Tag Archives: Norfolk

My Holidays

Oh my goodness, how long is it since I last blogged! I’ve been enjoying an extended holiday season in Southwold and North Norfolk.  I should have got blogging last week, but my son made friends with a gang of kids … Continue reading

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More National Trust Responses To Open Letter

Chief Executive and Assistant Director of Operations, East of England, respond to my open letter. With kind permission from the National Trust I am able to publish my emails from both Dame Fiona Reynolds and Justin Scully (Assistant Director of … Continue reading

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National Trust Reply to Save Our Samphire

Helen Bailey, General Manager of Blickling Hall, has given permission for me to publish her response to my open letter. Here it is in its entirety: Dear Victoria Re Samphire Shop, Blickling Hall, Norfolk Thank you for your letter to … Continue reading

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Galton Blackiston’s New Book – Summertime

Now I’ve got my Christmas entertaining out of the way I’ve able to think of warmer times, when I won’t need a hat, gloves, scarf and even wellingtons to go outside. Galton Blackiston’s latest book Summertime has really got me … Continue reading

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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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A Feast of Photos – Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival

Just a couple of weeks ago, on holiday in Norfolk, we visited the Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival. It is in the Parish Church, where local charities decorate trees, leaving a bucket for donations underneath. It was a beautiful event, over … Continue reading

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Cooking with Lavender

Once upon a time I would never have thought you could cook with lavender. Then over the last few years I came across lavender as a seasoning: Lavender bread sold in Picnic Fayre delicatessen in Cley Next The Sea, Norfolk. … Continue reading

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Cookie’s Crab Shop

Rewind a week and we were celebrating my birthday. As well as the gorgeous cake I talked about yesterday we ate a smoked fish dinner from Cookies Crab Shop in Salthouse, North Norfolk – a favourite of Stephen Fry’s, read … Continue reading

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Holkham Hall

Following on from my Norfolk theme in last night’s post I thought I’d share another favourite of ours. We love to visit Holkham Hall and see the deer roaming around the beautiful estate. This year was the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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