You'd be hard-pressed in the UK these days to find a restaurant, hotel or otherwise, that didn't offer at least one vegetarian option. But 'you won't perish' is hardly the most inspiring of menu mantras for non meat-eaters - least of all when you're on holiday. So, to celebrate National Vegetarian Week, we've rounded up five fab UK hotels for herbivores, where you can enjoy activities like vegan cookery classes and feast on hearty veggie breakfasts and dinners with a wealth of choices - not a bland mushroom risotto in sight. 1. The vegetarian country house hotel Lancrigg, Grasmere, Cumbria Lancrigg lies in the Cumbrian village of Grasmere, popular with walkers owing to its Lake District location - and proof that it's not just meaty protein that'll get you up those mountains. Its restaurant is open all day to the general public as well as guests, and a takeover by a dynamic young chef has seen the menu take a turn for the rather inspired. For more information, … [Read more...] about Fab Five: UK hotels with vegetarian restaurants
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new PUBLISHED: 15:23 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:23 16 July 2019 Liz Nice David Reeve, long-standing Chairman of the Sandringham Flower Show. PHOTO: IAN BURT Archant © 2006 David Reeve MVO, MBE is a native of Norfolk who spent 34 years in the Norfolk Constabulary, retiring as Chief Superintendent with responsibility for the protection of our Royal Family when in Norfolk. In his spare time, he has spent over 30 years on the committee of the Sandringham Flower Show, the last 20 as Chairman. David was awarded the MVO for personal services to Her Majesty The Queen when he retired from the Police and later the MBE for his services to the communities of Norfolk. He talks to Gina Long MBE David Reeve with the Queen Mother at Sandringham Flower Show 2000What is your connection to East Anglia? I was born in a small village east of Norwich and have lived in Norfolk all my life. Whilst I have travelled extensively, I always enjoy returning to Norfolk and … [Read more...] about Secrets of Sandringham Flower Show chairman David Reeve
Fuel up with coffee and scones at award-winning Flour Bakery + Café (www.flourbakery.com), and then walk to the Harvard Art Museums to see the renowned collection of Western European and North American art, art from German-speaking Europe, and Asian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean art (www.harvardartmuseums.org). The current Bauhaus and Harvard exhibition is also impressive, showcasing nearly 200 works by 74 artists (on exhibit until July 28). Next, take a fascinating tour of the Longfellow House-Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site (www.nps.gov/long/index.htm). The house served as headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, from July 1775 to April 1776, and later was the family home of American poet Henry W. Longfellow. Much has happened in this beautiful, historic mansion! Of course, your mom loves to learn, so sign her up for a fun-filled class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education (www.ccae.org). How about a four-hour … [Read more...] about Gifts of New England travel for Mother’s Day
Former first lady Michelle Obama has often discussed her love for reading and is now a worldwide best-selling author with her memoir Becoming. And when it comes to her picks for little readers, she keeps it classic. In an appearance on Today’s video series “Open Book with Jenna Bush Hager,” in which notable people chat about their reading habits and recommendations, Obama said the first character she remembers loving as a child was Pippi Longstocking, the red-headed adventurous main character created by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. Buy Obama's favorite booksBuy ItPippi Longstocking, Astrid LindgrenBuy ItBuy ItBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Bill MartinBuy ItBuy ItAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Judith ViorstBuy ItBuy ItLife of Pi, Yann MartelBuy ItBuy ItGrapes of Wrath, John SteinbeckBuy ItBuy ItGoodnight Moon, Margaret Wise BrownBuy It“I was really fascinated with this strong little girl that was the … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama shares the children’s books she used to read to her daughters
Gallery PUBLISHED: 18:30 18 February 2019 Stacia Briggs The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell undercroft. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Copyright: Archant 2019 Take a tour of Bridewell Undercroft, where fascinating stories of merchants and misery await. The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell undercroft. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYIt’s a subterranean world in the heart of Norwich that was once a holding cell for criminals, “lewd women”, beggars and those fighting their own private demons and a place where children who were whipped and salted by a cruel master were brought to safety. A hidden world underneath our feet and the secret door that hundreds of us pass in Norwich every day without noticingThe stone steps lead to a honeycomb of underground rooms that snake out beneath Norwich’s Bridewell, the thick walls filled with the secrets of hundreds of years.The undercroft at the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell is the largest of the … [Read more...] about Dare you go underground?