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Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Thursday, 5 December 2019
Friday, 8 November 2019
"Some counties vaunt themselves in pies and some in meats excel;
For turnips of enormous size fair Norfolk bares the belle."
"If this were the time or the place to uphold a paradox, I am half inclined to state that Norfolk is one of the most beautiful of counties."
Monday, 14 October 2019
Saturday, 28 September 2019
"Often times within the circle of our sight there is neither house nor man visible. A grey church tower, a windmill, or a dark brow sail of a wherry in the distance breaks the sense of utter loneliness, but the scene is wild enough to enchain the imagination of many."
(George Christopher Davis)
"I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so."
Friday, 6 September 2019
Wednesday, 14 August 2019
"Give me a juicy autumn fruit, ripe from the orchard."
"Now's the time when children's noses
All become as red as roses
And the colour of their faces
Makes me think of orchard places
Where the juicy apples grow
And tomatoes in a row."
Friday, 9 August 2019
"We're still here trying to get the word out that 330 farmers are quitting every week."
"Never be a food snob. Learn from everyone you meet-the fish guy at your market, the lady at the local diner, farmers, cheese makers. Ask the questions, try everything and eat up !"
Thursday, 25 July 2019
"As I lie in bed I assume the shape of a big beetle, a stag beetle or a cockchafer, I think."
"It is amazing what a lot of insect life goes on under your nose when you have got it an inch from the earth. I suppose it goes on in any case, but if you are proceeding on your stomach, dragging your body along by your fingernails entomology presents itself very forcibly as a justified science."
Friday, 12 July 2019
Saturday, 6 July 2019
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
"He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist."
(Francis of Assisi)
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings."
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
"At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his (her) roses."
Thursday, 13 June 2019
"It is not an exaggeration to say that peace and happiness begin, geographically, where garlic is used in cooking."
"Provence is a country to which I am always returning, next week, next year, any day now, as soon as I can get on to a train. Here in London it is an effort of will to believe in the existence of such a place at all."
Friday, 31 May 2019
"Hand any four-year-old a fist of crayons, and it is very, very few who don't get busy with them, drawing, colouring, scribbling. I have not stopped scribbling."
"With drawing, I am actually aware of creating something on a sheet of paper. It is a sensual act, which you cannot say about the act of writing. In fact, I often
turn to drawing to recover from the act of writing."