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#shakespeare400

With all the Shakespeare talk that’s been going on this week in the run up to the 400th anniversary of his death, I’ve been trying to remember when I saw my first ever live Shakespeare. I’m fairly confident it was when I was at 6th form and our English group went on a trip to the…

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Tsunami cloud over Norfolk

Once again here I am Blogging about the weather! This morning I set of for my walk under brilliant blue skies and just a few wispy clouds in to sky.  However behind me I could see the approach of a really dramatic weather front which looked dark and ominous.  Over the course of my 40…

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Where is spring?

It really is hard to believe that we are nearly a month into spring. The last two days have been cold and very wet and my son tweeted this morning that there had been snow in Lincoln! It got me thinking about a magical family trip to Wells-next-the-sea during the Easter holidays (13 years ago…

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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