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Normal for Norfolk

There’s a BBC TV show currently on air called “Normal for Norfolk” that follows the rather eccentric gentlemen farmer Desmond MacCarthy as he struggles to keep his 17th Century manor home afloat, whilst holding onto the country traditions of his childhood. The title is taken from a somewhat derogatory term originally from the medical profession to describe folk who betray …

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Musings from a Heatwave

With the unexpected, yet welcome, heatwave that’s upon us, families have flocked to the coast to take advantage of the summer sunshine. …

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Review – Hive Door Sensor

We’ve been controlling our central heating with our Hive Active Heating controller for a couple of years now with no complaints (read our …

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Review – Hive Active Plug

We’ve been controlling our central heating with our Hive Active Heating controller for a couple of years now with no complaints (read our …

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Spring 2016

The Twelfth Night is now behind us, and the Christmas decorations have been packed away for another year. It’s time to start …

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October Half-Term Seal Trip

We stayed for a few days in Sheringham during October Half-Term with family friends who are not terribly familiar with the area. We wondered …

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School’s Out for Summer

We’re always on the lookout for interesting things to do over the summer holidays as a family. Norfolk’s a great place to …

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Vintage Car Rally

One of the advantages of owning a property near a heritage railway in a Norfolk seaside town is that there is always something …

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A Sense of Place

I’ve been trying to work out why I have such an affinity for the Norfolk Coast and Sheringham in particular. This lunchtime, …