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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Why I Will Vote ‘Remain’

My thoughts, today, are on the Referendum on whether we, in the United Kingdom, should remain within the European Union or whether we should leave.  This is a subject that is clearly causing great debate and even division within our society, as passions on either side of this debate are building. I need not describe […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Swash-Buckling Day

Today, I have been thinking about our local festivals; of which there are many.  It’s that time of year when people across this nation get excited about festivals.  Across the UK, people have started preparing for, or attending, the many festivals that sparkle throughout these islands.  I live in beautiful England and already my own […]

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