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I'm Cate, editor of Muddy Norfolk, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

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  • Best pub gardens in Norfolk

    Best pub gardens in Norfolk

    OK people, time to renew our gin membership! Social drinking is back and we’re taking it outside. Well what did you think going out, out meant?Pints and prosecco a go-go! So where are we meeting?

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? Here are the 5 winners in and around Norfolk - phones at the ready to bag your table.

    • Try this light but warming spring supper

      Try this light but warming spring supper

      Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

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  • FOOTY AVOIDERS LOOK AWAY NOW: OK, so aside from not being sure what year we’re in, there are loyalty issues in this house when it comes to @euro2020. But no-one’s arguing about where it all starts. On the ball, City!
Celebrate or console by having a message etched into the hallowed walls of Carrow Road. All the cash is gifted to the Club’s Academy to support developing future Norwich City - and maybe international - stars. Whatever the Euros bring, this is Premiere League stuff.
Also, your household Canaries should follow the lads @talknorwichcity, back of the net…

  • Wandering about waiting for yet another puncture to be fixed, but that’s Norfolk roads for you. Always a sneaky little bit of flint waiting.
Did you know flint is formed in chalk seas from the fossilised remains of sea sponges? And siliceous planktonic micro-organisms (eg diatoms, radiolarians - I KNOW! Literally everyone’s favourite micro-organisms!) This was shortly before I was born, in the late cretaceous period. So the building materials for these gorgeous Norfolk cottages were started around 60-95 million years ago. Why rush things?
I found all that out years ago when the kids were small on a brilliant family geology walk at West Runton beach, thanks to @norfolkwt
Anyway, who can guess which market town these cottages are in? And the puncture’s sorted now, thanks for asking.

  • Ding dong! From intimate private rooms to rustic barns and stunning hotels, NOMINATE the most gorgeous wedding venue in your locale by clicking the link in bio 💒  #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • The battle for the best Local Producer (Food/Drink) has begun! NOMINATE (link in bio) the dedicated foodies who bring you the eggs, meat, artisan beer, gin, wine, cheeses, oils and more for a Muddy Award 🧀 🍷 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Which Photographer will snap up a prestigious Muddy Award this year? You decide! NOMINATE the creative talent behind that perfect family shot, stunning landscape or lifestyle image now, click the link in bio 📷 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • What Interiors Store do you rely on to deck out your casa with the coolest, quirkiest homewares and furnishings? Show your local champion some love by nominating them now (link in bio) 😍 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

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