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31
Mar
2016

A Quarter of the Year gone already!

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 31st Mar 2016 08:19

Oh my gosh – a quarter of 2016 gone already in a flash! Easter being early this year has kind of shaken everything up and moved everything forward. Its been lovely to spend an Easter weekend with Mr Breckland and the Mini-Martinsens….spending time getting the garden tidied, putting up a trampoline and of course the […]

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21
Mar
2016

#HappyBirthday @Twitter

by Claire Martinsen on Mon 21st Mar 2016 18:45

Twitter is 10 years old today…..which is a long time in the world of Social media! I’ve been part of the ‘Twitterarti’ since January 2009, which is over 7 years…..before Breckland Orchard had even got started! Back in 2009 Twitter was still in its infancy, as was the whole of Social Media.  I remember reading […]

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17
Mar
2016

Getting ready for Trade Shows....

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 17th Mar 2016 03:29

We have two trade shows coming up in the next few weeks – Food & Drink Expo at the NEC [18th-20th April] and then Caffe Culture at Olympia [10th/11th May]. They are usually signposts for me early in the year that I need to get all my Marketing leaflets etc up to date.  I did […]

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15
Mar
2016

A visit to Borough Market....

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 15th Mar 2016 10:32

When I was in London last week I took the opportunity to visit Borough Market……I’m rather bashful to say but I’d never visited before, despite it having the reputation of being a buzzing hub of gourmet food and drink. Monday is a bit of a quiet day at the Market and not all the stands […]

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10
Mar
2016

The Sage EU Debate....In or Out? Part 3

by Claire Martinsen on Thu 10th Mar 2016 01:27

This is my last post about the Sage European Debate that took place on Monday 7th at the Shard.  Read the first two posts here and here. I’d wanted to go to the debate to get more information on how the In/Out [aka Brexit] debate specifically effects small businesses like mine here at Breckland Orchard. […]

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09
Mar
2016

Brexit Debate at the Shard Part 2

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 09th Mar 2016 01:21

The Sage team had gathered a lively panel for the ‘Brexit’ debate on Monday at the Shard [so sorry…I hate that term too, but its hard to think of what else to call it!]. You can read the first part of my blog here in case you missed it yesterday The panel consisted of: Ian […]

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08
Mar
2016

In or Out debate at the Shard...Part 1

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 08th Mar 2016 07:53

I was down in London yesterday at the Shard……..I’d been invited by Sage to hear a debate about Europe.  Specifically how the in/out decision effects small business. The setting for the debate was the rather magnificent Shard Building.  My children have a scant knowledge of London, but even they knew the Shard and were super-excited […]

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04
Mar
2016

Happy 7th Birthday to us!

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 04th Mar 2016 01:46

Gulp….where have 7 years gone?  I can scarcely believe that its a full 7 years since I started Breckland Orchard…..this week we are 7 years old! It was back in March 2009 that I exhibited for the first time at Feast East and launched my range of then 4 drinks……..it had been a whirlwind to […]

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01
Mar
2016

Happy St David's Day

by Claire Martinsen on Tue 01st Mar 2016 17:49

March 1st……..Happy St David’s Day! I might be living in England at the moment, but I grew up in the Wye Valley in South Wales…..so March 1st ALWAYS involved wearing a daffodil or a leek to school and then taking part in various Eisteddfod events. This St David’s Day wasn’t nearly as exciting  [just a […]

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