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Mid Suffolk District

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  • Day29

    18-8 Buxhall deel 2

    August 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Beschermd dorpsgezicht in Woolpit. En dan is het maar een klein stukje naar d eed camping. Er is eigenlijk alleen een toilet en water. En stilte. Zalig. Stormlijntjes maar weer, ondanks dat ik redelijk in de luwte sta. Ik doe nog een mini wandelingetje, maar ben toch weer moe. Lekker Dick Francis lezen, speelt in Newmarket!Read more

  • Day29

    18-8 Buxhall deel 1

    August 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Toch maar een foto van het steigerende paard en een laatste blik achterom op de Gallops en Newmarket. Op 1 ruiter na is het er uitgestorven om 8.05 want het is zondag. Blij dat ik het gisteren heb kunnen zien.
    De route voert langs super rustige weggetjes (zondag helpt ook wellicht) een middeleeuwse brug en een witte pauw. Ik ben om 11.00 uur al in Bury St. Edmunds. Geen zin om al te stoppen, behalve dat het gaat plenzen als ik net een koffie zit te drinken. Bekijk in de miezer Abbey gardens en de restanten van de oude abdij en muur er omheen. Volgens mij hadden die lui niet echt een gelofte van armoe afgelegd als je zulke hoge muren moet bouwen om de boze plebs buiten te houden. En joh: het wordt weer droog! De route blijft leuk, fietspad langs een niet zo drukke weg, ook nog struiken ertussen. Top. Weer een nieuwbouwwijk. Waarom daar? Speciale kerk in Woolpit.
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    Willem Hoffmans

    En weer lekker bezig, Astrid! Voor als je terugkomt: ik heb een biertje koud staan ;-)

    8/21/19Reply
    Astrid van der Zouwen

    Top! Ik weet je te vinden. Leuk!

    8/21/19Reply
     
  • Day16

    Woodbridge - Day 16

    May 6, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Early bustle in the morning as Ginny and Andrew leave for Carlisle, and Hadrian's Wall, Andrew and Lyn head back to Bury St Edmunds, and Dave and Jenny head off for London.Fraser's Mum Sue pops over to say hi, and I'm amazed to see how little she has changed in 20 years! Once everyone has left, the house suddenly seems huge and desolate after so much energy the day before! We have a lazy late morning reading and nodding off before a last stroll down to the river and up to the Tide Mill. This is followed by another wander of the cobbled streets, coffee and cake and a trip down to Whitby Rd to see Aunty Joan for the last time! It's a sombre time for me, as I know this will be the last time I will see her in the flesh. She is as upbeat and lively as ever, and I think she has really enjoyed having the colonials around. Big G as the 2nd cousins like to call her, is one of the loveliest ladies I have had the pleasure to meet, I will always have a soft spot for her!Read more

    Just awesome

    5/6/17Reply

    Ahhhh I feel emotional reading this - she is brilliant, how sad to say your last goodbye. X

    5/7/17Reply

    Great photo Colin.she is a wonderful lady

    5/7/17Reply

    She's still talking about every detail! Well done all of you xxx🇦🇺

    5/7/17Reply
     
  • Day15

    Woodbridge - Day 15

    May 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Lazy day at home for Georgia and I, and Jane has gone for some retail therapy in the local village. By mid afternoon the cousins arrive for the Last Hurrah before we all head off on our separate adventures! This is possibly the last time all of us will be in the same house together, so there is a palpable sense of joy and excitement. Ginny has bought half the local gourmet shop, Andrew English and I have loaded up with wine, and Jenny and David are on Dinner duty. There are 12 of us including, Aunty Joan and Andrew McKee's new partner Lyn. Everyone is in high sprints and as usual the conversation flows easily! We have a tremendous meal and the night transcends into raucous laughter as we reminisce about the children's show Captain Pugwash. Ian is trying to convince us that there were the characters Roger the Cabin Boy, Seaman Stains and Master Bates!
    I do some Googling to find that this is a furphy, that was reported by the Gaurdian, who were consequently sued by the developers. As a footnote they did say the Captain Pugwash came from Australian slang, so I got on to the Urban Dictionary as none of us Aussies had heard that term. For those of a curious nature and who are not easily offended, I will leave it to your own research! Suffice it to say I got to the point in definition 3, of 7 definitions where I couldn't speak I was laughing so much! What a great night, I'm going to miss these guys!
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  • Day12

    Dublin > Woodbridge - Day 12

    May 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Left our friends the Mallon's in Dublin and took the 1 hr flight to Stanstead where we picked up another car for the 1.5 hr trip to Woodbridge in Suffolk. After a bit of trouble we find our B&B which we are staying in with my brother David and wife Jenny and sister Ginny and partner Andrew. A quick pint at the Bell & Steel (one of my dad's favourites) and the Mariner and then back for a late dinner.Read more

  • Day12

    Ipswich - Day 13

    May 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    So this is the whole reason for the Ashes tour! Day 13 May 3rd, the fourth anniversary of Mum's passing and the day we finally get Dads Ashes back to his hometown of Ipswich. Thanks to the efforts of our 1st cousins Ian and Andrew, and the organisational skills of my sister, we are able to get dads ashes buried in his mothers perpetual plot at Ipswich Cemetery. It is fittingly a drizzly miserable English day, and after a few words from the three siblings I place Dad in his final resting place. I feel a mix of emotions, obviously sadness, but also pride that we have honoured his last wishes and managed to do so on a day that recognised mum and their 50+ year bond. It is lovely to be surrounded by our extended family at this moment, particularly my Dads 94 year old sister, Joan, who is incredibly stoic in the circumstances. We spend the rest of the afternoon over a long lunch at where else? The Coach and Hosreman Pub! We exchange stories and I am reminded of how immediately close I feel to blood relations, despite the physical distance that normally separates us!Read more

  • Day11

    Dublin - Woodbride - Day 12

    May 2, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Left our friends the Mallon's in Dublin and took the 1 hr flight to Stanstead where we picked up another car for the 1.5 hr trip to Woodbridge in Suffolk. After a bit of trouble we find our B&B which we are staying in with my brother David and wife Jenny and sister Ginny and partner Andrew. A quick pint at the Bell & Steel (one of my dad's favourites) and the Mariner and then back for a late dinner.Read more

  • Day102

    Suffolk and Nottingham

    July 14, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Home we came. We spent a week in Suffolk recovering from the awful jet lag and spending some quality time with family. The start of our time is Suffolk began with us attending the funeral of a very dear man, my grandad, Sam. The funeral was perfect, Aunty Sally, Uncle David and my Dad all did him proud. It was a beautiful day and service, and was heart warming to see how many people came to say goodbye to such a true gentleman.
    The rest of the week was spent in blissful sunshine, and we tried to make the most of our time seeing everyone. We had a couple of lovely days out with my family. We took a trip out to the 'beautiful' Felixstowe 😋. We relaxed in the sun eating our fish and chips, whilst the seagulls swarmed over head waiting for us to drop a sneaky chip. After lunch we took to the arcades to challenge each other to the highly skilled games the facility had to offer. Aiden is victorious at basketball, showing us his keen ability to sink many a ball into the net. Mum proved to be a whiz at a strange bowling game, beating us all. And I remain the undefeated champion at air hockey, although Aiden gave me a run for my money, which resulted in a nail biting sweaty showdown. Just when we all felt sorry for Dad, having lost at everything, he spotted a crazy golf course on the way to the car. Let's just say, he proved to be the Tiger Woods of crazy golf. However, despite the fact I came last, I believe I showed most technical skill, by making the ball fly off course, perfectly making it way through the small hole in the fence!!
    We also took a trip to Bury. Mum and Dad showed us round the town and took us to the park which had some old Abby ruins. The best part of the day was when I went to the market and got 4 very lovely avocados for £1. Having been to New Zealand and witnessing the avocado crisis which is leading to an avocado black market (no joke), I was extremely happy with my purchase. I even managed to get some blueberries, and make a crumble made with these and raspberries from Dad's garden. A nice edition to the lovely family dinner we had with Nanny and Gidad.
    So after spending our time in Suffolk, we headed to Nottingham to catch up with friends and of course, the lovely Brown family. It was so nice to see everyone, and was great to see how freaked out Aiden was that Jack was now walking freely everywhere. We had a lovely BBQ, courtesy of Aiden Browns superb cooking skills. And after a very short but sweet visit, we are now going to head off for a couple of weeks to tour the north of the UK, before Mr Brown turns 26!!!
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  • Day5

    Hastings to Suffolk

    September 22, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We had breakfast with Jenny, whispered goodbye to Simon so as not to disturb him working, and set off to Suffolk.
    The traffic was surprisingly not too bad, even on the M25, my first experience of biking on the scary road I think. We remembered Simon's advice and took the left hand side of the Dartford tunnel, and came off the M25 as soon as we could. We had a lovely ride in the hot sunshine to Maldon where we parked at the promenade car park and dutifully promenaded along the river to find somewhere for an early lunch.

    We were quietly sitting watching the world go by when there was an almighty shout and an older lady started hobbling around clearly upset and panicking, asking for help to recover her shopping trolley which had rolled off the path and fallen 8ft down into the thick river mud below. I stood up to go and see if I could jump down to get it, but the mud looked like I might have disappeared up to my waist, so I just stood there unhelpfully with everyone else.

    Luckily someone more sensible found a pole with a hook on the end with which he managed to lift the lady's trolley and shopping bag back to safety, albeit slightly muddier than before.

    The next part of the journey was possibly the hottest I have ever been, even with sleeves rolled up and coat half unzipped we were still melting at anything below 50mph! We followed Google to the exit of Jimmy's farm and wildlife park and rode the wrong way into the car park, despite some strange looks from people trying to leave down the single track lane we were heading up.

    We arrived at 3, and had 2 hours to tour the park before it closed, which luckily only took 1 hour, though it was an enjoyably spent hour so we were happy. There were some interesting animals and birds which all looked well looked after and happy. Jamie was even brave enough to go into the Reptile house and walk past the snakes without closing his eyes!

    The park was less than an hour from our new home, and we arrived about 5:00. Our hosts and their little dog Dolly are lovely and we are staying in a chalet in their garden with space for a small kitchen, sofa, and excitingly a telly!

    We walked up to the local pub for dinner which was fine, the pub was pretty empty with just a few fairly noisy locals for entertainment.
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