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Fabulous Royal Norfolk Show 2016

by Claire Martinsen on Fri 15th Jul 2016 06:48

20160630_080558The Royal Norfolk Show always feels like the start of summer ‘proper’ if that makes sense…..it’s always a highlight of the year here at Breckland Orchard.  Lovely surroundings, a vibrant show, a foodhall dominated by foodie friends, animals galore and generally everyone having a great time……what’s not to love?

20160629_095818-1The show is usually blessed with lovely weather….but this year the weather gods weren’t quite so kind…..it ended up being a bit drizzly on the Wednesday afternoon, but that didn’t seem to dampen spirits at all.

20160629_150056The Royal Norfolk is so called because it has a royal patron, and there is a Royal visitor every year….this year it was Prince Charles and Camilla.

20160629_150502They came to visit the Food Hall which was was the first time in many years so we were all very excited!  They were both really lovely and took time to speak to people and seemed genuinely interested in everyone!

20160629_093351I was manning the stand with my mum [aka Ma Breckland] and we both enjoyed the relaxed atmophere and the opportunity to catch up with lots of long standing friends, as well as making new friends!  Our neighbours this year were from Slamsey’s Gin….and they were such good neighbours.

20160629_141150Check out these beauties……just delicious and freshly baked in Norwich!

20160629_141140I had one of the [literally] amazing Hazlenut and Burnt Butter one for lunch on the second day…..just too delicious to resist!

20160630_080558Magical atmosphere, magical setting, fabulous stewards, amazing show…..Thank you Royal Norfolk and see you next year!

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