Eaton Park – a pretty park discovery in Norwich

Pretty park discovery Eaton Park - Bubbablue and me

Sometimes you want a breather on holiday.  Usually I like to pace around from one place to the next because there’s so much I want to see.  But while away in Norfolk, N wasn’t feeling on top form so was more tired than normal.  He just wanted to lounge around at the hotel. But one day we still had a bit of time before the place we wanted to eat at was serving, so I suggested we take his scooter… Continue Reading “Eaton Park – a pretty park discovery in Norwich”

Exploring National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall

National Trust visit Felbrigg Hall - Bubbablue and me.

As children we holidayed a couple of years in north Norfolk, so I was keen to return to some of the places we’d visited back then. It was a real blast from the past although I tend to only remember names rather than details. But it was 30 years ago, so to be expected! On our first afternoon on holiday, we’d had a bit of time after Cromer before heading back to the hotel.  The weather had looked better by… Continue Reading “Exploring National Trust’s Felbrigg Hall”

Amazona Zoo Cromer – an educational visit

Day out Amazona Zoo Cromer - Bubbablue and me .

As you might have read before, I do like to cram in days out when we’re on holiday. We rarely spend a full day at one location when we’re on our own.  Both N and I (although him more), like to have a few hours whizzing around, and then get bored and want to get away and do something else or chill out.  So we did have at least 1 mad day on holiday when we did quite a few… Continue Reading “Amazona Zoo Cromer – an educational visit”

Howard Davis Park discovery in St Helier


Our holiday to Jersey seems like a lifetime ago now. Every so often I look at the photos and remember how good a break, and what fun we had. One of best and most simple things we did was go to the park near our hotel. Every day, in fact several times a day, because it was the nicest way to walk into town. N loves a park, and the Howard Davis Park in St Helier is a pretty good example… Continue Reading “Howard Davis Park discovery in St Helier”

Paddling pool and scooter fun in Stratford-upon-Avon

scooting and paddling pool fun in Stratford upon avon

Despite us only having weekends to really do many activities, I feel like we managed to cram in a lot over the holidays.  Sometimes free is best, and perfectly suitable for young children. N loves going to the park, and with no splash parks or good parks in town, we quite often head to Stratford-upon-Avon for an early morning play and relax.  We usually pop N’s bike or scooter in the boot too, so there’s plenty we can do at… Continue Reading “Paddling pool and scooter fun in Stratford-upon-Avon”

A ball and a half – the Wicked Mega Bounce XL

Megabounce xl ball review

You know when you see something and think, what fun, I fancy one of those.  Well, the Wicked Mega Bounce XL was one of those items. I’m a sucker for a good outdoor toy, and if it’s a super bouncy ball or something a bit different I want to have a go with it.  We were able to review the Wicked Mega Bounce XL ball, and we’ve had quite a bit of fun with it. The downside of giant balls… Continue Reading “A ball and a half – the Wicked Mega Bounce XL”

Micro Scooters rule – one boy and his scooter

testing out the microscooter

Scooters have always gone down well in our house.  N had a My First Scooter when he was 2, and hasn’t looked back, more frequently using my adult one if we’re out because he’d grown out of his own.  But I’ve been looking longingly at the Micro Scooters for a while now, and decided that his 5th birthday he could have one for his main present. Because we can’t walk or scoot to school, I was initially loathed to spend… Continue Reading “Micro Scooters rule – one boy and his scooter”

Making bike and scooter tracks at the park

taking the corner on his bike

N will take any opportunity to ride his bike.  In the house, out on the farm, the grass, the yard, the road.  He’ll be on his bike any chance possible. I find it really interesting that girls and boys at his age are still (generally) stereotypically developing.  Our of his circle of friends, it’s mostly the girls who can write their alphabet, read and draw detailed and accurate pictures.  The boys are mostly taking a lot longer to get there… Continue Reading “Making bike and scooter tracks at the park”

Rough and tumble – in the wars

riding the escalator in Marks and Spencer

As a baby, I never really thought N got hurt very often.  Even as a toddler and being at nursery, there were only a couple of times he got bangs and bruises.  Until his first couple of weeks in school he’d never needed a plaster (and even that time, I’d probably have not bothered for a grazed knee). Ok, so he’d fallen down the stairs a couple of times – playing near, turning round and not concentrating probably being the… Continue Reading “Rough and tumble – in the wars”