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After 5 months of Lock-down prohibition we have finally re-opened……

Thank God! Re-opened but it was touch and go! Well that was a hellish 5…

Refreshed, Refurbished and Ready to Go…..

Our Self Catering Cottage is Refreshed, Refurbished & Ready to Rock n Roll.... Not us…

Snowy Hindol……

Snowy scenes in & around our village of Hindolveston in deepest North Norfolk. All taken…

Lock-down quilting – part one

They say that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. In the same vein, following…

A Lock-down Marmalade recipe for you….

Right back at the conception of our B&B, inspired by the likes of Rick Stein…

The Art of Autumn – Toadstools & Mushrooms Too….

Our Woodland canopy's are soon to explode in a swansong of colour but as a…

Tourist Attraction Gets Our Seal of Approval.

Last week some old friends came to stay and we joined them on one of…

Quilt workshops – wall-hangings

This blog post features a wide range of different styles and techniques of workshops that…

Quilt workshops – all things nautical

I have a love of nautical quilts, fabrics and all things nautical that goes back…

Quilt workshops – Bookcase quilts

One of the most popular workshops I run is making a bookcase or a bookshelf…

Quilt workshops – table runners

Here are some examples of table runners that I've made that could be done during…

Quilt workshops – Hares

I'm writing a series of blog posts to show people the sorts of patchwork and…

Quilt workshops – Christmas ideas

Here are some of the different Christmas items that you can make on a day…

Old Bakery Marmalade awarded a Certificate of Merit

A short while back in time, you know before the entire World went into lock-down…

‘Tripping’ the Light Fantastic….

The true art of running a small B&B is the ability to nimbly step from…

Why you shouldn’t miss the Thursford Christmas Spectacular

Winter is supposed to be the quietest time of the year for bed and breakfasts!…

Our special place….

Across the Norfolk Marshes Across the Norfolk marshes lies, a special place under the vast…

122 Miles from London….

We never truly realised that we were in the 'Rat race' until we had left…

Jelly rolls, layer cakes and crumb quilts – all the ingredients you need for a perfect quilt retreat?

Sometimes it sounds like quilt fabrics have ended up in the kitchen by mistake; jelly…

Blueberries, From Farm to Fork…..

Blueberries are one of our key ingredients and here at The Old Bakery we go…

Our new Quilt Studio is open – Alison shares her excitement!

How we built our quilt retreat studio Last Autumn I realised that I had a…

The Seven Year Itch…..

It was seven years and ten months ago when we received our first B&B guests…

March in North Norfolk is the time to…………

Things to do and places to visit in March in Norfolk? Norfolk is gearing up…

Work life balance is greatly helped by fresh air & great food…

I went to Morston Quay this evening to take some late evening photos as it…

February in North Norfolk is the time to…………

Things to do and places to visit in February in Norfolk? Well top of the…

A new Quest and a new Quilt room

We have had many interesting visitors in our time at The Old Bakery and today…

Mike has written a children’s book… Well sometimes when you get an itch you just have to scratch it!

    Norfolk like so much of Britain is full of little villages just like…

The Coastal Garden

Our coastal garden started sometime in early March with my neighbour turning up at the…

Coming soon…. our new themed garden

Since the summer weather in February & March through to the winters weather in May…

Quilts and cakes – what a combination!

Imagine this; having the chance to sit and sew quilts with friends for a whole…

Steve Wright, tired armchairs, Chocolates & Roses too….

Half way through January we closed for two weeks to allow us to catch up…

A new start to a New Year

Just over 6 years ago we pulled up our roots, packed our bags moved 170…