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Elm Hill, Norwich

Norfolk day and night

DAY – I would start my day collecting a flat white and a silver brownie from Macarons & More in the Royal Arcade.

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Joules bistro set

Inspired by . . . vintage

We’re rocking the retro feel this month with a nostalgic nod to all things classic, vintage and British from times gone by.

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Fit for summer

Fit for summer

Summer is here and despite promising yourself that you would make every effort to get fit all year long, if it never quite happened there is still time to get in shape while the sun is still shining! Here are Norwich-based personal trainer James Robinson’s top tips to help you along the way.

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What's in your bag - Vikki King.

In my bag . . .

Running two busy Norfolk pubs and restaurants, Vikki King’s handbag is very much a mobile office as she flits between businesses and keeps on top of family life.

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For Sale Sign

Signed and sealed

A covenant is a promise made in relation to the property. It can either be a promise to do something (a positive covenant) or not to do something (a restrictive covenant).

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Strawberry Jelly and Custard
Dish prepared by Richard Hughes,The Lavender House, Brundall

Strawberries, jelly and custard

Make approx 6/8 dessert glasses

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David Lambert, head of the theatre school, pictured at Norwich Theatre Royal. Photo: Steve Adams

Stages of life

Despite his parents’ best efforts to dissuade him, David Lambert always knew he would follow their footsteps into the theatre. And for students, past and present, of the Norwich Theatre Royal’s art course they will always be thankful that he ignored their advice.

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Silver-washed fritillary,  Sandra Lockwood

A month of butterflies

On a bright day all Norfolk’s habitats shimmer with their ephemeral wings.

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Aylsham Show 2013. .

Agricultural celebration

The beautiful parkland of the Blickling Estate is the perfect setting for the Aylsham Show, which celebrates all that is great about rural life and the countryside.

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Celebrating the best of British style, a new fashion website has been launched by Norwich-based manufacturing and design expert Linn Gustavsson.

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The mood board for the ski lodge inspired room

Norfolk by design

Buying a house with one bedroom more than you need or an extra reception room can be exciting as many of us aspire to living in a spacious home.

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Business Team in Meeting with Social Networking Related Symbols Above

Super support

When you set up your own business, you’ll discover very quickly that it isn’t just about having a good business idea. You’ve left behind the support and friendship of colleagues in your old workplace; you’re on your own. So you need to surround yourself with like-minded people in your new environment. How can you do this?

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Auctioneer Rebecca Mayhew in the sales room at Durrants Auction Room.

Picture: James Bass

On the rostrum

You wouldn’t think it, but I used to be afraid of public speaking due to a morbid fear of forgetting my lines and being laughed at. Hardly the type of personality profile for a job that requires its practitioner to be part mathematician, part ringmaster, part television host and part hard-nosed dealer. Now though, if you venture to one of Durrants’ many auctions, be it property, antiques, or machinery, I am to be found at the heart of the events, and almost always with a gavel to hand.

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Victoria Bacon

Flying into history

More than 70 years ago Air Commodore Alistair Panton spent six perilous weeks flying reconnaissance missions over France. Shot down four times, he was finally captured and taken prisoner on July 14, 1940.

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RNAA, July, EDP Norfolk


Set in glorious parkland, the Norfolk Showground is the county’s premier events complex, home to some of the most eagerly anticipated events and activities in the region. Able to host large outdoor events coupled with a range of indoor spaces, including the 3000sqm Showground Arena building, the Norfolk Showground is a hive of activity all year round.

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Cromer Crab Cheesecakes prepared by Richard Hughes

Picture: James Bass


Cromer crab cheesecake

This recipe ticks all the boxes to become an EDP Norfolk step-by-step classic. It uses the quintessential Norfolk ingredient, the humble crab, it’s so simple to make and yet looks incredibly impressive. Everything you need from a recipe, particularly on a gorgeous summer day when you’d probably rather be in the garden then in the kitchen!

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Summer tea party at Strattons Hotel, Swaffham.
Pouring the tea.
Photo: Denise Bradley

Time for tea

A rushed cup of tea and a couple of biscuits standing up in the kitchen before walking the dog or picking the children up from school is the nearest most of us get to afternoon tea indulgence.

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