• 1000 Hours Outdoors,  Days Out,  Sunny Days,  Travel,  Why I Travel

    Bobbing About On The Broads

    What a perfect sunny Sunday for an impromptu mini break in Norfolk! Child free and a sunny day I headed towards Norwich and checked into Sprowston Manor, a spa and golf hotel. It looked really nice and lived up to my expectations. Lovely sweeping driveway, crossing the golf course, and arriving at the 16th century English Manor that houses the hotel. First impressions and all that, and it was so far so good. Lovely reception area, really friendly staff and a very easy painless check in.  Headed up to my room and was pleasantly surprised as to how spacious it is. I’ll let you see for yourself with the video…

  • 1000 Hours Outdoors,  Nature,  Walks

    Sunny Sunday at Wrest Park

    Sunny Sunday’s are meant for exploring parks! We headed off to Wrest Park in Silsoe, Bedfordshire. It’s only about 40 mins or so away from us. Wrest Park is managed by English Heritage and is free to members. For over 600 years the Wrest estate was home to one of the leading aristocratic families in the country, the de Greys.  Apparently every generation has had a different impact on the estate over the years.  With over 90 acres of grounds there is plenty to explore and enjoy.  We arrived just after lunch and naturally the children wanted to immediately hang out in the playground! I managed to convince Grayson and Hallie that…