Gini Harrison Yoga, Personal Training, Nordic Walking, Power Walking

Gini Harrison Yoga, Personal Training, Nordic Walking, Power Walking

Guided Power Walking or Nordic Walking - or a private Rest and Restore or more active flow Yoga Session on the beach perhaps, the choice is yours with Gini.

Gini is experienced, super fit and intuitive in how she works with her clients. If you are interested in a session with her, do get in touch as soon as you can as she is also very in demand.

In her own words…

Over the many years of walking on the North Norfolk Coast, I have been inspired by the beautiful, ever changing landscape and sky. In particular I have come to notice how every year the ferns grow and flourish, always opening up towards the light. This made me draw parallels between the way our bodies respond to physical exercise and yoga, allowing us to open-up both mentally and physically to our true nature.

Along with my love for the outdoors, I have a keen interest in astrology, particularly the phases of the moon and the affects that it has on our body and mind. I am aware of this influence when planning my classes and am sensitive to the effects this can have on us.

An intuitive, empathetic approach to my work helps to sustain a sense of wellbeing for my clients, some of whom I have worked with for many years. My holistic philosophy ensures that I respond sensitively to my client’s needs, always guiding them towards their own wholeness and fitness.

If you would like any further information about classes or private sessions please do not hesitate to contact me:

07917 350080

giniharrison@btinternet.com

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Norfolk Massage Specialist

Norfolk Massage Specialist

Offering a hassle free mobile massage service, Jess also really knows her stuff. She is fully qualified and insured and is dedicated to helping make her clients feel better.

The treatments she can provide include, deep tissue massage, sports massage, pregnancy and post natal massage, relaxation massage and lymphatic drainage massage.

Do give her a call or send a message and book in a treatment to make your stay at the White House even more blissfully relaxed. Please note that unfortunately Bedrooms 3, 6 and 7 are not suitable for a massage table.

JESS MARCZEWSKI - MOBILE MASSAGE AND SOFT TISSUE THERAPIST - 07540 063774

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The Duck Inn, Stanhoe

The Duck Inn, Stanhoe

Well, we feel really lucky to be so very close to The Duck Inn in Stanhoe. It has become a real hotspot under the ownership of Chef and front of House team Ben and Sarah Handley. They have won a truly impressive, and well deserved range of awards and plaudits, including the Waitrose/Good Food Guide Regional restaurant of the year and the GQ food and drink award Best Pub - and seriously, the list goes on and on - have a look at their website for more. But also, it is a great local pub, serving reliably delicious and interesting food, without forgetting that there is always someone who wants a fabulous steak and chips and they deliver it all professionally and in a really warm and friendly way. Another wonderful local place that we really love.

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The Hero Pub, Burnham overy Staithe

The Hero Pub, Burnham overy Staithe

The Hero in Burnham overy Staithe is, in our humble opinion, the perfect coastal pub. A cosy bolthole of a bar with a roaring woodburner in the winter and doors flung open to impossibly sunny terraces in the summer. The food is local, delicious and the exact right balance between pub food (the homemade burger and skinny fries or fresh crispy fish and chips) and sophisticated choices like twice baked blue cheese soufflé, charred broccoli and muhammara with house made pitta. There is always a huge specials board, which reflect the season and the best of local produce, crab, asparagus, new potatoes etc. and everything is sourced as locally as possible. The buzzing atmosphere is a good mix of locals, weekend boaties, families on holiday and walkers taking a break from the coastal path. We love it.

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Big Sky Art

Big Sky Art

Big Sky Art - based at The White House offers an exceptional selection of residential (some non residents accepted - book early!) painting courses featuring talented and experienced tutors, a warm, friendly atmosphere and delicious meals all in the relaxed, luxurious White House. 

We are happy to showcase the wonderful en plein air painting of Burnham Overy Mill here - painted by Jem Bowden - one of our tutors.

Paint in our studio or en plein air on the ravishing North Norfolk Coast - this is a real artists retreat - with en suite bedrooms and wonderful comfort as an added bonus.

Here is a list with details of our upcoming courses - we look forward to welcoming artists, partners and friends to The White House

BIG SKY ART COURSE DATES 2019

John Hoar
MARCH 10 – 14 Watercolour, pen and wash

Sarah Wimperis course 1
MARCH 17 – 21
Oils, and water-based oils

Tim Fisher
APRIL 7 – 11 Watercolour, line and wash

Ian McManus
MAY 5 – 9 Watercolour, preferably en plein air

Herman Pekel
MAY 19 – 23 Watercolour

Jem Bowden
SEPTEMBER 1 – 5 Watercolour, en plein air

Steve Hall
SEPTEMBER 15 - 19 Watercolour

Sarah Wimperis course 2
SEPTEMBER 22 – 26 Oils, and water-based oils

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Huff and Puff Cycle Hire

Huff and Puff Cycle Hire

Huff and Puff Cylce Hire in Kelling will deliver a huge range of cycles to you at The White House - here is what they say:

As a family business, Huff and Puff Cycles are proud to offer a friendly and efficient cycle hire service for individuals, couples and families. We can easily cater for larger group bookings with our fleet of over 150 quality cycles. We also have tag-a-long cycles, child seats and buggies. For twice the fun, why not try a tandem?

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The Coastal Exploration Company

The Coastal Exploration Company

The Coastal Exploration Company represents the absolute best of North Norfolk. Here is a little bit about what they do…

“We create fun, relaxing, sometimes challenging, but undoubtedly life-enriching adventures on traditional wooden sailing boats, based in Wells-next-the-Sea, on the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

Run by a small, local team of professional adventurers, we skipper and host trips ranging from four hours to three days, through creeks, marshes and open sea. Get involved with the sailing and cooking, or sit back and connect with nature – the pace is yours to choose.

We only use locally sourced high-quality food and drink on our sails, ensuring a full Norfolk experience. Our philosophy is to run a sustainable business by investing in slow food, community engagement projects and the movement of cargo under sail.”

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The North Norfolk Saltmarshes

The North Norfolk Saltmarshes

This is a lovely piece in the Guardian Newspaper’s Country Diary by Matt Shardlow (@MattEAShardlow) about the very special saltmarsh at Brancaster - direct link to the article in the title of this post...

Wide expanses of beach sand and saltmarsh provide little shelter from the elements. The weather is on the turn, the gentle southerly breeze transforming into a bracing northerly, marshalling light but remorseless rain from the North Sea.

The beach is adorned with shells, in particular narrow, rectangular European razor clams (Ensis minor), that roll and dance in the surf, form drifts along the strandline, and crunch underfoot like wafers of glass. The matrix of the fragmented strandline consists of tangles of sandy-coloured bryozoan colonies – seaweed-like fronds of greater horn wrack and other branched or filamentous examples of these animals.

Nestled amongst them are empty ray egg cases; each infant ray having wriggled free of its black vinyl ravioli envelope. Two types are present; the thornback ray cases are nearly square with a stoutish horn on each corner and a delicate flange along every edge, while the spotted ray cases are slenderer, with smooth bowed sides and long curved horns.

A channel cuts through the dunes and beach, the water is ponded and sheltered at the point where it exits the saltmarshes. The heads of two young common seals poke out and shiny liquorice button eyes watch us with curiosity.

Behind the dunes is a sea meadow, although only a single pink flowering head of thrift remains, there is a swathe of dried, branched sea-lavender seed-heads. The higher, sandy margins are dominated by the tiny rock sea-lavender, its dinky rosettes of paddle-shaped leaves barely bigger than a milk bottle cap, while the larger lax-flowered variety is commoner in the wetter areas of the slack.

A flock of pallid birds skim low over the dunes. The snow buntings alight in the sea meadow and forage for seeds. These plump little passerines are an underappreciated British species. Brilliant white under-parts and broad wing-bases; the head and face dusted with brick-red shading. They breed in the arctic circle, with a few outposts in the Cairngorms, then visit our remote beaches after we desert them in autumn.

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Socius Norfolk Restaurant

Socius Norfolk Restaurant

We love Socius, the beautifully designed new restaurant in Burnham Market. It opened in March 2018 and has been wildly popular ever since. Their success is well deserved, as the food is innovative and delicious, the owners and staff are completely charming and the atmosphere is light, airy and relaxed. It feels like it could have been transplanted straight from the waterfront in Australia somewhere. There is a handmade gelato van and pavement tables outside in the spring and summer. Your dog can be treated to his own Sunday roast whilst you enjoy yours - genius. We really do love Socius at The White House - they also do outside catering and are on our list of preferred caterers at TWH.

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Victoria Arrowsmith Floral Design

Victoria Arrowsmith Floral Design

Victoria always does the most beautiful flowers, and she is so creative. Our flowers at The White House and they are always wonderful and working with Victoria is a complete joy. We usually like seasonal and as local as possible, but do have the odd floral extravagance for parties - as in this photo. These fabulous flowers were for a girl's 21st dinner party and were all over instagram the following day. 

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Tuscan Farm Shop

Tuscan Farm Shop

This is a wonderful shop, packed with delicious cakes, freshly made lunches and produce flown in directly from the owner's farm and local area in Tuscany. The Coffee is a real treat.

Welcome to the Tuscan Farm Shop. You can find us on the green in Burnham Market, Norfolk.

Come in, look around and try the produce from my farm at Montalcino in Tuscany: the wine and olive oil that we grow are simply delicious!

We also have a wonderful selection of cheeses, salami and prosciutto and other artisan specialities from around our area, the Val D'Orcia. We bring excellent coffee from Arezzo, which you can enjoy with a pastry or one of our home-made cakes.

We hope to bring you as much of the Tuscan way of living as we can; the food, the wine and some Tuscan vintage homeware. We will be serving a few simple Tuscan dishes to whet your appetite and show how easy it is to use our perfect produce in your own kitchen.

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Anna, Burnham Market

Anna, Burnham Market

The famous shop Anna in Burnham Market has been featured on so many "best of" lists it would be impossible to write them all here - they do include accolades from Vogue UK, which has to be the clincher. It is thoughtfully stocked with new labels and a speciality is colour and prints. Their own label, designed by Anna herself, Primrose Park is a favourite. There is always something immensely covetable, whether it is the perfect pair of shoes or a Chinti and Parker cashmere sweater...

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Collen and Clare, Burnham Market

Collen and Clare, Burnham Market

Featured in The Telegraph's 50 best boutiques outside London, this is a real find. With brands like Samsoe + Samsoe, Belstaff, Citizens of Humanity, Rixo, Weekend MaxMara, Diane von Furstenburg, Seafolly, Superga, Hartford and Annick Goutal perfumes to name a few, this is unexpected in a country market town. It is on two levels and is packed with great clothes, shoes, jewellery and accessories. Something to cheer up a rainy day perhaps?

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Drove Orchards - Shops and Restaurants

Drove Orchards - Shops and Restaurants

This place is a little piece of magic on the Norfolk coast. Lovely shops, including chic nordic womenswear at Nelle DK lovely homewares in the peaceful Joyful Living (photo) and sweet children's shop Bells and Whistles all housed in pretty buildings, a farm shop and orchards with pyo and the most delicious apples and fresh apple juice. Gurney's Fish Box, which is one of the best, Eric's Fish and Chips which is funky and fabulous and does great takeaway too and Shucks at the Yurt Restaurant, which is actually in a Yurt and is great fun; it also houses the Chicken Box takeaway at the weekends in the summer season. This is just outside Thornham and is worth a stop. All independent shops run by people who really care about their products and service. Unexpected and quite wonderful.

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Bircham Stores Cafe

Bircham Stores Cafe

This place is a real gem - it is just a few miles inland from The White House on the way to Houghton or King's Lynn, and is well worth the trip. Bircham Stores Cafe serves the most delicious sandwiches, breakfasts (until 12), lunches, cakes and afternoon tea. They will also pack a bespoke picnic or a Hamper to order for your day out at the beach. Priced well for really outstanding quality, this is a great find. It is not a secret sadly, so it can get busy, but is so worth a wait - or ring ahead for your Hamper. We can also organise your Bircham Stores Cafe picnic for you from the White House.

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The Owsley-Brown Catering Company

The Owsley-Brown Catering Company

Pop up events in Tipis on their smallholding are hugely popular here in Norfolk, the events feature locally sourced food, often grown by Matthew and Caroline themselves, presented in a warm and generous environment - and the food tastes incredible. 

The Owsley-Browns also do huge weddings and parties, small dinners and a wildly popular Supper Club at The White House, where the emphasis is on wonderful food, beautifully prepared, paired with different wines and their trademark warm and welcoming atmosphere. We plan to grow this from a traditional supper club, all at one table to a larger one with tables set up around the house, to give an opportunity for more people to enjoy these dinners at The White House. Watch this space!

They are very in demand in the wedding season, so do contact them asap if you are interested.

In their own words..

Matthew and Caroline Owsley-Brown moved up to Norfolk in 2001 to own and run the well-known and loved seafood restaurant, Fishes in Burnham Market, which we sold in march 2009.

We have since bought a smallholding on which we grow vegetables and raise livestock. We have a commercial kitchen here at Conkers from which we operate our outside catering business, run cooking workshops and host the odd popup restaurant.

We are very passionate about fine, seasonal and locally sourced food. We are lucky - Norfolk is so rich in regional produce. Since being in East Anglia we have witnessed a sea-change in the quality of goods on offer. I hope we can show you that we are part of that new wave of good food.

Previously we worked for Rick Stein in Padstow in the mid 90’s and Matthew has over 25 years’ cooking experience in many top restaurants in London, including Mosimann’s The Belfry and the Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols.

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The Retreat at Brancaster Hall

The Retreat at Brancaster Hall

Bec Newstead owns and runs this relaxing small spa just about 3 miles down the road from The White House. It is immaculately clean, with a very relaxing atmosphere. The Elemis treatments are particularly lovely and it is a great spot for a bit of get away from it all time. Bec also specialises in wedding makeup and makes brides and the whole wedding party look just like themselves, but somehow more glowing and perfect. We can highly recommend this - and she is very popular particularly in the wedding season, so do get in early. 

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