Norfolk 2016

For this summer holiday, me and my family ventured out to the wonderful Norfolk for two weeks. I have always found that going away for two weeks is one of the most relaxing and calming things ever. It’s a long drive from our home to the campsite where we were staying but it was honestly one of the nicest caravan sites I’ve been too. The site was peaceful at night and even in the day it wasn’t overally busy. After setting up our pitch (one of the most stressful parts of the holiday might I add) we enjoyed the tranquility and peacefulness of the site.

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As for Norfolk itself, I must admit I’ve never known a place as beautiful. The landscape that surrouneded us was like something out of a book, absoultey goregous. We took walks along the river almost ever day within the first week, in Hoveton and Horning. In Horning me and my sister found this outdoor table tennis table, we spent a good 1/2 an hour playing. (I’m definalty not a natural player!) This is one thing I love about going away is the time we get to spend as a family, often at home we are all so busy that it’s nice while we are away to spend time together. One of the most increadabile days out from our time in Norfolk was spending a day on a boat. My dad grew up holidaying on boats and was like a child at christmas when we hired one. My family and my Grandparents spent the day relaxing a chilling out of the boat and having a laugh when something happened. We had amazing weather aswell which made the day twice as increadable – me and my sister even ended up sitting on the back of the boat sun bathing. I would definalty do this again, it was one of the most peaceful things I think I have even done. If any of you visit here or someplace simular it’s worth spending that little extra to go on a boat for the day.

Spending time with my family this summer was brilliant, we ended up in our second week visiting Stow Mill, which was stunning. It had be restored and we were able to look around inside and see what each level would have been used for. Me and my sister also had our childhood memories moments when we decided to attempt to sculpt a boat out of the sand just like our day used to do when we were younger. I think it turned out okay in the end!  We also visited Norwich while we were away, and even though it was pretty simular to Cardiff it was still lovely to go round a look at the beautiful city. Towards the end of our holiday we spent two days on a beach in Horsley. Now there was something quite spectaular about this beach and that was the fact that there was a colony seals there. It was a moment I will never forget seeing the seals becasue they aren’t common. I spent almost an hour taking photos and watching the seals. It was amazing when we were in the sea and the seals would come towards you, they are so inquizative.

These two weeks were amazing, I will never forget them. If you are looking for somewhere to visit for a week or two but you don’t want to go abroad, I would definalty recommend the Norfolk Broads. The Broads are increadible when you drive through, it’s a moment you won’t forget. I think my family will definalty be visiting the borads again. I hope you are all enjoying your summers.

Abbie x

 

Tea and Toast

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Dear Blog Readers,

Recently I went for coffee with my mum (and her friends), and I thought it was absoulty lovely! We went to Waterloo Tea, Wyndham Arcade, in Cardiff and honeslty the tea was amazing. I have to admit that I love a good cuppa, and this is definalty a tea lovers delight. I had the Earl Grey tea when I was there, if I had to describe it in one word it would be extrodinary! My mum had a latte, so if your not a tea lover then Waterloo Tea offers coffee aswell.

I love the fact that the tea comes in a cute little teapot and you are given a timer to show you when the tea is perfectly brew. This was so individual, I have never seen anything like this before in any tearooms I’ve visited. I thought that having this system ment that the tea tasted the best. Also, on the table there were clipborads with information about the different teas which is again very unique as I haven’t seen that anywhere else before. The atmosphere in the cafe itself was amzing with was so calm but there was also this chatty element to it aswell. Disbite the title of this post I did not have toast with my tea, I actually had cake. Me and my mum shared a slice of carrot cake and a slice of ginger cake. Both piece of cake were absoulty gorgeous, I could have eaten the entire cake! I would definalty recommend either of these cakes if you ever visit this stunning cafe. It’s ideal for a place to meet up with friends or relatives. I will definalty be returning to Waterloo Tea when I am next in Cardiff with my family, boyfriend or friends.

Hope your having an amzing summer so far!

Abbie xx

Survival Guide: Long Car Journey

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post! I hope you enjoyed reading it, and I hope it helps at least one of you. Anyway I thought as it’s August now and most of you are mostly likely going away or have been away. I’m going away and wanted to share with you my packing tips and essentails to survive a long car journey!

My Essentails

  • Phone
  • Headphones
  • I-pod
  • Chargers
  • Sun Glasses
  • Pillow
  • Cosy Socks
  • Magazine/Book/Kobo
  • Pen and Paper

Since I’m spending about 5 hours in the car I’ll need to keep myself busy, so these are just a few of the essentails I’ll be taking with me in the car. I struggle to sleep in the car but I find that having a pillow and cosy socks and clothing make it more relaxing. I also chose to wear comfortable clothes, not jeans or a fancy top. I’ve gone for a pair of leggins and vest top to keep me cool in the car, as it can get warm.

I also like to take some other things in the car like drinks and snacks,this is mainly becasue it keeps me going in the car. I also find that the car journey’s can seem like a lifetime but I find that thinking about the fun at the end of them helps (thats alittle tip for you)

Remember to have fun and relax on your long journey! Enjoy your trip wherever you are going!

Abbie xx