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I'm mid thirties, two smallish children, one delightful husband, one car and one mortgage kinda lady. We left the big smoke some time ago and live in one of the most charming places in England.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Two weeks

without blogging. I feel I've let you down!But we have no internet still in parts of the UK.

Where do I start..maybe at the end, by recounting a conversation with a friend who we'd shared some of Easter with in Norfolk. We have post holiday blues, not because we spent loads of money and went on a luxury holiday, not because we went somewhere where service was impeccable, none of the above...it was because we had great weather. Isn't that what we rely on in the UK for a good holiday at home?

Norfolk ia a beautiful county, much like my native middle England but more rural. I delight in telling overworked husband to stop the car every mile or so, as someone has a homemade sign selling eggs, jam, potatoes and an honesty box. Consquence of this is a fridge with below par homemade jams and not much else.

So the sun was out and we went to the beach, munckins in swimsuits and it was APRIL. Eldest munckin had her birthday, which we celebrated with friends at one of the best places for families we have ever been to; Bewilderwood http://www.bewilderwood.co.uk/ If you even dip a toe in East Anglia and have kids in the car go straight there, only stop to buy jam or eggs from the side of the road.

We followed this with two days on the beach, admittedly in Southwold ( those familiar with the area will notice I've jumped to Suffolk) but what a great place. It is Middle england by the sea, typically I spent half my time day dreaming about the second home we'd never be able to afford here. Does everyone else do this?

Then a race back before the crowds to middle England, in time to see the Bluebells, hence changed photo. I do love Easter, please can we have it with a big wodge of sunshine every year.

But now we are in full swing for Street Party prep. So far 12 emails today from neighbours regarding preparations. Stay tuned because these will be fun.

Oh and before I forget a lovely lady from  a London PR company sent me some very hot Sharwoods curry sauce to try, I have no idea why, but I'm no fool and not going to turn down something that answers the question 'what shall we have for dinner?' Anyway this stuff was so hot my nose ran and I couldn't feel my lips, overworked husband suffering the same, declared it very good. So if you like your currys hot Sharwoods are bringing out a a suace off the scale. From memory some money goes to Help the Heros as well when you buy it.

So whether it's the sun or the sauce, it was a hot Easter.


  1. I love your bluebells pic.
    I used to go to Southwold frequently as a teenager with my parents - always remember it being rainy and cold. We would have Sunday lunch in the Crown hotel (i think). It must be beautiful though on a hot sunny day.

  2. I love the beautiful bluebell pic. Still giggling about the curry sauce....made mental note not to try it as like to feel my lips!! Found you via BMB and following.

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