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ELCOME to our autumn issue of North Norfolk Living Magazine. The “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” is upon us. Out in the garden, it’s warm in the sun today, but the leaves are starting to turn and I’ve spotted berries on our holly bush! There’s that air of anticipation as the nights draw in, and I can’t wait to watch the skeins of geese flying over, a highlight of my North Norfolk calendar. This issue I am delighted to introduce our rewilding section, celebrating and reconnecting ourselves with the natural world around us - Sarah Whittley gets us off to a good start with her 20 favourite ways to rewild yourself. Elsewhere, Fiona Cumberpatch joins the team with her new outdoor living column talking all things gardening, the fashion crew head into the woods for our autumnal photo shoot and I catch up with best-selling author Susan Hill. We’ve the interiors trend report, news from the local arts and food scene and seasonal retail therapy aplenty. Enjoy!
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5-7 Beachcombings: what’s on, what’s good and where to go
8 Local history: Alan Tutt finds
out more about the Norfolk Archaeological Trust’s Imagined Land project, coming to Burnham Norton this autumn
11 People: Amanda Loose catches
up with best-selling author and North Norfolk resident, Susan Hill
13-16 Arts: local arts news,
events and exhibitions galore
19-22 Fashion: our fashion editor Katy Coe falls for the new season’s autumnal hues in our woodland fashion shoot 25-26 Weddings: Harriet
Cooper checks out some of North Norfolk’s most beautiful venues for the big day
29-34 Beauty & Wellbeing: back to school for your skin plus the mind and body work out, how to grow a zen kid and local parents share their favourite pushchairfriendly walks
36-37 Rewilding: Sarah
Whittley shares 20 of her favourite ways to reconnect with nature
41-47 Living: Fiona
Cumberpatch’s top tips for making the most of your garden this season, we get the AW/17 trend report from our panel of interiors experts and shop local for some fab finds for autumn, whether you’re going out or staying in!
49-50 Little Living: prepare
for Halloween antics, ponies, shopping and more with Hattie Goodley and her daughters, Willa and Maud
53-56 Food & Drink: what’s
happening on the local food scene plus Harriet Cooper joins the supper club!
60 Motoring: Brian Vertigen puts the new look five-door Seat Leon Xcellence 1.4 EcoTSi DSG-auto 150 PS through its paces, and we go behind the wheel with Sophie Smith 62 What’s on: get set for a very
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Visit Turner Prize-winning sculptor Richard Long’s exhibition at Houghton Hall. EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton runs until 26 October and includes six new large-scale works especially commissioned for the hall and its grounds. Pictured is his magnificent slate and flint circle, North South East West, located in the Stone Hall. • Houghton Hall and Gardens are open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until Thursday 26 October. Visit www. houghtonhall.com for tickets and prices. Children go free!
This season Colin Rawlings is looking forward to…
Shopping at Wheatley’s Antiques and Richard Scott Antiques, both in Holt. The anticipation upon entering both shops is generally rewarded with something I’d never realised I needed. Reading I am anticipating the release of Lucinda Riley’s The Pearl Sister, the fourth in her Seven Sisters series. Lucinda weaves an intriguing tale; each of her novels carries with them a serious case of ‘cannot put this book down!’
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eventually befriends them. Swedish comedy drama with English subtitles. Tickets £3.50 in advance from 01485 578171 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or £4 on the door. THORNHAM VILLAGE HALL Wednesday 18 October, 7.30pm Another Mother’s Son (12) Lou hides an escaped Russian PoW during the Nazi occupation of Jersey. Based on the true story of Louisa Gould. Tickets £5 from 07818 028687. WALSINGHAM PICTURE PALACE Tuesday 24 October, 7.30pm My Life as a Courgette (PG) An animated drama about Icare, a young boy who moves into a foster home. Tickets £4 (£3.50 members, £3 under 16s) on the door at Walsingham Parish Hall. SCREEN-NEXT-THE-SEA, ALDERMAN PEEL HIGH SCHOOL, WELLS Monday 9 October, 7pm Lady Macbeth (15) Married off to a much older man, Katherine feels imprisoned in her remote new home. Tickets £5 from Wells TIC, 01328 710885, www.wells-cinema.com or on the door.
Blickling © National Trust Images Justin Minns
Walking With dogs about the house, walking is an everyday activity. I am lucky to live on the edge of the Blicking Estate so from my garden gate along the river Scarrowbeck and on to the Bure is a joy for all, we rarely meet anyone else apart from nature... bliss. Eating at The Walpole Arms. As the darker nights start to beckon, a table close to the inglenook is a treat and that’s even before the menu arrives. For sheer happy atmosphere and good food too, the Anchor Inn at Morston is hard to better. Visiting The Holt Lights on Wednesday 15 November from 5pm. Another chance for me to dress up - this year I’m planning to be an angel. Move over Beyonce! • Colin owns The Red Dot Gallery in Holt, 01263 710287 www.thereddotgallery.com
Get booking! Norfolk Restaurant Week in association with Norfolk Hideaways is back from 30 October to 10 November, and this year it’s bigger than ever. With 62 restaurants taking part across the county - including some exciting new additions like The Duck Inn, Stanhoe and The Carpenters Arms, Wighton - diners really will be spoilt for choice. With all the participating venues offering either two courses for £10 and three for £15 or two courses for £15 and three for £20, it’s a great opportunity to meet up with friends and try somewhere new, or revisit some old favourites! • Visit www.norfolkrestaurantweek.co.uk to view the full list of participating venues and menus NORTH NORFOLK LIVING AUTUMN 2017
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Kelling Designs is hosting a pop-up at its Norfolk HQ at Priory House, Field Dalling, this October by the British Art Portfolio. Their Autumn Exhibition of 20th and 21st Century Art & Sculpture will be popping up from 6 to 8 October, featuring works by artists including Guy Allen, Dennis Creffield, Fred Ingrams, Catherine Forshall and her daughter Beatrice Forshall. Entry is free, but donations are invited for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices and the nook appeal. The exhibition is open 10am to 6pm on 6 and 7 October, and 10am to 2pm on the last day. www.britishartportfolio.co.uk
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The red knot
Autumn in Norfolk sees the arrival of tens of thousands of red knot. This small, dumpy wader forms huge flocks in coastal areas such as RSPB Snettisham and Titchwell reserves where they give fantastic views of their murmuration type movements. This small bird breeds in the high Arctic of Greenland before migrating south to spend the winter with us here on the Norfolk coast. They can be identified by their generally grey plumage, white rump and underside, thick black bill, black legs and short wings with quick wingbeat when in flight. Some may retain their rufous summer plumage which gives them their name of red knot, however the majority will have their grey winter plumage. Red knot are now considered to be vulnerable, so the Norfolk coast is of huge importance as a wintering location for this species.
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Uncovering imagined lands This autumn, the ruined friary at Burnham Norton will become the focus for Imagined Land, a two-year project by the Norfolk Archaeological Trust, involving local communities in the discovery and celebration of two of its sites. Alan Tutt finds out more
INCE 1923, the Norfolk Archaeological Trust has looked after ancient sites, buildings and landscapes in Norfolk. It’s a registered charity and remains the only county trust dedicated to the conservation of archaeological sites through purchase and good management. In 1984 the Trust took on Roman town, Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund and also bought, and is conserving, other iconic Norfolk sites including the Roman fort at Burgh Castle and the medieval abbey of St Benet’s. Recently, the Trust gained a £74,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to offer ‘local people the chance to explore and celebrate the heritage of the sites at the heart of their communities, through practical research and creative activities.’ The grant is shared between the two Imagined Land Project sites, the friary at Burnham Norton and Tasburgh Camp, south of Norwich. The former, the ruins of the Carmelite Friary of St Mary, Burnham Norton, is a short walk north-east from Burnham Market, opposite the local primary school (whose pupils will also be involved in this project). One of four principal orders of friars, the Carmelites were founded in 1226 and progressively expanded across Europe from Mount Carmel in Palestine, reaching here in 1242. Burnham was the fourth Carmelite house in England, and the first in Norfolk. It was founded by Sir William Calthorp and Sir Ralph Hemenhall. The friars garnered support from local people, who were impressed by their commitment to poverty and preaching. Because friars depended not on revenue from lands but on charitable donations, they usually settled in towns and cities. Most of Norfolk’s friaries were
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in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Yarmouth and Thetford. But three were in smaller settlements, at Walsingham, Blakeney and Burnham Norton. The meadow in which the friary stands was acquired by the Trust under lease in 2010. The only building still standing intact is the beautiful little 14th century gatehouse standing at the roadside, and, more distantly, some walls that trace the shape of the church. I spoke to Project Manager, Simon Floyd, about the two-year project which includes a programme of archaeological ‘test-pits’ in gardens and fields outside the scheduled monument areas to find out more about the development of these mysterious sites. The process began at Tasburgh at the beginning of this year, with public information, community meetings and discovery days, geophysics and mapping, and moves on to Burnham this autumn. Already at Tasburgh there have been successful finds from disparate times; Neolithic (shards), to the 1980s (a toy digger). “There’s a lot to find out about the Burnham Norton site, a lot of archeological and archive research,” says Simon. Fascinating questions include whether the site was on the pilgrimage route and why the main buildings of the friary seem to have been built north of the church instead of the usual position to the south. Already, the team have discovered, thanks to local researcher Sally Francis, that the site was used as an internment camp for German prisoners of war during the First World War. They are hoping to find out even more about the site from members of the local community,
and encourage them to get involved. So how can you take part in the Burnham Norton phase? “We’re looking for people in the local area to help with digs and archive research; and local creatives to help interpret what we find,” says Simon. The archive and archaeological research will be used as the basis for creative arts work writing, music and craft making - culminating in a lantern processional performance on the land in autumn 2018, devised and created with the local community and school, turning as Simon puts it “information into inspiration.” Watch this space! • Find out more at https://sites.google. com/site/imaginedlandprojectnorfolk/ or contact Simon Floyd on 07896 781574 or firstname.lastname@example.org • Photography: the friary at Burnham Norton by Dean Rocker
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Veering easterly With her 60th book set to be published this October, best-selling author and North Norfolk resident Susan Hill talks to Amanda Loose about writing, reading and her life-long love of the east coast
ER debut novel was published during her first year at university and Susan Hill’s award-winning backlist includes literary novels, ghost stories, detective novels, Susan Hill children’s books and © Ben Graville memoirs. Her chilling ghost story, The Woman in Black has been adapted into a successful film and long-running play in the West End. Perhaps appropriately, her 60th title, Jacob’s Room is Full of Books, is a memoir about books, reading and amongst other things, the natural world, written mainly in North Norfolk, part of course, of the east coast, which Scarborough-born Susan says she has been re-creating in her books, for most of her writing life. Back in 2013, Susan moved to North Norfolk, settling near the coast, in something of a full circle. “I am an east coast person, the North Sea is in my bloodstream. Tides, sea weather, sea events, the sands, the cliffs, the ... everything. And the things that go with seaside resorts too... amusement arcades and ice cream, fish and chips and lifeboats and seafood stalls. The coast in winter. Scarborough has my heart but it is a long way. This is a good half-way house. “I love the empty parts of the North Norfolk coast, especially in winter, but old-fashioned seaside towns like Cromer and Sheringham are great too and nothing changes really. And I have still never won one of those soft toys which the metal grabber just misses - every single time. “I have been re-creating the English east coast in my books most of my writing life. Suffolk and Aldeburgh in particular inspired several novels in my 20s. The Woman in Black is set in an unspecified area of the east coast.
“Anyone who was ‘a reading child’ finds it one of the most important things in life forever after and I was that child. It enriches, entertains, informs, sparks the imagination, expands the horizons, good writing feeds one’s own writing, it is satisfying and a good book is always a good companion.
“I have been re-creating the English east coast in my books most of my writing life… Of course I have written books which don’t feature it at all but it has been the one constant background and inspiration of my long writing life. I would be nowhere without it”. “I have noticed that many very old people who spend much time alone do not complain about loneliness if they are readers.” So, with her 60th title about to be published, which books featured in it would Susan like to have written? “Almost impossible to choose. But the Olivia Manning Balkan Trilogy, Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth, Zadie Smith’s On Beauty, The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford and of course Dickens’s Bleak House. I’d have given a lot to have written any of those.”
“I am an east coast person, the North Sea is in my bloodstream. Tides, sea weather, sea events, the sands, the cliffs, the ... everything.” “Of course I have written books which don’t feature it at all but it has been the one constant background and inspiration of my long writing life. I would be nowhere without it. “I write far more fiction but I love doing the occasional non-fiction book - it’s a total change, a different way of writing and I can work on one alongside writing fiction. I can’t write two novels at once! I prefer writing literary fiction - novellas like A Kind Man, The Beacon and the last one, From the Heart. They come from the lower depths of the iceberg and it is much more thoughtful, careful writing. Ghost stories are huge fun to write but I don’t take them very seriously.” Jacob’s Room is Full of Books is Susan’s latest work of non-fiction, and hotly anticipated by fans of Howard’s End is on the Landing, a book which celebrates the sheer joy reading and the works she read during the course of a year. “Jacob’s Room is a bit different in that I am writing about books I have read, sometimes recently, sometimes a long time ago, sometimes books I own, but not necessarily. “And it is in month-by-month diary form and includes notes about the natural world that surrounds me here in Norfolk and which I have loved in other parts of England all my life. So, some of the same, a bit different.
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The father-daughter show This autumn, Pinkfoot Gallery is hosting a joint exhibition by a father and daughter team, artists Andrew and Amie Haslen. Andrew, a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, is well known for his hare sketches, paintings and handmade prints. Amie, meanwhile, graduated from Aberystwyth University in 2013, with a Fine Art degree specialising in printmaking. Since then she has been concentrating on painting and printmaking, using landscape and the life that lives within as a source of inspiration. Pinkfoot’s Sarah Whittley says “This is a first for us; although we’ve represented Andrew for many years, this is the first time Amie has shown at Pinkfoot. It’s lovely for us to see Andrew pass on his skills and see how Amie is using them to create her own voice. With Andrew’s experience combined with Amie’s knowledge, this will be a very special show.” Andrew Haslen & Amie Haslen, Father & Daughter runs from 20 October to 5 November at Pinkfoot Gallery, Cley 01263 740947 www.pinkfootgallery.co.uk
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Above: Harvest Hare by Andrew Haslen, Pinkfoot Gallery Right: Purple and Yellow Field by Amie Haslen, Pinkfoot Gallery
The Tess Ainley Gallery in Hoppers Yard, Holt will be celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday 4 November with drinks and canapés throughout the day, plus new work on show for autumn. The contemporary art gallery showcases a wide variety of emerging and established British artists, specialising in mixed media. It also features ceramics, textiles, jewellery and prints, and visitors can watch Tess making her work. It’s been a busy first year for Tess, including taking part in Norfolk & Norwich Open Studios, the Holt Festival Arts Trail and the Cley 17 exhibition, as well as requests for private commissions. Tess Ainley Gallery, Holt 01263 714024 www.tessainleygallery.com
The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra has a treat in store for concert-goers on 19 November The NSO's musical director at King’s Lynn Philip Hesketh Corn Exchange, at 3.30pm. The programme includes Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead, with King’s Lynn boy Charlie Hotson returning from the West End to play the narrator investigating which orchestra member killed the composer, in this musical murder mystery. The remainder of the programme will be a festival of film classics from great movie scores. Tickets £16 and £8 from 01553 764864 or www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk. There are 100 free tickets for young concert-goers, maximum three per adult.
Celebrating the Burnhams - from Stone to Story, a talk with slides and poetry by Sally Festing, with Carl Suter on his lute, is coming up on 12 October from 6 to 7pm at St Mary’s Church, Burnham Deepdale. Tickets cost £5 from Deepdale Visitor Information Centre on 01485 210256 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the evening will go to Deepdale Church’s building maintenance. Head to the launch of The Reputation Game: The Art of Changing How People See You by Rupert Younger and local author David Waller, on 14 October from 5.30 to 8pm at The New Cottage, Overy Road, Burnham Market. There will be brief talks by David Waller at 6.30pm and 7.30pm, plus book signings. Order your copy from email@example.com by 6 October. Join best-selling author Raffaella Barker at Wiveton Hall from 17 to 19 November for a Read and Restore Weekend with curated reading, home cooked food and relaxation. Prices from £360 per person, full-board, plus a number of day spaces are available (10am to 4pm including lunch, tea and cake, £60 a day or £110 for both days). For the schedule, prices and availability contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07775 521669; www.wivetonhall.co.uk
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PUTTING ON A SHOW! Amanda Loose takes a whistle-stop tour of our local galleries to find out what’s on this season Murano glass necklaces by Marina and Susanna Sent, Gallery Plus
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Late Summer Sunshine by Chris Prout, Bircham Gallery
Today’s Catch by Helen Herbert, The Red Dot Gallery
IRST stop, The Red Dot Gallery in Holt, who are showing new work by North Norfolk based artist Helen Herbert this autumn. Helen’s paintings are based on distant childhood memories and recollections inspired by old photograph albums, and have a dream-like quality. Staying in Holt, Bircham Gallery’s exhibition of works by Chris Prout and Rachel Wood continues until 4 October. Chris’s paintings and Rachel’s ceramics are inspired by the landscape and are rich in texture and atmosphere. From 7 October to 1 November, the gallery will be showing paintings of the North Norfolk coast by Norwich-born artist John Newland, along with ceramics by Sarah Purvey. John’s landscapes capture Norfolk’s light, open skies and landscapes, whilst Sarah specialises in ceramic sculpture. Next up on my whistle-stop tour, Blakeney, and The Flint Gallery, who are welcoming autumn with a new series of semi-abstract paintings by Malcolm Taylor. Flint’s Stuart Stotter-Brooks says “Malcolm uses his many sketchbook studies and drawings as a starting point for his work from which a painting develops. At the outset he often does not have a fixed form in mind, preferring to allow the imagery to evolve through the process of painting. It is not reproducing a likeness which concerns Malcolm, but in capturing the characteristics of a subject.” Meanwhile, Quay Art in Blakeney will be exhibiting Gwen Vaughan’s animal inspired ceramic sculptures wearing cashmere jumpers, including hares, foxes, badgers and even a polar bear! These figurative sculptural pieces are made using the traditional technique of pinching. Hollow forms are paddled into the desired shape, the finishing details are modelled and then attached. Gwen uses a rich black earthenware clay with washes of under-glaze and oxides to enhance textural detail, along with a vibrant colour palette
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and a hint of gold lustre. Heading along the coast to Wells, Galley Plus will be showing exclusive Murano glass from the Sent sisters, Marina and Susanna, this autumn, third-generation glass makers. The sisters have an international reputation for producing amazing one-off sculptures and glass jewellery using traditional methods but in a contemporary way. These pieces are complemented by a range of ceramics from professional makers including Tony Laverick, who uses the surface of the pot as a painter uses a canvas with controlled, linear designs juxtaposed with looser, more painterly decoration, and Penny Withers. The latter uses monochrome glazes to reflect tonal ranges of light, and surface references made to particular places by brushwork and the use of combined glazes. Burnham Grapevine in Burnham Market has a busy season ahead; Transition, a collection of new paintings reflecting a distinct change in style and subject by Norfolk artist Fiona French, continues until the end of September. Early October sees the gallery’s Autumn Exhibition, including new works from Martin Laurance, a favourite from the early days of Grapevine in Norwich. Later in the month, they’ll be showing an exciting new collection by Gerard Stamp. Recognised as one of the country’s finest contemporary watercolourists, and with works now in the Royal Collection, Gerard has been painting in oil for the last year, and a small number of these works will be featured. Oil and Water opens in the gallery on the weekend of 21 October.
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UST down the road in Burnham Market, Pocock’s the artmonger’s Autumn Exhibition features sculpture, glass and ceramics. Prue Cooper’s colourful slipware dishes sit alongside sculptures of wild and domestic animals by Laura Pentreath. Glass art by SALT glass studios in Burnham Thorpe also features including seasonal apples and pears, and a hot glass cast mussel platter, pictured. The show continues into November. Fox by Nicola Hart, Creake Abbey Café Moving inland, artist Nicola Hart’s solo exhibition Feathers and Fur opens at Creake Abbey Café on 27 September and runs until early January 2018. Nicola works primarily in acrylics and collage; images are built by applying layers of collage made of different colours and textures. And finally, the whistle-stop tour pulls in to Great Walsingham, where the refreshed exhibition in West Barn Gallery at Great Walsingham Barns is definitely worth a visit this autumn. Sarah Caswell still has a small stock of original paintings and has added even more prints to her range of vibrant florals and can be seen working away in her studio on commissioned originals. Meanwhile the collection of artists curated by Heather at Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing now includes the beautiful etchings of Guy Allen and limited edition prints by Nicky Litchfield. With all this in store, and more this season, art lovers will be spoilt for choice! The Lookout limited edition print by Nicky Litchfield, Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing
There’s still time to see… Textures and Light, featuring works by Martha Winter and Louis Rousseau at Pinkfoot Gallery. The exhibition shows both artists exploring their relationship with the natural environment through unusual uses of media. Martha’s rough, textural wall panels contrast with Louis’ delicate use of glazes and highly polished surfaces. This exhibition runs until 18 October and is followed by a father-daughter show from Andrew and Amie Haslen, from 20 October to 5 November (see page 13).
Norfolk Space by Louis Rousseau, Pinkfoot Gallery
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Connected Potential by Martha Winter, Pinkfoot Gallery
Mussel Platter by SALT glass studios, Pocock’s the artmonger
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The stately home wedding Where Holkham Hall Why Couples will be spoilt for choice. Holkham is licensed to hold wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships in four of the Palladian hall’s beautiful state rooms as well as The Lady Elizabeth Wing and the secluded Temple in the park. Receptions can also be held in these venues or choose a marquee in the walled garden or in the park by the lake. Bonus points Holkham has just introduced their new luxury all-inclusive wedding packages offering exclusive hire of The Lady Elizabeth Wing and its private courtyard plus everything you’ll need for your big day there; from canapés and a three-course wedding breakfast, light evening food and three tier wedding cake, to a DJ, floral arrangements, wedding organiser, staff and bar facilities. The Lady Elizabeth Wing Wedding Packages start from £9975, prices based on a minimum of 80 guests. Book 01328 713108, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.holkham.co.uk/weddings
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The bucolic wedding Where Sussex Barn, near Burnham Market Why Located in the prettiest of farm settings, the 18th-century Sussex Barn is as photogenic as any blushing bride. All red brick walls, old wooden beams and large windows, the venue has a dance floor and fully-staffed bar. The barn can hold a wedding and reception for up to 400 guests. Bonus points A mere stroll from Sussex Barn, The White House is the place for the bridal party to set up camp. It has 12 bedrooms and no detail has been overlooked, from the rehearsal dinner in the elegant dining © Jake Eastham room to the bridal suites, complete with antique brass hooks positioned high enough for the wedding dress to hang in splendour. Book Sussex Barn 01485 210000, enquiries@ sussexbarn.co.uk, www.sussexbarn.co.uk. The White House 07785 439727 www.stayatthewhitehouse.co.uk
The unique wedding Where Cley Windmill, Cley-nextthe-Sea Why Enchanting, magical, a little bit different… If you’re looking for somewhere that ticks these boxes, then Cley Windmill is for you. Licensed to hold weddings for up to 22 people, the ceremony takes place in the round sittingroom, after which champagne and canapés are served. Weather permitting, guests also have access to the balcony, which offers views over the marshes, and the walled garden. Bonus points Add a unique twist to your big day by taking over the whole windmill (which accommodates 16) and the on-site cottage (which sleeps up to 4) for the night. Following the vows, guests can feast in the candle-lit dining-room, which takes romantic to a whole new level. Book 01263 740209, email@example.com, www.cleywindmill.co.uk
The exclusive wedding Where Sennowe Park, Guist Why Sennowe Park is undoubtedly one of Norfolk’s finest Edwardian country houses and - though privately-owned - is available for a limited number of weddings every year. Both the Italianate gardens, with their balustrades and decorative urns, or the rolling lawns, overlooking the lake and boathouse, make magical marquee spots. For smaller ceremonies, the panelled Long Room and flower-filled Winter Garden are licensed. Sennowe Park © Duncan Kerridge Bonus points From the moment you enter the front gates and sweep up Sennowe’s mile-long drive, you’ll be in the hands of the experts, who have over 20 years’ experience in creating fairytale nuptials. Add to the occasion by staying in the grandeur of the main house, which offers seven en suite double or twin rooms. Book firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sennowepark.com ➧ NORTH NORFOLK LIVING AUTUMN 2017
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The intimate wedding
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The woodland wedding Where Happy Valley, Grimston Why The name says it all. Happy Valley - set in nine acres of whimsical woodland - will add a sprinkling of magic to your wedding. The enchanting outdoors venue has its own lake, a bridged island (a popular spot for a blessing) and glamping options, which can accommodate up to 35 people. Bonus points 2018 will see the addition of a luxury treehouse, suitable for disabled guests, and the Party Barn - a beautiful Dutch barn, which can seat 150 people and has a bar and a stage. Happy Valley is the prettiest blank canvas you could wish for - perfect for making your day how you want it to be. Book 01485 600719, www.happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk
Where Godwick Hall and Great Barn, Tittleshall Why With Godwick Great Barn’s popularity as a wedding venue soaring (rustic barn celebrations in a stunning location, what’s not to love?), Godwick Hall - set in 100 acres of parkland - is fast-becoming a popular spot for more intimate nuptials (it has a capacity of up to 30 people). Guests can stay at the Hall, which has seven bedrooms, a conservatory and heated swimming pool. Bonus points If you want to bypass tradition in favour of something unique, then put The Most Unusual Wedding Fair at Godwick Great Barn in your diary (Sunday 5 November, 11am to 3pm, free entry; www. themostunusualweddingfair.co.uk). The exhibitors are hand-picked, with an array of fabulous ideas, so whether you’re after quirky, cool, boho, rustic or festival, you’ll be inspired. Book 01328 701948, www.godwickhall.co.uk
Snap happy Cat Scoles - who’s been photographing weddings for eight years and who herself married last September - shares her top tips for getting the perfect pictures • Make sure you ‘wear’ your dress. To get the best shots I might ask you to head to the beach or down a country lane - I’ll never ask you do anything to ruin the dress, but a little bit of dust or mud can’t hurt. By the end of our wedding, my dress had been on the beach, in the sea, across the marsh. But I know my photographs wouldn’t have been the same if I hadn’t just let go. • When it comes to your couple shots, relax, laugh, and move. You’ll forget your photographer is there and have beautiful, natural images.
• We split our couple shots into two parts: just after the ceremony and just as the sun was setting (the golden hour for photographers). I always suggest planning these slots into the wedding day. • Possibly my favourite photographs from any wedding day are the confetti ones - you can never have too much confetti. • If it rains, embrace it! Put your wellies on, the umbrellas up and get out there for your photographs. • Finally, relax, take your time and listen to your photographer. Trust them and you will have memories to cherish. • Catherine Scoles Photography, 07919 208161 www.catherinescoles.co.uk
Décor for the day Antony Lamb runs Vintage Partyware near King’s Lynn, the go-to place for unique props and vintage decorations. He tells us how to add panache to your big day • Wedding arches provide a focal point at a ceremony - consider placing a lectern in the centre for your registrar or celebrant to stand at. • Entertain guests at the reception with classic games like ball toss, hook-a-duck, or a coconut shy. Tell your photographer - photos of guests playing games can be priceless. • Use chalkboards to display the order of the day, seating arrangements or light-hearted messages. • Reading the heartfelt wishes made by friends and family at your wedding is very special, so provide a place for guests to leave messages, such as a post box. • Don’t overlook the finishing touches - these little things will make your day stand apart. • Vintage Partyware, 01553 886844 www.vintagepartyware.co.uk
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Say it with flowers No wedding would be complete without beautiful blooms. But which to choose? “Work with the colours, flowers and foliage that each season offers,” advises florist Kate Bagnall-Oakeley of Mock Orange Flowers. “This can keep the cost down, too.” And go British. “We are growing some really beautiful things here on home soil,” continues Kate. “Have a look at Flowers From The Farm (www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk) for local growers.” • Mock Orange Flowers, 07917 344639 www.mockorange.co.uk
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Back to school for skin Summer’s over, so celebrate the start of the new beauty term by treating yourself to a facial, says Harriet Cooper
A fresh start The new skin products for autumn you need to invest in right now Elemental Herbology Nutrition Infusion, £35 for four This deeply hydrating sheet mask is infused with nourishing botanicals. Layer over your face, leave for 15 to 20 minutes, remove and massage in any remaining serum - you’ll feel dewy for days. Congham Hall Spa, Congham 01485 600250 www.conghamhallhotel.co.uk
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The Signature Janjira Facial at The Hair Studio, Fakenham Janjira is a Thai skincare brand free from nasties, and the signature facial promises to enhance the appearance and quality of my complexion. After a skin analysis (mine is dull and feels tight), my therapist cleanses, tones and exfoliates using products from the Marine Radiant White range, which work to illuminate and brighten. Next up is the mask, during which I’m given an accomplished head and hand massage. Facial over, my dehydrated skin has got its mojo back and I’m positively glowing. TOP SKIN TIP Use a facial exfoliator at least once a week to slough away dead skin cells and allow your moisturiser to work effectively. NEED TO KNOW The facial lasts 1 hour 15 minutes and costs £35. To book 01328 856023 www.thehairstudiofakenham.co.uk The Hoste Signature Luxury Facial at The Hoste Beauty Spa, Burnham Market I arrived with a complexion which had a decidedly thirsty look about it. This treatment now uses Espa products and my therapist analysed my skin with a skin vision lamp which literally highlights any problems. The results showed my skin was dehydrated, especially around the eyes. So replenishing
products were the order of the day with lots of massage which helped to push all the products into the skin plus with sensitivity and relaxation. After an hour I was super-relaxed, my skin rehydrated and eye area smoother. TOP SKIN TIP Use a serum. Whatever you use afterwards will penetrate more deeply. NEED TO KNOW The facial lasts 55 minutes to 1 hour and costs £60. To book 01328 737022 www.thehoste.com Elemis Sensitive Skin Soother Facial at The Retreat, Docking Lately my skin has been looking and feeling like it is sunburnt (it isn’t). My therapist diagnosed my skin as reactive and dehydrated, in need of calming, rebalancing and rehydrating. The treatment includes massage with rose oil, double mask and an eye mask - the Hydra Active Soothing Gel Mask really soothed and cooled my face. At the end, my skin felt calmer, plumped and hydrated, the opposite of when I arrived! TOP SKIN TIP If you don’t have time for a mask use the Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask (£39) overnight. NEED TO KNOW I had the 1 hour version of this treatment which costs £55. To book 01485 518729 www.retreat-spa.co.uk
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Oil, £65 Imagine a face oil that smells divine, goes on a treat and works for every skin type, leaving it nourished. Step forward the Pro-Collagen Marine Oil from Elemis. The Retreat, Docking 01485 518729 www.retreat-spa.co.uk Clarins SOS Masks, £30 each The new Clarins SOS Masks will come to your beauty rescue, no matter what your skin concern. SOS Hydra restores the skin’s hydration levels; SOS Pure promises to rebalance combination skin; while SOS Comfort softens dry skin. Bakers & Larners, Holt 01263 712244 www.bakersandlarners.co.uk BareMinerals BAREPRO™ Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20, £29 This new formula of liquid foundation from bareMinerals offers 24-hour wear and is proven to improve skin texture instantly and over time. Available in 30 shades, it’s the must-have for your autumn make-up bag. Beauty-next-the-Sea, Wells-next-the-Sea 01328 710446 www.beautynextthesea.co.uk
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The mind and body workout As yoga and Pilates continue to soar in popularity, Harriet Cooper finds out why a more holistic approach to exercise can reap rewards
ITH the stresses and strains of modern life, isn’t it time we gave our minds a workout as well as our bodies? Taking a holistic approach to exercise is about more than attaining maximum fitness and losing weight - it’s about thinking clearly, fighting stress and improving sleep, too. “A holistic approach to exercise is a really key part of living well today,” says Poppy Zella Reed, a yoga teacher and trainee life coach. “If you are exercising, but you aren’t keeping your mind and soul healthy, then you are bound to feel out of balance.” “There’s more to feeling good than looking good,” agrees Jane Sebburn, Pilates teacher and personal trainer. “Exercise is the way forward for a balanced body and mind connection, as it helps us to focus on ourselves and who we really are.” “Yoga exercises our breath, bodies, minds and souls in a way which brings equality and balance to both brain and being,” explains Poppy. “This empowers people, helping them to feel more alive, more connected and more able to deal with day-to-day life.” Pilates is another great way to bring balance to our lives. “Stretching and core exercise seems to be top of people’s list,” says Jane. “Pilates is a complete exercise programme and is popular as you use the whole body with each exercise and you can work it into your daily routine.” So what results might we see from this holistic approach? Physically, expect improved flexibility, better posture, and muscular strength. Mentally, you’ll feel confident, sleep more soundly and have better clarity of mind. Perhaps it’s time to invest in a yoga or Pilates mat… • Jane Sebburn, 07785 377469 www.janesebburn.com; Poppy Zella Reed, email@example.com www.poppyzellareed.com
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Victoria Catt is owner of Elysium salon in Fakenham, which offers a range of aesthetic procedures, beauty and nail treatments, plus health and life coaching
What exercise do you like to do? My passion is training with weights and I do this twice a week. I also go to a dance class on Thursdays: Lindy Hop and Swing at Wighton Village Hall. I work full-time, but I’ve learned to prioritise my health. How important is keeping fit to you? Fitness is incredibly important to me. I know that once I’ve danced in a class or pumped iron, my mind is clearer and my body more energised. Activity is about shaking off negativity and feeling more alive.
About face What’s in your fridge? Lots of seasonal fruit and veg, chicken, salmon, homemade baby food, and coconut milk. Also my Epionce Enriched Firming Mask!
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How do you unwind after a busy week at work? I’d like to say yoga, but this is future Victoria’s dream! Instead, I play with the dogs and children, and in the evenings I’ll sometimes go out for dinner or walk along the beach. What makes you happy? Doing what I love, which is helping people transform into a happier and healthier version of themselves. Also, working with my daughter in the salon • Elysium, Fakenham 07795 465936 www.elysium.life
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CORE! How’s that for balance? Creative Chiropractic at Pensthorpe celebrate the arrival of their newest team member, Rehabilitation Specialist, Rachael Curnow, who explains...
e all know that dreaded feeling of being told we need to go to the gym. Getting a ‘sweat on’ and working our core can all seem like quite a chore! Gym invites sent through the door with pictures of glamorous females and muscly men may only allow us to notice how far from that picture we actually feel, leading to discouragement and pessimism. But perhaps it isn’t all about that… would a supercar be known just for its pretty exterior or even an old classic for its retro design? Maybe it helps a little, but let’s strip all that back, after all, what’s the use of a beautiful machine that doesn’t function properly? Isn’t it the ‘roar’ of the engine from the fine tuning, to the efficiency in performance, the movement and the strong structure that creates this wonderful mechanism? Welcome to Rehabilitation at Creative Chiropractic, where I would like to invite you down a whole new road of discovery. A road that will lead you to encouragement and optimism and one that is about you and your engine, it’s about the ‘roar’ in your core!
So let me introduce myself … I’m the newest member of Creative Chiropractic’s unique team, where our beautiful home is within the stunning grounds of Pensthorpe Natural Park. Having worked within my field for over ten years, my greatest reward is experiencing positive successes helping people from a wide variety of backgrounds and of different ages. Whether you’re an international cycling professional or simply wanting to be able to do the gardening again, Rachael Curnow. I am confident that I can help you return to your day-to-day living and sporting activities that have been affected by injury, illness or surgery. Working alongside our highly skilled Chiropractor and Massage Therapists, I will provide you with an individual
and tailored treatment plan to realise your personal goals and challenges, whatever they may be. You may still be wondering what rehabilitation is and what does it mean?
The mechanics of it … Let’s go back to the car analogy, strangely we are very similar in principle. A car needs oil, we need water, a car needs fuel, we need food, a car needs servicing, we need restoration time, if the car has been sat a while... yes, you get the picture. If we don’t look after the car it will only breakdown, why would our bodies be any different? It really is as straight forward as that, but the key is getting a good mechanic to keep everything running smoothly and to your personal optimal level. At our first appointment, we will discuss where you feel you need some guidance. Have you suffered from a sprain or fracture, or maybe you have had a trauma causing injury? It could be an illness which has affected your ability to do things or maybe you just don’t feel as coordinated and balanced as you used to. Sports person? No problem! Never exercised before? No problem! We can work together to
“Rehabilitation is about returning you to your day to day living and sporting activities. A little progress every day adds up to big results.” help you perform more effectively whatever your history and starting point. Rehabilitation is about restoring you, ‘getting your old self back’ and bringing the best out of you. A little progress every day adds up to big results. I will help you understand how, with appropriate exercises and your commitment, we can improve your posture, build joint stability, prevent injury or enhance your performance. A human mechanic would perhaps be an easier way to understand what I do, so let’s retune that engine, rewire a few things, oil those rusty joints (I said rusty, not old!) and get the ‘roar’ back into your core. A helping hand is here and I look forward to meeting you at Creative Chiropractic. You can find Creative Chiropractic at Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham Road, Fakenham, NR21 0LN. Give the team a call on 01328 854325 or email email@example.com; www.creativechiropractic.co.uk
How to grow a zen kid Need more peace and harmony in your family? Mindfulness can help children focus, manage stress and regulate their emotions, says Harriet Cooper
HE popularity of mindfulness - a Buddhist meditative practice - shows no sign of abating. Allowing ourselves to live in the moment and become more aware of our feelings can reap rewards (it’s been proven to reduce stress, improve cognition and prevent depression). So it’s little wonder that mindfulness is becoming a huge parenting trend, too; and in this fast-paced, tech-savvy, image-conscious world, our kids have never needed it more. “Children are struggling to deal with their emotions positively, with one in six experiencing levels of anxiety,” says Marie Isaac, a yoga and meditation teacher, who is running both a mindfulness and a yoga course for children this autumn in Wells-next-the-Sea. “Mindfulness and yoga help to empower children, providing them with the space they need to find calm amid the chaos,” continues Marie. “It helps them to navigate difficult emotions, develop concentration and
determination, and cultivate kindness and gratitude to self and others.” Schools are also recognising the benefits - when applied in the classroom, mindfulness can bolster pupils’ self-esteem and performance (there’s a strong argument for adding it to the national curriculum). My six-year-old can often be found sitting alone, cross-legged, in her room or the garden; whether it’s to escape her siblings or a genuine need for silence, I’m delighted she’s enjoying her own space. If you and your little ones want to try it at home, there’s a good choice of meditation apps to be downloaded, including Headspace for Kids - a relatively new feature of the adult mindfulness app used by 7.5 million people - which promises to teach the fundamentals of meditation with simple, fun breathing exercises. • Wellbeing By The Sea, Wells-next-the-sea 07913 187251 www.wellbeingbythesea.com
“One of our favourite walks has to be the Sandringham Estate. There are several accessible routes through the woodland with paths suitable for pushchairs, plus there is free parking and a great café.” Didi Fenwick, co-owner and managing director of Marshes & Flint, www.marshesandflint.co.uk
Walking with wheels Don’t fancy navigating the mud or sand with a buggy? We ask parents to share their favourite pushchair-friendly walks “The exhilarating clifftops of Weybourne beach are easy to get to from the car park (a two-minute walk) and the smooth, flat terrain makes it perfect for walking or jogging with a pram. Being that bit higher allows you to see the coastline in a way you won’t experience anywhere else in the area.” Kasie Barton, stylist and author of For The Love Of Colour, www.fortheloveofcolour.com
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“The National Trust’s Sheringham Park is my go-to pushchair spot. The gently undulating paths are wide enough to walk side-by-side with a buggy-wielding friend and the landscaped park is extremely easy on the eye.” Harriet Cooper, North Norfolk Living contributor CTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and you can help raise money for vital research into this devastating disease by taking part in Breast Cancer Now’s ‘wear it pink’ day on 20 October. The fundraising day has so far raised over £30 “A favourite is the pine-scented footpath million for life-saving (excellent Gruffalo hunting ground) that runs research, so what better from Lady Anne’s Drive at Holkham all the way reason to ditch your along to the beach car park at Wells-next-theeveryday colours and pull Sea, where a hot chocolate at the Beach Café on some pink? proves a popular bribe for little legs to retrace • Visit www.wearitpink. their steps.” org for further details, Hattie Goodley, North Norfolk Living fundraising ideas and contributor and founder of Willa and the Bear, how to register for your www.willaandthebear.com free fundraising pack.
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20 ways to rewild Sarah Whittley disconnects from the wifi and unplugs to share some of her favourite ways to reconnect with nature
ODERN life is fast. It is also becoming more and more technological. I’m looking around my desk at the number of chargers and plugs for who knows what and as I write my online alarm is telling me I need to be somewhere else. It’s too easy to lose touch with nature and our primeval selves. But we are lucky. Here in North Norfolk we’re able to step into a beautiful wilderness. Nature cure is a powerful force and it’s there for all of us and best of all, it’s free.
1 Take off your shoes
Well done! You’ve taken the first step. Start walking and get connected with the 4.5 billionyear-old ground beneath your toes.
2 Make a fire
Although in summer many of us do this regularly with a barbecue, try starting it naturally. Cooking your own dinner on your very own homemade fire, is a quick way to connect with your inner Neanderthal. (Take care where you light you fire. Always make sure you have something to hand to put it out in case of emergencies).
3 Go for a walk
Although a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day has proven physical health benefits, a 30-minute meander in nature can really help your mental health. Try to make this a regular part of your day.
4 Listen to birdsong
I know, it sounds cuckoo but just thinking like
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a bird for a while will make you feel part of a different world. During autumn our North Norfolk skies will be full of returning geese; listening to their constant calls to one another makes you feel like you’re part of the flock. If you want to learn birdsong, a good place to start is The One Stop Nature Shop in Burnham Deepdale (01485 211223, www.onestopnature. co.uk). As well as selling natural sounds CDs (a great way to de-stress if you can’t get outside) they sell the book Birdsong (Quadrille, £19.99), which allows you to look at 150 UK species while listening to their songs and calls.
5 Use your senses
Taste, sight, touch, smell and hearing. Animals survive by being at one with their senses. Try a few simple tasks like walking and eating while wearing a blindfold. Explore natural textures, run your hands through natural water, pick up earth, stroke a tree feeling the bark rub against your fingers. TOP TIP: arrive at Kelling or Salthouse Heath at dawn, sit back and watch as one of the world’s rarest habitats unfolds.
6 Night walking
You don’t have to be a zombie to roam around at the dead of night. Night walking is a wonderful way to step into another world. If it’s possible, try and resist the urge to use a torch; instead let your senses guide you through the darkness.
7 Sleep outside
Try wild sleeping instead of wild camping! Start by sleeping in the garden or if you’re brave
find a really wild place. All you need is a good bivouac bag or better still, if it’s warm just use a blanket. If you want to take this a stage further, have a look at How To Stay Alive In The Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and SelfPreservation Anywhere by Bradford Angier (Black Dog & Leventhal, £14.99) from Bringing the outside in, Holkham (01328 713093).
8 Get lost
I know it sounds irresponsible but start a walk from a new location and just see where it leads you. If you’re worried, try somewhere contained, like Holkham Park. While you’re there you might be lucky enough to see rutting deer.
9 Natural navigation
If you’ve practiced number eight, you might be interested in natural navigation. This is a huge subject but if you want to learn more read anything by Tristan Gooley including The Natural Navigator (Virgin Books, £12.99) available from The Holt Bookshop (01263 715858, www.holtbookshop.co.uk) and Cley Marshes Visitor Centre (01263 740008, www. norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk). But if you can’t wait, start by making a shadow stick. Get a twig and put it in the ground in full sun and watch as time flies.
10 Star gazing
On a clear night, sit for as long as you can and watch the starry sky. This simple and humbling exercise really can make you feel like you are part of a bigger story. Learning the location of the North Star, aka Polaris, is a good place to start. Most of us know the Plough or Saucepan
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constellation – from the right-hand edge of the pan, visualize a line going up and to the left a little until you see a bright star.
11 Get to know the moon
If humans are 75% water and the moon controls water, maybe it really can affect us. Having a moon calendar on the wall will help you keep in touch with its phases – maybe your energy waxes and wanes with the moon, who knows but it might be fun to find out.
15 Bring the outdoors in
Find a few natural objects, fallen leaves are one of my favourites, and bring them into your home. Keep some near your kettle and hold them while it boils; let it become part of your morning ritual. My grandad always kept a handful of wrack seaweed outside his front door. He used it as a natural barometer; I can’t say if was 100% accurate but he swore by it and probably enjoyed the ritualistic act of connecting to nature each morning.
12 Make a den and sit still in nature Release your inner child! Make a natural shelter, simply the act of constructing it will connect you to an ancient past. The best way to be mindful of nature is to simply sit in it and let it unfurl around you.
13 Discover your circadian rhythm Your very own natural body clock is amazing! Allow your body’s natural cues to dictate when you sleep and wake up. Turn off your alarm and let your body choose when it wants to sleep and wake. You can also try going to sleep when it gets dark and waking with the sunrise.
14 Study a snail
The good thing about this is that they’re everywhere! See this exercise as a form of natural therapy. Find your snail, put it down and sit back and watch it for 30 minutes. You’ll be amazed.
TOP TIP: why not join one of Holkham’s autumn deer discovery walks on Wednesdays 4, 11 and 18 October to learn more about the Park’s beautiful fallow and red deer. Walks are at 11am and 2pm and suitable for all ages. The walks last approximately 1.5 hours and booking is recommended; tickets adults £5, child £2.50 from 01328 713111 or visit www.holkham.co.uk. Image © Holkham Estate
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18 Have a chemical free day
16 Stone stacking This simple activity has a surprising meditative quality. Combing the pebbly Norfolk shores for perfect-sized pebbles, using all your concentration to pile them high is insanely satisfying. Holding pebbles which are thousands or millions of years old is a humbling experience.
17 A natural diet
Go foraging and eat wild. North Norfolk is a great place to start looking for free food. If you want to learn more and fancy a wild eating experience, contact Henry from the Coastal
This could be harder than it sounds. Just a quick peek under the sink will reveal how reliant we are on noxious chemicals in our daily routine. But there are other ways! For inspiration visit Nature’s Haven in Holt (01263 711471).
19 Plant something from seed and watch it grow It doesn’t matter how small it is, you can even do it indoors.
20 Sea watching
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Gardening for wellbeing Mindfulness, or living fully in the moment while focussing on simple tasks, is widely acknowledged to help people with depression and anxiety, and one of the best places to carry it out is in the garden. Holly Farrell, author of a new book called RHS Gardening for Mindfulness (Mitchell Beazley/RHS £14.99) says: “Gardening, like mindfulness, is a way of finding a sense of calm in an otherwise chaotic world. It offers a simpler existence, an antidote to the generally sedentary and virtual lives we lead, even if it is practised only for a few minutes. Both gardening and mindfulness forge a connection to the world around us, to nature, wildlife and people – which can bring pleasure and peace.” A recent study from Westminster and Essex Universities showed that people who spent as little as 30 minutes a week in their gardens experienced lower levels of fatigue, depression, anxiety and anger than those who weren’t able to get outside. Ian Mullard, co-owner of Green and Pleasant Garden Services, agrees. He gave up a desk based marketing job of 17 years to run a nursery and garden design and maintenance company with his wife Catherine, who switched from a career in midwifery. “It was a massive culture shock, but working outside is a real privilege and I don’t have a single regret,” says Ian. “For me, it’s about reminding ourselves how small we are compared with nature. Some plants will thrive one year, and fail the next, that’s just the way it is. Accepting that you can’t control everything around you is calming. Once you’re at ground level, you start to notice how plants develop and grow day by day, something which I find fascinating and which helps to keep me focussed.” Growing and selling plants and working with clients on designing and maintaining their gardens is rewarding, explains Ian. “It’s clear that everyone wants some sort of connection with nature, whether it’s growing pots on a balcony, or tending a larger space. We look after gardens of all sizes, and it’s an incredibly positive experience.” For details of garden services, from design to maintenance, contact Catherine@greenandpleasant.org
If you do one thing this season… Plant bulbs for a stunning spring display. Don’t stint on quantities, the more the better! Aim to bury them three times their own depth for best results.
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Seasonal stunner This autumn, the team at Burn Valley Nursery recommend blue leadwort (ceratostigma plumbaginoides). What’s so good about it? It has intense blue flowers in late summer, and the foliage turns a rich red/ orange in the autumn, so there’s plenty of interest, even after it has bloomed. It’s a low, clump forming plant, ideal for front of borders, to soften path edges or create ground cover. You can also grow it in pots. How do I look after it? Apart from a trim back once a year in spring, it’s very undemanding. Ideal planting spot? Dappled shade, if you have a hot, south facing garden. Where can I buy it? It costs £4.50 from Burn Valley Nursery, South Creake, 01328 823333 www.burnvalleynursery.uk
What is it? Holkham Plant Fair When? September 30 and October 1, 10am to 5pm Where The Walled Gardens at Holkham Hall, with newly planted vineyard, herbaceous borders, espaliered fruit trees and an organic vegetable garden. What will I find? A wide variety of plant nurseries, local artisans, and gardening suppliers selling a huge range of gorgeous wares. Expect seasonal plants, covetable accessories for your plot and tools. Entrance details Adult tickets £2.50, children aged 5 to 16, £1. Free parking in the walled garden car park. www.holkham.co.uk NORTH NORFOLK LIVING AUTUMN 2017
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The autumn trend report Our panel of interiors experts share their picks of the new season trends and a few of their favourite things. Stand by for bold colour, sumptuous textures and some insider tips. And take note, velvet is definitely having a moment! Bamboo Garden in pink from the new Linwood Tango collection, £129 per metre, Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors
Lizzie Stanhope, interior designer, Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors Trending now This new season we’ll be seeing a much more moody look in the home, with deep dramatic colours. Rich purples, inky indigo, navy and grey are the shades to go for. This isn’t about doom and gloom, though - instead, jewel tones subdued with a wash of winter frost are keeping the look opulent and regal. You can soften the mood by setting these new dark tones against a gentler background of cool neutrals, chalky whites and dove greys, as well as natural wood and stone. New season must-have Bamboo Garden in pink printed onto velvet from the new Tango collection by Linwood, which is available from us. Psst Little Greene have created an utterly gorgeous paint collection with English Heritage. Ranging from pale woods to smoky, almost sooty greys. They have recently added more colours for autumn/winter, including a pale lupin and a light gold, they perfectly complement the new dramatic colours of AW17. Large orange patterned cushion £145, green car cushion £78, orange stitched velvet cushion £45, all KDLoves online from Kelling Designs
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Zara Bolingbroke-Kent, interior designer, Kelling Designs The lowdown People are becoming far more confident with colour, mixing fabrics and not necessarily following trends. We have been using classic Colefax and Fowler chintz fabrics and mixing them with gorgeous brightly coloured velvets. This look is timeless and does not date. Playing favourites We loved this cabinet from Bethan Gray and have used it as a central piece for a client’s entrance hall. It is quirky and contemporary but one can use it in any setting, traditional as well as modern. Need to know The new neutrals are pale blues and greys, used with accents of colour - neons, patterns, floral wallpapers. They all work together and these bright colours sit very well alongside each other. Pattern can be used on pattern.
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Birdie Fortescue, interior designer The lowdown The colour trend in AW17 is blocks or accents of strong colours. The new neutrals have moved from taupes to more silver greys and these are combined with simple and bold colours such as the warm earthy tones of terracotta, yellows and burnt orange. Green is obviously still strong being the Pantone colour of the year and burgundy has re-emerged. Used in a simple way, these colours create calm and warm interiors ideal for the winter months. Top tip Layering and the use of texture again creates warmth and interest velvets, felt, linens, knits and weaves in varying tones. Keep pattern simple and calm - the colours are too strong to be used in busy designs.
Leather rug from £145, Joyful Living
Jo Griffiths, stylist and owner of Joyful Living The lowdown This autumn, we are extending our summer obsession with corals and pinks into the cooler months with the addition of rich velvets, Indian prints and leather rugs. Our signature look of textural focus will incorporate copper, bronze, coral and neutrals to create layers of warmth and richness. Need to know Greys will continue to dominate the interiors market, we will see darker shades being used; charcoals and sooty tones in place of paler greys. I’m loving This dark cognac leather rug with layers of bronze and silver (pictured). I’ve had the pale version at home for years so shall be swapping for a warmer looking version this autumn. Left: Cushions from £55, rug £145 and wooden platters from £45, all from Joyful Living
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Eliza Miller, Arcadia Home Interiors Trending now I’m noticing a move away from sharp lines in bathroom design and a general embrace of more natural, organic shapes. The Luv range by Duravit is my favourite (pictured), Nordic design inspired by the simplicity of a bowl of water sitting on a table. Top of my wish list Cosy, coloured throws by Polish company Hop Design which we’re stocking. Using only natural materials, these lambswool throws would liven up any sofa or bed and keep you snug as a bug as winter creeps up on us… Neutral know-how Using neutral colours in your home doesn’t mean a neutral home with no hint of personality, quite the opposite. A house can be stylish and interesting without bright colours. If a calm and contemporary effect is what you’re after, then a great starting point would be using simple fabrics based on a natural palette. Romo has a range of beautiful washable linens, available in over 360 shades, giving you versatility and a gorgeous brushed, soft finish, as well as being practical and durable - perfect for any Norfolk home.
Nanci Gillett, interior designer, Burnham Interiors Trending now Don’t be afraid of rich colours. Midnight blue, matt black and coral are huge, and the latter works with blues and browns. Pink is still very popular and subtle pink is a new neutral. Farrow & Ball do a fantastic delicate pink called calamine (yes like the lotion!) I’m loving William Yeoward’s new Pellenport collection (pictured) of decorative embroideries, weaves and prints. It is probably his best yet, and his cut velvets like Larkin rose from the Larkin collection are beautiful for upholstery and curtains. Velvet is big, and most of the fabric houses have come out with velvet collections - GP & J Baker’s Threads Meridian collection has a beautiful colour palette. Psst If you want to make a statement, use a wallpaper. Textured and metallic wallpapers are in, or how about Cole & Son’s new Marquee Stripes collection, (pictured)?
Glastonbury Stripe, £65 per 10m roll from the Marquee Stripes collection by Cole & Son www.cole-and-son.com; available from Burnham Interiors
Tom Clarke of The Old Stores, Roydon The lowdown This autumn sees a return to a fairly neutral palette with many new fabric and wallpaper collections relying on nature for their inspiration and the popular soft greys with a smoky edge. Images of wood grain, bark and marble are also popular. Harlequin Anthozoa offers a fresh take on the nature trend. Rich greens which are hot this season go so well with the warm copper and brass tones which have been with us for a while. Maybe mix in a little blush pink for some softness. These large-scale prints make such a statement on either drapes or upholstery. On my wishlist The Autumn season says to me cosy nights in with St Eval Candles, revisiting a bit of spice with the Inspiritus fragrance which also works well in the run up to Christmas. The Harlequin Anthozoa collection, prices from £40 per metre, The Old Stores ADDRESS BOOK Arcadia Home Interiors, Fakenham 01328 807063 www.arcadiahomeinteriors.co.uk; Birdie Fortescue, Burnham Market 01328 738634 www.birdiefortescue.co.uk; Burnham Interiors, Burnham Market 01328 730989 www.burnhaminteriors.co.uk; Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors, Oakham 01572 722345 www.elizabethstanhope.co.uk; Joyful Living, Drove Orchards, Thornham 01485 525714 www.joyfulliving.co.uk; Kelling Designs, Field Dalling 01328 830449 www.kellingdesigns.com; The Old Stores, Roydon 01485 600591 www.theoldstoresroydon.co.uk
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Cosying up to autumn! Amanda Loose indulges in a spot of retail therapy and uncovers some fab finds from our local shops to enjoy during the new season, whether you’re staying in… or going out
STAYING IN Relish smoked wood and amber diffuser £28, Nomad & the bowerbird Holkham and Wells
Fig and wild pear tin candle small £4.95, large (pictured) £11.95, Tatty Tides
Organic Rose and Geranium soap made for Arthouse Meath by a specialist UK soap maker who provides employment for people with visual impairment and disabilities, £5 from Barefoot Living CyberJammies pyjama top and bottoms £23 each, Pollard & Read
70s style teapot £28 and extra large mug £11, Bringing the outside in Wells
Orange cushion £31.25 and Bombay Duck blue pompom cushion £35.95, Thornham Deli
Rayas terracotta lampbase £75 and XXL rattan shade £58.50, Birdie Fortescue
Cashmere mix throw edged in velvet £225, KDLoves online from Kelling Designs Encapsulated leaves votive £6, Bringing the outside in Holkham and Wells
The Rayburn 600 series starts at £6295, Arcadia Home Heating
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GOING OUT Burgundy country collection dog drying coat £39 to £54, Ruff and Tumble
Large dhurrie tote bag £75 and clutch £35, available online from Bombay Sprout
Berwick Chelsea boots £149, The Tannery
Women’s Henri Lloyd Aqua Down vest £100, Christopher William Coastal Leisure rug £45, Gun Hill Great Outdoors
Gianni Conti satchel bag £149, The Tannery Men’s Schöffel York gilet £149.95, Christopher William Country
Men’s socks £15 (three pairs for £30), Gun Hill
Scarf £25, KDLoves online from Kelling Designs
Aigle Parcours 2 ISO boots £159.95, Christopher William Country
Third revised and enlarged edition of The Guide to Norfolk Churches will be published on 28 September by The Lutterworth Press £30, and available from The Holt Bookshop
Standard Issue Supplies weekend bag £88, Nomad & the bowerbird Wells
Arcadia Home Heating, Fakenham 01328 800369 www.arcadiahomeheating.co.uk; Barefoot Living, Burnham Market 01328 738100 www.barefoot-living.co.uk; Birdie Fortescue, Burnham Market 01328 738634 www.birdiefortescue.co.uk; Bombay Sprout, Field Dalling 01328 830449 www.bombaysprout.com; Bringing the outside in, Holkham 01328 713093, Wells-next-the Sea 01328 712282 www.bringingtheoutsidein.co.uk; Christopher William Coastal, Wells-next-the-Sea 01328 710496 www.christopherwilliamcountry.co.uk; Christopher William Country, Creake Abbey, North Creake 01328 738983 www.christopherwilliamcountry.co.uk; Gun Hill, Burnham Market 01328 730015 www.gunhill.co.uk; Gun Hill Great Outdoors, Burnham Market 01328 730462; The Holt Bookshop, Holt 01263 715858 www.holtbookshop.co.uk; KDLoves from Kelling Designs, Field Dalling 01328 830449 www.kellingdesigns.com/kd-loves-shop; Nomad & the bowerbird, Holkham 01328 713093, Wells-next-the Sea 01328 712282 www.nomadandthebowerbird.co.uk; Pollard & Read, Holt 01263 714011 www.pollardandread.co.uk; Ruff and Tumble, 03332 079960 www.ruffandtumbledogcoats.com; Tatty Tides, Holt 01263 711505 www.tattytides.co.uk; The Tannery, Holt 01263 711500 www.thetannery.co.uk; Thornham Deli, Thornham 01485 512194 www.thornhamdeli.co.uk NORTH NORFOLK LIVING AUTUMN 2017
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A little riding
Anyone looking for half-term riding lessons need search no further than Sarah and her lovely daughters at the North Norfolk Riding Centre – they have horses to suit all levels and ages and children can also spend a morning helping to muck out and groom. If you’re pony mad like Willa, a gentle hack round the pretty Walsingham lanes is half an hour of pure bliss. Lessons from £12, contact Sarah on 01328 820933 or via the North Norfolk Riding Centre Facebook page.
Get set for Halloween capers plus ponies, shopping and more with Hattie Goodley and her daughters, Willa and Maud A little doing As ever, North Norfolk is brimful of Halloween fun and half-term promises plenty of spooky activities to choose from The annual spooktacular Halloween event at Holkham (Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 October, 10am to 5pm) is always popular with Willa the spider bat at Willa and her friends Holkham and going dressed for the occasion is definitely part of the fun! Follow a trail around the hall discovering frightening factoids and creative crafts as well as solving a macabre murder mystery and decorating spooky cupcakes in the old kitchen. Find out what lurks in the Field to Fork Experience for Halloween adventurers, then jump aboard the Halloween Express bound for the walled garden and meet
Wild Encounters with their real-life owls. Enjoy storytelling and face-painting and lots more, then to top it all off, join the spectacular fancy dress parade. Event included in standard admission. Buy tickets online to save 10%. Some activities will incur an extra charge. www.holkham.co.uk I love the sound of Creake Abbey’s Halloween event this year – on Saturday 28 October (4 to 7pm) they’ll be serving children’s supper in the Creake Abbey Café from 4pm, alongside activities including apple bobbing, gingerbread decorating and an unlucky dip. At 6pm, legendary local storyteller, Tilly the Tailspinner, will lead families to the haunted abbey ruins with singing and dancing en route. Fancy dress is encouraged, with a prize on offer for the best-dressed ghoul. £5 per child, food charged separately. www.creakeabbey.co.uk
Holkham Halloween © Holkham Estate
Spooky pumpkin, Creake Abbey
Willa and pony!
A little reading Carnegie Medal-winning local author and poet Kevin Crossley-Holland brings the gods of the Vikings to life as never before in his new book Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki (£18.99, Walker Studio). Not only are Kevin’s new retellings of these tales spellbinding, it is also beautifully illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love, making it a wonderful present. As soon as it’s published on the 2 November, I’ll be ordering this for our older godchildren, nieces and nephews at Christmas – it’s a winner.
The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway is running a Spooky-I-Spy service over half-term from Friday 20 to Sunday 29 October. Look out for witches and spot the spooky clues on your way! Standard fares apply, see website for departure times. www.wwlr.co.uk And for those in search of a non-scary, free of charge half-term activity, the Norfolk Wildlife Trust is celebrating Halloween at Cley Marshes, by dissecting owl pellets, looking for bones and exploring the lives of bats and other creatures throughout the day on Saturday 28 October in the education centre (10am to 4pm). www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk
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Living A Little Shopping I’ve also got my eye on this jolly Frugi Happy Day rainbow striped organic cotton cardigan for Willa. £31.99 sizes 2-7 years, Heirloom Toys & Clothing, Sheringham 01263 825420 www.heirloomtoysandclothing.co.uk
These super quick and easy Halloween Boo-nana Pops from www.skinnytaste.com are as much fun to make as they are to eat – just ask Willa! Ingredients (makes four pops) • 1 banana • 1 cup of white chocolate • 8 chocolate chips • 4 skewers or lolly sticks
Method • Cut the banana in half lengthways and then in half again widthways to make four pieces. • Insert the lolly sticks, then place on a sheet of greaseproof paper and freeze. • Once the bananas are frozen, melt the white chocolate in a mug in the microwave,
I have totally fallen for these tiny little fairy doors I found in the children’s corner at Thornham Deli – clearly Willa and Maud need these in their rooms! £4.45 each, Thornham Deli, Thornham 01485 512194 www.thornhamdeli.co.uk
stirring regularly. • Dip the frozen bananas in the melted chocolate, scraping off any excess chocolate from the back before laying on a lined baking tray. • Quickly add two chocolate chip eyes before the white chocolate sets and return to the freezer until frozen and ready to eat.
Willa is the proud owner of some very big hair and I am forever trying to tame it – these pompom hair bobbles from Barefoot Living could be just the answer I’ve been looking for! £7 for two, Barefoot Living, Burnham Market 01328 738100 www.barefoot-living.co.uk
Once again, I find myself on the hunt for Christmas present ideas and stocking fillers and these adorable weather friends cases from Bells and Whistles Kids will definitely be on my to buy list for several of the little people in my life. Fruity designs also available. Small £8 and pictured medium £12 and large £14, or £28 for the trio, Bells and Whistles Kids, Drove Orchards, Thornham 01485 525676 www.bellsandwhistleskids.co.uk
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NORFOLK RESTAURANT WEEK 30TH OCTOBER - 10TH NOVEMBER 2017 Giving you the opportunity to sample those restaurants you have always wanted to try, or revisit existing favourites at unmissable prices. Participating restaurants throughout the county will offer either
With 62 restaurants to choose from and no passes, tickets or vouchers required, you simply visit the participating restaurants during the two week event, Saturday and Sunday excluded. To avoid disappointment, booking is always recommended. Menus and availability for each restaurant can be found online at
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Norwich -----------------------------------------------------------FARMYARD RESTAURANT, Norwich -----------------------------------------------------------JIVE KITCHEN & BAR, Norwich -----------------------------------------------------------ORFORD FLAT IRON, Norwich -----------------------------------------------------------WARWICK ST SOCIAL, Norwich -----------------------------------------------------------YELLOWS BAR & GRILL, Norwich -----------------------------------------------------------THE BOARS, Spooner Row -----------------------------------------------------------THE CROWN, Pulham Market ------------------------------------------------------------
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Cooking the season
This autumn Shayne Wood is looking forward to…
Game season I love venison and pigeon is one of my favourites. Jerusalem artichokes which I use in soup and also as an accompaniment. They go really well with venison. Brancaster mussels - The Chequers is famous for mussels cooked with smoked bacon, cider, cream and onions, a recipe I invented. Foraging - the team and I go foraging for loganberries, blackberries, elderberries, anything we can find. I am currently serving a hedgerow sauce with a duck dish. Shayne Wood is head chef at The Chequers Inn, Thornham 01485 512229 www.chequersinnthornham.com
Apple day It’s 65 years this year since the first orchards were planted at Drove Orchards in Thornham and they’ll be marking the occasion with an extra special apple day on Sunday 1 October from 10am to 4pm. The site is now home to over 160 varieties of apples, around 120 of which are East Anglian heritage varieties. Visitors will be able to taste Drove’s own heritage apples and fruit juices, plus their new range of ciders, launched this year to celebrate the orchards’ 65th anniversary. There’s also the chance to explore the East Anglian Heritage Orchards, divided up into blocks by county, and to get picking in the pick-your-own orchard. There will also be food and craft stalls, displays of vintage farm equipment and engines, a working blacksmith’s forge and willow weaving demonstrations to name but a few. Drove Orchards, Thornham www.droveorchards.com
Head to The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham for a South African wine and food pairing evening on Wednesday 4 October, with Anton Beukes, general manager of Hoopenburg Wines in Stellenbosch. Anton will be presenting a range of wines paired with a three-course menu created by The Lifeboat’s head chef, Mike Smith. Hoopenburg is now the only Cape winery to produce their wines entirely from bush vines. Learn more about the winemaking process during the evening, and the stories behind the individual wines. The evening costs £37.50 per person including wine and three-course menu, with tea or coffee. For more information or to book call 01485 512236 or email email@example.com; www.lifeboatinnthornham.com
I’m always on the look-out for anything which will brighten up my cleaning routine, so was delighted to spot this colourful autumnal dishcloth by Jangneus at Moochi Modo. Made from all natural materials and washable at 60C, it’s also 100% biodegradable. £3.50, Moochi Modo, Holt 01263 711180 www.moochimodo.com
Local interior designer Birdie Fortescue has recently designed a capsule collection including hand block printed table linen, inspired by her travels in Rajasthan. Various patterns and colours are available - I love this seasonal colourway! Birdie Fortescue table linen from £11.95, large jug £23.50, medium jug £12.50, woody vase £16.95, wine glasses from £8.50 all from Birdie Fortescue in Burnham Market 01328 738634 and www.birdiefortescue.co.uk
Red Hare Publishing has just launched its first collection of tableware, featuring artist Robert Gillmor’s beautiful linocuts, with six placemats and matching coasters including a heron and spoonbills, plus a further nine coasters. They’ve also produced this stunning barn owl placemat and coaster (pictured). Placemats £12.95 each, coasters £4.50 each, both excluding delivery, from www.redharepublishing.co.uk or instore from Artemis Homes & Antiques 01263 741674 and Pinkfoot Gallery 01263 740947, both in Cley. NORTH NORFOLK LIVING AUTUMN 2017
PYO orchard fruits in season Drove Orchards’ own apple juices and NEW for 2017 Drove Orchards cider Join us for Apple Day on Sunday 1st October from 10am-4pm, with a food & craft market, Drove Orchards cider, apple juice and heritage apple tastings and fun for all the family.
THE NORFOLK RIDDLE in the historic village of Walsingham
CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH FOOD Award Winning Chef Neil Rutland is proud of being Norfolk born & bred. We use local producers and suppliers to create freshly prepared dishes. We are now taking bookings for our Xmas Party Nights running every Friday night throughout December, priced at £20 per person with a welcome glass of Prosecco. We also cater for all types of private parties. Our Takeaway NELSONS serve cooked to order Fish & Chips daily.
Opening times - Tuesday - Saturday
Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 2.00pm and 6.30 - 9.00pm
12.00 - 2.00pm, 5.00 - 9.00pm Sunday 12.00 - 3.00pm
Sunday's 12.00 - 3.00pm
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Under the grill with… Gary Steward, the new head chef at Creake Abbey Café & Food Hall Describe your cooking style: classic French with a modern British twist Sweet or savoury: definitely savoury, pigeon salad with pickled plum and chestnuts (pictured) Your favourite autumn ingredient: kohlrabi, a wonderful crunchy vegetable, delicious sliced thinly in salads with olive oil and lemon juice Your local staple: crab The dish you most enjoy preparing: Sharrington strawberry platter - strawberry marshmallow, shortbread, sour strawberry jelly, strawberry ice cream and basil crisps Essential kitchen kit: a cleaver Top tip for aspiring cooks: listen and gain knowledge from whoever you can, wherever you can What would you choose as your last meal: beer battered fish and hand cut chips in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya • Creake Abbey Café & Food Hall, Creake Abbey, North Creake 01328 730399 www.creakeabbeycafe.com
Catch of the day
The Norfolk Riddle is holding its very own Norfolk Seafood Week this October. From Friday 6 to 13 October, they will be offering a different seafood dish each evening, showcasing local produce. The event ties in with the national Seafood Week 2017. On Thursday 12 October, they’ll be hosting an RNLI Fish Supper in aid of Wells RNLI, (6.30pm for 7pm) with a fish and chip supper and dessert for £17.95, with £5 of that going directly to the charity. There will also be a charity raffle with prizes donated by the restaurant’s suppliers and chef/owner Neil Rutland will be auctioned off to the highest bidder! “I will go to the winner’s home and cook a meal for them there, with the proceeds from the auction going to the charity as well,” says Neil. • The Norfolk Riddle, Little Walsingham, 01328 821903; visit www.norfolkriddle.co.uk for their opening hours.
Coming soon! No. Twenty9 Bar & Restaurant is due to open in Burnham Market on 15 January 2018. We get the lowdown from executive head chef, Rob Taylor and Philip Milner, director of cuisine, who is also chef/patron of Shuck’s at Drove Orchards What to expect The building has been completely gutted, whilst retaining the period features. Upstairs will house a glass cellar and four dining rooms, two seating 20 to 24 people each and two which are slightly smaller. The main restaurant will be in the courtyard orangery, with an open kitchen. Out for drinks Downstairs there will be a bar area with pewter bar serving tapas, cocktails and 101 rums on the menu! And the food No. Twenty9 will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus food all day. Expect something different says Philip, lots of sharing dishes, grilled meat and fish, local produce and a relaxed vibe. “We’ve got a few surprises up our sleeves,” he says. • Follow No. Twenty9 Bar & Restaurant on Facebook Philp Milner © Lucy Yates for updates
LOOK OUT FOR… Hook Line Sinker, a new seafood cookbook by Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston of Morston Hall and No1 Cromer, due to be published on 16 October (Face Publications, £25). Divided into five chapters – Quick and Easy, Small Plates, Stress-Free, Spicy Seafood and Main Courses – the book features over 90 recipes from open lobster pie to squid ink crackers and smoked salmon with lemon puree.
Take it away Shuck’s! Shuck’s Chicken Shack and Rustic Pizzas will open this autumn, offering takeaways with a twist. Located next door to Shuck’s in the yurt at Drove Orchards, the Shack will serve freerange, gluten-free fried chicken with a yummy choice of sides (look out for stealth fries and Shuck’s street slaw!) plus seven unusual pizzas, including a vegan option. The Shack will soon be licensed to sell wines and beers to takeaway, and will open Thursday to Saturday evenings in autumn and winter, all day at weekends and daily during holidays. Check the website for opening hours. • Shuck’s Chicken Shack and Rustic Pizzas, Drove Orchards, Thornham 01485 525707 www.shucksattheyurt.co.uk NORTH NORFOLK LIVING AUTUMN 2017
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Join the club A cross between a dinner party and a restaurant, the supper club is flourishing in North Norfolk. Harriet Cooper samples the best THE WHITE HOUSE, NEAR BURNHAM MARKET The lowdown This recently-opened boutique B&B at Sussex Farm, near Burnham Market, is already garnering rave reviews. Now they’re launching a Supper Club, with the first event taking place on 8 November. Supper clubbers will eat in the private dining room, where guest chef Matthew Owsley-Brown will introduce each course and its wine pairing. On the menu Matthew’s menu will include Brancaster lobster steamed Himalayan-style dumplings; Houghton Hall venison Wellington with a port and blueberry sauce; and apple tart tatin with salted caramel ice cream. Need to know £70 per person including wine pairings. Maximum of 16 guests. Rooms are offered at a special rate if guests choose to stay afterwards. To book 07785 439727, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.stayatthewhitehouse.co.uk
OLD TOWN HALL HOUSE, CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA The lowdown In addition to running their B&B in Cley-next-the-Sea, Jennie and James Walker host a weekly Supper Club. Jennie is front of house, while James - previously of Le Pont de la Tour, The Ritz and Lucas Carton in Paris - is the chef. On the menu The set menu, which changes monthly, uses local, seasonal ingredients; dishes may include charcoal-grilled fillet of beef with girolles, celeriac and pommes Dauphine; roast cod with Pardina lentils; and strawberry millefeuille with lime sugar. A well-thought out wine list is available. Need to know Supper Club takes place every Friday at 7pm and is £25 per person for two courses. B&B residents get priority booking. Maximum of eight guests. To book 01263 741439, www.oldtownhallhouse.com
TITCHWELL MANOR, TITCHWELL The lowdown Supper Club at Titchwell Manor comes with a twist: each event has a different guest chef cooking alongside the Manor’s owner and chef Eric Snaith. On 19 October, it will be Roux scholar Adam Smith of Coworth Park and on 4 December, Roger Hickman (whose eponymous restaurant is in Norwich). While the evenings are designed to be informal, with the chefs on hand to answer questions, the standard of cooking is high. On the menu Expect such delights as salt-aged beef tartare, watercress, piccalilli, and beef fat brioche; and Dingley Dell pork rack with baked cabbage, crispy ears and burnt pineapple puree. Need to know £50 per person, including wine. The evening starts at 7pm. To book 01485 210221, www.titchwellmanor.com
THE WHITE HORSE, BRANCASTER STAITHE The lowdown The Scolt Head Suppers at The White Horse are themed and on 20 November seafood is the focus, with a five-course menu designed by head chef Fran Hartshorne. Local fishermen Ben and Cyril Southerland will be at the supper too, talking about their experiences harvesting oysters. A ‘Taste of Norfolk’ evening is also planned (date tbc), which will showcase ingredients and drinks from the area. On the menu You’ll be tucking into Brancaster Staithe mussels and oysters, and the fishermen’s ‘catch of the day’. Each course will be paired with a tipple from Enotria & Coe vintners. Need to know £37.50 or £55 with wine pairings. Maximum of 60 guests. From 7pm. To book 01485 210262, www.whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk • Please note, booking is essential for all these events.
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20 NORTH STREET, BURNHAM MARKET The lowdown New eatery-on-the-block 20 North Street in Burnham Market, has already built up a loyal following thanks to its inspired menu and friendly service. This autumn, chefs Dan Fancett and Zac Whittle, who met at Galvin La Chappelle in London, are running a Supper Club (27 September, 25 October and 29 November). On the menu The inaugural Supper Club will be a six-course menu focused around seasonal produce, mainly game. Need to know £50 per person including aperitif and coffee. Maximum of 30 guests. From 7pm. To book 01328 730330, email@example.com; www.20northstreet.co.uk
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THE RISKS IN MAKING A DIY WILL In difficult financial times it is understandable that some people decide to make a ‘DIY Will’ without involving a qualified legal practitioner, but this can create significant risk. Amy Pettitt, a solicitor in the probate department at Fraser Dawbarns, discusses some problems that can arise
ill packs are widely available at a relatively low cost and offer a template for individuals to complete. There is also a considerable amount of free advice and sample Wills on the internet for individuals trying to prepare their own Wills. There are actually very few legal requirements for creating a valid Will, these are laid out in the Wills Act 1837. The Will has to be handwritten or typed, on any material and must be signed by the testator (the person making the Will) in the presence of two independent witnesses who also sign it. Providing these conditions have been met, the Will is legally valid. However, while this appears straightforward, the exact requirements are quite technical and can be easily misunderstood even when the testator is following a template. If the legal requirements have not been met, the Will may not be valid. For example where the testator has signed the Will on his own without two witnesses being present or where the witnesses did not sign the Will. If the Will is invalid it will not be followed on the testator’s death. Instead the estate will pass to the deceased’s family in accordance with the intestacy rules, a strict set of rules that may not be in accordance with the testator’s wishes. Even if the Will appears to meet the formal requirements, there can be complications in obtaining the grant of probate necessary to administer the deceased’s estate. The Probate Registry may require additional evidence before they are satisfied that the legal requirements have been met. This can happen when the testator has not used the specific wording that a legal practitioner would use to show that the formalities have been complied with when drafting the Will. This can result in delay and additional costs. There can be great difficulties obtaining the evidence necessary to get a grant
of probate if the witnesses to the Will have died or cannot be traced. Even if a grant of probate can be obtained, there may still be complications in administering the estate due to the wording used by the testator and the unforeseen legal consequences of those words. If there is uncertainty about what the testator meant then the gifts contained in the Will could fail. For example, a Will stating that ‘I leave all my money to my children’ may result in a partial intestacy if the estate also includes a house and shares. A Will is one of the most significant documents that a person will ever make. It is important that any Will you make is valid, to ensure that your wishes are upheld and to minimise the expense and stress for your family. The cost of instructing a legal practitioner when writing a Will is far lower than the cost of dealing with an estate when a DIY will has gone wrong!
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On the road
Brian Vertigen puts the new look five-door Seat Leon Xcellence 1.4 EcoTSi DSG-auto 150 PS through its paces
NTIL recently I would have asked for a diesel-powered test car from Spanish manufacturer SEAT. But instead I asked for the turbocharged petrol 1.4 litre with 148bhp (the same as the 2.0 litre diesel) but with the ability to shut off half the cylinders in the name of economy. But with all four cylinders firing and the turbo you should get to 62mph in 8.0 seconds, and a top speed of 134mph with a claimed average of 57.6mpg. During my week’s test drive, I averaged 46mpg. The seven-speed automatic transmission works well, and despite its size this really is a punchy engine with plenty of muscle at low speeds. There was hardly any lag from the turbo, all of which says to me that there is really no need to fork out around £1,800 extra for the 2.0 litre TDI diesel. The petrol engine is cheaper, more responsive, more refined and flexible than the diesel. The Leon is one of the VW Group cars and this car has plenty of VW Golf in it, but for my money it is a much nicer sporty looking vehicle. Earlier this year the Leon was given a little facelift and now has a tweaked grille and lights, full LED headlights and twin pipes at the rear. On the road, it benefits from sharp handling and a firm ride. The steering is good and the sharp brakes are efficient. There is plenty of room in both the front and rear seats although the rather large rear pillars do restrict rear visibility. The boot is good. The Leon has always been a good buy especially for those who want something different both in looks and performance from the VW Golf and also cheaper. My model gained black trim, an electric handbrake and a new touchscreen media system. Like all VW Group vehicles there are pages of additional pieces of equipment you can pay for! While the entry level model will set you back Prices: from £17,455 around £17,455, my test car started at £23,350. Top speed: 134mph But with sport seats which gave good side Acceleration: 0-62mph in 8 seconds support (£555), a storage pack (£205), a safety Combined stated fuel consumption: pack which includes a tiredness recognition 57.6 mpg system (£125), a winter pack which includes CO2 emissions: 115 g/km heated front seats (£365) and metallic paint VED Band: G (£575), the final total was £25,175.
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Behind the wheel with… Sophie Smith What was your first car? A Fiat Panda Sergio Tacchini that my sister very generously gave me. It had a fluorescent green interior and a manual choke. I managed to flood the engine fairly frequently. What do you drive now? A Honda Jazz. I like to drive small cars and this has an enormous boot for a small vehicle. I’ve had an Arts and Crafts chest of drawers in the back of it. I think of cars as work horses to get me from A to B so I’m not very car proud. What’s been your favourite car? A Citroën Berlingo, also given to me by my sister (gosh she’s good to me!). I loved this car and wish I still had it, I could fit loads in. It was quite bouncy but I would drive around the Norfolk countryside having a lovely time. What’s your essential gadget? My TomTom. It’s the bane of my partner Alex’s life as I take it with me even as a passenger and give regular updates and alternative routes which are mostly not called for or wanted! What’s your go-to driving song? The Cave by Mumford & Sons - I will sing along at the top of my voice. Sophie Smith owns Artemis Homes & Antiques in Cley, 01263 741674 www.artemisantiques.co.uk
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Get set for a very eventful autumn! Our pick of just some of the events coming up this season
Blickling © National Trust Images/ Justin Minns
Until 19 October Autumn Festival at Blickling Blickling Hall is welcoming autumn with a celebration of its famous apples. Events include Apple Weekend (30 September and 1 October) with apple tastings, juicing plus apples and produce for sale. The Festival culminates on 19 October by celebrating Diwali with lit pumpkins in the walled garden, continuing this year’s Indian theme. Normal admission applies. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ blickling
Felbrigg Hall © National Trust Images/Justin Minns
Sunday 8 October Christmas Room opening Join The Old Stores in Roydon for the launch of their Christmas Room from 10am to 4pm, with mulled wine and mince pies. www.theoldstoresroydon.co.uk
Saturday 30 September Vocalise, St Botolph’s Holkham Hall © Holkham Estate Church, Trunch This recital of music for Sunday 15 October soprano, cello and piano given by Norfolk Family Walk three local professional musicians Head to Holkham Hall for the 11th will include pieces by Mozart annual Norfolk Family Walk for and Rachmaninoff. Admission is brain tumour research and support by programme, available at the from 10am to 4pm. Choose from door from 40 minutes before the 7.30pm start, £10 (£8 concessions). one, three, six or ten mile walks. The one mile walk for children www.trunchconcerts.co.uk has games along the way. Prams, trikes, wheelchairs and animals Saturday 30 September to on leads are welcome. Adults £5, Wednesday 4 October children free (parking £3 per car). Hall at Harvest Visit www.astrofund.org.uk for full Felbrigg Hall will be decorated details and sponsorship forms. to celebrate the harvest with displays of produce and beautiful Friday 27 October floral arrangements created by Fashion Galore, Cromer Library their team of volunteer flower Shonagh Marshall, co-curator of arrangers. Fruit tasting in the Old Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! at Kitchen on 4 October. Normal Somerset House and archivist for admission applies. the Isabella Blow Collection, will www.nationaltrust.org.uk/felbrigg discuss the life of Isabella Blow,
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the late fashion stylist and editor. 6pm, tickets £5. To book visit www. coastarts.co.uk which also has full details of COAST Arts’ autumn programme. Sunday 5 November Little Vintage Lover Fair, Blakeney Village Hall Browse 25 stands of vintage clothing, textiles, accessories and homewares from circa 1920s to 1980s from 10am to 4pm. DJ The Mailman will be playing live. Entry £1, free car park. www.littlevintageloverfair.co.uk
Saturday 11 November Winter Wonderland Ball Enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment at historic Pentney Abbey. All proceeds from this black-tie event will be donated to The Norfolk Hospice. Tickets £60 including a three-course meal. Tables of ten can be booked for £600. Tickets from www. norfolkhospice.org.uk, 01485 601701 or fundraisingteam@ norfolkhospice.org.uk
Wednesday 15 November Holt Christmas lights switch on Join the pantomime-themed festive fun from around 5 to 8pm with a parade of lanterns, fireworks, stage of entertainment, carols, nativity, pantomime horse race, plus food and drink. Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 November Into The Woods, King’s Lynn Arts Centre The King’s Lynn Players present this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, packed with characters from Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Performances nightly at 7.30pm and also Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £15 from 01553 764864 or www. kingslynncornexchange. co.uk Saturday 18 November Burnham Market Christmas Lights and Market This year there will be a Christmas market with over 50 stalls and street entertainment. The grand finale will be the lights switch on with Father Christmas and a special guest. From 10am. Sunday 19 November Antiques Fair, Dunston Hall Hotel A wide selection of quality antiques at this event organised by Norfolk Fairs. Open 10.30am to 4pm, admission £3, Ipswich Road, Norwich. 07596 436260 www.norfolkfairs.com
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