were, and he was eager to jump out the van.
For the first time, he was interested in looking for shells, rather than just rocks.
So I gave him an empty poo bag and let him fill it up with all the different shells he could find.


The tide was out so we got to have a good walk and look in all the sea puddles.
We tried to find some crabs, but only came across dead ones or really tiny ones...



Ru pretty much had the beach to himself, apart from a few people jogging along the pathways.
He went off exploring on his own and didn't stop smiling.


It was nice to see him finally relax a bit after a couple of crap weeks, he's moved up to the big room in nursery and he seems to be struggling to find his place at home.
He's gone from sleeping well back to not sleeping at all, but thrown into the mix he now wakes up and screams like he's being murder and will run and hide in the most strangest place, then I have to run around in the dark trying to find him. Not something I really enjoy doing in the middle of the night.


I've made a promise to start taking him to the beach weekly, specially now the weather is amazing and if I walked with him in the pushchair, it would take up most the morning.
Beats sitting in front of the iPad or popping to Tesco.