A Wet Weekend In Norfolk

10 Mar




As I said in my last post, we were off to Norfolk and it looked like rain.

It was rain. And Sleet. And Snow. And sleety snow. And snowy rain. All types of precipitation, in all their combinations we had in abundance.

There were twelve of us in total, all gathered to celebrate my brothers 30th birthday and with three under fives it was better to stay in.

Mum had raided the loft and packed up the car with some favourite toys from our childhood and old camcorder tapes.

We essentially turned the house into an entertainment centre with activities to suit all in every room.

In the kitchen we had Lego and Duplo, in the lounge there was the old wooden train set and Playmobil. There was a big Guess Who competition going on in the dining room.

All the grown ups loved playing with the Lego and hours were frittered away in the building of a Grand Designs style house. Features included a sky light and a piece of contemporary sculpture in the bespoke living area. Kevin McCloud would be impressed!

Board games were played in the evening alongside a good supply of wine. Then we settled down to watch old home movies.

These videos should have come with a health warning. Mr B almost needed a paper bag to breath into, he was laughing so hard. While others squirmed uncomfortably and tried to disappear in the settee.

Mothers day was lovely, The boys prepared a fab roast whilst the Sunday papers were read and the children ran around the house being entertained by various family members.

All in all it was a lovely, relaxing break for all and a time that will be remembered fondly in years to come. And it goes to show that you don’t need to spend a fortune to entertain everyone.

A few old toys seems to bring out the child in us all.


2 Responses to “A Wet Weekend In Norfolk”

  1. Clare March 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Dad and I had a lovely time. So good for us all to spend some real quality time together as a family xx 🙂

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