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If you like to bag a bargain, the following Norfolk car boot sales are sure to be of interest. A car boot sale or boot fair, as they are sometimes known, are where private individuals come together to sell their unwanted household, personal and garden goods. Extremely popular in the UK, Norfolk has its fair share of car boot sales and attracts many buyers who love browsing through other people’s unwanted items in search of a bargain. Research has shown that sales of this nature help reduce waste and disposal costs and the rotation of surplus household stock is a good way of recycling and reducing what ends up in landfill sites. These car boot communities are full of thrifty and entrepreneurial individuals who enjoy restoring, refurbishing and upcycling tired, old and unloved home and garden objects.
The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country and aims to provide hands-on, learning experiences to develop knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the natural world. 400 acres of marshland at Cley, on the north Norfolk coast, was purchased in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’. This has provided a blueprint for nature conservation which has since been replicated the length and breadth of the UK.
Norfolk has a history of very wealthy landowners and today examples of this wealth can be seen in the form of magnificent stately homes, many of which are open to the public. These imposing country houses are as diverse as they are impressive, with beautifully landscaped gardens, soaring ceilings, moats, secret corridors, stained glass windows and art collections, there is plenty to see and explore; here are seven of the best in Norfolk……
Cromer crabs are caught in the North Sea around the Norfolk village of Cromer. The nutrient-rich waters and chalk shelf in this area mean the crabs are particularly flavoursome, fragrant and tender and are one of Norfolk’s most famous exports. These meaty crabs have a relatively high proportion of white to brown meat and can be used in lots of recipes but are arguably at their best when eaten freshly dressed with a squeeze of lemon juice and some freshly milled black pepper.
In Norfolk it is estimated that there are 100,000 unpaid carers living in the region who look after someone suffering from an illness, disability, mental ill health or addiction, who would not be able to cope without their support.
January can often be a difficult month, a mini-season of limbo, an awkward in-between time, and summer seems such a long way off. Many are feeling guilty for over-indulging during the festive season and are busy writing New Year’s resolutions that are so hard to keep.
There is nothing better than a long winter walk on Boxing Day after a day of Christmas indulgence. The Boxing Day walk is a tradition honoured by many UK families and is perfect for working off all that Christmas pudding, sausage rolls and booze. After days of feasting and gorging on all manner of calorific delights, nothing feels more invigorating than a bracing walk. Choose from stunning coastal walks, country trails, National Trust Parks and the Norfolk Broads, Norfolk has them all.
Indulge your mind, body and soul, relax, recuperate and feel rejuvenated at one of Norfolk’s finest spas. Whether you live in the county or are holidaying here, a spa day is the perfect way to unwind, treat yourself and have some ‘me’ time. From massages, waxing, facials and body wraps to salt scrubs, manicures, pedicures and beauty treatments, visit a spa in Norfolk for the perfect pampering session.
Traditionally Christmas is a time for turkey, presents and spending time with the family with the heating turned up high. But you could always immerse yourself in some icy sea water and raise money for some worthy charities instead.
Christmas brings extra rubbish so recycling as much of it as possible over the holiday season is crucial. Food packaging, wrapping paper, gift boxes, Christmas cards, cans and bottles are just some of the additional rubbish the festive period creates. Much of it can be recycled, so make sure you do your bit by recycling where possible and keep the rubbish that ends up in landfills to a minimum.
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