Author: Jess

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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In photos: The Royal Norfolk Show 2015

I love the Norfolk Show, particularly for the animals but also for the amazing businesses that comes to show what they can do; the fantastic displays and shows; and all the lovely people who come together to celebrate our county. Our day started with watching the parachute display team fall from a very bright, very blue sky, trailing colourful smoke as they descended.The Norfolk attractions section of the show. There are a lot of places I will be visiting that I’d never even heard of before!     It wouldn’t be a day out without a Bullitt Burger… Cakes...

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Jess Shanahan of Love Norfolk named as one of Norfolk’s young leaders

It feels weird writing a news post about myself but I wanted to share this with you personally rather than handing it off to one of the team to announce. I received a very exciting email yesterday congratulating me on becoming one of Lead Norfolk’s young leaders for 2015. The criteria for the chosen 50 was as follows: Aged between 16 – 35 Lives or works in Norfolk Track record of leadership Commitment to developing our community Proven ability to create change, challenge and develop ideas As a LNLeader, I will be attending a number of events over the next...

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