Usually I have real problems juggling work and home life during the long break, but this year it has been a lot less stressful with being able to do three or four day weeks and keeping the kids amused during the days off. My Bex has also been invaluable in work helping with a revamp of the office. This has given her taste of work and she has really enjoyed this.
We have been out and about and took some time out at Snettisham in Norfolk for a few days. This is a lovely little town with a beautiful church and is not too far from Hunstanton (one of our favourite haunts), Kings Lynn, Sheringham and Cromer.
Holt where the amazing Poppyline Railway runs to Sheringham. My kids are absolute fans of Harry Potter and the Hogwarts Express, so what better than to take them on the steam train to Sheringham.
Sheringham. A beautiful, busy, seaside town with a shingle beach surrounded by sea defences. It was a very busy day, very warm and humid and also dark. The colours of the beach huts and boats lifted the greyness of the day.
When we arrived back at Holt Station, I was so happy to see the good old red London Bus that I used to remember. I have many fond memories of the No. 25 that used to go up past St Paul's Cathedral when I was younger. Mainly because my wonderful Grandpa used to be a clippy on that particular bus and I used to get on his bus on occasion and he'd make sure I got off at the right stop. Happy days.
The Great British Bake Off!! I have bought the book and decided that I would have a couple of hours of getting to grips with the eight strand plait bread recipe. I must say, it was a bit tricky but I persevered and am quite pleased with the results. A bit more practice and I might get the plait more uniform.