Thursday, 15 April 2010

Road trip

Last Tuesday we set off for a leisurely trip down to Norfolk in the little van. The first place we were staying at was a basically a really large field with a toilet block. But what a lovely field . Their were only a couple of other people staying so it was really lovely and peaceful ( well it probably was before we arrived ! ) There was also a little wood to the side which the children and Martin went exploring in whilst i set up beds. The children each have a bunk in the roof and the seating at the bottom folds out into a double bed. After some tea ( which incidently tasted so much nicer because it was cooked and eaten in a field) and a little bit of messing about in the soot from a large communal fire pit in the centre of the field ( hhhmmmnnnn)we got ready for our very first night in the van .

After a rather lengthy attempt to get excited children to sleep ( ok so we gave in and all went to bed) we awoke bright and early the next morning ready for are next day of fun ....Dinosaur adventure park.
After packing up the van rather quickly we headed off to meet up with cousins again . Sonny ran through the park barely stopping so excited to see the next dinosaur.

After a very exciting , yet bloody freezing sort of a day we set off for Hunstanton for the next leg of the trip.
And what a diffference a day makes . The sun was shining the sky was blue it was a glorious beautiful day. I'm so pleased that we got to spend every minute of it outside. There really is something about the sea that brings a smile to my face . As a child when it rained i would take my umbrella and go and sit on a deserted beach watching the sea. It was magical and still is no matter what the weather, ( i still prefer it deserted though)

It wasn't the most nutrionally sound day ( icecreams on the beach , chip shop chips in the van after dark......) but it was a brilliant day . The children managed not to argue too much ( it always helps when they're not in a confined space) and the sea air knocked them out the minute their heads hit the pillow.

Day 4 and we headed back up the coast to Sutton on sea , where we stayed with at my Nana's bungalow with my Mum and Dad too. This is probably one of my favourite places in the whole world i spent so much time here as a child. just behind the sanddunes is the beach. A beautiful unspoilt quiet beach.......that i didn't take any pictures of....

We also visited a wonderful little house called Candlesbys Herbs. A little cottage on the outskirts of a village where the garden is full of hundreds of different little herbs , and the house is full of jars and jars of dried herbs. It was heaven! I could have spent a small fortune luckily i was dragged away after too long but not before purchasing some chamomile, some lavender and a violet plant and rather a lot of different dried herbs.

Day 6 and it aws time to head home . On the way back we made a stop off in Lincoln . We had a look round the cathedral and lit a candle for Grandpa Tom, we then looked at the castle ( from a far) and found some lovely shops selling crystals and insence and then made our way back to the van for our journey home.


  1. I want a camper van! That road trip looks so fab!

  2. Oh you lucky thing, what a van!

  3. Thanks! We are rather chuffed with it !