Royalty Walked Here!

  Hadleigh Castle can be bleak in the winter, but come spring when the sun comes out and the wind dies down, it is one of the loveliest places in England. The walk out is a beautiful one, the path through the trees is lined with Queen Ann’s Lace before opening up to stunning views…

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Rambling in Ramsholt

Sometimes I doubt that I’ll ever get used to the weather here, nor fully accept the fact that it changes hour by hour most days rather than day by day. We started out with sunny skies while we were having our morning coffee, then had a wet and rainy mid-morning drive up to Ipswich. By…

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Local Gore

Wandering through a back street in Rayleigh on my way to pick up my new glasses this morning, I spotted an old remnant of days gone by. This trade sign is widely recognized as a barber pole, and dates back to the Middle Ages. According to Wikipedia, its history is a rather gory one: The origin of the…

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