A Visit To The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.

It is one of those ‘getting to know you’ questions that sometimes gets asked at parties: "If you could go back in time, what period would you most like to visit?" I always say early 1800s England, purely because I’d like to live in the Big House, wear expensive flouncy dresses and be called Lady … Continue reading A Visit To The Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.

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Half-term Halloween Fun At Strumpshaw Fen In Norfolk.

Did you know owls eat their prey whole and then cough up the bits of bone and fur as pellets? Hope you aren't eating your breakfast! It's just one of the slightly gory but interesting facts we discovered while following the Halloween trail at the RSPB's Strumpshaw Fen Reserve. Freya was hooked before we even … Continue reading Half-term Halloween Fun At Strumpshaw Fen In Norfolk.

Two Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With A Child Sent Home From School Poorly (But Not All That Ill). 

After being sent home from school poorly yesterday, I made Freya a snuggly bed on the sofa, gave her the iPad and expected her to rest.  And she did. For five minutes.  Literally. “I think we should go outside and play football, the fresh air will do me good,” she said. It was a nice … Continue reading Two Easy Halloween Crafts To Do With A Child Sent Home From School Poorly (But Not All That Ill). 

A Look Behind The Book With Richard Balls.

Within days, maybe even hours, of meeting Richard Balls, I already knew three things he was passionate about - quality journalism, his beloved Norwich City Football Club and music. When I joined the Eastern Daily Press, he was an established correspondent with a reputation for producing hard-hitting stories, being unafraid to ask the difficult questions … Continue reading A Look Behind The Book With Richard Balls.