Food & Drink · Norfolk

Why I love Norfolk…

Today marks the very first Norfolk Day – venues, producers and residents are coming out in celebration of the county. It got me thinking about the county I call home and why I feel so attached to it. Norfolk for me is all about the coast and countryside – vast stretches of coastline and idyllic inland nooks. The county offers some… Continue reading Why I love Norfolk…

Cooking · Food & Drink · Kitchen garden · Norfolk

Courgette season (and a recipe for courgette lemon drizzle cake)…

Every year the glut of courgettes hits me with a bang. I always know I’ll have lots (each season I religiously plant four seedlings) and there’s always too many, but for some reason I can’t cut back! To try and tackle the mountain of courgettes that is starting to build, I decided that this year I would try lots of… Continue reading Courgette season (and a recipe for courgette lemon drizzle cake)…

Country life · From the air · Norfolk

Hot air ballooning over Norfolk…

I’ve managed to make it to the age of 35 without ever stepping foot inside a hot air balloon basket – it’s probably been a case of not being in the right place at the right time. But now I can claim to have taken flight through the skies of Norfolk in a 16-man balloon. A few weeks… Continue reading Hot air ballooning over Norfolk…

Cooking · Country life · Farm life · Harvest · Kitchen garden · Norfolk · Rhubarb

We still have snow…

Without wanting to fixate on the weather…we still have snow. While we can now leave the farm, the main road that reaches the drive is still under three feet of snow. Yes, we’ve had some milder weather but that snow is really clinging on in there. Life is relatively back to normal on the farm, the… Continue reading We still have snow…

Country life · Farm life · Norfolk · Snow

Our attempts to leave the farm…

What a different 48 hours makes. Yesterday we woke to a little more snow but the effect of the wind raging from the east overnight created exceptionally deep and vast snow drifts. We walked to the end of the drive – and it was a struggle. It really felt like we were living in a Big Brother… Continue reading Our attempts to leave the farm…