#2minutebeachclean

Who watched Blue Planet 2 on Sunday?? How incredibly sad was it to watch the hump back whale carrying her dead pup?? Plastic!!!! Grrr………what are we doing to our wonderful world?? I must have been litter picking for a few years now. It all started on my daily dog walk, I was more and more conscious of how much litter was selfishly discarded along our hedgerows and country lanes and couldn’t walk past any longer. As a dog walker I always have a pocket of poop bags. So I decided to do my bit by picking up just enough litter to fill one poop bag. It’s amazing how much you can get in a poop bag and you do become a tad obsessed!   Starting a new business meant I obviously had to embrace social media for marketing but this proved very beneficial as not only was I marketing my business but it opened up so […]

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Life’s a beach…..

It’s official, Norfolk has some of the best beaches in the UK! 6 of our North Norfolk beaches have been awarded the prestigious blue flag status which means our beaches are amongst the cleanest and safest in the country. The Eastern Daily Press wrote that “East Runton and West Runton have joined Cromer, Mundesley, Sea Palling and Sheringham in being awarded prestigious Blue Flag status. The international quality mark recognises their high standards of cleanliness and safety, as well as the water quality.”   I love our Norfolk coastline, to the extent it was one of the major factors behind setting up MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays. I’ve travelled to some wonderful far away places with the hope and expectations that we’ll find ourselves on those remote and deserted white sandy beaches that we’ve all seen and dreamt of, listening to the gentle lapping of the waves and the sun dappling through the palm trees whilst drinking […]

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I walk because……

May is National Walking Month National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what your level of fitness is.  Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier. I think it’s fair to say, I love walking. I’m not what you would call an experienced hiker, just a lover of getting out there and exploring the big outdoors and all it has to offer. Over the last few years it’s become a big part of my life for so many reasons: I walk because I can – after experiencing deteriorating mobility issues, I feared my love of walking was going to be severely compromised, but following some major surgery to restructure my pelvis, I’ve gone from strength to strength and ‘bagged’ The Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in 2016 I walk because it helps […]

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My adventure…..

We’re now into the middle of January, the first few weeks have flown by and MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays is into its second month of business.               Last week we welcomed our very first MarGins guests to the wonderful Norfolk Coast. We arranged a bespoke package for them to walk from Hunstanton to Cley-next-the-Sea over 3 days with their dog. Our guests were sisters wanting to share some quality time together as they both live opposite sides of the world and only had a short time together in the UK, so there were high expectations of the service from MarGins and the Norfolk Coastline….in January! No pressure! But, it couldn’t have gone any better. They fell in love with the Norfolk Coast! My heart skipped a beat when one of the sisters said “I think I’ve found my spiritual home, this has been the highlight of my trip […]

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New Year resolutions…..

This week I’ve been reflecting on that question “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” It’s quite a personal question really and we may not want to share our resolutions with just anyone. I never liked the question because we have a tendency to set our expectations for change quite high, such as losing weight, joining the gym etc. and then if we don’t ‘succeed’ we see it as a failure leading to low self-esteem and confidence in our ability’s. I was at a New Year’s party in 2014 having this exact conversation with a good friend and neighbour, which admittedly was fuelled by a few drinks. It led onto a discussion on things we’d both like to achieve rather than what we think we should be doing. That was when we shook hands on a resolution that for me, was going to lead onto the beginnings of setting up MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays. We both […]

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Festive wishes

I think that launching a new business so close to Christmas has actually helped us to cope with the annual Festive chaos. Seem’s strange I know but embracing the world of Social Media especially Twitter has meant that we keep up to date with what Festive events are happening throughout our lovely county of Norfolk. I’ve always been a believer in supporting our local businesses and small independently run shops. I love finding them special places selling handmade and locally sourced treasures. We are so lucky in Norfolk, you don’t have to go far to find them. Whilst out distributing our leaflets we’ve been overwhelmed with the amount of support we’ve received from the Norfolk shops, cafe’s, Hotels, pubs and Tourist Information centres on the North Norfolk coast. This has also given us the opportunity to Christmas shop as we distribute the leaflets in our quaint Norfolk towns. You really can’t beat finding the perfect gift […]

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A very productive week

The last week has been a whirlwind of productiveness. Last week we received our MarGins leaflets that Mark designed. It was quite nerve racking opening the box, really hoping they were going to look OK but I’m pleased to say we are thrilled with them, so my next task is distributing them around the Norfolk Coast and anywhere that walkers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts visit. We had a busy and rather festive weekend. On Saturday, Cromer had their Christmas light switch on. So I took my Mum for a wander around a cold but very Christmassy Cromer, taking in the Christmas tree festival in the church, meandering through the street stalls and having a very warming hot chocolate at the wonderful Rocket Cafe looking out over a festive Cromer Pier before the big lights switch on. It’s lovely to see so many people supporting our local towns as there is a lot of behind the […]

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