We took a fabulous winter walk at RSPB Buckenham Marshes on Boxing Day – lots of wildlife to see including flocks of widgeon, barnacle geese and lapwing, and a distant marsh harrier. It was a warm sunny day, if a little windy, and lots of other folk had the same idea – never seen so many people there.
Our shiny new Aga is being installed today; the old one, which had become a little temperamental, went off to Aga for recycling yesterday. The new one is black and shiny with an electric hob built in, as well as the two iconic Aga burners. We can’t wait till it’s up to heat and ready to use.
We’ll be running our popular Valentine’s package again this February – book now for Saturday 12th Feb to enjoy pink fizz, James’ superb five course menu and of course a lovely overnight stay in one of our stylish guest rooms. Call us on 01603 700772 or book on-line at http://www.oldrectorynorwich.com/book-online
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Our Winter Warmer breaks are also available until the end of March – stay from just £150 per room per night, dinner bed and breakfast when you book a minimum two night stay for two people sharing a room (Mon – Sat inclusive)
If you’re planning a summer visit, or thinking about booking our self-catering cottage, we have a number of dates which are already looking busy, so do book early if you have a particular favourite room or someone may have already beaten you to it!
For all stargazing fans, Fairhaven Gardens have a Star Night on 18 February with Norwich Astronomical Society, http://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk/whats_on/events.htm
Dawn Nature Walk to see roosting waterfowl, hare, deer, birds of prey; Sunday 29th January, RSPB Buckenham Marshes http://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-300002
Snettisham Wader Spectacular, Saturday 11th February, RSPB Snettisham, http://www.rspb.org.uk/events/details.aspx?id=tcm:9-282687
NWT Wildlife Watch – Winter Waterfowl Discovery on Sunday 5th Feb, 10 – 2 at Pensthorpe http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/Things-to-do/Events/Events-archive/Wildlife-Watch–Winter-Waterfowl-Discovery.aspx
Moscow City Ballet’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Norwich Theatre Royal 1st – 4th Feb http://www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/whatson/shows/romeojuliet2012.aspx
Elkie Brookes at Norwich Theatre Royal 16th Feb http://www.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/whatson/shows/elkiebrooks2012.aspx
Mike Harding at Norwich Playhouse Wednesday 7th March http://www.norwichplayhouse.co.uk/viewshowdetail.php?id=797