Author: Jess

Geocaching: Bouddica Way

Earlier this week we went out for a spot of Geocaching. This time taking in a trail of caches based around the Tasburgh/Newton Flotman area of the Bouddica Way, south of Norwich. We found around 10 caches and saw all manner of beautiful horses. The reason for this was that the trail for these caches takes you through Redwings Horse Sanctuary. We had so much fun search for caches along this trail. They were all relatively easy ones to find but the area was pretty and sometimes it’s nice to do a few easy caches. There’s also another cache you can pick up on the route called Muddy Paws. We also met a very friendly cat who I believe belongs to Redwings. He/she came up and gave us a bit of a fuss and we spent a few minutes basking in the glow of a pretty black cat. We couldn’t help ourselves, we’re cat people. Here’s the link to the Geocaching page for the first cache along the way. It gives you the coordinates to the best place to park (which happens to be a layby on the A140). The geocaching trail doesn’t end back at the car park. I wouldn’t recommend walking up along the side of the road, instead you can walk up the adjacent field. Do that, it’s a horrible busy road. If you are interested in walking the...

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The Retreat at Jarrold’s, Norwich

I decided to head over to Jarrold’s during my lunch break for a spot of reflexology. It’s one of those treatments that always leaves me feeling wonderful afterwards. Work had been a little stressful, I felt a cold coming on and I have a gym-related injury. I just needed to relax. I booked an hour-long appointment with Kathy (who also happens to be the founder of Palm & Sole, so I know her well) for some reflexology so I could get my grove back. The Retreat is through the beauty department of the store and down some stairs. It was lit with candles and there were rose petals scattered on the floor. I was taken into a small room and the treatment began. I’ve had reflexology with Kathy before and this experience was just as great. She used oils tailored to my mood and I was so relaxed I had a bit of a doze. Reflexology fascinates me because not only is it relaxing but it’s amazing what a bit of pressure on the right part of your foot can fix. I was suffering a little with a chest injury I picked up at the gym a few weeks ago.  Kathy mentioned afterwards that the top of my foot was a little crunchy, but she fixed it so my chest should feel better. I don’t know how this works...

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Paint Me Ceramics, Hunstanton

Paint me Ceramics is a paint-it-yourself pottery studio situated in the West Norfolk costal town of Hunstanton. The studio is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and paint your own unique masterpiece. Pottery painting is for all ages and can be enjoyed on your own or with family and friends. It’s the perfect place to make a unique gift for someone special or just to treat yourself. In addition to pottery painting, Paint me Ceramics specialises in baby hand and foot prints on the pottery. You can create gorgeous little gifts to give to loved ones. All underglaze paints are non toxic and child friendly. The glaze is also dishwasher safe. All glazed items will need to be fired in our onsite kilns and can either be collected a few days later or sent by our 24 hour courier. Don’t worry if you’re not the creative type, there are plenty of stamps, sponges and stencils to help you on your way. There’s a studio fee of £3.50 per painter plus the cost of your chosen pottery. All baby prints and general assistance is included the fee. Pottery painting is not just for children, adults just love it too! Paint me Ceramics 22, Westage Hunstanton PE36 5AL www.paintmeceramics.co.uk Tel: 01485 534340 /...

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Wizard Maze & Play, Metton

Yesterday I went to the Wizard Maze in Metton, North Norfolk. It’s not too far away from Cromer and a great place to take the kids. Take a look at my first ever video review. (I apologise for my £3.99 sunglasses – They’re from a little souvenir store in Wroxham!) The Wizard Maze has all sorts of things to do for kids and adults a like. Firstly, there’s the maize maze. When we were there we had to find Olympic-themed stamps. You can see from the video that I was obsessed with the prizes! If you find all the stamps you can win sweeties. A good reason to explore every corner of the maze. There’s also a kids play area, two bouncy pillows (demonstrated by the boyfriend in the video), sheep, chickens, food, a straw bale mountain and plenty of little carts and quadbikes to ride. It’s a great Norfolk maze with plenty to see and do. The maize maze. We worked out that we walked at least 7km while we were in there. Mini Quadbikes for £1 per go. The sheepy residents. Very friendly with many baaas to be given.   The pillow. One of my favourite things ever. As you can see, adult are allowed to have a go but priority should be given to any kids who want to have a go. In the cubs play area there’s...

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Fairy Tales of the Unexpected – Family Show and Competition!

If you are looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this summer then look no further. Fairy Tales of the Unexpected is hitting venues across Norfolk and Suffolk over the summer holidays. We’ve got two tickets to give away too, so keep reading! Featuring big and bright costumes with a full set and crazy props, it is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it production. Lots of live action, lots of singing, and maybe even a custard pie or two! Six stories, including Goldilocks, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man and Little Red Riding Hoody are performed at a zippy pace by four highly talented and experienced performers. So if you think you know fairy tales? Well, think again! Tom Beard; writer, director and one of the cast says: “Think Shrek, Roald Dahl and a sprinkling of The Muppet Show and you get the idea of what we are trying to do. “We aim to deliver new and exciting children’s shows that mix traditional themes with a fresh feel to encourage existing and new audiences to come to the wonderful world of theatre. ” Dates July 24th – Sheringham Little Theatre 2.30pm – www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com Box Office 01263 822347 July 25th – Lowestoft, The Seagull Theatre 6pm www.theseagull.co.uk Box Office 01502 589726 July 31st – Sheringham Little Theatre 2.30pm www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com Box office 01263 822347 August 1st – Lowestoft, The Seagull Theatre 2.30pm www.theseagull.co.uk Box...

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