We have had such a fantastic week!
Ezra was at nursery but Violet still wanted to go to the final week of summer Boppin Tots. It was treasure hunt themed and there were plenty of chocolates and sweets on offer!
Joe had the week off work so in the afternoon I concentrated on packing for our little holiday!
Having loaded the car we set off to Joe’s parents house. It’s a 2 hour drive and we timed the drive to ensure Felix would sleep in the car. He is awful in the car (even the 5 minute journey to the local supermarket has previously had him in a screaming sweaty mess) so I was quite nervous. But it went perfectly and we made it without any tears!
The afternoon was relaxed. Thanks to the biblical rain we stayed indoors.
Such a bad nights sleep! I was sharing with Violet and Felix. Whilst gently shushing Felix back sleep after his eleventy-billionth feed Violet had the cheek to tell me to “stop making that noise mummy!”
Our plans to go to the local zoo were thwarted by the rain so we headed to a soft play. Thankfully this experience was much better for Ezra than last week’s!!
Another horrendous night. Felix was unwell, spiking some horrid fevers and refusing point blank to feed from my left side. Joe took him to the GP who confirmed an ear infection. Poor boy 🙁 We dosed him up with pain relief and then all set off on our drive to Norfolk.
We drove straight to Wells-Next-The-Sea. A really pretty quayside town in north Norfolk. There is a fairly long estuary which had the most beautiful expanse of sand beaches.
Joe took Violet and Ezra to paddle in the water while I introduced Felix to his first sandy beach!
Violet enjoyed burying her legs in the sand.
And Ezra tried to bury Joe.
It was such a glorious afternoon and the sun was very welcome! We got a miniature train back to the town where our car was parked and then drove to our airbnb in Great Ryburgh. It was the most oldy worldy cottage I have ever stayed at. The winding staircase with its uneven steps was tricky to navigate with children but apart from that it was completely perfect.
After a delicious cooked breakfast we set off to Sheringham which is another seaside town.
Once the tide went out a sand beach was exposed which was fantastic for Violet and Ezra to do some digging!
I didn’t get to explore much of Sheringham but from the little that I did see it is a really quaint and pretty town.
Hooray – Felix slept really well!!!! It was our last morning at the cottage so we packed our things and then drove to Morston from where we were going to take a boat to see seals in the wild. I didnt really know how many seals we should expect to see but I can say that I never thought we would see hundreds!!!!
The children loved seeing their faces pop up from the water and watch how they moved on land.
The trip was really worthwhile.
Then we had a 3 hour drive home. After all of the driving I think Felix had had enough and he spent much of the journey unhappy. It was a relief to reach home and get everyone to bed!
It feels as though we have summer back so I managed to steam-roller my way through 4 loads of washed and line dried washing! Then we had a really delicious bbq.
And that’s week 3 over!