New Goat’s Cheese Supplier
We are delighted to announce that we have taken on another local artisan supplier. Fielding Cottage goat’s cheese is made by Sam and Bertie Steggles at Little Ellingham, in the Breckland valley, using milk produced from their growing herd of British Saanen and Swiss Toggenburg goats. This award winning business was set up in 2009 and sells mainly to farm shops and at farmers markets. They will be delivering their delicious cheese directly to us and we are sure it will be a huge hit with our guests.
News of the Peregrines
For those of you who have been following the fortunes of the Norwich Cathedral Peregrines, we have to report that sadly the chick hatched stillborn. This is not an unusual occurrence, according to the Hawk and Owl Trust who installed the nesting platform, and since the female was still a juvenile and only laid one egg was perhaps to be expected. It is hoped that the pair will now stay around the Cathedral, as the male has established his territory, and a successful breeding will happen next year.
Royal Norfolk Show
The Royal Norfolk Show, the largest 2 day agricultural show in the country, will be upon us once again at the end of this month, this year’s event taking place on 29th and 30th June at the Royal Norfolk Showground, Costessey. With many fantastic displays including the Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team, RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team, working sheepdog displays, woodland craft demonstrations, Art and Flower Shows and much, much more it makes a great day out during your Norfolk Short Break.
Sainsbury Centre Exhibition
The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts http://www.scva.org.uk has a brilliant new exhibition of photographs by Dorothy Bohm ‘A World Observed: 1940 – 2o10′ coming up from 21st June – 28th August. Featuring photographs which capture images of ordinary people, the exhibition is a visual documentary of every day life in a changing world world over the last 70 years.
Wildlife Watching in June
If you are planning a trip to Norfolk this month there’s some great wildlife watching to be had: you can take a boat trip to Blakeney Point and see grey and common seals; or take a stroll on a sunny, calm day to see Britain’s largest butterfly, the Swallowtail, at NWT Hickling Broad, NWT Ranworth Broad, RSPB Strumpsham Fen and How Hill; perhaps take a walk along Winterton Dunes, home to the dark green fritillary; see an array of orchids at Beeston Common, (approx. 400 different plants have been recorded here, including 14 British orchids and varieties); see and hear Nightjars at dusk at Dersingham Bog, Winterton Dunes and Kelling Heath.