For the first time in a number of years we attended the Christmas Pantomime at Norwich Theatre Royal. Whilst it was a late night for Roo and Tigger, I don’t think I’ve seen Tigger laugh so much in a long time. On our way back to the care we walked past the Norwich Assembly House and fell in love with their Christmas trees all lit up in the darkness.
This festive season, forgo the traditional Christmas turkey with all the trimmings and the mundane mince pies because Giggling Squid, the fun and innovative family of Thai restaurants, will serve up a plethora of dishes all served with a hint of warming spice and all things nice!
One of our Christmas traditions has been to visit the St Peter Mancroft Church in Norwich city centre. Attending to watch the Poringland Singers and the children’s school perform in the annual Christmas Carol Concert. This year joined by the CLIC Sargent music academy singers.
Over the half term holidays, we took a trip over to High Lodge, Thetford. We’d been meaning to complete the Gruffalo Spotter app course for ages but hadn’t quite gotten round to doing it. As Piglet is currently loving all things Gruffalo it seemed the perfect time to visit.
We started a new Halloween tradition this year by visiting a pumpkin patch to select our own pumpkins before taking them home to carve. We opted to visit Hirsty’s Family Fun Park Pumpkin Patch, having enjoyed the Maize Maze over the summer. With a range of sizes and shapes to choose from, Tigger obviously decided that one that was a big as the wheelbarrow would be perfect – although guess who had to wheel the wheelbarrow back through the field??
Living in Norwich gives us a wide variety of options when it comes to entertaining the children. From visiting the cinema to see the latest release, stepping back in time in Norwich Castle or the Museum of Norwich, or simply looking around the numerous shops. No matter what the activity is that has brought us into the city centre, the children will always be requesting food. With tired feet, it is nice to sit down, take a load off and enjoy a family meal together. Bill’s restaurant is a perfect venue for this, especially with their amazing children’s menu.
When it comes to visiting restaurants with the children we tend to stick to ones that we have previously visited. This is down to ensuring that the menu holds something that Tigger will eat and partly down to us being conscious of other diners when the children are playing. One of the restaurants that Mr. Boo and I have wanted to visit for a while is the Middletons Steakhouse & Grill, Norwich.
Returning to our roots today with an impromptu trip to the seaside. It was time to take embrace life and find ourselves an adventure. Heading down the pontoon between the sand dunes to discover the sea waiting for us, along with views over to Scroby Sands and the wind farm. The sun shone, the wind blew and the waves crashed. But we giggled, we tickled the sand and we danced through the breaking waters. ⠀
Bring on the adventures!
The Norwich Puppet Theatre on Saturday put on a puppet workshop for the community, at The Forum, alongside a large-scale puppet display. The event marked the launch of the Aviva Community Fund 2017 and demonstrated how small things like a puppet, can with the right perspective, make a big difference to local communities.
Looking to explore the attractions and natural beauty that we have on our doorstep in Norfolk, yesterday we headed over to the North Norfolk Railway with Greater Anglia.