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The future’s bright, the future’s Norfolk

Why Holidaycottages.co.uk are investing in the future of tourism in the county

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Michele Curtis, who is starting a divorce recovery workshop. Picture: Denise Bradley

Happy divorce

When Michele Curtis’ marriage broke down she was devastated. It was the third time she had made her vows, imagined she had found her soul-mate, and looked forward to the happy ever after. And, for the third time, the relationship failed.

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 Ali Clabburn, founder of Liftshare, the UK's largest ride-sharing network in his office in Norwich

Made in Norfolk

When Ali Clabburn reached the end of his first term at university and realised he didn’t have enough money for the train fare home he pinned a message on a student noticeboard, begging for a lift back to Norwich.

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This is the My Favourite View for March issue of EDP Norfolk magazine. Ruth Battersby-Tooke, curator of the county's costume and textile collection.

Picture: James Bass

My favourite view

View from the 144ft high Nelson’s Monument, Great Yarmouth

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What's in Your Bag feature with Colleen Walters. Picture: Ian Burt

In my bag . . .

Colleen Walters and husband Trevor took over the running of Snettisham Park at the start of this year having both worked there for some time and as it is still a working farm as well as tourist attratction, she spends a lot of time outdoors.

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Lanassir Lawes of Swank Interiors in Bresssingham. Photograph Simon Parker

Norfolk by design

We are so lucky in Norfolk to have a long, winding coastline with fabulous beaches to stroll along and take in the fresh air.

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The Red Hart Inn, Bodham. head chef Lucian Stinga.

A heart for the Hart

Why did you choose to become a chef?

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Picture of bread recipes from Mary Kemp for EDP Norfolk Magazine. Focaccia bread.
Photo: Angela Sharpe
For: EDP Norfolk Magazin

Focaccia Bread

This is wonderful, Italian, summer bread that is great for parties and barbeques. One of my favourite ways of serving focaccia is cut into small slices and served with bowls of oil and wonderful, thick balsamic vinegar to dip it into.

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One to watch, March, EDP Norfolk

One to watch

It was clear from the start that Sam Lidgley had determination and commitment, as he tells how he became the youngest person in Europe to gain a black belt in the marital art Han Mu Do, writes Ellie Young. Now, just 24, he has turned his long-term interests in health, fitness and wellbeing into a career.

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Focus on Wells Next The Sea. Pictured: Wells Quay.
COPY:Sally Withey
FOR:EDP Norfolk Magazine
EDP pics © 2007

Making a move to . . .

One of north Norfolk’s absolute treasures, the fishing town of Wells-next-the-Sea is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations in the county, with properties to match - from the fine Georgian houses of the lime-tree-lined Buttlands, to the luxury apartments developed in the historic Granary overlooking the expansive harbour, and from the quaintest of fishermen’s cottages to town houses with fabulous views across sea or countryside.

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Norman Lamb MP, pictured at Blakeney Hotel.

Norman for Norfolk

He is Norfolk’s only minister of state, in charge of adult social care nationwide, and the man who turned the north of the county from blue to yellow.

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Turning on the style, Chrissi Rix, Sue Dougal, Janette Lighins and Colette Hunton of Style Show. Photo: Steve Adams

Welcome to the new you

Hands up if you have something in your wardrobe that you fell in love with on the hanger, but have only worn once . . . or more likely never!

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Beeston School

Turning the tables

Now they know how hard it is! That’s been the experience of members of staff at Beeston Hall School in West Runton who rose to the musical challenge thrown down by Emma Dale, the school’s director of music.

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Shallot Tarte Tatin. 
March: Step by Step Dish.
Prepared by Richard Hughes, Lavender House, Brundall.

Picture: James Bass


Cooking for your vegetarian is no longer an after-thought. Chances are a close family member or one of you dinner party guests has decided to forgo meat, joining the growing band of 1.2 million in the UK who will choose one of the many alternative diets and follow a path where lentils will replace the lamb, cheese the chicken and hummus the ham.

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Creamy chicken pie.

The root of pie

This is a deconstructed pie, for which you prepare all the elements separately and then assemble them on the plate as you serve.

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Gerry Weber

WIN! Five pairs of Gerry Weber Footwear to give away! Worth up to £100 each.

We have five pairs of Gerry Weber shoes to give away! The lucky winners will be provided with a voucher code to spend at www.josefseibelandfriends.co.uk for a pair of Gerry Weber shoes or sandals worth up to £100.

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NWT, March, NFK

March-ing on

March is a bringer of hope and hope comes in the wings of birds, crossing continents and seas to reach us from Africa. In the middle of March you stand on the beach at Cley, a weakling sun stroking your face and the sea still winter-grey and restless. Last night there was a hard frost and the grass on the lawn this morning was white with rime. Winter, it seems, will never leave.

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