Friday, 11 November 2011

Probably the Last Norfolk Kitchen Post.

But first, have a look at my freaky November tomatoes. I left one gro-bag in the mini greenhouse to keep the frame weighted down so it wouldn't blow away and, much to my surprise, the tomatoes started growing again during the mild October weather and are now ripening! How very odd.

Anyway, you've probably noticed my post rate has slowed dramatically recently. With the arrival of the Community Farm Pigs I've got much busier, sadly mostly with organising people and things rather than the pigs themselves though. I've also started volunteer work with the Citizen's Advice Bureau which is hugely rewarding but eats up my time too.

All this extra work has coincided with what is probably a natural decline in the blog anyway. I read somewhere that most blogs have about 2 years in them before you run out of new ways to keep saying the same thing! That sounds about right from my point of view and winter is always quiet on the Norfolk Kitchen front.

Hopefully I'll find something new to write about and start up a new blog as I enjoy the writing and photography and have thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people with similar interests both here and on Twitter.

So it's with a suddenly heavy heart that I say Goodbye and thanks to everyone who's commented and chatted with me along the way, I hope to re-connect soon.


  1. Gulp, and I had only recently found you :o(
    I know that 'things' take over your life, and yours are certainly good, useful 'things', but I shall miss your blog.
    Hope you do start another one when you have more spare time - please let me know if you do!
    Sending my very best wishes whatever you're doing!
    Rose H

  2. Really sorry to see you go and I haven't even had chance to buy a leaving card! Good luck with the volunteer work and your other projects, especially the pigs. Hope to read you again sometime.

  3. **noisy sobs**

    **trumpety nose blow**

  4. Tracey

    I will certainly miss you as I have always thought your blog is a great little blog and one I have always looked forward to reading. Real life does get in the way and I hope the project with the pigs goes well and your work with the Citizens Advice Bureau. Their gain is our loss. I still think you will end up with your own smallholding eventually where you can indulge your passions more easily and with everything to hand making life a lot easier for you. And by the way how's the book coming along? I for one would be very interested in this.

    Please keep in touch - you have my email - and if and when you do another blog let us know.

    Take care



  5. I will be sad to see you go...maybe you will think of something to post...and if you start up a new blog be sure to drop by mine and let me know so I can take a look at it. Good luck to you and your family. xx

  6. Thank you for all your kind comments. I really have loved doing this blog and meeting you all. I'm going to fiddle with my blurb settings and see if I can make my books public so you can buy some if you like - but as it's vanity publishing it's quite expensive so I wont' be offended if no-one buys one!

  7. Very sorry to hear it is the end of Norfolk Kitchen (for the time being??). I hope you have lots of luck in your new projects and everything goes well.

  8. I will miss your blog a lot. Yours is one of my 'must-reads'. Love the way you write and the interesting things you write about.

  9. Don't leave until re-posting your Medlar Medley recipe. Please. Louise