#WIN Lightwater Valley Family Ticket for Fab Feb Family Fun

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It’s hard to believe we are in the last third of January, it has literally flown by, which can only mean one thing..


If you have already started thinking about what to do to amuse your little ones, do not fear, I have THE perfect day out for you.

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Between Thursday 16th February and Tuesday 21st February Lightwater Valley are hosting a Fab Feb Family Fun event. It is taking place between 10.30am – 3.30pm, with entrance at just £6 per person, and free entry for Under 1s and Season Ticket Holders, it sounds like a great day out, and a great price. As it is such a fabulous deal, booking is essential, you cannot just turn up on the day and pay.

It is ideal for 8 years and under with heaps to do both indoors and outdoors, with a selection of rides and Giant indoor inflatables

The Angry Birds Activity Park and Angry Birds Space will be open along with the Lightwater Falconry Centre with over 50 amazing raptors, mammals and reptiles. You’ll also find Riggmoor Mobile Farm with lots of cute and cuddly animals for you to pet and feed, including rabbits, lambs, piglets, miniature ponies, cows and alpacas. Our Shopping Village will be open, where you can find discounts of up to 50% off the RRP along with our Granary Café and Jo’s Café for a delicious lunch or coffee and cakes.

Rides and activities open at Fab Feb Family Fun:*

Skyrider • Eagles’ Creek Farm •Carousel • Eagles’ Claw • Trauma Tower • Ladybug • Space Pirates • Noah’s Ark • Human Cannonball • Angry Birds Activity Park • Angry Birds Space • Indoor Soft Play • Bouncy Castles • Pirate Assault Course • Giant Slide • Pillow Bash • Animal Feeding • Lightwater Falconry Centre • Reptile Handling • Petting Farm • Shops • Cafes

*Availability of rides and attractions is correct at publication but may be subject to change on the day.

For Full details go and check out Fab Feb Family Fun.


The wonderful people at Lightwater Valley have kindly given me a Family Ticket for up to 5 people to giveaway, so follow the instructions below and GOOD LUCK
Lightwater Valley Fab Fun Giveaway

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La Cage aux Folles Norwich Theatre Royal

Last night Xene and I were invited along to the opening night of La Cage aux Folles, which is at the Norwich Theatre Royal  from Tuesday 17th – Saturday 21st January, all I can say is AMAZING! It is the first time that the Hit West End and Broadway show has been on tour in the UK and I would urge you to check out if it is coming to a theatre near you.

If you live in Norfolk, book your tickets now, if you are not local, do not fear, the tour continues countrywide, check here for dates and venues. You will not want to miss it.

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Georges (Adrian Zmed) and the dazzling drag artiste Albin,(John Partridge) star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez, but all may be about to change. Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of a right-wing politician and drama and hilarity ensue when a meeting of the parents forces them to cover up their vibrant lifestyle. Will Albin be able to play the role of his life…?

My memories of Adrian Zmed are from the TJ Hooker days as Romano, he may well have been one of my first childhood crushes! His role as Georges was exquisite, he sang with such grace and beauty, playing alongside John Partridge, it was a perfect pairing, I am not a soap opera fan, so did not know him from that role, but I had read the reviews from his time in Chicago and knew we were in for a real treat, and we were not disappointed, he was Fabulous Darling!

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The entire cast were fantastic, and the Cagelles dancing was nothing short of outstanding, how they managed those kicks and splits in heels was mesmerising! A special mention to Samson Ajewole as Jacob the Butler/Maid who was hilarious. West End legend Marti Webb as Jacqueline was perfect, and Jordan Livesey playing the part of Hannah was a pleasure to watch!

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The staging was stunning and the costumes marvellous, an absolute delight and a perfect reason to leave the warmth and comfort of your house for a very frosty January evening.

There was laughter (lots of it) there was raw emotion, at one point I did actually have a tear in my eye, but most of all, a whole heap of fun and an absolutely amazing evening.

So if you are looking for the perfect evening in Norfolk this week, head to Norwich Theatre Royal.


#NewYearNewYou Laugh Your way into New Year


When we are travelling in the car we have to find movies that are suitable for everyone, which usually means family films or something Disney related, and I love them all and I love seeing the faces of the little ones when something funny happens, but after a discussion with mum and dad, I have decided to look at something different, as well as disney and family films, I also love musicals, which mum and dad haven’t got into, so I challenged them to try musicals, whilst I am going to give comedy a go! The five films that I am going to be watching are.

Doc Hollywood – Ben Stone (Michael J. Fox) is an ambitious East Coast plastic surgeon who leaves his home in Washington for a life of riches in California. On the way West he crashes his car in the small town of Grady, and is resentfully obliged to stay there whilst his vehicle is being repaired. As the town doesn’t have a doctor, Stone is soon roped in for medical help, and finds himself strangely enjoying the simpler pleasures of small-town existence.

Yes Man – Carl Allen (Jim Carrey), a guy whose life is going nowhere – the operative word being “no”. That is until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything, and anything. Unleashing the power of “Yes” begins to transform Carl’s life in amazing and unexpected ways. But will this end up being too much of a good thing?

Due Date – Businessman Peter Highman (Downey Jr.) is an anxiously expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is only five days away. As Peter rushes to catch a flight home to Los Angeles from Atlanta to be present at the birth, complications arise and he is forced to hitch a ride home with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis). The two unlikely companions embark on a frenzied cross-country road trip that will change both of their lives forever.

Two Weeks Notice – Millionaire George Wade (Hugh Grant) doesn’t make a move without Lucy Kelson (Sandra Bullock), his multi-tasking Chief Counsel at the Wade Corporation. A brilliant attorney with a strategic mind, she also has an ulcer and doesn’t get much sleep. It’s not the job that’s getting to her: it’s George. Smart, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a nanny than a Harvard-trained lawyer – and can barely choose a tie without his help. Now, after months of calling the shots, on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits. Although George makes it difficult for Lucy to leave the Wade Corporation, he finally agrees to let her go – but only if she finds her own replacement. After a challenging search, she hires an ambitious young lawyer (Alicia Witt) with an obvious eye on her wealthy new boss. Confronted with the fact that Lucy is literally sailing out of his life, George faces a decision of his own: is it ever too late to say “I love you”?

Horrible Bosses – For Nick, Kurt and Dale, the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con, the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers…permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.

All of these can be purchased on Amazon. Have you seen any of these, which should I watch first ?


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