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Blue Monday

By Katharine | January 18, 2021

Apparently today (Monday 18th January) is known as Blue Monday and is meant to be the most depressing day of the year! The Christmas lights are down and we are once again in lockdown and unable to enjoy meeting up with friends and family but I still hope that we are able to look forward…

Happy New Year

By Katharine | January 4, 2021

Happy New Year to you all and let’s hope this is a year to remember for all the right reasons!  Last year was pretty miserable for a lot of people for many reasons (apart from the obvious) and we are all hoping for a better 2021 with good health, good weather and a good luck…

Coronacoaster Lockdown II

By Katharine | November 3, 2020

As we enter the second lockdown this year, we are all feeling a bit like Brian the alpaca. What a year 2020 has turned out to be. Nobody could have foreseen what the year would be like or how all our lives would be impacted by the virus. We’ve swung from being busier than ever…

We’re Good To Go!

By Katharine | June 30, 2020

We’re Good To Go – new industry standard launched  VisitBritain and VisitEngland have launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as the sector works towards reopening.  The ‘We’re Good To Go’ industry standard and supporting mark means businesses across the sector can demonstrate that they are adhering to…

We’re Open Again!

By Katharine | June 24, 2020

Following the government announcement yesterday we are at last allowed to open our doors again to the public from Saturday 4th July. We can’t wait to welcome guests back again. We will start with just one B&B booking at a time to make sure we can maintain social distancing and make sure that each bedroom…

Wolsey Lodge

By Katharine | May 15, 2020

I am pleased to announce that we have now become a Wolsey Lodge. Our details are live on their website and we are very excited to join this wonderful network of B&Bs. It will be great to have their support as we all try and pick up the pieces again after lockdown. COLLEGE FARM NORFOLK…

Sawday’s Clean & Safe Charter

By Katharine | May 12, 2020

For all our guests well being, health & safety we have signed up for Sawday’s Clean & Safe Charter. Below is a message from Sawday’s explaining the charter: The safety and well-being of our guests, our owners, their families and their teams is incredibly important to us, now more than ever. As we prepare to…

A Mediaeval Response to the Aftermath of a Time of Crisis in Thompson

By Katharine | April 28, 2020

A Mediaeval response to the aftermath of a time of crisis in Thompson Instead of dwelling on the only previous time in our history to compare with the current Covid-19 crisis, I am focussing on the measures taken in the aftermath.  But first a little background. The Black Death, as it is usually known, was…

Corona Virus Update

By Katharine | April 14, 2020

Covid-19 Following advice from the Environmental Health Officer at Breckland Council and the Government we have temporarily closed and are not taking any bookings for Bed and Breakfast or cream teas.  We are still taking enquiries for weddings and although we are not able to offer any appointments to view the venue at the moment…

Events at St Martins for 2020

By Katharine | February 5, 2020

Edit Saturday 15th February Showcase Day at Thompson Community Hall Friday 21st February Quiz at Thompson Community Hall Tuesday 25th February Pop Up Supper Club at College Farm Saturday 7th March Grand Second Hand Book Sale at Thompson Community Hall Sunday 10th May WWII Family Day Saturday 6th June Grand Second Hand Book Sale at…