A weekend treat

What a fabulous weekend it has been. I was whisked off to The Olive Branch at Clipsham, Rutland to celebrate my birthday and what a wonderful place – it never lets you down. The twice baked soufflé was superb, as always, and the desserts are to die for. It being my birthday we were treated to complementary petit fours and champagne all presented on a plate beautifully decorated with Happy Birthday in chocolate! Breakfast for me was kippers – I won’t cook them at home as they smell so! It’s a real treat to have someone else prepare them and these were from Norfolk so they were superb. I’d usually have to wait until we visit our cottage in Blakeney for a treat like this. I’m now preparing for my visit to the NEC, Birmingham for the annual Interiors show. I’ll be visiting old suppliers like Whitehead Sofas, Valsan Lighting and Lloyd Loom and looking for new ones too. This year there are some Scandinavian trade stands which I’m sure I’ll be taking a good look at. I’ll let you know how I get on later in the week. Until then… Alison

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Pimpernel Cottage, our bolt hole in Norfolk