Author: Jess

Walking the Norfolk Coast Path with MarGins

I love walking and hiking but I’m not so keen on pitching a tent and only being separated from the world by a thin sheet while I sleep. Thankfully MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays really understands this and have created the perfect walking holiday. You choose your route and distance from a selection of different packages, then all you have to worry about is walking. The MarGins elves will take down and set up your tent for you, they’ll also transport your luggage between campsites. This means, you don’t have to take more than a daypack with you as...

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The Nottingham helps Dereham soccer academy achieve their goals

Dereham Education and Soccer Academy (DESA) have scored cash from The Dereham branch of The Nottingham that will help them with their work. They have netted £150, which will go towards the cost of a trip to Las Vegas. Academy graduates are embarking on this trip to get valuable experience and contacts that could ultimately lead to further education scholarships in the States. The Nottingham has a commitment to supporting projects in the communities where it has branches, particularly those working under themes of employability, sporting talent and community wellbeing, financial education and homelessness. Dereham branch Customer Services Assistant...

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Aylsham Town Hall to host charity fundraiser for Hospice Ethiopia

A Norfolk town is getting ready to party in aid of a charity in Ethiopia. On Saturday July 14, Aylsham Town Hall will host an all-ticket party to raise much-needed funds for Hospice Ethiopia. The event includes a buffet dinner, with many ingredients donated by local farmers and suppliers, as well as dancing to a live rock band and a classical musicale by the North Norfolk Ensemble. Sue Mumford, a specialist nurse at Priscilla Bacon Lodge, is chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK. Last year the Norfolk-based charity raised over £30,000 for Hospice Ethiopia, while the Norwich Diocese’s Lent Appeal...

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Review: Rocky Bottoms, West Runton

When I got invited to a new lobster restaurant in West Runton I began to wonder why I’d never had lobster before. Looking at the menu, however, and knowing the crustaceans were caught just off the North Norfolk coast in the restaurant’s own boat made me very eager to try. The restaurant is tucked away just off the main coast road and is centred around a beautiful old kiln. There’s ample outdoor seating and the interior is simple and modern with plenty of blankets and cushions for anyone who likes to be supercomfy. It’s worth mentioning that the restaurant...

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Review: Purdy’s Tea Room at Woodgate Nursery, Aylsham

Purdy’s Tea Room is tucked away in Woodgate Nursery and is a haven for those of us who love a trip to a garden centre cafe. There are a lot of people dedicated to finding the perfect weekend venue for their gardening needs as well as their desire for a cream tea, if you’re one of those people (like me), give Purdy’s a visit. The thing that really stood out was the friendly staff who were full of smiles as we ordered our food. I’m weak when it comes to burgers so I had to go for the special,...

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