Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Marriott's Way

We've had iffy weather over the last few days so when the sun shone after a heavy rain shower last this afternoon me, Molly & Charlie grabbed our coats and decided to escape outdoors for a while.

We headed to Marriotts Way, a few minutes from home but explored paths and fields off the usual track for a change. A big mistake as it was ridiculously muddy and slippery in places but we still had a great walk and it was good to get some fresh air, even if the strong gusts of wind took our breath away at times!

Yesterday's storm had knocked down a few of the trees. Charlie pretended he had a chainsaw and was cutting the tree up! 
Just hanging around! 
The first time we'd seen ducks in the stream and the children were quite excited.
Posing and pouting on a mound.
Hanging around again.
Reading the names etched into the bricks of the rail bridge. 

The children loves seeing the planes flying over the fields….so it's handy we're not too far from the airport!

Trying to do a handstand but tumbling onto the grass instead

This post has been linked up with Coombemill's Country Kids link up.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Spring/Summer Family Shows at Norwich Theatre Royal

There's a great line up of family entertainment at Norwich Theatre Royal over the coming months. 

This Sunday (28th March) the fun Milkshake Live show is on. With a selection of your favourite characters and two of the presenters from Milkshake to entertain you'll have a great time!

Some Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders will be in the city from 22nd-26th April with the Horrible Histories team. History has never been so much fun!

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas based on John Boyne's bestselling novel is on from 5-9 May. It's a heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two boys during WWII.

After Charlie's appearance in the Peter Pan panto over Christmas he is now obsessed with everything to do with the boy who never grew up and we're really looking forward to Peter Pan Goes Wrong by The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. The accident-prone thespians prepare to perform the classic tale but everything that can go wrong does go wrong! The show will be visiting Norwich 11-16 May.

CBeebies favourites Chris & Pui have taken their family show on the road and are in Norwich on Sunday 24th May. There'll be lots of singing, magic and comedy to keep the little ones entertained.

Join Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona for an all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza from the West End when Shrek The Musical comes to Norwich in June (9th-28th). It's one you really don't want to miss! 

Tickets can be booked by calling the box office on 01603 630000 or online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk


Thursday, 19 March 2015

Spring Craft with Yellow Moon

Spring is my favourite time of year, with new beginnings, the garden coming to life with flowers starting to bloom and the warmer weather on the way and our latest parcel from the Yellow Moon Bloggers' Network brought us a colourful range of  Spring and Easter themed crafty treats.

We were sent;
6 Craft Eggs
Pastel Gem Strips
Collage Feathers
Spring Craft Activity Pack
4 Bird Craft Boxes
Easter Grass
Easter Colour-in Bunting

The bunting contained a selection of Easter images and we all sat colouring in and catching up on what we'd been doing that day. It was lovely to have some quality, and quiet,  family time!

We've got a bit of an obsession with washi tape and decopatch in this house at the moment so the eggs and bird gift boxes were perfect for these. The washi tape is simple enough for Harry to use and doesn't create any mess (bonus!) but it looks great. Molly also wrapped multi-coloured wool around an egg and embellished it with the strips of adhesive gems. I think they look really pretty, especially from our home made ornament tree. The Easter Grass came in handy for covering up the bags I'd used to fix the tree into the jug.

The Spring Craft Kit comes with a range of paper, card, gems and ribbon for a number of Spring craft activities. So far we've only got round to making one of the baskets and the Easter card but there are also hanging birds, a decorative bird house and more to make. Full instructions are included. Some of the tracing and cutting can be a little bit fiddly so this pack might be more suitable for an older child, or with lots of help from an adult. 

With the Easter holidays coming around soon Yellow Moon has lots of Spring craft activities and materials available. Check out http://www.yellowmoon.org.uk/easter  for more.

*We were not paid for this post. We were sent the products to review as part of the Yellow Moon Bloggers' Network. All opinion is honest and based upon our own experiences.

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