We are currently on holiday in Norfolk. We have rented the caravan off of a family member at a beautiful quite spot right by the sea. 

It didn’t start off very well at all. On our drive up here yesterday, despite having the car checked and repaired twice before leaving, the car started to make the most awful noise about 30 miles away from the caravan park. We didn’t know what to do, call out the rescue service and either pay a hefty price to get us back or have the car stuck in a garage all bank holiday weekend or try to get to the caravan risking more damage to the car. 

The boys were in tears at the thought of having to go home before we had even arrived on holiday and I was stressed but trying to keep as calm as possible in the situation. We have all been looking forward to this holiday after a stressful few weeks. 

We made it to the caravan thank goodness, the breakdown services took four and a half hours to arrive! If we had been waiting on the side of the road that long it would have made the situation ten times worse.

The breakdown man said lots of things that a mechanic would understand but the short version is its probably time to say goodbye car. 

Hubby decided to drive back home to borrow his mums car so we could still have a holiday. If he broke down on the way at least the cost of recovery would go down the closer he got. 

So the boys stayed at the caravan with me. We had no food as we couldn’t get to any shops so when hubby arrived this morning with breakfast I’m sure I heard a choir of angels singing. 

We have had a relaxing day today mostly at the gorgeous beach that is just a twenty second walk away. We are planning the rest of the week trying to cram in as many exciting days out as we can before we return to reality where we have no car and no money to buy a car.

Keep your fingers crossed that at least the weather is good to us!



I am a 28 year old mum living in Kent. I am totally outnumbered living with my husband and 3 boys but I love the fun and adventure they bring to my life. As a family we enjoy being active and to get out and about as much as possible. A little about us Me- My husband and I met 12 years ago when I was 16 and him 19. Being so young I don't think either of us expected a nervous first date at the cinema to lead to marriage and 3 children but we soon became inseparable. It can be hard staying 'girlie' in a house full of boys. DS1- DS1 is very sporty. He enjoys football, rugby and swimming but his real passion is motocross. I think hubby would have happily had him on a motocross bike the second he took his first step but he first started to ride when he got his first 50cc bike at 6 years old. Now, aged 8, he rides with complete confidence on his 65cc and is desperate to start competing. As his mother I will always worry about him no mater what he does but seeing how happy this sport makes him makes me want to support him 100%. DS2- DS2 is a real animal lover. He would love nothing more than to have a house full of cats and dogs but unfortunately for him the only pet we have is our goldfish named 'Goldie'. When we visit family who have dogs DS2 will happily sit there for hours talking, stroking and trying to teach them tricks. Computer games is DS2's favourite pass time. He was gifted a tablet for Christmas last year and now, at 6, he has my husband bugging him on tips to get new levels. To keep active DS2 really enjoys swimming. He is not afraid of the water at all and would swim every day given the chance. He has such a loving, caring personality. DS3- DS3 is, well, a real handful as most 2 year olds are. He is never short of energy and zooms everywhere at a million miles an hour on his favourite balance 'motorbike'. Much to my husbands joy DS3 is also obsessed, yes obsessed with motocross. All he wants to do is play motorbikes, wear DS1's helmet and boots at any given chance and watch the videos of DS1 riding. DS3 learns so much from his older brothers and he surprises me everyday with how daring and forward he is in so many ways.

4 thoughts on “Norfolk

  1. Ahh sorry to hear this, Try to enjoy yourselves still! we are the same, we going away tomorrow and my car squeaks every now and again or squeals should I say and bf’s car has had an oil leak! It never ends, we have no spare money either our break away is paid for and we are doing everything on the cheap, My maternity leave has come to an end now 😩 and to top it off a possible house move in the pipe line! Arrgghhhhh X

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