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Save our Samphire

This is an open letter to the Chief Executive of the National Trust to express the disappointment of all the loyal customers of  the Farm Shop ‘Samphire’ of Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Samphire is being closed due to their lease not being renewed by … Continue reading

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Calcott Hall Farm Shop

I’ve been reading Jamie Oliver’s “Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook”. Since this book was given to me it’s been sporadically used, but I decide to try reading it from cover to cover to learn … Continue reading

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A Feast of Photos No.4 – Flower Festival

Earlier this year, when staying at our family cottage in Norfolk, we visited the local church’s Flower Festival. I’m not sure if a Flower Festival is an English tradition or whether other countries have a similar events; but here in … Continue reading

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Kitchen Disasters & Non-Stick Pans

On our wedding list we had a set of very expensive non-stick dishwasher proof saucepans. I cook a lot and 5 years on the frying pan in my set is not holding up so well. Recently I tried to cook … Continue reading

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An Invitation To George’s Tea Party

This week George and I hosted a tea party; a tea party for his teddy bears. Four teddies were invited and much time was spent finding a collection of toy cups, saucers and plates. George made an excellent waiter and … Continue reading

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Marguerite Pattern

Marguerite born 1915 became a home economist for the Ministry of Food during World War II. She provided ideas for rationed food and became well known when her ideas were broadcast on BBC radio in a programme called Kitchen Front … Continue reading

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Thomas the Tank Engine 2nd Birthday Party

Following on from my cupcake blog I thought I’d show a couple of pictures of our decorations. We hung pictures in our apple tree, my husband made a station sign for our front door, we had Thomas music and a … Continue reading

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30 Favourite Foods

It’s my 30th birthday this week and so I thought a list of my 30 favourite foods would be an interesting exercise. Here are a random list of 30 foods I really love: Chocolate eclairs with patisserie cream (proper French … Continue reading

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A Feast of Photos No.3

While on my short break in Sussex I managed to fit in three visits to the National Trust! Visiting a National Trust property can be expensive, but if you’re a member and visit often it soon becomes a cheap day … Continue reading

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Farm Fayre

A couple of weekends ago we went to a local Farm Fayre. It was great for our little boy. Lots of tractors, a small steam train, lots of traction engines and classic cars. We also saw a sheepdog guiding ducks … Continue reading

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