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Norfolk lambing day

As readers of my Blog will know I’m a great supporter of all things local – from arts and crafts to food.  One of the things I am particularly passionate about is supporting our local farmers and particularly those who rear their own livestock.  We are lucky to live in a county where there are…

Morning walk 23rd feb

Muddy roads and signs of spring

So finally – after a break of over two weeks I was back out first thing for my early morning walk. It’s amazing how quickly spring is approaching! In January the sun was just breaking over the horizon as I started out  – where as this morning it was quite high in the sky. It was…

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Super healthy super food soup

For the last 1o days our household has been plagued by germs.  We have coughed, sneezed, had aches and pains, high temperatures and generally felt very rubbish indeed. Cue the need for some restorative and regenerative super food! Earlier in the week I was in Holt for a meet up with a bride and groom…

Food and recipes

Lemony pheasant recipe

Lemony pheasant

  As I type the house is filling with the lovely lemony smell of this fab but simple dish! In case you’re wondering the photos you see here are of a previous incarnation – known in the trade as one that I made earlier! Being a Norfolk country girl pheasant has always been a favourite…

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Pickled lemons

I’ve been making these lovely pickled lemons for years from a recipe in an old BBC paperback called the Perfect Pickle Book. It’s one of those battered books that I come back to every year at this time of the year as the recipes are just spot on – even though the hand knitted jumper…

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Blackcurrant and blueberry jam therapy

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks to say the least !  Work has been manic and we have my mother in law Dora living with us as she is very frail and her previous living situation became intolerable. She was doing really well until a couple of weeks ago when she suffered another…

Morning walk

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The unveiling of spring

This week has been a mixed bag of weather. It started with the equinox on Monday which was cold and wet and miserable. But as the week has gone on the sun has taken over and slowly but surely things are warming up. As always I’ve been out walking every morning – taking the same…

Foggy Halloween sunrise

It was one of those beautiful ethereal mornings today – with the dew hanging off cobwebs and the sun gradually burning through the heavy fog.  Every where I looked there were photos! As usual on my morning walk all of the photos below were taken on my mobile phone.  

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That was September

Mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that jazz. Summer stayed for the whole of September with record temperatures and lots of blue skies. As I type October has arrived grey and wet and my sandled feet are cold…

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