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22
Feb
2013

There's no greater fuel than feedback.......

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 22nd Feb 2013 02:11

So 2012 was a truly hectic year, lots of things going on and particularly rewarding, lots of lovely feedback! We absolutely adore our customers – of course, where would we be without them? But more than that … they give us motivation and more often than not, the inspiration for our Posh Pop. We cannot […]

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20
Feb
2013

Taking Tea at Tiptree

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 20th Feb 2013 03:22

Yesterday morning I was at the Tiptree Tearooms, which are right next to the Tiptree factory, which is next to the Tiptree fruit fields, which are in the middle of Tiptree village.  I was having tea with Ian from Tiptree, and asking his advice on something which had been whizzing through my head. Tiptree have […]

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19
Feb
2013

Half Term Lessons from the Mini-Martinsens......

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 19th Feb 2013 14:52

I’ve had the past 3 days as a ‘mini’ holiday, spending the second part of the half term break with the Mini-Martinsens.  Mr Breckland was away for a long weekend skiing in his native Norway, so it’s been just me and the mini’s for four whole days!  They’re at a magical age – SOOOO much […]

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14
Feb
2013

Half Term Juggling.................

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 14th Feb 2013 00:32

Yes, I’m the founder of Breckland Orchard……..but I am also Mum to the mini-Martinsens.  I’m always mega-busy, juggle lots of balls – but quite honestly I wouldn’t have it any other way. This week is half term, and for the past few days the mini’s have been in Wales visiting my mum [aka Ma Breckland]. […]

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13
Feb
2013

Cold February.....but I'm hoping for a sunny summer this year!

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 13th Feb 2013 02:47

The past few summers have been really disappointing weather wise….last year was just unfeasibly wet!  And yes, it didn’t dampen the overall spirit of GB2012, but wouldn’t the Jubilee, Olympics et al have benefitted from the weather gods taking away some of that rain. It might be a tad chilly at the moment [brrrrrrrrrr], but […]

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11
Feb
2013

Loving the sound of Posh Cottage Pie.......

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 11th Feb 2013 02:14

Saw Mary Berry’s recipe for Posh Cottage Pie, which sounds rather divine.  Perfect for drinking with some Posh Pop! I adore all things retro and vintage inspired……you can probably tell that from the Breckland Orchard flavours that we have[!]  From traditional-inspired Dandelion & Burdock, to the creamy notes of Cream Soda with a splash of […]

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06
Feb
2013

Chair of Tastes of Anglia......Welcome Robert

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 06th Feb 2013 05:56

Last week was the Tastes of Anglia AGM – held at Newmarket in Suffolk.  Tastes of Anglia [TOA] is the vibrant food and drink marketing organisation that covers the six counties of the East of England. I started Breckland Orchard in Spring 2009, and I’ve been a member right from when I started.  In actual […]

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04
Feb
2013

Being a Mum and a Small Business Owner...................

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 04th Feb 2013 14:22

Few hiccups in the Martinsen household this past week or so.  I’m a small business owner, a mum and this week have stepped up to my latest role – being Florence Nightingale. My seven-year-old had some day surgery last week at hospital under general anaesthetic…….he needed a day or so to get over it.  Luckily […]

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01
Feb
2013

Pinch Punch 1st of the Month......

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 01st Feb 2013 18:46

Hey! where on earth has January whizzed to?  It barely seems 5 minutes since the start of the year, New Year and welcoming in 2013……and then a blink of an eye and we are 1/12th of the way through the year! Pip and I have been very busy on the admin side these past few […]

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