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…

Country life · Farm life · Norfolk · Snow

Why do dogs like snow so much…

…it’s a question I ask myself every time the Labrador finds itself out in the snow – she absolutely loves it. It makes her extremely hectic and happy and she tears round and round, up and down, trying to get the Ridgeback to join in. The Ridgeback is less fussed about the snow but once she… Continue reading Why do dogs like snow so much…

Country life · Farm life · Norfolk · The months

January…

I’ve decided to start charting the months this year to really think about what makes each passing one unique. Now, January is not necessarily everyone’s favourite month. Post Christmas it’s often given flack for being gloomy, wet and never-ending! But for me, I’ve stated to love the good bits and the optimism it offers. January brings:… Continue reading January…

crabbing · Cromer · Food & Drink · Norfolk

Photo diary: Cromer crabs from pot to plate

Before moving to south Norfolk I lived in north Norfolk, in Cromer – home of the famous Cromer crab. I was frequently out on a crab boat, helping where I could. I was fascinated with the whole crab fishing process and the industry in general, which continues to make up the very fabric of Cromer. The… Continue reading Photo diary: Cromer crabs from pot to plate