Out of left field - Mackenzie Crook

Out of left field

Posted: July 20, 2018   •   Posted in: General News   •   Tagged: , ,

Mackenzie Crook’s career on-screen has played out somewhat like the man himself. Appearances in the billion-dollar Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, recent Sky Atlantic Game of Thrones challenger Britannia, and well-loved cult comedy The Office, give the actor’s work a deserved sprinkling of recognisability and, in some cases, even Hollywood glamour. But the real Crook […]

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Ruth Simpson

An artist flourishing in her natural habitat

Posted: February 14, 2018   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

Ruth Simpson is a contemporary artist living near Hessett in Suffolk and her studio is at the end of a quarter mile stretch of farm track. It is idyllic and the very reason Ruth’s love of painting has flourished. Having lived in Suffolk for 10 years she has got used to the rolling hills and […]

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New-builds near Newmarket

4-5 bedroom, detached new-builds near Newmarket selling fast

Posted: January 31, 2018   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: ,

Situated in the popular village of Gazeley, this exclusive development of homes by award-winning Hopkins & Moore is finished to the highest specification. Each of the 21 traditionally styled homes has been constructed from the finest traditional building materials and carefully designed to blend in with the idyllic surroundings of this traditional Suffolk village. Benefitting […]

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Dream homes – wine cellars & cosy kitchens

Dream homes – wine cellars & cosy kitchens

Posted: December 4, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

Christmas is a time for celebration. The giving of presents, gathering of family and the enjoyment of good food and drink. For many, Christmas Dinner is the highlight of the festivities. Roast turkey, stuffing, gravy, pigs in blankets, Yorkshire puddings, veg and gravy. Maybe a glass of wine or two. Eating Christmas dinner is a […]

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East Anglia in Art

Posted: October 17, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , , ,

East Anglia is known for its picturesque landscapes. Predominantly flat, the land seems to stretch out for miles. This creates beautiful countryside scenes, something which has not escaped some of our most revered artists. Constable Country is now a term of endearment for the area on the border of Suffolk and Essex where John Constable […]

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Dream homes – Cosy living rooms

Posted: October 3, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

The living room, the lounge or the sitting room. Whatever you call it, it’s usually the room in which you spend a significant percentage of your downtime. It’s where you watch the television, entertain friends, read a book or enjoy games with the family. Living rooms are often described as comfortable, spacious and elegant. In […]

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Dream homes – Stunning gravel driveways

Dream homes – Stunning gravel driveways

Posted: September 11, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , ,

There’s something uniquely British about driving a luxury car up a sweeping driveway, the sound of gravel crunching under the tyres, the attractive look of the pebbles stretching out in front of you welcoming you home from an afternoon at the golf course. A large frontal feature, an attractive gravel driveway can be stylish, charming […]

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A brush with the past

A brush with the past

Posted: August 29, 2017   •   Posted in: Local Interest   •   Tagged: , ,

  When did you first become interested in painting and art? From an early age, I was always drawing in sketch books, school exercise books, scraps of paper, etc. At Bulmer Primary School, I won several prizes for my illustration work, one was the 1970 Sunday Mirror’s Children’s Art Exhibition, where my work was hung […]

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Dream homes – Stunning countryside views

Posted: August 21, 2017   •   Posted in: Properties   •   Tagged: , , , , ,

There are many things that are wonderful about living in the countryside. Fewer cars, less noise and lower pollution levels. More space. A sense of community. And beautiful, amazing, stunning countryside views. Being mostly flat, East Anglia has an abundance of picturesque scenes. Wide, low lying fields are havens for wildlife, with the sight of combines […]

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So you think you know about wine?

So you think you know about wine?

Posted: August 14, 2017   •   Posted in: Just for fun   •   Tagged:

Drinking wine can be an intimidating experience. Everyone has an opinion, but it’s when opinions become ‘rules’ that things get tricky. Suffolk wine expert Martin Higginson has some advice for the uninitiated. 1. Expensive wine is best Richebourg Grand Cru from Burgundy averaged £9,800 a bottle at auction in 2015 – and I‘m sure it’s […]

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