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Learning the ropes; HighBall Climbing Centre, Norwich.

As part of our family’s christmas present (to ourselves) we thought we’d book a lesson in rock climbing at a local centre in Norwich – which is where we were based at the time.  We chose the Highball Climbing Centre that is located in the Twickenham Road Business Park. It’s about a 10-15 minute journey from the…

Three windmills in one. How Hill, Norfolk

Sitting on the banks of the River Ant.. is the How Hill trust estate which consists of two historical houses, gardens and three windmills (Turf Fen, Boardman’s Mill and Clayrack Mill).  Visiting in winter doesn’t do this estate any favours as it really comes into flowering beauty in the spring however we were still able to…

Supporting RedWings Horse Sanctuary, Norfolk

A little while ago I wrote an article on animal cruelty in tourism and how best to avoid it.  We love animals and have no desire to exploit them so we’re ultra careful whenever we choose an activity with animals. After quite a bit of research, we decided to visit a sanctuary in Norfolk that…

All aboard the Ullswater Steamer

Ullswater, aptly nicknamed ‘the world’s most beautiful lake’ lived up to its name when we took the Ullswater Steamer in a circular tour from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge and back. Ullswater The lake of Ullswater, at just nine miles long, is famous for being the stretch of water where Donald Campbell set the water speed…

My Summer reads – 2016

As a teenager and young adult, I used to read a huge amount but as I had children I got into bad habits of reading my phone as I went to bed. Of course, this has resulted in terrible sleep patterns and sending my brain to mush. So in a bid to re-invigorate my brain…

Pensthorpe Park in Winter, Norfolk.

Pensthorpe Park in Norfolk is a natural conservation park for birds, mammals, invertebrates and plants.  It’s managed by Pensthorpe Conservation Trust and offers people the opportunity to see a diverse range of natural habitats close up.  We visited during winter where the landscape is leafless and a little bleak however I can imagine that during the summer months it…

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