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Month: June 2016

At the Waterfront

I have been reflecting on a recent visit to Ipswich Marina.  The town of Ipswich has an improving reputation as a place to be.  Having lived in this English county of Suffolk for almost ten years, I still find myself surprised by people’s reaction to Ipswich.  No sooner than I mention the name of the…

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Idols of the Manor

I fully expected that I would have to take off my boots.  As we did so, taking the lead from our friends, my Partner and I managed to cram our boots into the small racks that had been set up outside the entrance to the Manor.  I felt sure that I would not find my…

Planting Remedies

Today, I am sitting at my desk and enjoying a chamomile tea.  I am thinking about herbal remedies and how to develop a broader range of these into our cottage garden planting scheme.  There are some valuable health benefits from fresh, home grown produce and especially from herbs. Usually, I tend to choose coffee as…

A Swash-Buckling Day

In 2015, my partner and I joined our friend Clare in the pretty village of Glemham, Suffolk, for a festival held at Glemham Hall. The festival was the Folk East festival.  This festival had only been running for several years but, already, it was becoming a renowned event for traditional folk music, crafts and folk dancing.…