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A Musical Soiree


Pamela has been a very good friend of ours for many years and she has a birthday coming up which will mark yet another decade so she decided that a celebration was in order which she described as 'A musical soiree'. She lives in Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk and plays the bassoon. So it […]

Tudor Turrets and Topiary


(Note: Click on the pictures for a larger version) Last Thursday it was raining, overcast and gloomy to the extent that I needed a light on in my study to be able to see properly (this is August remember!). Friday dawned with a clear sky and was forecast to be a sunny day. This is […]

After last years excuse for a summer we were hoping for some drier settled weather this year especially as the Meteorological Office predicted a warmer drier summer this year. Since our last trip to Houghton at the beginning of the month we’ve been waiting for a weather forecast which would give us at least four […]

Six tired legs.

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Marie and Lisa’s trip to Great Britain didn’t go according to plan. A short while before departure Lisa contracted an infection but decided she was well enough to go and they both arrived in Colchester on Wednesday 1st April as planned. On Thursday Amanda and I travelled to Colchester and all four of us walked […]

Big Sky – Small Fry

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Another lovely day yesterday saw us arrive at the free car park in Dedham where we intended to walk around the area where John Constable used to paint. A short walk from the car park brought us here. Just above the cattle you may see a horizontal line in the grass – that is the […]

Salami and Chips – Part 2

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I little while back I said that I would post some photographs that Antonello took of the two of us on our Suffolk jaunt when he sent them to me. They arrived yesterday and here they are. The first one is outside the Guildhall in Lavenham and the second is in the churchyard at Long […]

Salami and chips

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Yesterday, Sunday 22nd July, I left home at 9:30 AM and drove to Thaxted where I had arranged to meet Antonello from Florence in Italy. He had been staying in Thaxted for 3 nights, having already been to Rye in Sussex, and was moving on to Long Melford in Suffolk to stay there for 3 […]