Strawberries in September? ‘Tis true…we had a small strawberry patch in our garden which has already given us two crops this year, and a couple of weeks ago I picked another handful or sweet, ripe strawberries which the birds appear to have missed. Not enough to make a meal but delicious all the same.
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On the Ball, City! The Canaries are back in the big time, after a six year absence, and are sitting comfortably mid-table in the Barclay’s Premiership. It’s Swansea at home this weekend, a match we need to win to maintain our place over our promotion rivals, then away at Anfield for the big match with Liverpool. On the Ball, City
Christmas Shopping Breaks Perhaps it’s a little too early to be thinking of Christmas but M&S apparently have their mince pies on the shelves so maybe a little forward planning is appropriate. Now may be the time to book one of our popular Christmas Shopping Breaks – complimentary tea and cake on arrival, three course 2AA rosette seasonal dinner, accommodation and English Breakfast from just £150 per room per night (minimum two night stay). Available Monday to Saturday 1st November to 22nd December inclusive.
Top 10 Shopping
Norwich is amongst the UK’s Top 10 shopping destinations – a mix of high street stores including John Lewis and M&S (with its newly refurbished and extended store), designer brands, independent shops, the UK’s only 6 day a week open air market and two shopping malls. There are numerous places to stop for a coffee or light lunch and green spaces to catch your breath amid the shopping frenzy – with Christmas Markets in the coming months it’s a great place to find those special gifts for Christmas.
Peregrine at Ranworth
After the excitement of the summer visit of an Osprey, NWT Ranworth have recently reported sightings of a Peregrine Falcon – enjoying the view from the same dead tree which was the osprey’s favoured perch.
And we are pleased to report the return of our Nuthatch to the garden – seen this morning doing an impression of a woodpecker on our Wellingtonia tree. A possible treecreeper was also seen but without binoculars we couldn’t positively identify it. There were lots of noisy bird today, including some beautiful great tits feasting on seeds in the Wellingtonia cones, noisy jays scaring off everything in sight and our long tailed tits making their usual rowdy appearance.