Monday, 6 August 2012

Beside the seaside Beside the sea!!

We arrived home very late last Thursday night, after a 2 1/2 hour journey from our family holiday beside the seaside at Hemsby in Norfolk.
We have had a lovely time, eaten far too much and seen lots of different places. The picture below was taken at one of our favourite places to eat near Hemsby, the restaurant is called The Wheel Pit Stop. They serve some super steaks, this time we had steak Diane and it was to die for.
My boys even got me to go on to the Log Flume Ride at Gt Yarmouth, l screamed my head off and got very very wet indeedy.
Of course we took our doggie with us, Paddy. He's only been with us for a month now but is one big part of our family. He loved going for daily walks, being let off the lead and meeting new doggie friends.
While we were away it was Aston's 7th birthday, time has flown by so fast and he is growing up so fast.
Aston chose to go to an American Diner for his special birthday treat out, we went last year to.
On one of our many drives out during holiday we came across a lovely little village called Happisburgh, we stopped in the car park, while the boys went for a walk l took this photo of the Lighthouse there.
Happisburgh is only a small village but they have their very own little tea shop, of course we stopped and went in to have the most scrumy hot chocolate l have ever had. As you can see from the photo's below, we all had a cup of hot chocolate.

As we were leaving Happisburgh we saw a sign for an Owl Rescue Farm, so we popped along to lend our support.
Aston was invited to hold a Barn Owl and loved the experience.

Big Boss was asked if he would like to hold a Snowy Owl, like the one in Harry Potter called Hedwig. The Snowy Owl in the picture is only 8 weeks old and the lady said that 'Hedwig' is in fact a female Snowy Owl, as males apparently are darker in colour.
On our family holidays to Gt Yarmouth we always go to Harry Ramesdens Fish and Chip Restaurant for lunch, this time when we went along after the meal when we were walking back along the sea front we both said that we were a little disappointed in the food there, which is a shame as you cant go to Gt yarmouth and not go to Harry ramesden's can you :)

 Almost every evening we went along to the club house which is on site of the holiday park we stayed in. Aston runs around like a mad thing, Big Boss likes to play bingo and l just sit there people watching!
l don't think there was a minute of the day where Aston didn't say 'can we go to the arcades' or 'can l go on this', if we heard it once we heard it a million times over. arcades are like the Mafia, once your in, your in for life and you never get out LOL
 When the weather wasn't great we would often just go for a drive and see where we would end up. The next few photo's are on the seafront at Lowestoft early evening time. It was quite cloudy.

 In Lowestoft we indulged our selves in the art of having seaside doughnuts, l mean you cant go to the seaside in the UK and not have seaside doughnuts, the smell of them cooking and the smell of them as you open the bag with them in full of sugar is quite something too.
The picture below is where we got our doughnuts from, one of the best places l've been to if l say so myself. 

 We have had a lovely relaxing time away from it all and l know myself that l didnt want to come home.
The final picture below if of the sun set coming home just as we left Norfolk.
Here's to our next years holiday besides the seaside.

Toodles for now xx

1 comment:

wendy said...

Lovely holiday pictures and looks and sounds like you all had a great time. Nice to see pics of you too.