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ELCOME to our high summer issue of North Norfolk Living featuring our pull-out guide, Out & About in North Norfolk. From what’s on and watersports to places to eat and explore, the team have been out and about, and got it covered! In the main magazine, Hattie Goodley talks to Monica Vinader whose global jewellery brand is based at Holkham, and the fashion crew had a fabulous day shooting our Fashion Editor Katy Coe’s favourite looks for summer from local shops, at beautiful Sennowe Park. Elsewhere we’ve family fun on our little living pages, news from the local arts scene, bright ideas for your home plus much more! Editing this magazine constantly reminds me what a wonderful place North Norfolk is to live, and how much there is to do and see. I’m off to tick off some more things on my North Norfolk bucket list! Have a great summer

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@NNorfolkLiving @northnorfolkliving North Norfolk Living Magazine www.northnorfolkliving.co.uk Editor & Advertising Manager Amanda Loose Email: amanda@northnorfolkliving.co.uk 07796 645427 Write to North Norfolk Living Magazine, PO Box 208, Stamford. Lincs. PE9 9FY Head of Design Steven Handley Email: steve@locallivingdesign.co.uk Publisher Nicholas Rudd-Jones 01780 765571 Email: nicholas@bestlocalliving.co.uk Published by Local Living Ltd, PO Box 208, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 9FY www.bestlocalliving.co.uk 01780 765571 Printed by Warners of Bourne

Front cover image: Poppy field by Stephen Clark of Pebbles Photography www.pebblesphotography.co.uk

5-7 Beachcombings: what’s on,

what’s good and where to go

8 People: Hattie Goodley

talks to Monica Vinader about her love affair with North Norfolk and how it’s become the headquarters for her global jewellery brand

11-14 Arts: local arts news,

events and exhibitions galore

17-22 Fashion: from bold botanicals to pretty pinks and patterns, fashion editor Katy Coe picks her favourite looks for summer, at stunning Sennowe Park 25-29 Little Living: family fun,

shopping and eating out with Hattie Goodley and daughters Willa and Maud, while Henie Lewin gets creative at SALT glass studios

33-36 Beauty & Wellbeing: tips from beauty experts on how to look summer-fab super-fast, Harriet Cooper unplugs for a digital detox, plus local running routes and more

38-41 Living: not your

common-or-garden shed! Harriet Cooper reports on the increasing popularity of garden rooms and we shop local for bright ideas for your home

42 Motoring: Brian Vertigen

meets Rob Kitchen of Norfolk Classic & Sports Cars, and we go behind the wheel with Daniel Ball

45-46 Food & Drink: news

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Beachcombings What’s On, What’s Good & Where To Go!

Calling all nature lovers The Hawk and Owl Trust recently launched the Sculthorpe Fen Land Purchase Appeal, an £850,000 public appeal to enable them to purchase land which surrounds their One of the areas for sale © Su Gough Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature sold on the open market it would have devastating Reserve. consequences for the existing reserve, in terms of The Trust is asking members of the public to land use, access issues and even our ability to manage sponsor a parcel of land to help purchase and manage our own reserve, as we can’t do that without coming this area for wildlife, whilst encouraging public access across the neighbouring land.” for all, education and celebrating its varied history. The appeal is part of an overall Nigel Middleton, Reserve Manager, says “If it is

News from the salon scene The Retreat spa has recently relocated to Docking. Scandi-style in decor, it has two treatment rooms, dedicated spaces for manicures and pedicures (using CND polish), a make-up station, The Retreat as well as a space to relax posttreatment. Aside from all the usual beauty necessities, therapists Bec and Hannah will be offering a range of Elemis facials and massages. • The Retreat, 1B Wagg Courtyard, Docking, 01485 518729 www.retreat-spa. co.uk

£1.7 million fundraising challenge over the next two years, to secure the land and put in the infrastructure needed. Find out more at www.sculthorpefen.co.uk

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This season Jane Cave is looking forward to… Eating at: Wiveton Hall Café, which has to be one of my favourites - relaxed and rustic decor and if you eat outside the views across the marshes make it even more special. Also, both completely different but equally delicious, The Brisley Bell and Wells Crab House.

Don’t miss…

Victoria Catt is launching Elysium this July in Fakenham, offering a comprehensive range of medical aesthetic rejuvenation procedures, skin care, beauty and Cley Harbour Day, on Sunday nail treatments, plus health and life 20 August at Cley Quay, (near coaching. the windmill) from 3pm, with boatVictoria is an advanced nurse themed fun, barbecue, live music practitioner and independent nonand more. Park at the village car medical prescriber, who has been park, NR25 7RJ. Free entry. working in aesthetics since 2008. Check out Cley Old Harbour • Elysium, 8 Newman’s Yard, Project on Facebook for Fakenham, 07795 465936 more details. www.elysium.life

Staying at: we are keeping our pretty Pimpernel Cottage in Blakeney free for a few days in July to use during Blakeney Regatta - the greasy pole competition is still a highlight for my sons! Shopping at: Bayfield Hall Antiques is an absolute must, obviously, set in beautiful grounds and selling a wide variety of treasures. Also, Joyful Living in Thornham - Jo Griffiths has a great eye and her gorgeous shop is definitely worth a visit.

Scaling new heights!

Visiting: Holt Festival at the end of July. A whole week of music, theatre and fine art.

Holt Consulting Rooms will be celebrating their 20th anniversary and raising money for North Norfolk Young Carers Groups on 29 July, by attempting to climb the height of Mount Everest using their own stairs. Volunteers will go up and down the stairs from 7am to 5pm, to collectively reach the target of 8848 metres, the distance to the summit of Everest. Members of the public are welcome to get involved. • Holt Consulting Rooms, Holt 01263 711712 www.holtconsultingrooms.co.uk www.virginmoneygiving.com/thegreatholteverestclimb

Reading: just finishing Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch - I have really loved it. Need something shorter to read next time though… thinking Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Hoping that might take an evening rather than an eternity! Jane Cave owns Deco Cave (07747 827988, www.decocave.co.uk) at Bayfield Hall Antiques & Interiors, Bayfield Hall, near Holt, 01263 715538 www.bayfieldhallantiques.co.uk NORTH NORFOLK LIVING HIGH SUMMER 2017

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What’s On, What’s Good & Where To Go!

Dates for the Diary 29 and 30 July Worstead Festival See heavy horses, enjoy family fun and games plus music, bars, food and more. Gates open 10am each day, £5 entry, under 12s free. www.worsteadfestival.org

Party time! Opened last autumn following a major redevelopment of the former Holkham Pottery factory, the Lady Elizabeth Wing, adjacent to Holkham Hall is a stunning contemporary venue for weddings, events, parties and celebrations large or small. The venue can seat 250 or offer space for up to 400 people for a drinks reception, while the smaller reception area is an alternative for up to 60 guests, and can be hired separately. There’s also a private grassed courtyard to allow your party outdoor activities too. www.holkham.co.uk

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Fran Hartshorne Head Chef The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe

Norfolk Restaurant Week in association with Norfolk Hideaways will be hosting a new cookery theatre at this year’s Holkham Country Fair on 22 and 23 July. Not only will you will have the chance to see demonstrations from the likes of Eric Snaith of Titchwell Manor and Fran Hartshorne (pictured) of The White Horse in Brancaster Staithe, you’ll also get the opportunity to be one of the first to find out the initial line up of restaurants taking part this year’s Norfolk Restaurant Week between 30 October and 10 November. www.norfolkrestaurantweek.co.uk

15 to 17 September Wells Pirate Festival A weekend of swashbuckling fun and adventure for all the family. www.wellsmaltings.org.uk

19 to 27 August Get Active in Fakenham A packed programme of activities including a music festival on 19th and Ride North Norfolk, Fakenham’s own official British Cycling Sportive on 27th. www.activefakenham.org.uk 19 August Burnham Market Craft Fair With over 100 stalls in the centre of the village. 10am to 5pm, www.burnhammarket.co.uk 27 August The Affordable Art Sale Local artists will be at The South Creake Memorial Pavilion from 10am to 5pm, with cards, prints,

16 and 17 September Holt 1940s Weekend Travel back to wartime Britain and relive the golden age of steam at a weekend of themed events, including the Ration Book Trail and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra at the Auden Theatre. www.fortiesweekend.com

Happy Valley Wedding Festival Join Happy Valley, Pia Plum Events and Twisted Melon Promotions on 23 September, for a day of festival fun and wedding fever at Happy Valley, Massingham Road, Grimston, showcasing Norfolk wedding suppliers (11am to 4pm) plus local bands from 6pm. The evening event is ticketed, please book at hello@happyvalleynorfolk.co.uk

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AMY ROBSART VILLAGE HALL, SYDERSTONE Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm Jackie (15) An intimate portrait of the days following the assassination of John F Kennedy, seen through the eyes of his First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. Starring Natalie Portman. Tickets £3.50 in advance, (£4 on the door) from 01485 578171 or cinema@syderstone.com

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People

Bracelets, business and North Norfolk’s beautiful beaches

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PANISH born Monica first visited North Norfolk with her now husband Nick and immediately fell hook, line and sinker for Brancaster beach’s wide, windswept golden sands. “From that very first visit, it was only ever Norfolk for me and we have been so happy living here for the last 20 years,” says Monica. Nothing unusual in that, after all lots of us count ourselves extremely lucky to be living in this beautiful part of the world. But Monica has managed to combine living in this very rural corner of East Anglia together with founding, running and growing her eponymous jewellery brand to the point where she now has numerous retail outlets around the globe, including Seoul and New York, and any number of high profile clients including the Duchess of Cambridge and Gwyneth Paltrow. There’s also a team of 50 staff in North Norfolk - many of whom, like Monica’s PA Poppy, are originally from the area - which is growing at a rate of knots. “I started with a small home studio, designing bespoke pieces for local clients,

Holkham Studios © Holkham Estate

Monica Vinader

Hattie Goodley talks to Monica Vinader about her love affair with North Norfolk and how it has become the headquarters for her rapidly expanding eponymous global jewellery brand

The in-house café © Holkham Estate

and even though today we are in very much larger premises at Holkham Studios, I still feel that we are retaining that creative, studio vibe and I’m proud that we can provide this amazing facility for our employees,” says Monica. And she’s not wrong there. The business moved to sleek new commercial premises on the Holkham Estate two years ago and the office space is a truly inspiring place to be; beautifully designed and laid out around a quadrangle of former 18th century agricultural farm buildings and workshops. There is a quiet but distinct hum of productivity from the design studios through to the packing area where orders are wrapped and dispatched around the world several times a day. Monica explains: “When I started out on this journey, I made it absolutely clear that Norfolk was always going to be my base. Although at times, it has been hard to stick to my guns and I have spent a lot of time travelling down to London, we are now at a point in the business where our London based employees are able to travel up to Norfolk regularly for meetings. I really feel that we are growing a community here as well as a brand.” Part of that community feel is down to their very chic in-house café, where lunches are delivered for the team daily by the mother of an employee. Growing an international business in a rural location clearly has its challenges, not least things like broadband and logistics, but Monica insists “whilst our location has undeniably proved challenging in many respects, I actually feel it’s more a contributing factor to our success these days.” Holkham Studios is home to a brand new 100MB fibre broadband connection, allowing all resident businesses to have the very best modern resources at their fingertips in the midst of a spectacular setting - the best of both worlds some might argue, and already Monica has had to take on more space within the development. With her weeks jam packed from morning to dusk, Monica makes the most of her weekends, relishing time in her garden and walking her cocker spaniels down at Brancaster, Holme or Holkham beaches. “I find the Norfolk landscape enormously inspiring and if I’ve had a chaotic week, I find that a brisk beach walk is the best way to clear my head, allowing me to switch my work brain off and enjoy time with my family,” says Monica. “I feel really lucky to have all of this on my doorstep.” • See Monica’s full range at www.monicavinader.com

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IN THE PICTURE Amanda Loose finds out what’s happening on the local arts scene this summer

Behind the easel with… local artist Trevor Woods Colours of Burano 17, by Trevor Woods

How would you describe your work? My work has always been of a graphic nature, utilising a strong colour palette. I break down views into their raw elements of clean lines, flat colours, and dark shadows. Each painting is just as much about what I leave out as what I include. What should visitors to your major solo exhibition ‘Street Scenes’ later this summer expect? Venice will be the main theme. I have been looking at street scenes and the tight canals in particular and concentrating on the angles and lines, but more importantly the colours that make up a view. I will also be showing paintings of some of the other amazing places I have visited over the years, such as colourful Collioure in the South of France. Having looked back at reference photos taken then and now, I’m interpreting them in the way I paint today. Expect lots of crisp, clean lines and plenty of vibrant colours. You’ve lived in Norfolk for 40 years now, how does the area influence your work? As an artist, I take in the vistas I glimpse whilst driving along the coast road or on a walk out across the marshes; seeing the different planes and contrasting colours, the partially buried boats that are scattered randomly. I will break down what I see into its raw elements of shape, light and colour. This three-step approach is how I take in the huge contrast of North Norfolk, as well as a city like London or Venice.

Revelation Local artist Tracey Ross returns to Pocock’s the artmonger from 22 July to 6 August, with Revelation, an exhibition of her recent paintings of North Norfolk. Out in all weathers, Tracey works in oils, acrylics and mixed media. It’s also a chance to see her sketchbooks too, which give an insight into the process of creating the finished works. Pocock’s the artmonger, Burnham Market 01328 730370 www.theartmonger.co.uk

Raynham recitals Raynham Hall near Fakenham will play host to a weekend of music on 23 and 24 September. Saturday (6.30pm) will see a performance of Pater Filioque, to celebrate life of Alfred Deller, who brought back to popularity the counter tenor voice and repertoire. Professor of Voice at the Royal Academy of Music and renowned counter tenor Michael Chance will be joined by his son, Sasha Chance of The Gesualdo Six, Maggie Cole on the harpsichord, a cello and recorders. Tickets £30 to £50. Sunday (3.30pm) will see international concert and recording artist Jacob Cordover perform works for the Spanish guitar. Tickets £18 to £30. Book on 01328 862133 or via www.raynhamrecitals.co.uk

• Street Scenes, Trevor’s one-man exhibition at Gallery Plus in Wells-next-the-Sea, will run from 19 August to 2 September, open daily. Gallery Plus, 01328 711609 www.gallery-plus.co.uk

Summer reading A Life of Birds and Fish, the latest book from North Norfolk’s Red Hare Publishing, is a beautifully illustrated collection of sculptor Stephen Henderson’s wildlife wood carvings. Living on a remote part of the Walton Backwaters, Stephen sees his subjects on a daily basis, and the book also features photographs of this marsh and estuarine landscape. • A Life of Birds and Fish by Stephen Henderson (£9.95), is available from www.redharepublishing.co.uk and Pinkfoot Gallery in Cley.

Cley17 The annual Cley Contemporary Art exhibition is back from 6 July to 6 August, with new works from 60 contemporary artists with a Norfolk connection. The exhibition is centred at St Margaret’s Church, Cley. Work will also be shown at other venues around the village including the Norfolk Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre and the beach. This year’s brief is connectivity and artists have been asked to use historical context and local connections to create links between site and art. Expect to see works in a diverse range of media including photography, glass, sculpture, installation, performance and drawing. • Visit www.cleycontemporaryart.org for more details, artist-led workshops, talks and events.

Pathway pots by Nicki Darrell

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A SU M M E R O F A R T! Prepare for a show-stopping season of exhibitions, says Amanda Loose

West Highland White by Nigel Hemming, The Red Dot Gallery

Norton Marsh by Jonathan Yule

Grey seals and turnstones by Bruce Pearson, Pinkfoot Gallery

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Curlew, bronze by Eddie Hallam, The Flint Gallery

IRST up, The Red Dot Gallery in Holt, who are delighted to be welcoming Nigel Hemming, one of the nation’s top portrait painters of dogs. Generally working to commission, Nigel has created a series of oil on canvas works for the gallery. In fact, Red Dot’s summer offering features quite a canine collection, with dogs in all shapes and sizes, paintings, prints, sculpture and even cushions. Over in Cley, the Pinkfoot Gallery is showing a collection of Norfolk dune inspired paintings by Cornish artist, Daniel Cole. From 14 July, Pinkfoot will exhibit a limited collection of North Norfolk landscapes by Bruce Pearson PPSWLA, including oil paintings and handmade prints. The landscape theme continues with works by artist Martha Winter, on show from 18 August. Sarah Whittley of the gallery, says “Martha’s earthy, textural works inspired by the geometry and patterns of the Norfolk landscape are simply in one word - amazing.” Heading along the coast to Blakeney, The Flint Gallery will be exhibiting a series of beautiful bronzes by leading wildlife sculptor, Eddie Hallam. Flint’s Stuart Stotter-Brooks says “Eddie is an artist, biology graduate, an award-winning nature reserve warden and a former wildlife park director, but first and foremost, he is an active and passionate wildlife conservationist and an outdoor countryman. This series of work focuses on the diverse ornithology found amongst the beaches, marshes and wetlands of the North Norfolk coastline.” Quay Art in Blakeney and Wells is featuring hand-built ceramics by Kit Anderson, who spent many years trying to develop an effective way to use photography with ceramics. A grant from Arts Council England enabled Kit to establish her current and unique ceramic practice, Gum

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Oval form with cow parsley by Kit Anderson, Quay Art

bi-chromate. This is a photography process originally used on paper which Kit has developed to use on bisque ceramics. Each piece is decorated with original photographic images inspired by the natural environment and then fired onto the surface permanently. Further along the coast, Norfolk based landscape and wildlife artist Jonathan Yule will be exhibiting recent work at Burnham Overy Staithe Boathouse from 6 to 13 August. Jonathan’s painting, in both watercolour and oil, reflects his love of the natural world. Expect to see atmospheric coastal landscapes including winter skies with skeins of pink-footed geese and cattle and sheep on the summer grazing marshes.

Diary date! Creake Abbey is hosting Six Hour Place, an exhibition of new photographs and drawings by Harry Cory Wright, from 15 to 23 July. It’s ten years since Harry last exhibited his photographs in Norfolk and the first time that he will be showing drawings alongside his large format colour work of the North Norfolk coastline. Six Hour Place refers to the landscape between tidal high and low water - roughly six hours is the average amount of time that land is exposed by one retreating tide before being covered by the next.


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A S U M ME R OF AR T !

The hills at dusk by Louise Davies, Burnham Grapevine

Heavenly Defenders by Sarah Caswell

Brutus by Roz Fridholm Evening sky towards Hunstanton Lighthouse by Shirley Carnt

Brush up your painting skills!

Home among the honesty by Rachel Thomas, Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing

If you’re interested in improving your painting, why not join artist John Tookey for a two day all media workshop in Cley on 5 and 6 August. Suitable for beginners to more experienced painters, this Institute of East Anglian Artists event will start each day at Cley Village Hall with a demonstration from John, then he will support the group painting scenes around the village. John is a member of the Pastel Society, but will tutor in all mediums so bring along the materials you like to use. The course costs £60 per person, visit www.eastanglianartists.com to Burnham Market by John Tookey book.

Over in Burnham Market, the season continues at Burnham Grapevine with the high summer mixed exhibition featuring Norfolk artists Michael Chapman, Pam Noyes, Gerard Stamp and Mari French. Alongside these, the gallery will be featuring the work of prize-winning printmaker, Louise Davies, from 9 August. A member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, Louise’s work is primarily concerned with the landscape; her technique involves using deep velvety tones that contrast with delicate, spontaneous etched lines and textures. The high summer exhibition runs until the end of August. Meanwhile, over in Great Walsingham, Sarah Caswell Studio & Gallery is showing work fresh from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where this year Sarah’s exhibit won a much-coveted award. Some pieces are already sold and will be off to their new homes, so head over there soon! From 15 July, Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing will be adding to their regular displays of art, prints, ceramics and jewellery with new work for their summer exhibition. Look out for new oil paintings by Rachel Thomas, illustrative drawings and handmade curiosity boxes by Silvi Debernardi and printmaking by Kate Heiss. The exhibition will continue until the end of September. The end of July sees the opening of the fifth Ringstead annual open art exhibition, Art in Your Eye, in Ringstead Village Hall. The exhibition, from 29 July until 6 August (10am to 5pm), will feature more than 200 original pieces by over 40 artists, in a range of styles and media. Over at Thornham Village Hall, Roz Fridholm and Frankie Skittrall will be exhibiting contemporary paintings, pen and ink drawings and sculpture on 5 and 6 August (10am to 4pm), inspired by their “wild lives

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and experiences of the past.” Roz uses found and natural materials combined with ancient techniques to explore the textures, contrasts and relationships of what is “made” and what is “wild”, while Frankie uses paint to capture the essence of land and seascapes, as well as the power in motion of moving through water. Later in the month, local artist Shirley Carnt will be holding her annual open studio exhibition at Coastguard House, on The Green in Thornham from 26 August to 10 September. It will be “slightly different this year,” says Shirley. “Lots of North Norfolk sunsets, October harvest moons and big skies, unusual things I have seen like the buttercups and dandelions I spotted when walking the dog on the common, or an enormous blood-red moon I saw on my birthday last October. Everything is rather atmospheric.” ADDRESS BOOK Burnham Grapevine, Burnham Market 01328 730125 www.burnhamgrapevine.co.uk Creake Abbey, North Creake www.creakeabbey.co.uk Great Walsingham Gallery & Framing, Great Walsingham Barns, Great Walsingham 01328 820900 www.walsinghamgallery.co.uk Jonathan Yule, www.jonathanyule.com Pinkfoot Gallery, Cley 01263 740947 www.pinkfootgallery.co.uk Quay Art, Blakeney 01263 740013, Wells-next-the-Sea 01328 710905 Sarah Caswell, Great Walsingham Barns, Great Walsingham 07747 613395 www.sarahcaswell.co.uk Shirley Carnt, Thornham 01485 525717 www.shirleycarntartist.com The Flint Gallery, Blakeney 01263 741791 theflintgallery.co.uk The Red Dot Gallery, Holt 01263 710287 www.thereddotgallery.com Thornham Village Hall, www.thornhamvillagehall.co.uk


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Fashion

The trend report From bold botanicals and brights to pretty pinks and patterns, our fashion editor Katy Coe selects her favourite looks for summer, with the stunning backdrop of Sennowe Park in bloom! PHOTOGRAPHY: TIM STEELE

Catherine is wearing Darling London Brandie tunic £69, Nomad & the bowerbird; Philippa Kunisch Cruella necklace (in her hair) £350, Collen & Clare; shoes stylist’s own

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Moontide Botanical Twist swimsuit £79, Pollard & Read; Seasalt Lovina shorts £45, Christopher William Coastal; necklace £65, Urban Armour

Catherine is wearing Twist & Tango Amy dress £155, Nelle-dk; necklace £119 and ring £119, Urban Armour; Rachael is wearing Nice Things Crazy Jungle dress £82, Nomad & the bowerbird; shoes stylist’s own

Oui crepe box top £115, Collen & Clare; Hod trousers £69, Nomad & the bowerbird; sunglasses £125, Urban Armour; scarf £12, Tilley & Grace; handbag £155, The Tannery

Seasalt Briarfield dress £59.95, Christopher William Coastal; Michaela Louisa jacket £110, Allez Chic; hat £10, Relish; shoes model’s own

White Stuff dress £49.95, Gun Hill; hat £8.95, Artemis Homes & Antiques; Texier shoulder bag £169, The Tannery; scarf £30, Tilley & Grace

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Fashion 120% lace edge sleeve top £165, Collen & Clare; trousers £55, Allez Chic; Haywood bag £65, Tilley & Grace; bangle £495, Urban Armour; Toms Traveler Bryton sunglasses £65 and hat £17.50, both Gun Hill Great Outdoors

Catherine is wearing Darling London Hilda top £44, Nomad & the bowerbird; Mos Mosh Naomi Ozbone jeans £139, Nelle-dk; shoes stylist’s own. Rachael is wearing Schöffel Saunton shirt £59.95, Christopher William Country; NYDJ Clarissa lemon print trousers £139, Collen & Clare; hat £8.95, Artemis Homes & Antiques; necklace £65, Urban Armour; Becksöndergaard Kapaa scarf £45, Nelle-dk; shoes model’s own

Caro London short robe £45 and slip nightdress £33, Pollard & Read; peonies from Joyful Living

Gestuz Ayo maxi dress £169, Nelle-dk; hat £8.95, Artemis Homes & Antiques; ring £119 and necklace £119, both Urban Armour; shoes stylist’s own

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Elise & Clemence dress £59, Allez Chic; Philippa Kunisch necklace £79, Collen & Clare

VENUE With thanks to Sennowe Park, near Guist, for this shoot’s location. Sennowe Park is available to hire for bespoke weddings, photoshoots, film shoots and other events including the 70-foot Winter Garden and gardens featured in our shoot. www.sennowepark.com THE FASHION TEAM Fashion Editor and Stylist: Katy Coe Hair and Makeup: Sophie Stapleton of Rejuvenate at the Bullpen, Manor Mews, Tattersett 07500 009527 Models: Rachael Crowe and Catherine Monk Photographer: Tim Steele Photography 07909 998216 www.tsteelephoto.com

Gestuz Annabell singlet £69 and Mos Mosh Naomi Wood jeans £110, both Nelle-dk; Toms Traveler Florentin sunglasses £65 and basket £29, both Gun Hill Great Outdoors

Darling London Lotus dress £59, Nomad & the bowerbird; shoes stylist’s own

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Living Get set for a summer of fun and plenty of games, says Hattie Goodley (with a little help from daughters Willa and Maud)

A little doing  This summer, Houghton Hall is playing host to internationally acclaimed British landscape artist Richard Long with a series of jaw dropping installations in the house and the grounds. Willa, Maud and I spent a very happy, sunny day with friends, exploring the sculpture trail (armed with a brilliantly thought out child-friendly map) and running amok through the beautiful walled garden, before collapsing in a hot, but happy heap at the café in the Old Stables where there are brownies, ice creams and lollies galore. Entry is free for under 17s accompanied by an adult, and if you haven’t already been, make sure you put this on your list of things to do this summer. The sculpture is guaranteed to fire the imaginations of both young and old alike, and there will be family drop-in workshops on 27 July and 17 August. EARTH SKY: Richard Long at Houghton runs until 26 October 2017 (selected days). www.houghtonhall.com.

Willa and friend at Houghton Hall

 Another must for your summer diaries are the annual outdoor family theatre productions in the walled garden at Holkham Hall. This year’s programme includes Alice in Wonderland, The Emperor’s New Clothes and one of my favourite childhood stories, the Wind in the Willows. Pack up a picnic, pray for good weather and you’re in for a treat, I promise! Visit www.holkham.co.uk for ticket prices and to book or call Holkham Ticket Office on 01328 713111

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A little eating out Another summer favourite with Willa is hitting the pick-your-own, (if you haven’t been with children before, be prepared to spend a significant amount of time explaining that the fruit is supposed to go straight into the basket!).

Drove Orchards in Thornham is bursting with seasonal produce and somewhat fortuitously, Eric’s Fish & Chips is perfectly positioned there for post-picking children’s tea. Their build-your-own knickerbocker glory has to be the ultimate in rewards, whatever your age. Eric’s Fish & Chips, 01485 472025 www.ericsfishandchips.com Check with the Drove Orchards Farm Shop to see what’s picking, before making a special journey, 01485 525652. And you’re missing a trick if you haven’t already been to The Brisley Bell, which serves excellent pub grub with a great children’s menu and the added bonus of a lovely garden. The Brisley Bell, Brisley 01362 668040 www.thebrisleybell.co.uk

 Just outside Swaffham, Castle Acre Priory will be transporting visitors back in time with Medieval Life & Laughter, a weekend of medieval sights, smells and sounds on 15 and 16 July. Children will be able to meet a monk, craftsmen, cooks and comedians in the historical encampments as well as watching Mr Toad displays of medieval combat. On 13 August, One Knight and his Horse will make the priory his home for the day where he will be waiting to meet visitors with his trusty steed and talk about his armour and weapons! For further details and prices visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/castleacrepriory

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 A summer ritual in our family is a trip on the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway. It’s a lovely, gentle way to spend a summer morning and I can already picture Maud snoozing happily against the background chug of the little engine. Children age four and under travel for free - all you need to do is turn up 15 minutes before the train departs. Dogs are welcome if there’s room. www.wellswalsinghamrailway.co.uk

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Living A little shopping … Hattie Goodley shops for beach days, rainy days, high days and holidays! Although undeniably spectacular, our Norfolk coastline can be a touch windy at times, and this large four panel, organic Fairtrade cotton windbreak from Gone Crabbing (£75) is a beach essential for those looking to keep their picnics sand-free this summer. Gone Crabbing, Burnham Deepdale, 01485 211111 www.gonecrabbing.co.uk

I love this pretty pom pom dress (£45) from local brand Mini Maharajas which would look just as good on the beach as it would at a party. Also available in aqua and in sizes 2-6 years, it’s top of my list for Willa this summer - now all we need is some sunshine! Mini Maharajas, www.minimaharajas.com

I seem incapable of hanging onto sun hats and find myself regularly on the hunt for stylish headgear for my girls - this jolly reversible one by Piccalilly (£12, 0-12 months) looks just the ticket for the Norfolk summer. Baby O, Holt 07748 266565

Thornham Deli’s children’s corner is a treasure trove of well-priced toys and accessories. I love this skipping rope (£4.95) and am planning to tap into my inner kid over the holidays and attempt to teach Willa how it’s done. Thornham Deli, Thornham 01485 512194 www.thornhamdeli.co.uk

Everyone loves a tea set, and this is one of the prettiest out there. I love the vintage style rose print and the sweet little case it comes in (£22). The Old Stores, Roydon, 01485 600591 www.theoldstoresroydon.co.uk

Willa’s obsession with unicorns doesn’t appear to be on the wane anytime soon, and I know she’d be thrilled with this unicorn printed PVC tunic (£13.75), perfect for rainy day painting over the long summer holidays. Barefoot Living, Burnham Market 01328 738100 www. barefoot-living.co.uk

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These retro terry cotton shorts (£22) and coordinating t-shirt (£18) from on trend brand St Bert’s (ages 4-5 to 11-12 years) are guaranteed to appeal to the inner surfer in every boy. Available from Bells and Whistles Kids, they are perfect for hitting the beach in this summer. Bells and Whistles Kids, Drove Orchards, Thornham 01485 525676 www. bellsandwhistleskids.co.uk


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SALT glass studios in Burnham Thorpe offers hands-on glass art courses for all the family. Nine-year-old Henie Lewin went along with her mummy Lisa, to have a go at three of their short courses. Henie reports on how they got on!

A little news with Hattie Goodley

I can’t wait for Willa to get into reading. I’ve recently discovered Animal Agents, the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge run by The Reading Agency. The challenge encourages primary school children all over the country to read six or more books of their own choice over the summer holidays, (just as long as they are borrowed from the library). It’s such a great idea and one that I will definitely be signing my girls up for at the earliest opportunity. To take part, all you need do is head to your local library and enrol on the spot - it’s completely free and there are collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate for every child who completes the challenge. Start dates vary so check with your local library. • www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

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HEN we arrived, owners Max Lamb and Fiona Wilkes told us that we would be making a fused glass decoration first. There were lots of tubs containing brightly coloured glass chips, rods and pebbles. Max also gave us some special paper that adds texture to the glass when it’s fired. I decided to make a special hanging decoration for my brother’s birthday. It was easy to cut the paper out into numbers and letters. We used a bit of glue to secure everything and could add any colours or textures we wanted. Fiona took them away to go in the big kiln and Max talked to us about blowing a glass bauble. We had to stand behind the line to stay away from too much heat and were given special gloves, forearm protection and safety glasses to wear. It was very hot but exciting. I made a beautiful bauble with blue and shimmery glass. Blowing was quite tricky but Max was very helpful and I managed to do it really well the second time. We then had to make the loop for hanging it with some giant pincers, which was fun. Last, we made paperweights they are so beautiful. We used a paddle to smooth the glass into a

pebble shape and pincers to poke air bubbles into the centre. To finish it off, we used a blowtorch. Max and Fiona told us how glass is made and showed us how different techniques make different patterns. I’d really love to go again and make some presents for my nana and grandad because the things I made look so pretty in my bedroom. I think my brother will want to come too! • SALT glass studios’ summer family courses run from 22 July to 5 September and cost from £15 per person. Short courses are suitable for ages five and over. For more information, or to book call 01328 738873 or visit www.saltglassstudios.co.uk

Anyone looking for a Norfolk based photographer to capture their children should look no further than Kate Workman of Little Loves Photography, who has recently opened a new studio in South Wootton where she specialises in working with newborns, babies and children. • For further info, visit www.littleloves-photography.com

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Look summer-fab, super fast Why waste time titivating when you could be enjoying the sunshine? Harriet Cooper asks local beauty experts to share their tips on how to get summer ready in…

Get your faux glow on! We’ve road-tested five self-tanners Elemis Total Glow Bronzing Body Moisturiser, £35 “The cream absorbs into the skin without leaving a greasy residue and the smell is fresh and summery. For the first two days after application I didn’t notice much. And then it appeared… a rich, golden tan that was even and natural-looking.” Star rating: 5 out of 5 • Available from The Retreat, Docking, 01485 518729 www.retreat-spa.co.uk

Clarins Delicious Self Tanning Cream, £25 “This lightly-scented cream just glides on. A natural, golden, streak-free tan developed in a few hours and lasted for a couple of days. My skin felt softer too.” Star rating: 4.5 out of 5 • Available from Bakers and Larners, Holt 01263 712244 www.bakersandlarners.co.uk

Espa Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser, £34

… 2 minutes “Use a dry toothbrush to gently exfoliate the lips then apply Dead Sea Spa Magik Hydra Lip Balm (£5.95). Another tip is keep your body lotion in the fridge to soothe skin!” Sophie Stapleton, Rejuvenate At The Bullpen, Tattersett, 07500 009527

… 5 minutes “Warm a small amount of The Ficarra’s Spa Foot Balm (£16) in your hands and apply to your feet in circular motions - it’ll hydrate and give them a softer appearance.” Janet Ficarra, The Ficarra’s Spa, Fakenham 01328 863260 www.theficarras.co.uk

… 10 minutes “Keep make-up sheer and light. Wear a matt primer with SPF and swap your foundation for a tinted moisturiser. Add bronzer to warm up your complexion and a pop of cheek and lip tint for a fresh glow.” Agnes Legere, make-up artist, Letheringsett agneswildmua@gmail.com

… 15 minutes “For a quick-fix tan, try St. Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion (£14.50). Exfoliate, turn off the shower and rub the Gradual Tan all over

for three minutes, before rinsing off. Three days’ use usually results in a lovely, natural colour.” Katy Jones, Beauty-next-the-Sea, Wells 01328 710446 www.beautynextthesea.co.uk

… 20 minutes “To rescue flat, greasy locks, turn hair upside down, spray Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo (£17.45) at the roots and massage in thoroughly. Then spray in Moroccanoil Dry Texture Spray (£17.45) on the middle lengths and ends for body and texture.” Jo Jordan, Jo Jordan Hairdressing, Holt 01263 712500 www.jojordanhairdressing.com

… 60 minutes “The Neal’s Yard Remedies Signature Body Treatment (£55) at Creative Chiropractic includes a skin-nurturing body polish and tension release massage, infused with aromatherapy oils to either balance and calm or energise and invigorate. The perfect preholiday prep or when you need a bit of me time.” Jess Marczewski, Creative Chiropractic, Pensthorpe 01328 854325 www.creativechiropractic.co.uk

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“The nicest smelling fake tan I’ve come across. It’s not greasy or sticky, which makes it easy to apply and it’s quick to dry. This gradual tanner built a nice, realisticlooking colour within a few hours and was just right on my very fair skin!” Star rating: 5 out of 5 • Available from The Hoste, Burnham Market, 01328 738777 www.thehoste.com

St. Tropez Everyday Gradual Tan Body, £14.50 “A rich cream, which feels incredibly moisturising and there’s no overpowering scent. After two applications (over two days), my glow is subtle and streak-free.” Star rating: 4.5 out of 5 • Available from Bellisima, Holt 01263 710071 www.bellisimabeautysalon.co.uk

BareMinerals Faux Tan Body Sunless Tanner, £20 “This went on smoothly and had a nice smell, if a bit strong for me! My legs did end up a bit streaky, my fault as I’d used the product too liberally. The colour on my arms - where I hadn’t applied as much - was lovely.” Star rating: 4.5 out of 5 • Available from Beauty-next-theSea, Wells, 01328 710446 www.beautynextthesea.co.uk NORTH NORFOLK LIVING HIGH SUMMER 2017

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Run wild It’s the best time of year for exercising in the great outdoors. Harriet Cooper asks four local fitness gurus for their favourite running routes

“I run across the fields from my house in Bircham Newton. My route takes me through Fring, past the Bircham Windmill, and home. I do interval training on the way back: 30 seconds of running as fast as I can and then I walk fast for 30 seconds to bring my heart rate down. It’s great for fat burning.” Clare La Terriere, personal trainer and Pilates teacher, 07733 260352 www.clarelaterriere.co.uk “Start from the Blue Sky Café in Cromer. Head towards West Runton, up Sandy Lane, cross the Holt Road, run round the back of Felbrigg Hall towards Metton, then back towards Cromer. It’s a ten-mile workout thanks to the hills (for leg strength), downhill (for faster leg turnover) and flat sections (for a good steady pace).” Emma Risbey, nutritionist, 07759 640094 www.northnorfolknutrition.co.uk “The Holkham parkrun takes place every Saturday morning around the estate. It follows a 5k trail through farmland, up towards the Holkham Studios at Longlands. The route turns onto the main avenue, up to the Obelisk, before descending back to the Hall. It’s a great route, for all abilities.” David Green, personal trainer, 07958 320014 www.drgfitness.co.uk

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F you love a spot of pampering, pop into the recently opened The Hut Express Mani & Pedi Bar in Holt, where Sophie and Leanne will work wonders on your nails. Expect filing and nail shaping, cuticle work, delicious hand or foot massages using Kaeso products for smooth and supple skin, before finishing off with a fabulous OPI nail polish or gel colour (pedicures start from £25, manicures from £28). The girls also offer a special Gardener’s Manicure (£32); Princess Parties (£20 for hair braids, sparkly nails, cordials and cupcakes - my six-year-old daughter is beside herself with excitement at the prospect); and even the men get a look in with the Man-icure (£20), a tidying-up treat and natural finish for hard-worked hands. • The Hut Express Mani & Pedi Bar, Holt 01263 713832, thehutholt@gmail.com

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“One of my favourite runs is a four-mile route through Harpley village and down a tree-lined avenue towards Houghton Hall. When you reach the main gates, turn left. Around halfway, you hit a steady one-mile incline, which is a time to challenge yourself. Then it’s the home straight back to Harpley.” Julie Austin runs Huffers & Puffers Running Club in Harpley, 07721 774198 julesatack@gmail.com

My beautiful life Chris Brown is the current captain and coach for Norfolk County Cricket Club. He will join Gresham’s school as Director of Cricket in September What exercise do you like to do? I swim and, throughout the summer, I’m bowling two to three times a week, so that’s enough at my age! How important is keeping fit to you? It is very important for both physical and mental health. As a cricketer, you need to develop the physical attributes to execute the correct technical skills. How do you keep motivated? I love the game of cricket and seeing players develop. What makes a good cricketer? Skill, character, mental robustness, and a desire to keep improving. How do you unwind after a busy week at work? During the summer, I work seven days a week. I get to unwind during the winter months, when I take the family away for a well-earned break. What makes you happy? Spending time at home with my family. • Gresham’s, Holt 01263 714500 www.greshams.com You can follow Harriet on Instagram @girlnextthesea NORTH NORFOLK LIVING HIGH SUMMER 2017

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Wellbeing

Pull the plug Distance yourself from your tech and reconnect with the world offline. It’ll do you the power of good, says Harriet Cooper

detrimental effect on mental health. It is also likely to have negative effects on our cognitive functions such as the ability to concentrate and holding information in working memory.” So let’s allow our poor brains some downtime by striking a balance: give yourself a maximum daily digital allowance, keep tech out of the bedroom, and try leaving gadgets at home when you go out. You could even put yourself on a ‘digital detox’ and unplug for 24 hours or more. During the detox period Dr Homer suggests you exercise; try mindfulness practice, reading or drawing; and learn something new. • Holt Consulting Rooms, 01263 711712 www.holtconsultingrooms.co.uk

My digital detox My name’s Harriet and I am a smartphone-aholic. I reach for it when my toddler wakes at 5am, and thus starts a day of social media, emails, eBay, my guilty secret: Daily Mail online… Then there’s the TV, which I switch on at the end of the day, exhausted. Plus the satnav, my laptop, the kids’ iPad… I need a digital detox. I certainly don’t want to give up Instagram and Netflix forever. But I want to channel my time and energy elsewhere, too. I hate that feeling of anxiety if I can’t find my phone and I don’t like the remote being my default way to unwind. So I’m going cold turkey for three days. It feels like an eternity…

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E live in a world where technology consumes our every waking hour - from smartphones to satnavs, PlayStation to iPads, many of us are slaves to our screens. According to www.itstimetologoff.com, we check our phones over 150 times a day and spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices. I should stress that I’m not saying technology is the scourge of the modern world. Far from it. Digital devices open up a world of connectivity and creativity, no question. But we can have too much of a good thing. Excessive screen time can result in a loss of focus, concentration and productivity, and put us in danger of becoming disconnected from the real world. We are also losing sleep (the light emitted from screens stops production of the hormone melatonin, which is vital for shuteye), while a study by the National Institute of Mental Health has found a significant association between social media use and depression. “Emotional human interaction is largely lost or, at best, impaired during use of technological sources such as social media,” says Dr Hanne Homer, a clinical psychologist at Holt Consulting Rooms. “And one can see how this deprivation of emotional stimulation can have a

Day 1

I’ve locked my phone in the safe (tragic, I know). The morning sails past - we’re on the boat (below), so I’m distracted - but by lunchtime I am twitchy. What if someone has sent me an important message? After half an hour, I pull myself together. As the day draws to a close, I realise I’ve devoted more time to my children. And they’re loving the attention. It’s heart-warming and, dare I say it, fun.

“For someone who loves a gadget, unplugging has recharged my soul - it’s been liberating and eye-opening.”

Day 2

A trip to see the rhododendrons at Sheringham Park, the perfect Instagram opportunity. But will my followers really care if they don’t see another photo of some #flowers? With the kids finally asleep, I’d usually be on the sofa watching Antiques Roadshow but instead I head to bed. And I Open A Book. You probably do this all the time, but as a mum of four, I don’t. It’s bliss.

Day 3

When I wake, my jerk reaction of reaching for my phone isn’t there. In fact, I couldn’t give two hoots. I’m up at the crack of dawn with my daughter, but I use the time to do some good old-fashioned thinking. I feel clear-headed. When I finally retrieve my phone and laptop, there are a smattering of messages and emails. But were any of them of the utmost urgency? Of course not. For someone who loves a gadget, unplugging has recharged my soul - it’s been liberating and eye-opening. Go on, I dare you to try it.

You can follow Harriet on Instagram @girlnextthesea

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Not your common-or-garden shed! Garden rooms are an increasingly popular way to add space and value to your home - and they look great, too. Harriet Cooper reports on this backyard-building boom Crusoe Garden Rooms

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Bright ideas for summer! Embroidered linen cushion £45, The Red Dot Gallery

Bundle of candles £5, Berber

Hand woven indoor/ outdoor blankets made from 100% plastic bottles £45 each, Tatty Tides Molly Mahon natural linen, hand blocked Coral fabric £162 per metre, or as wallpaper £140 per roll, Arcadia Home Interiors

Chicken oven gloves £26, by Norfolk based IzziRainey

Kastehelmi goblet bowls £23 each, Arcadia Home Interiors

Stove top Macchinetta espresso maker £16.95 and espresso cup £4.75, both Artemis Homes & Antiques

Pomegranate cushion £55, by Norfolk based Mimi Emmett England

Rug (180 x 120cm) £55, Joyful Living Summer green stripe paper napkins £3.40, Barefoot Living

Studio G Batik fabric £15 per metre, The Old Stores

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Motoring

A real classic

Tucked away in Fakenham is an internationally renowned garage and workshop, working on classic and sports cars, many of them more than 80-years-old. Brian Vertigen finds out more

The 1965 Sunbeam Tiger taking part in the Rally of the Incas, 2016

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ORFOLK Classic & Sports Cars was established some five years ago by Rob Kitchen and his partner Tania, with the aim of providing a service for these rare and treasured valuable cars. Rob has a lifelong passion for motor sports and classic cars, and has provided event support for some of the famous long distance endurance events over the years, including the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge and various sections of the The 1928 Crossley taking part famous Around the World in 80 Days Motor Challenge. He in the Classic Safari has taken part in The Monte Carlo Rally several times. Last year Norfolk Classic & Sports Cars provided mechanical support for the Monte Carlo Historique and the Flying Scotsman rallies, the Gstaad Palace-Challenge and the Alpine Trial. This year is set to be just as busy. “We have as always, been very busy building and preparing classic rally cars whether it is for the road or in preparation for the tough conditions found on long Rob working on the distance rallies as well as providing a complete Crossley, Classic range of garage services for local classic and Safari 2014 vintage cars in our workshop,” says Rob. “We have taken Rob all round the world on our long distance events because even in the wildest of places he can fix things and get someone running happily again,” said the Endurance Rally Association. Rob’s garage is full of some rare and valuable cars, such as the Crossley, a 1928 two-litre four-door tourer, the only one known to still be around with The 1938 SS100 Jaguar in this body. The Road to Mandalay rally Crossley cars were built in Manchester from 1904 to 1938. The car took part in the 2014 Classic Safari. It is now having a ‘ground-up full restoration’. In another part of the garage sits a 1938 SS100 Jaguar. The car was prepared for the Road to Mandalay rally in 2015 and is now being readied for the Blue Train Challenge from Deauville to Cannes in September. Next to it is a 1965 Sunbeam Tiger, which is having a full engine and chassis re-build before taking part in the Classic Safari rally in South Africa later this year. It entered the Rally of the Incas in South America in 2016. Elsewhere in the garage there are a couple of Alvis models including a 1933 Speed 20 Silver Eagle now for sale at many times more than its original purchase price! • Norfolk Classic & Sports Cars, Fakenham 01328 855595 www.norfolkclassiccars.co.uk Pictures Gerard Brown / Endurance Rally Association

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Behind the wheel with… Daniel Ball What was your first car? A Peugeot 205. It was a hot hatch and in those days I wanted to be a boy racer. The only thing I didn’t like about the car was that it wasn’t fast enough, although my father said it was plenty quick enough for me at that time. What are you driving at the moment? A Porsche 911. I was 34, I’d built my house and felt it was time I did something reckless. On the way home from the garage I rang my wife and said “When I arrive home, you must tell me that I’ve done the right thing, even if you don’t believe it.” What’s the best vehicle you’ve ever driven or owned? My van, a Citroën Berlingo. It’s so practical and I love driving around Norfolk without concern about hitting a pothole or getting the paintwork scratched. What’s your dream car? A Ferrari F430. When I was 20 or so, I just fell in love with it. I know there are better cars out there and by the time I can afford one, it will probably be a classic but it’s on my bucket list and I hope that I can own one, one day. • Daniel Ball is a solicitor and head of the Commercial Department at Fraser Dawbarns LLP, King’s Lynn 01553 666600 www. fraserdawbarns.com


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Food & Drink

Calling all foodies

Feast’s rainbow salad many colours as you can find) quartered 4 spring onions, thinly sliced 1 large cucumber, de-seeded and sliced 10 radishes thinly sliced or shaved with a vegetable peeler 1 red pepper, de-seeded and diced 1 handful each of flat leaf parsley and mint leaves, finely chopped

Based loosely on the Lebanese fattoush, our salad omits the pitta bread, writes Atalanta Keirle of Feast Norfolk. Whilst healthy eating fads come and go we are always encouraged to eat a ‘rainbow’ of fruit and vegetables which was the inspiration for this seasonal salad. Perfect on its own as a light and healthy lunch or served alongside some grilled chicken or fish for a more substantial summer meal.

For the dressing: Combine the following in a jar and shake well before drizzling over the salad. Serve immediately

For the salad: Mix the following together in a large serving bowl (Serves 4)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 11/2 teaspoons pomegranate

1 romaine lettuce, inch slices 200g cherry tomatoes (as

Catch of the day Shellfish lovers are in for a treat. The Stiffkey Red Lion serves crabs and lobsters freshly caught and delivered straight off the boat by fishermen from nearby Wells-next-the-Sea. Their lobsters are supplied by father and son team Billy and Craig Ward (pictured), a threegeneration family business. Summer favourites on the pub’s menu include a whole or half lobster baked in garlic butter or lemon oil. Food is served daily, at lunchtime and dinner during the week and all day at the weekends. Stiffkey Red Lion, 01328 830552 www.stiffkey.com

molasses Juice of a lemon 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon sumac 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and freshly ground pepper • Feast Norfolk delivers homemade dishes to your home. 07957 486886 www.feastnorfolk.co.uk

Food News

Titchwell Manor’s Summer Fete and food festival is back on 23 July (noon to 5pm), with fun for all the family. There will be demonstrations from local chefs, meet some of the Manor’s suppliers, and enjoy live music, stalls, kids’ buffet, activities and more. “Our Summer Fete is all about celebrating the great food and drink we have here in North Norfolk,” says Eric Snaith, owner of Titchwell Manor. Entry is free, but visitors are asked to give a donation to this year’s chosen charity, Norfolk Hospice Tapping House. www.titchwellmanor.com Head to Felbrigg Hall on 2 August for the tenth anniversary of their annual Chilli Fiesta (11am to 5pm), with stalls selling all things chilli; from sauces and sausages, to cheese and chocolate. If you’re not a chilli fan, regional food will be on offer too. Free entry. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/felbrigg-hall

Kitchen kit

White dessert plate £7.95, yellow napkin £4.25 both from Birdie Fortescue, Burnham Market 01328 738634 www.birdiefortescue.co.uk Yellow bottomed serving board £14, Bringing the outside in, Wells 01328 712282 www.bringingtheoutsidein.co.uk

PHOTOS© Polly Mills

Coming soon! The team behind the award-winning Duck Inn, Stanhoe, will be reopening The Hunworth Bell near Holt this summer. The ‘Hunny Bell’ will be open late July, following a revamp. “We are delighted to be expanding our little family further into beautiful North Norfolk,” says chef patron, Ben Handley. “I’m especially keen to work with local producers and the Stody Estate to ensure that we offer a modern British pub menu, using the best Norfolk produce, at the Hunny Bell.” Watch this space! www.hunworthbell.co.uk

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Pressing matters Although the orchard area of our county has declined by more than half in the last 50 years, Norfolk still has a number of orchards producing apple juice and cider. Alex Rousso catches up with two local producers, to find out more

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HIN Hill Norfolk Cider in Wells has produced cider since the late 1990s, while Drove Orchards in Thornham, renowned for their many varieties of heritage apple, are making their first batch of cider in this, the 65th year since their orchards were first planted. Mark and Lisa Jarvis took over Whin Hill Norfolk Cider in 2012. They make about twelve different varieties of cider including blends in dry, medium or sweet versions; the blended cider is approximately 80% cider apples and 20% dessert apples. In addition, they normally have up to nine or ten single variety ciders on, based upon which apples were in season at the beginning of the process. “We tend to struggle in January and February, as by then we’re on the last of the previous season’s crop, but it covers us - just - for the year,” says Mark. His favourite single variety is the Dabinett, which produces “a medium cider with a nice hint of acidity and tannin.” The season even affects the fermentation process. It starts from 1 September and runs until the end of November. The fermentation takes longer at the latter end of the season because it gets colder, the optimum temperature for the yeast being around 16/17C. The process starts with the harvesting of the apples, which are pressed and then fermented for about four to five months. Then they are ‘racked off’ and tested for sugar levels. Racking off is the process of siphoning off all the clear cider from the cloudy stuff at the bottom of the barrel which contains the ‘lees’ - the dead or residual yeast which has no more sugar to eat. The final stage is to add back sugar according to whether the cider will be dry, medium or sweet. The new season of ciders appears around Easter of each year, and is sold in the Whin Hill shop in Wells and selected restaurants in Norfolk.

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ROVE Orchards grows over 160 varieties of apple, with the first trees planted in 1952, by Major David Jamieson, father of the current owner Andrew Jamieson. Andrew took over the orchard from his father when he retired. Until now, they have only produced apple juice, but this year they will do a first run of just under 7000 litres of cider. Andrew’s pride and joy are the 120 varieties of East Anglian heritage apple he grows in his 40 acres of orchard. Because apples trees

reproduce in nature by cross pollination - resulting in a new variety each time - in order to maintain a heritage variety, a shoot needs to be grafted onto root stock. So heritage varieties have a direct lineage to the original tree from which they came. Often this origin can be pinpointed to a specific tree in a village, and the name of the variety reflects the name of the village or the person who discovered it. The first run will consist of five blends of ‘early pickling’. This will be mainly Worcester variety, but also Peasgood Nonsuch, St Edmund’s Russet and Morgan’s Sweet. “Overall there will be about 15 varieties in there,” says Andrew. “This will be a lighter cider, as earlier apples have less time to take on the sugars than later apples.” The blend will have a dry and a medium version, in both still and sparkling. The later blend will be made up of later picked apples such as Cox’s Orange Pippin, D’Arcy Spice and Bramley. “It hasn’t finished fermenting yet, so I don’t know what it will be like,” says Andrew, “but it should be more structured.” Andrew will also be doing smaller runs of perry pear and single variety ciders with some wonderful names such as Norfolk Beefing, Adam’s Pearmain and Filibarrel. The ciders will sell out of the Farm Shop and Shuck’s restaurant at Drove Orchards, plus selected local restaurants. • Drove Orchards, Thornham www.droveorchards.com • Whin Hill Norfolk Cider, Wells www.whinhillnorfolkcider.co.uk

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