Half term we always try and get to my mum and dads if we can . They live in Martham in Norfolk which is 5 hours drive so it can be difficult to arrange when we can visit .

Kadiann was working and so was Mezz,  but he was able to get a day off to drive us there on the Thursday so we could spend the weekend there , which I really do appreciate. It’s sometimes difficult being so far away from them and not having them close by to just pop in for a tea or a catch up.

He did the drive there and back in one day too so he could get back home for work in the morning :)

We haven’t actually seen my dad since last April so almost a year which is absolutely crazy and the girls were so excited to see them both , and of course Buddy , their Staffordshire bull terrier .

The storms and winds are still really bad so we didn’t have much planned for the weekend apart from a trip to the arcades which is only 5 minutes away - and Alessia would never let me live it down if we didn’t take a trip to the arcades while there :)

They love  the 2p machines and winning all the little nick nacks. They did really well actually. A bag full of haribos, slime , paw patrol figures , toy story teddies and cups - I think it was definitely a success. 

We were there for 4 hours and I only spent £10, I think that was definitely a mum win! As that included a cup of tea too :)

It was a weekend of den making and we made so many, including one to fit buddy in . My girls love making dens and forts and they can play for hours in them with their dolls and teddies .

We had a movie  night with chocolate cake and custard and watched the latest jumanji movie which was actually really good , we had been wanting to watch it for AGES!.

Alessia got nanny to make her favourite dinner ever - mincemeat and mash! Honestly , nothing comes close to nannies mincemeat and mash. She even phoned her to let her know that’s what she wanted one day .

It has been lovely catching up with them and spending some time with them this past weekend . Alessia didn’t want to leave and I know the girls really do miss them .

We are hoping to make another trip in the May half term so fingers crossed for them :) 


  1. Sounds like a lovely way to spend a few days.

    This horrible weather is perfect for battening down the hatches abs building dens. We love that here x

  2. It sounds like you had such a wonderful time. I have so many happy memories of those 2p machines from my childhood!

  3. It's like going on a little holiday but better has you get to see your family too. My kids love 2p machines, but would definitely get through more than £10 in 4 hours LOL

  4. My kids adore going to the arcade, shame the prizes are so rubbish though. Sounds like you had a great week

  5. You did so well in the arcades for so little spend, you'll have to share your tips

  6. Aww it sounds like you had such a lovely time - so nice being able to get time away and spend some time with Grandparents. Nothing like heading to the arcades either, hands up I still enjoy that now.

  7. It looks like you had such a great time - the arcade looks so much fun, Pickle loves them too. I hope you make it back in May. Kaz

  8. It looks like you had such a lovely trip - and 2p machines are my absolute favourite thing! x

  9. Aw this sounds lovely! It sounds like you had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend and its so nice you got to visit family you don't see very often too. My two love the arcades and insist we go whenever on holiday lol, £10 in 4 hours is very impressive! Hope you have all come back with lots of lovely memories and feeling refreshed x


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