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THE ULTIMATE MAKEOVER AT JOHN LEWIS Plus... A LUXURY STAY AT

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BUMPER GIFT GUIDE

LOVE YOUR LOCALS

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YOUR MUST-HAVE GUIDE TO LOCAL CITY LIVING

NORWICH EDITION


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Love Christmas Shopping Whatever time of day you want to do your Christmas shop, you can shop ‘til you drop, then enjoy one of our six places to eat and drink.

Chapters Coffee Bar The Wine Bar Enjoy a glass of wine or a gin and tonic, while grazing on a platter of Norfolk cheese and meat, plus other delightful small plates.

A stylish coffee shop right near our cosy book department, for speciality coffee and tea – including the popular coconut milk latte! Perfect for a quick pick-me-up between shopping – especially if you try one of the cakes!

The Exchange Restaurant The Exchange is open for brunch, lunch and early dinner offering an exciting menu of wood fired pizza, fresh pasta, salads, desserts and coffee, along with an extensive list of wines.

NEW

Benji’s Restaurant For a delightful brunch, two-course lunch or a scrumptious afternoon tea, Benji’s has a delicious menu of dishes made from seasonal produce and independent local suppliers. The perfect place to dine with friends.

The Pantry Restaurant The Bay Seafood Bar Overlooking the historical Norwich marketplace. Open for morning coffee and specialising in seafood. In particular freshly cured salmon, taster boards, main dishes from homemade fish pie to Lobster Bisque, through to a luxurious caviar menu.

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The restaurant that families love as there is something for everyone; traditional English breakfasts, Sunday carveries, as well as hot food, a salad bar, soup, sandwiches and a selection of cakes and desserts. Oh and don’t forget the famous Jarrold scone!


BEAUTY & WELLBEING

WIN!

19 A CLARINS

& GHD MAKEOVER

42 STARTER FOR 10!

at John Lewis

Advice on starting your own home gym

31 A PAIR OF

EMILY MORTIMERS GEMSTONE EARRINGS

worth £150

37 A LUXURY BREAK stay and dine at Tuddenham Mill

GIFT GUIDE

Our gift pages showcase the best from your local shops for Christmas

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Meet the businesswoman and life coach

54 ROSS CAMPBELL Our Norwich expert advises on Invisalign treatments

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68 STYLE FILE

Upcycle your kitchen

71 THE FOODIE 73 RECIPE 74 MEET THE CHEF Danile Forde at The Cellar House

76 DINING OUT

Independent’s news

52 PAULA MEIR

On the job with the Norfolk craftsmen

FOOD

36 THE LANES

Looking back at life and work of Norwich artist

Talking hair trends for 2020

66 THE NORFOLK WORKSHOP

(Yes, this could be you!)

40 KAY OHSTEN

50 STANDENMAY

CARPET SURVIVAL GUIDE

PEOPLE

Making Christmas work when you’re separated

Meet the man behind the Ber Street salon

58 CHRISTMAS HOMES 62 SHOWER POWER 64 CHRISTMAS

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13 FOR HER 21 FOR HIM 33 JEWELLERY 45 BEAUTY GIFTS 57 FOR HOMES 60 THORNS DIY

23 FASHION NEWS 25 KEEP COSY 26 BEST COATS 28 DRESSING UP TIME

Aesthetics expert comes to Norwich

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Norwich’s self-service wine bar – The Wallow

WHAT’S ON 78 Your guide to local entertainment...

REGULARS

81 STOCKISTS 82 THE LAST WORD The ice cream king, Chris Coughlan, at Lakenham Creamery

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HELLO!

Win a luxurious overnight stay at Tuddenham Mill > p37

Welcome to the Vanilla Christmas issue! We’ve packed it full of everything you don’t have to go far to find so this year’s gift buying has never been easier! We’ve also got plenty of offers and some amazing competitions. Win a luxurious stay at the award-winning TUDDENHAM MILL (page 37)... or some beautiful EMILY MORTIMER GEMSTONE EARRINGS (page 31)... or try your luck and win a makeover from Clarins and ghd! (page 19) DON’T FORGET TO ENTER, it could be you... PLUS we are full of great features on Fashion, Beauty, Homes, Eating and Drinking! There’s plenty for everyone and it’s all right on your doorstep now. Remember, Peace on Earth, Goodwill to all Men and to Love your Locals...

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Editorial Laura Hall Advertising Nicola Secker Production & Distribution Michelle Nicoll Contributors Sylvaine Poitau, Lucy Ohsten, Steve Hearnden, Jeff Jacobs, Jeanette Garlick and David Bawley Thanks to All our readers, supporters and advertisers NUMBER 34 December 2019 /January 2020 Vanilla is published February, April, June, August, October and December. Cover photograph © F&F Printed by Micropress Ltd. Distributed by Blue Tree Distribution Produced by East Coast Publishing Limited, The Street, Holbrook, IP9 2QS Advertising Tel: 07730 436426 nicky@vanilla-magazine.co.uk Editorial Tel: 01473 327592 Tel: 07766 201930 editorial@vanilla-magazine.co.uk www.vanilla-magazine.co.uk


Treat someone to a taste of the coast. Pop into our Norwich stores at Westlegate or Unthank Road to find a Christmas gift they’ll really love.

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Introducing the new

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WELL DONE TO...

13-15 FEBRUARY LOVE LIGHT FESTIVAL New for 2020, Love Light is a free festival of light and performance to celebrate love to co-incide with Valentine’s weekend. With the theme of love and belonging, the festival will include an illuminating trail of light and fire artworks, extraordinary installations, stunning

@lovelightnorwich performances and interventions which will transform the city centre into a captivating trail of discovery, accessible to all. This exciting project is the vision of Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England. www.lovelightnorwich.co.uk

All the winners at the intu Chapelfield’s Retailer Awards this month. The awards aim to shine a spotlight on the stores, cafés and restaurants who go above and beyond to deliver an excellent customer experience. Voted for by members of the public, this year almost 20,000 single votes were cast online.... Awards scooped up included the World Class Customer Service award won by Lisa Angel and Women’s Retailer of the Year, that went to H&M!

newsonthestreet TUNNEL OF LIGHT

The awe-inspiring 45 metre Tunnel of Light will be returning to Hay Hill this Christmas. Marvel as the lights transport you to a place of wonder and it’s the perfect place for a seasonal selfie. The city will be bathed in the glow of twinkling lights and wrapped trees will create an enchanting arboretum of light.

December 2019/January 2020 Vanilla

THEY’RE ON! As we go to press the lights go on, so get yourselves into the city centre to admire the best Christmas city in the country.


THEATRE

When you stand together, ordinary people can do extraordinary things! Norfolk & Norwich Operatic Society brings MADE IN DAGENHAM to Norwich Theatre Royal

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nspired by a true story, Made in Dagenham is a new British musical which opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End in 2014, and has never before been performed at Norwich Theatre Royal.

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Based on the 2010 film which received four BAFTA nominations including outstanding British film, the show takes us back to 1968 when the Ford sewing machinists walked out in protest against sexual discrimination, demanding

equal pay which led to the 1970 Equal Pay Act. Made in Dagenham is a rollercoaster of a musical and has been compared to Billy Elliott in terms of its emotional content and the effect on family


PHOTOGRAPHY © JAZ INSTONE-BREWER

life when a strong cause is fought against the social and political background of its time. With an inspirational story and a fabulous score, this is an uplifting musical comedy about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what is right. Funny, touching and timeless, Made in Dagenham shows how ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they stand together. With a full orchestra and fabulous cast this talented company returns to the Theatre Royal following its tremendous success with Guys & Dolls in 2019 and is thrilled to be performing this excellent musical for their 2020 production. ■

MADE IN DAGENHAM 28 January-1 February 7.30 pm Matinee performances: Thursday & Saturday 2.30 pm Tickets: £10 - £25 Discounts available for Friends, under 18’s schools and groups Norwich Theatre Royal Box office 01603 630000 Or book online at www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk For more information about the NNOS, visit their website www.nnos.co.uk or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PREVIEW Eddie O’Grady (Craig Loxton) with Graham and Sharon O’Grady (played by Korben White and Lottie Lake)

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2020. THE FORUM. OUTSIDE ON UPPER MILLENNIUM PLAIN Don’t miss your opportunity to hear a special preview performance from Made in Dagenham at The Forum in Norwich on Saturday 11 January 2020 between 11.30 and 2.30 pm.

THE DAGENHAM GIRLS! left to right: Clare (Rowena Croston-Clegg ) Sandra (Matilda Chitty ) Beryl (Michelle Unstead ) Rita O’Grady (Holly Graham ) Connie (Tracy Melton ) Cass (Emmie Wright )

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FASHION

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Side-stripe trousers

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Design comes from the heart. It’s the certainty upon which Swiss designer Sven Götti based his guiding principles. To him eyewear design is a slow, intellectual and technical process in which style is broken down to the highest degree of simplicity. In Götti’s designs, every last detail is thought about. Although guided by his obsession with straight lines, this is not at the expense of the technical aspect of his designs: frames without screws, glue or solder, 3D printed eyewear structures, the flattest temple folding systems... This brand continually blends engineering and ingenuity. Available exclusively in Norwich and Wroxham branches of Cecil Amey Gotti frames start at £285 Cecil Amey

Milly J Shoes It’s probably the simplest, cleanest detail possible to add to a pair of trousers – a vertical stripe down the leg in a contrasting colour, print or fabric. And yet, for such a literally straightforward design element, it can be transformative. It’s a really simple device that actually has a great impact. Running from waistband to hem, a stripe creates something of an optical illusion that serves to elongate the leg. There are all sorts of different variations around on the high street, but we love these Micha jeans we found at Isobels Fashions. You can dress them up or down, perfect for casual days or for throwing on when a degree of smartness is required. They’re comfy too and taper slightly towards the ankle for a crisp finish! December 2019/January 2020 Vanilla

As well as her previous award wins, this year Emily Jupp of Milly J Shoes was delighted to win both the national Wedding Specialist award from the Luxury Travel Awards and named as one of Norfolk’s 100 most inspiring women by the EDP. Well done Emily!

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Esprit Fairisle jumper £55 Jarrold

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Daisy jumper £49.99 Zara, intu Chapelfield

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FASHION

WINTER WARMERS Whistles puffa coat £169 Jarrold

Barbour quilted jacket £189 Gallyons

Vero moda faux fur coat £90 Jarrold Oui teddy bear coat £299 Jarrold Joe Browns embroidered coat £109.95 Gallyons

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Check coat £129 Zara, intu Chapelfield

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Bohemian jacket £249.95 Gallyons

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FASHION

FASHION STYLIST Party Style

L.K.Bennett pleated shirt dress £250 Jarrold

Trying to find an outfit for the office/family/friends Christmas party can feel like a chore, and that’s even before you have thought about what to wear to see in the New Year. Many of you may resort to your trusty LBD, but even that is starting to look a little dated. With jewel tones and glitter big trends for this party season, here’s our top picks of the party outfits this year. You are sure to find at least one style that suits you, but if you are still unsure why not pop to Jarrold and book a free styling appointment with us? Florrie Dunn & Katy Michael Personal stylists at Jarrold

See p81 for stockist’s details Mint Velvet mini dress £159 Jarrold

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Vero Moda high neck glitter dress £98 Jarrold

French Connection cowl neck dress £110 Jarrold

French Connection shift dress £95 Jarrold

Only Julia sequined midi dress £70 Jarrold

Whistles Carlotta dress £179 Jarrold

Oui velvet pleated skirt £109 Jarrold

Whistles Dena dress £189 Jarrold

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The other Curator FA S H I O N • J E W E L L E R Y • D E C O R

Bursting with colour and quirky bohemian and vintage style, The Other Curator oozes creativity, expression and fun. Shopping here is an experience you won’t forget. Everywhere you turn something beautiful winks at you enticing you to come, touch, feel, try and play.

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Find us at Norwich Market Stall 138/139, Market Place Norwich NR2 1ND

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FASHION Exquisite Boutique The specialist prom and evening gown boutique in Drayton EXQUISITE BOUTIQUE are all about getting a girl out of a fix! Nothing to wear for the big Christmas do or thinking ahead to next year’s prom? They can help. With literally hundreds of dresses in every colour, shape and style, in sizes 0 to 28, they are the go-to shop for hiring or buying that occasion dress. Prices to hire range between £65-£130 with all the perfect accessories available to purchase too. Visit www.norfolkprom.com for lots of inspiration.

Time to undress?

Dressing up doesn’t always need to involve a dress! For those of us who feel more at home in a pair of trousers, but still want to go to the ball, change it up with a chic trouser suit or a glamorous two-piece with a well-cut trouser and ditch the tights!

Autograph jacket £99 Camisole £49.50 Trouser £59 M&S

Shoe upcycling This year Milly J Shoes launched an upcycling campaign as covered by BBC Look East and Heart FM. Encouraging the public to bring in old shoes to have ‘reimagined’ into new designs, helping to reduce footwear landfill. Clients can now book Milly J Shoe-making workshops on a one-to-one basis or as groups of up to 5 in the studio. Alternatively, larger groups such as hen parties and corporate events, can book a fun and creative workshop. On the 17th December, at The Maids Head Hotel there will also be an afternoon tea and shoe-clip making workshop – pre-booking is essential!

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oon we will be bidding farewell to 2019 and welcoming in 2020. 2020... how appropriate is that to write about eyes and eyewear? So why not make it the year to ditch your drab eyewear and try something new? At Oculus the new WOOW® and EPOS MILANO® ranges have arrived. Both ranges have beautiful new acetates in clearer colours, crystal and champagne, for women and men. We also have the new Seiko Smartzoom lens, specifically designed to

alleviate digital eye strain. We’re opposite John Lewis in the heart of Norwich and always happy for people to just pop in and try new styles on or to discuss their visual requirements. Finally, a Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to all Vanilla readers.

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mily Mortimer Jewellery offers colour popping, stylish gemstone jewellery that makes a Statement. Her collections are vibrant and versatile, designed for both the everyday and extraordinary occasion and are now available at high street giants, John Lewis and Fenwicks. This is an amazing achievement for the young local designer. One lucky Vanilla reader can win a pair of Cosmo gold lemon quartz star earrings that retail at £150. These stunning sterling silver 18ct gold plated star drop earrings have a highly polished finish and are each set with a sparkling gemstone. Just perfect for Christmas!

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Question: Name one of the gemstones that you will

find set in Emily Mortimer’s Cosmo star earrings? Email your entry, stating name, address, daytime telephone number and answer by 20 December to: competitions@vanilla-magazine.co.uk Please put ‘Emily Mortimer Jewellery’ in the subject line of email. Terms & Conditions: The prize is for one pair of Emily Mortimer Cosmo Gold Lemon Quartz Earrings. The competition closes on 21 December 2019 and the winner picked at random. No cash prize alternative will be offered.

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Rachel Jackson panther necklace £40 Jarrold

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18ct white gold diamond pendant £1,500 Beaverbrooks at intu Chapelfield

Tutti & Co leopard bangle £46 Jarrold

Gold and diamond eternity ring £1,405 Sonkai Silver reed hoop earrings £155 Sonkai

9ct yellow gold green tourmaline and green sapphire cluster ring £530 Sonkai

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Silver and enamel pendant £45 Silver Leaves Jewellery at Posh Plants

Silver and enamel star pendant £29.50 Silver Leaves Jewellery at Posh Plants

Silver knot bangle £85 ring £35 Silver Leaves Jewellery at Posh Plants Olia hoop earrings £22 Amika

Olia star & moon earrings £25 Amika Olia star necklace £29 Amika

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LIFE IN THE NORWICH L ANES 22 DECEMBER NORWICH VEGAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL A festive Vegan Festival with food, stalls, live music, and entertainment. £2 entry, under 5’s free @The Halls 10am – 4pm

23- 26 JANUARY A FESTIVAL OF PERFORMANCE A new seasonal festival of performance with live happenings and music throughout the venue. Tilted East will engage, ask questions and break rules with exciting new work by performers, poets, musicians and writers. Playful, provocative and political! @ Norwich Arts Centre

14-31 DECEMBER BEAUTY AND THE BEAST A delightful version of the classical fairy tale first heard four thousand years ago. The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father, because this is no ordinary rose... and this is no ordinary fairy tale. Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful rabbit, and a thoughtsnatcher machine, this timeless story is sure to surprise, delight and enchant. Tickets from £10 Suitable for ages 4+. The Maddermarket Theatre

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THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER CHRISTMAS FINE & RARE PORT & CHEESE EVENING A real treat for all Port lovers! This exclusive tasting evening is devoted to a quintessentially British drink. The emphasis of the evening will be to explore a range of Port styles and explain how they are made and what makes them different. This is a great opportunity

to taste a range of Ports side-by-side so you really get to appreciate why Port is one of the world's greatest wine styles. Places are strictly limited, so please book early. @ Open

30 JANUARY DINING IN THE DARK The main idea of ‘Dining in the Dark’ is to heighten our other senses, which supposedly can help to enhance our gastronomic pleasure! Open's in-house catering team invite you to join them for a sensory and culinary event which provides a rare and unique dining experience. A full briefing on how the evening will work will be given prior to your dining experience and some courses will involve wearing an eye mask. @ Open £30 per person + booking fee

UNTIL 25 JANUARY FAIRHURST GALLERY CHRISTMAS SHOP Mix of media artwork for sale including, paintings, print making and ceramics.

14 DECEMBER NIGHTFAIR BEFORE CHRISTMAS An alternative evening market, celebrating the weird and wonderful. Hosting an eclectic mix of food, music, ethical taxidermy, gothic jewellery, curious decor and much more! @ The Halls 6.30pm – 10pm For the most up-to-date information check online at www.norwichlanes.co.uk

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Win a luxury overnight stay at TUDDENHAM MILL

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ANILLA has teamed up with Tuddenham Mill, near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, and come up with a fabulous Christmas competition. The chance to stay at this boutique hotel and dine in its award-winning restaurant, is there for one lucky Vanilla reader and their guest! Tuddenham Mill’s restaurant’s reputation precedes it. Holder of an impressive three AA rosettes and mentioned glowingly in the Michelin Guide, this esteemed eaterie has a long-held reputation as one of the top fine-dining spots in Suffolk. There are 21 rooms in total, split between the mill house and outbuildings. The roomiest and most seductive are the first-floor, Loft suites with sofas and slouchy bean bag seating. Light-grey floorboards, white walls and contemporary furnishings create an effect which is serene and calming. And this is where our lucky winner will get to stay! For more info visit www.tuddenhammill.co.uk

The fabulous prize includes: ■ New Year’s Retreat Package for two people sharing a Loft Suite ■ Bed and Breakfast ■ £30 per guest towards Dinner ■ Tuddenham Mill Luxury Goody Bag on departure

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“It is easy to lose sight of it being an exciting time for the children and their best interests must be put before others”

How can we make Christmas work now we’re separated? MY QUESTION: I have recently separated from my partner and we have two children together, aged 4 and 6. We are unable to agree who the children should spend Christmas with and how things stand, I do not know whether I will see my children over the Christmas period. Is there anything I can do?

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ANSWER: Christmas can often cause great difficulties for many when arranging how the children should spend their time between, not only the parents, but the wider family of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, etc. It is easy to lose sight of it being an exciting time of year for the children and their best interests must be put before others. Therefore it may not necessarily be in the children’s best interests to spend Christmas Eve with one parent and then have to up sticks on Christmas Day to go and spend part of the day with the other.

A better arrangement may be to spend Christmas Eve with one parent, all the way through to Boxing Day morning, before moving to the other parent for the remainder of the festive period. This arrangement can then alternate each year so that you both have a fair share of Christmas time with the children. What is most important though, for your children, is that they see their parents working together and not bickering and fighting. As you have been unable to agree arrangements for Christmas it may well be that you would be better to try to work

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REAL LIVES with a mediator when discussing the issues any further. Either parent can make a referral to mediation or you can make a joint referral. The mediator will see you both individually in the first instance and you can both explain your positions and what you would like to achieve in respect of contact arrangements for the children over Christmas. The mediator will then see you together to hopefully work out arrangements that will work for this year and for the future. Mediation can find very flexible solutions and it can be far quicker and cheaper than an application to the Court. However, if you have been unable to agree between yourselves and at mediation, then you will then need to consider instructing a solicitor and/or making an application to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order. Solicitors will negotiate these matters on your behalf and often a solution can be found when discussions are taken out of the parent’s hands. However, this can be costly but in the same way as with mediation, there is no guarantee that a solution can be found.

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n the event that you have tried all of the above without success, then you may wish to apply to the Court for a Child Arrangement Order. The Court will look at your family arrangements, in regards to the ages of the children, where each parent lives. It is likely that any order will be a compromise for both you and partner. A Court

Order is binding but it is also inflexible. It will set out clearly the time the children spend with each of you including dates and times for handovers and even arrangements where children are to be picked up and dropped off and by whom. If you have to make an application to the Court, the mediator will provide you with a form called a MIAM which certifies that you have considered mediation but it has not provided a remedy for you. You can then apply directly to the Court or you can employ a solicitor to deal with the application if you prefer. There is a Court fee to be paid of £215

when the application is sent to the local family court. It is worth bearing in mind that the Family Courts are busy, particularly in the run up to Christmas. Therefore if it appears that there are problems of this type you need to make an application to the Court as soon as you can, to ensure that your application is dealt with before the holiday season and not left to be considered in the New Year. It is often helpful to seek some legal advice before making an application to the Court to find out what arrangements are likely to find favour with the Court for your family. ■

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Bright... free... powerful Regular Vanilla writer Lucy Ohsten looks at the life and work of her mother, the Norwich artist Kay Ohsten

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F YOU’RE interested in the local art scene you will probably be familiar with the name Kay Ohsten. She was, and remains, an artist ahead of her time, a talented painter and printmaker who created work of such endearing quality that, 16 years after her death, she still shines out as one of the most impressive artists the region has ever seen. As her daughter I may be a little biased, of course, but I know that anyone who has seen her work appreciates its skill, beauty and sheer versatility. Her pictures range from expansive watercolours of the local landscape and her beloved Norwich; abstract screen prints, including her much sought-after ‘bodies’ and ‘flowers’; powerful watercolours that charted the building of Castle Mall (now Castle Quarter) back in the early 90s – pictures packed with action, colour and vibrancy – plus collages and many others that use a vast array of different mediums. I have many wonderful memories of my mother, and one of them is her compulsion to work, every day, whether she was in her studio, or just out and about. Her sketch pad was never far away, ready to capture whatever scene caught her eye.

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Kay Ohsten with a selection of her artwork

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HE JUST loved to paint, draw, make something, and this drive made her one of the most prolific artists of her generation. Born in 1935, Kay was a true ‘Norwich’ artist, a graduate of Norwich Art School (where she later taught graphic design), and a member of the Norwich 20 Group, a prestigious collection of the counties very best artists. She trained as a draughtswoman, and so her accuracy for perspective and architectural correctness was beyond reproach. You can see this in her work that features buildings, and people too; perfect proportions and perspective, and that’s the mark of a true artist. But with that skill she was able to be flexible and she never favoured

the tight ‘photographic’ depiction of anything in her work. She was very much an impressionist, using the lightest touch and superb skill and technique to produce work that was bright, free and powerful. This epitomised her work. Sadly, my mother passed away in 2003, and she left behind a body of work that goes back decades – a very accurate representation of her passion for working, always tapping into that creative spark. I want her work to be seen, loved, appreciated and admired by as many people as possible – the way I and many others already do. ● Take a look at Kay’s work on Facebook or Instagram (@kayohsten), and if you are interested in owning a piece please get in touch.

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SHORT BREAKS

Feel festive in Southwold this year!

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hether you’re seeking original Christmas presents or you want to get away for a carefree Christmas this year, there is no better place to feel warm, fuzzy and festive than Southwold.

FOR THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS OUT THERE…

Make the most of our pretty little high street with all its quality boutiques and then relax and unwind with a Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Swan. Decked with Christmasness, you can enjoy Afternoon tea in the contemporary Drawing Room or the elegant Still Room. The cake stands are laden with festive flavours, mince pies and Stollen, and the Adnams

Champagne is flowing too. It’s a lovely, sophisticated treat to share with friends and family. Sit back, relax, indulge and watch the world go by in the knowledge you’ve done your Christmas shopping! If you really want to indulge, extend your visit with an overnight stay. The Swan are running the ‘Great British Christmas Shopping Break’, including a two night stay, a £50 voucher at Collen and Clare and £100 to spend at the Blush & Glow spa in Southwold. FOR THOSE WANTING TO RELAX THIS CHRISTMAS DAY…

You can hang up your boots and just have a great time this Christmas when you stay at The Swan in Southwold. From the

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moment you arrive on Christmas Eve, all the hard work is done for you! Mulled wine and hot chocolates on arrival, followed by our Festive Afternoon Tea full of tasty, Christmas treats, and then the feasting doesn’t stop. The Swan is decorated beautifully so it feels homely and Christmassy, and just as you’d want it, and you’ve got the pretty town and beach to enjoy too. The Swan’s Christmas escape break takes care of the smallest of details, ensuring that you have the most relaxing festive time possible. To find out more, call the Swan on 01502 722186 or visit theswansouthwold.co.uk.

The festive feel in Southwold ✶ hits an all time high with the ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ on Saturday 30th November, 2019, with carol singing and a VIP appearance from Santa, it’s a truly nostalgic occasion.

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WARD-WINNING Dr Linea Strachan DMD, owner and practitioner of Dr Linea Aesthetics is always ensuring she is up to date with the latest products, techniques and treatment within the ever-evolving facial aesthetics industry. With clinics all over East Anglia (Norwich, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds), Dr Linea also holds a regular monthly clinic on the prestigious Harley Street in London. Profile balancing is a treatment Dr Linea has found to be in increasing demand over the last year, with more and more

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patients seeking definition of the jaw and adding contour to the face without the use of highlighter makeup or an Instagram filter! Profile balancing creates the perfect silhouette – balancing the nose, to the lips, to the chin. This is done by subtly adding volume to the jawline and cheeks to give more of a contour, and often results in a slimmer looking face. These days, the art of taking a ‘Selfie’ has been mastered by the vast majority of people, but when a photograph is taken by others, we often feel unhappy about our appearance and our profile and

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O YOU EVER leave your hair salon looking like a million dollars, only to find that the next day it just doesn’t look the same? If you think this is the norm, then think again. Max Giammello is different from other hair stylists. He creates styles that his clients can effortlessly recreate themselves, in their own home, again and again, so they can maintain that great salon look and feel. How awesome is that? It’s no wonder that Max Giammello has won a clutch of coveted awards; he has

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ITH 2020 just a glass of champagne or two away, we’ve been delving into exactly what SS20 may bring... Since our stylists have been busy this year doing hair just about everywhere, from Paris to LA, we wanted to give you the low down on what looks we can expect come the new season, and so read on for our 2020 trend report and enter the new year with the most beautiful hair… ever! Creating hair in the fashion industry over the past two decades has always been something very avant-garde, something ever so ‘oh fashion, darling’ – but the last couple of years, fashion week hair has been so much more wearable, meaning that everyone can have the same look that Gigi and Kendal grace the runway with. Wearable (adjective): capable of being worn, suitable and ready for whatever occasion may be thrown at you, and always, always looking effortlessly ‘done’. Fashion Week for SS20 saw simplicity at its finest, with prairie girl plaits showing us that even the quickest braids can be cute

for everyday wear and low ponytails secured at the nape of the neck are super chic when getting away with the last look before hair-wash day! Un-done texture means that you needn’t straighten your locks within an inch of their life, or spend 45 minutes sectioning and twirling with a tong you never really learned how to use. Our favourite looks for 2020 are those that you can create at home each day and let a truly good hair cut speak a thousand ‘how to’ guides with just a couple of products to maintain your hair’s health. We create hair at STANDENMAY using the most advanced technicality to create the look that’s most wearable for you, whether your look is soft and natural inspired by the iconic looks of our generation or influenced by our fashion-lead aesthetic, we make sure that your hair is easy to style yourself without all the hairdresser-y fuss (unless it’s fuss you’re after). ■

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Your Way: A Practical Guide To Getting Your S**t Together. It quickly climbed the best seller charts and set her on a completely new path. “I’d had an epiphany. I realised that everyone else was in control of my life. Not me. Outwardly, I was the epitome of a successful businesswoman, but inside I was struggling.” Paula now coaches people from all walks of life on how to take control of their lives, deploying several therapeutic techniques: she is a qualified clinical hypnotherapist, licensed Havening practitioner, Executive Coach, and licensed in a number of psychometric profiling systems. “Every person is different. In my work I use a variety of tools and techniques to help people understand themselves, disperse the impact of trauma, and help them take control of their lives.”

So, what advice does Paula have for Vanilla readers moving into 2020? “If you are feeling low on confidence, stressed, or lacking purpose, it’s time for a reevaluation. Ask yourself three simple questions: Have I been accepting mediocrity in my life? Could I be healthier, happier, and more fulfilled? Could I better explore my full potential and creativity? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then start looking for immediate changes you could make in each area of your life.” For more free tips and great content on how to build confidence and reduce stress in your life simply follow Paula on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@paulameir). Paula is also offering Vanilla readers a FREE relaxation audio. To claim your FREE audio gift head to info.paulameir.com/vanilla

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treatment is easy, comfortable and nearly invisible. Invisalign has now launched SmileView, which allows the user to take a picture of themselves and see a computer generated preview of how they could look with straighter teeth, in just 60 seconds. “Many people are self conscious about their teeth, if they feel they are crooked or out of alignment. The beauty of

SmileView is its convenience; you can do it in the privacy of your own home, it’s incredibly easy to use, completely free and gives an instant snapshot of how your teeth could look after Invisalign treatment. As a bonus, it’s great fun, too. “There is no obligation to do anything with the results, but if you’re interested to take it further you can share your preview with me and come in for an informal

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So the elves are relaxing after preparing for the Big Day and have spilt a full GLASS OF RED WINE on the cream living room carpet. Firstly, do not panic, all is not ruined. All you

need is warm water in a spray bottle and a roll of plain white kitchen roll. Blot as much of the red wine up as you can, use fresh sheets of kitchen roll, this will pull the liquid from the pile. Spray the warm water on the effected area. Continue to blot until the wine is mopped out – with red wine it is important to do this as quickly as possible. Remember this may not remove the stain entirely, if this is the case PLEASE DO NOT USE CHEMICAL CLEANERS.

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manager, David Shepperd. “I think what makes The Norfolk Workshop different from other kitchen manufacturers is we are very much a small, traditional, family-run business. The team are all highly skilled craftsmen, there are no sales people, and customers will see the same team throughout the process, from our first visit to their home, to installation. “We work with customers’ ideas for their dream kitchen, advising on what they can, and sometimes cannot, do. This ensures they always have a kitchen that not only looks superb, but that works in every sense and maximises all available space. “The manufacturing process is also something that sets us apart. Everything is handmade in our workshop, using oak lacquered veneer for all the cabinet carcasses, Tulip Wood for doors

and frames and traditional oak for things like drawers and shelves. “We use modern as well as traditional methods, which allows us to make or replicate anything, such as mouldings, which is often the case in very old period properties. There is nothing at all ‘standard’ about what we make, everything is bespoke. “The Norfolk Workshop only works with a small group of trusted contractors on the electrical and plumbing side, as well as having all their kitchens hand-painted by the award-winning Mark Hutchinson Decorators. Everything is designed to deliver that dream kitchen the customer wants – we never compromise on quality or service.” ■ The Norfolk Workshop, Unit 1, North Norfolk Business Centre, Northrepps, Cromer NR27 9RQ t: 01263 510315 www.norfolkworkshop.co.uk

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he Norfolk Workshop have built a reputation for creating bespoke kitchens with a real ‘wow’ factor; uniquely beautiful, stylish and with effortless functionality – they also perfectly suit the customer’s personality. From their workshop in Cromer they hand-make everything from scratch and their kitchens can be found in some of the most beautiful and high-end period properties in Norfolk, from small cottages to large country houses. Owner Marc Cushing started the business in 2001, and as a cabinet maker he wanted to offer people the highest quality handmade furniture. “I started doing small things for people; wardrobes, tables, and then word spread fast,” he says. “Over the years my reputation grew, and people began asking me to make kitchens as well. This has now become the core of the business and by 2015 I had a team of four skilled craftsmen. Plus this year I appointed a project


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budget to buy a brand new kitchen but, with the help of specialist paint brands and finishes, it is really easy to give your kitchen a fresh new look without spending a fortune... and without the expense of buying any replacement parts! Preparation is the key. Remove cabinet doors to make working easier and if they have been waxed, this must be thoroughly removedby using a patent wax remover. Otherwise, you can use fine wire wool and white spirit. The cabinets must be then washed with a solution of sugar soap and left to dry. If they have been previously painted, they should be lightly sanded and primed. We recommend Mylands Wood Primer, which is highly recommended for priming previously painted items. Once you have finished your preparation its time to start painting. We’d recommend Mylands Eggshell paint. If you are looking for a matt finish, use the Matt, or if you’d like a shinier, glossy finish use the Gloss. All three are suited to interior wood.

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Strattons Hotel of Swaffham, is excited to launch new eatery ‘After Five’ from November. The new restaurant will start service every day immediately after the café, ‘CoCoes’, closes for the day at 5pm. This will give the hotel longer service times for customers wishing to eat after work, have an early supper, meet up with friends somewhere to go and eat and relax. Strattons owner Vanessa Scott, a pioneer of the local food movement, said, ‘eating out has changed dramatically since the hotel opened in 1990, especially

1. Choose your collection store. Collection is free of charge at the Norwich city centre store. the more traditional style of restaurant where diners sign up to eat three or more courses. We will be opening from 5pm, offering lighter more flexible dishes responding to market demand. We encourage you to order a few dishes each and share. It’s an exciting time and quality and ethical values will still be at the fore of our thinking.’

Jarrold Own Brand Norwich’s very own independent department store, Jarrold, has developed a new range of own branded food and drink. Launching with 25 products from 15 producers, the Own Brand range consists of delicious products such as the Jarrold Gin (pictured right), a heritage mustard, a range of jams and marmalades, biscuits, chocolate and beer – and all are made in collaboration with local and independent producers.

2. Create your order. Choose from their delicious range and click ‘add to bag’. 3. Select your collection time and date. Book early as certain times can be very busy. M&S in Rampant Horse Street, have three collection dates on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th December. 4. Pay your deposit. This is non-refundable and is either £30 or your total order amount – whichever is less. Christmas food ordering runs until the 15th December at 5pm so get clicking soon!

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Leftover roast chicken, about 30g or whatever you can salvage from the carcass 2 handfuls of chopped parsley Extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 1 Dice the bacon into small pieces. Heat a little oil in a large pan and sautĂŠ the bacon until golden. Add the onions and cook until transparent. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes before adding all the vegetables except the kale and cabbage. Pour over the stock and simmer until all the vegetables are tender.

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2 Tip in the kale and simmer for five minutes. 3 Stir the beans and chicken into the soup and check the seasoning. 4 Roughly chop the Stilton cheese and add two thirds to the soup. Heat through and serve in big bowls with a good sprinkling of parsely, the rest of the stilton scattered on top and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with warm crusty bread. n For more information on Sutton Hoo Chicken or more recipe ideas visit www.suttonhoochicken.co.uk

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Meet the @ The Cellar House Daniel Forde has recently joined The Cellar House, in Eaton, as head chef. Vanilla caught up with him on one of his rare days off to talk about the ‘pub grub' relaxed dining menu he has created and his passion for food.

What inspires you as a chef? I used to watch Masterchef a lot, and my food heroes are Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay. I love their passion, dedication and the way they create such simple, unfussy dishes, with the focus on the ingredients. Respect for ingredients is paramount for me, and buying great quality local produce. All our suppliers are Norwich-based, and there is so much choice. Do you have a signature dish? I love to cook fish, it’s simple, quick, fresh and delicious One of the most popular dishes on our menu is pan fried sea bass with crushed new potatoes, sautéed samphire and a brown shrimp butter sauce. It’s a real showstopper.

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How have you developed the menu at The Cellar House? Since I arrived six months ago I have worked hard to improve the tapas menu. This was already a popular side for the business, but I have added some more dishes to ‘sex’ it up even more; such as pan fried chorizo and baby squid in a spicy tomato sauce; honey and wholegrain mustard chipolatas; and sautéed mushrooms in a creamy garlic sauce on ciabatta. What are the most popular dishes on the menu? Apart from the fish dish, Sunday lunch is always a winner, I think the tradition of a great roast once

a week will always be popular. We also have a superb pan fried lamb’s liver with garlic mash, braised red cabbage, red wine gravy and bacon crisps – the diners adore it, it’s so full of flavour. What do you like to cook when you are not working? I have a young family, so I really enjoy making good wholesome dishes for them, like cottage pie, or a great pastry pie always goes down very well. n The Cellar House 2 Eaton St, Norwich NR4 7AB 01603 454511

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The Wallow around the world without having to buy a whole bottle, although you can do that too. It’s also a great way to pair wine with food, and here we come on to another fantastic string to The Wallow’s bow. The menu here is specifically tailored to complement wine; with a great range of tasty tapas dishes, nibbles like crisps, nuts and olives and hot food like baked camembert. Then there are The Wallow’s amazing sharing boards, a generous selection of meat, fish, cheese and antipasti, all served with crackers, mixed nuts and grapes. Our hosts put together a special sharing board for us, and it was quite something. There were 16 items on it and there isn’t enough room here to describe each one, but it was gorgeous to look at, and mouthwatering in every sense. The highlights were marinated

prawns, anchovies, gravadlax, cheeses from around the world, including Suffolk’s own Baron Bigod (served at the recent royal wedding), and the most delicious boilie pearls, Irish goat’s cheese with herbs, black pepper and garlic oil. Delish! With bread too, it was a feast. As we enjoyed different elements of the board, we tried different wines to complement; a fresh French Granache rosé with the cheeses; a light Reisling and a fruity Pinot Grigot with the fish; and reds Chilean Malbec and Syrah Granache which were fabulous with meats. This is freestyle eating and drinking, it breaks all the rules and you can just make it up as you go along. With Christmas fast approaching, The Wallow is a superb spot to start an evening out with a few glasses of wine and nibbles, or stay for the duration. There was a huge cross section of people here, of all ages, so they are doing something right. The lunchtime crowd here is very different, so owner Laz told me, but always busy. Great service and the best wine and food. I’ll return here with a gang of pals for sure. n REVIEW: LUCY OHSTEN The Wallow, 36 Exchange St, Norwich NR2 1AX t: 01603 446676 www.wallowwine.co.uk

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Jarrolds’ Father Christmas Grotto Have you been good this year?! Father Christmas will be in his grotto on the Third Floor, waiting to hear those special Christmas wishes. Grotto opening times vary. Tickets £5 www.jarrold.co.uk/events 3-22 DECEMBER

A Christmas Carol Everyone knows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the cranky old miser who makes life a misery for everyone who crosses his path until an evening of ghostly visitations forces a change in him for the better. Charles Dickens’ famous Victorian tale sums up the spirit of Christmas and this year there are plenty of chances to see this gripping ghost story.

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Daily performances of A Christmas Carol at Biddy's Tea Room

Thanks to local theatre company, The Keeper’s Daughter, there’ll be performances at Biddy’s Tea Room in Norwich, as well as a superb second version which is going on a four-county winter tour. These powerful twoperson versions of this popular play are magical, imaginative and vibrant and they’re suitable for all the family aged five and over. Biddy's Tearoom, Norwich.

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well as original content. His unique bedroom pop ukulele ballads have earned Cavetown more than one million subscribers to his YouTube channel. Notable highlights include a cover of The Judge by Twenty One Pilots (4.2 million views), and original songs This is Home and Lemon Boy racking up a whopping 4.4 million and 9.7 million views a piece. £14. 7.30pm Epic Studios 4- 8 DECEMBER

Norwich Christmas Tree Festival Come and see a glittering array of decorated Christmas trees in the pews of St Peter Mancroft. Viewing Times: Wed 9.30am- 6pm, Thur 9.30am – 8pm; Fri-Sat 9.30am - 6pm; Sunday 1pm - 6.30pm. In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Norwich St Peter Mancroft

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Global Village Market There will be indoor stalls on all three days with traders, illustrators and makers selling beautiful gifts from around the world. This market offers German bratwurst BBQ and Gluhwein, carols and brass bands, and plenty to fill your stockings! 10am - 5pm Free entry at The Forum SUNDAY 8 DECEMBER

Carols with the King Norfolk's own Elvis tops the bill at this ever-popular annual Christmas concert. A fantastic mix of Elvis' seasonal hits, plus other classics... and a carol or two! Includes a charity raffle and fabulous prizes. The Forum TUESDAY 10 DECEMBER

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Available every day from 12-4.30pm £16.50pp Strattons is celebrating the month with a festive Star Wars themed traditional afternoon tea at £16.50pp, available pre-booked daily throughout December, excluding Sundays. Extra special afternoon tea with additional sweet and savoury treats at £21pp on Sundays 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th. You Tube sensation, Cavetown, at Epic Studios Wreath workshop T h e T h r e e H o r s e s h o e s P r e Must s e n tbe s pre-booked at least coffee, two course lunch both sacred and secular! BOOKING NOW 24 hours in advance. and your handmade 7.30pm — 10pm 1 & 8 FEBRUARY New Year Eve wreath. Fair Isle Mitts Tickets: £12-£20 9am – 4pm Bottomless Brunch Club Book at cathedral.org.uk, at the knitting workshop Cathedral Gift Shop or Norwich The Three Horseshoes, Monday 31st 10am – 2pm If you have not worked By Marie Crowley Theatre Royal. Briston, NR24 2HY £26pp two handed fair isle O n Tu e s d a y 1 0 t h D ece m b er £ 75 PSpecial e r Pe rNew s on Year’s Eve To book: 01263 862312 before this will be a good WED 18 DECEMBER In c l u d es : W r ea t h De mo n s tr a t i o n, T e a & C o f fe info@bristonhorseshoes.co.uk Dinner e , T w o for you. This Cats in Space Cou r se introduction L un c h part & Yo ur H a nd m a d eSpecial Wr ea6th course meal made is a two workshop, Christmas in THURSDAY 12 with delicious local and teaching how to knit in Narnia Tour 9 . 0 0 -1 0 .3 0 W e l cthe o mround e andand Wrworking e ath M aki ng seasonal D em on str at io n £45pp. DECEMBER ingredients Touring with 10 .legendary 3 0 - 1 2. 3 0 S el in e ctwo t y ou r m a teThe r ia ls and be gin ma ki ng you r Jo Malone London colours. cost w r ea th rock giants Deep Purple, January special offers Festive Cocktail includes materials. 12. 3 0 1. 3 0 2 Co ur se LunchAfternoon Tea Status Quo and Thunder Evening 10am — 1pm. £50. 3 0 arenas, - 4 .0 0 plus C o mp l et e y ou r w r e ath a nd ad d t he fi ni sh g to uches , Ahead ofinthe upcoming playing1.UK Find the perfect gifts for Norfolk Yarn c om p l e t e w i t h a b ow and ho o k to ha ng British on yodrama ur d oofilm r . Emma, due everyone on your list with Hyde Park with Phil to be released in February the help of expert Stylists Collins and Blondie, 29 FEB & 7 MARCH r pl ac e by ph o n i n g 02020, 1 2 6 3Strattons 8 6 2 3 1 2is, offering while you enjoy festive Beginners Socks Cats in SpacePlea havese boo k you a romantic or by ema il: in f o@b ri st on ho rs e sh oe s.c o.uJane k Austen cocktails* created by knitting workshop gained an ever-growing themed traditional afternoon expert mixologists Jarrold This is a two part class army of faithful fans, Th e T h r ee H o r se sho es , Wes t E nd , Br i s ton , NR2 4 2HY Food and Beverage, and aimed atho learning b r is ton rs esh how oe s. to c o. uk tea throughout January at gaining incredible live £17pp, available pre booked indulgent treats. make socks in the round. reviews along the way daily from midday. Enjoy Jarrold, 4-7pm You will work with double with a string of critically unlimited tea or coffee; finger pointed needles to knit in acclaimed albums in Too FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER the round without a seam; sandwiches; scones with Many Gods, the award clotted cream and jam and Christmas with turn a heel and make a winning Scarecrow, and a selection of three delicious Norwich Cathedral seam free toe. If you are Cats Alive! Ending the year proficient at knit and cakes made by Executive chef Choir in spectacular fashion Jules Hetherton. Join Norwich Cathedral purl, all other techniques they are back in Norwich Booking essential. Choir for a festive will be taught. The cost with a special Christmas celebration with carols T: 01760 723845 includes all materials.. for choir and audience. A E: enquiries@strattonshotel.com show. 10am — 1pm. £50. feast of Christmas music www.strattonshotel.com £18. 7.30pm Epic Studios Norfolk Yarn

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Maddermarket Theatre 14 -31 DECEMBER The Norwich Players present

Beauty and The Beast he Norwich Players return to the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich with another fun-filled festive treat suitable for both the young and the young at heart – Beauty & The Beast. A delightful version of the classic fairy tale first heard four thousand years ago. The theft of a single rose has monstrous consequences for Beauty and her father. Because this is no ordinary rose… and this is no ordinary fairy tale. Narrated by a pair of mischievous fairies, a very helpful Rabbit, and a Thoughtsnatcher machine, this timeless story is sure to delight. Tickets from £10 Suitable for ages 4+. www.maddermarket.co.uk

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Chris Coughlan Owner of Lakenham Creamery

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What do you love about Norwich? This is such a wonderfully historic city and crammed full of interesting places, there is always something new to discover. Norwich is very compact, too, so you can walk everywhere. Seeing a city on foot is always the best way to fully appreciate it. What makes Lakenham Creamery so special? We are now the only small to medium sized ice cream maker in the UK that uses fresh cream as it’s main ingredient; that’s 80% fresh cream for our Norfolk County range. We use 80% fresh milk for our Aldous brand. This means there are very few companies of our size making ice cream with actual cream. We are very proud of keeping this standard so high and making a ‘true’ product.

Which of the company’s ice cream flavours are your personal favourites? I love Raspberries & Cream and Mascarpone & Fig, and last year we created Rhubarb & Custard, a delicious traditional flavour. This year we have developed a wonderful Christmas flavour; Nog ice cream, which is made using single malt whisky from the English Whisky Company near Attleborough. Warming and cooling at the same time. What are the most popular flavours at Christmas? We have some wonderful indulgent flavours that always go down well at this festive time. Apricot & Brandy is a favourite. It’s made with Remy Martin Fine Champagne Cognac. Zabaglione, Stem Ginger and Rich Butterscotch are popular all year round, as they are perfect for special celebrations.

Are there any new exciting flavours to look forward to? We always like to play things close to our chest when it comes to developing new flavours. It’s a long and complex process to get the combinations just right, which involves a great deal of tasting! But we are always working on new ideas, so watch this space! What are your hidden gems in the city? I’m a complete bookaholic, so you can often find me in Jarrold’s basement buying books. I often pop into Thorns DIY store on Exchange Street. It’s an amazing place, very special and traditional and you can, literally, get anything there. It’s like going home. For food, my wife and I really like Al Dente on St Giles. A traditional, family-run Italian restaurant, with superb food and wonderful service. Always a great night out. n

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Chris Coughlan owns Lakenham Creamery, which makes two of the most delicious and recognisable ice cream brands in the region: Aldous Traditional Ice Cream and the luxury award-winning Norfolk County Dairy Ice Cream. Aldous has had a presence in the centre of Norwich since the 1930s and can still be found on Stall 8 on Norwich Market. Chris lives in Cringleford with his wife and has two grown up daughters.


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