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28
May
2013

Hands up.....I'm a Plant.....

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 28th May 2013 04:33

Its just come back to me this past week – an analysis that I had done years ago about my ‘role’ in a Team.  According to Belbin I’m a ‘Plant’.  Plants are described as follows ….. ‘The role was so-called because one such individual was “planted” in each team. They tended to be highly creative […]

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23
May
2013

How not to run a Farmshop...........

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 23rd May 2013 08:04

Did you see the Apprentice  on BBC last night ?  The task was to run a pop-up farmshop in Central London, and it had to be said the results were pretty ropey.  One team majored on soup and jacket potatoes, the other team on smoothies and juices. It was really nice to see our friends […]

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20
May
2013

One of my favourite blogs.......

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 20th May 2013 02:41

I love information, but there’s a world of information and advice out there on the web, so it helps to have a place where all that advice is ‘curated’ [gosh – I do hate that word, but it kind-of-fits here…sorry!]. I love the Business Bakery Blog, and though founder Julia Bickerstaff lives on the other […]

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17
May
2013

Happy 17th of May.....Norwegian National Day

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 17th May 2013 02:14

OK…I accept in the UK the 17th of May isn’t the most famous of days, but in Norway its HUGE [and I mean really really huge] – it marks the day in 1814 when Norway signed a constitution to mark its independence.  Back in Norway its the chance for everyone to go completely nationalistic, wave […]

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15
May
2013

Ma Breckland's view of evolution........

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 15th May 2013 03:51

I do most things VERY fast…………….and that can be a good or a bad thing in business I know!  Often its a plus….even now I am touch typing at speed, which means I can type things very fast, I think fast, I am a bit of a whirlwind to be around.  As the lovely Pip […]

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13
May
2013

Pretty in Pink........

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 13th May 2013 02:12

Isn’t May just glorious – loving all the blossom….sad its only here for such a short time.  Things that you have to wait for somehow always seem better eh? The pink of the blossom reminded me of the pinkness of the tree on the Cream Soda with a splash of rhubarb variety….somethings are just meant […]

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10
May
2013

Hats off to Facebook's new VP for Europe, Middle East and Africa....

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 10th May 2013 05:12

I’ve often reflected and shared in this blog just how difficult balancing a corporate career and a family is.  Four years ago I worked for a large corporate, but having my two mini-Martinsens was a key driver to starting Breckland Orchard……balancing a career for a large company with children is very tough. Marissa Mayer of […]

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08
May
2013

Introducing the Recipe Development Manager at Breckland Orchard

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 08th May 2013 04:13

I was at a big Trade Show at the NEC a few weeks back and two folk came to my stand who worked for a [rather big] competitor.  Their badges said they worked in ‘new product development’ or ‘flavour development’ or something like that.  They wanted to know who it was who came up with […]

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06
May
2013

Happy May Bank Holiday.......

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 06th May 2013 04:38

Hasn’t this lovely weather just recently been just glorious?  And the 1st May Bank holiday always feels like we are hurtling towards summer.  And sun in the sky always puts people in a cheery mood…..especially at Breckland Orchard HQ. Enjoy

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02
May
2013

Just the loveliest of feedback.....

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 02nd May 2013 07:24

One of the very best bits of running Breckland Orchard is speaking to people who are thinking of starting up their own farmshop or cafe.  They either drop us an email or we meet at a Trade Show.  It’s not that long ago that I started up Breckland Orchard, and I still remember that mix […]

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