Blogs filed under “Places”

How rabbits (or coneys) came to Thetford

I’ve been reading A History of English Food, a very interesting book by Clarissa Dickson Wright of Two fat Ladies fame, which I picked up in the lovely Browsers Bookshop in Woodbridge. The book goes right back to medieval times and through to the modern day, looking at the food that was eaten, where it […]

Horsey via Itteringham and Stalham

What better way to begin a day trip than with a meandering drive through the Norfolk countryside. Our ultimate destination was Horsey, a small village on the North-East coast and on the edge of the Norfolk Broads National Park, famous (locally at least) for its windpump.

A taste of things to come…

I think I’m fairly safe in saying that whenever and wherever we go, food has always played an important part in planning the day’s activities. Arriving somewhere in time for lunch, or not setting off on a walk without first ensuring that there is an acceptable pub on the way round. That kind of thing.

Some beer in the sunshine

Well, the weather seems to have changed quite unexpectedly – as demonstrated by the lobster like complexion I have taken on over the last 24 hours or so (look, I forgot the suncream, ok?). Not that I’m one to complain – far from it, a bit of sunshine means it’s surely time to get out […]

A bike, a beer, a bite and a bark

Given the slump back into what seems to be autumn over the past few days, I can’t help but think back to a rather nice sunny weekend back at the start of the month. Spring seemed to be breaking out at last, people were actually cheerful, and best of all – it was a bank […]

Out and about in Autumn

It’s been a busy few weeks and somehow we’ve found ourselves in November. Between us both coming down with colds and a hectic time at work we’ve managed to get out and about to enjoy what Autumn has to offer in East Essex and South East Suffolk. I thought I’d share few of the highlights. […]

Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings sits in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Alde. It’s most famous as a concert hall, and home of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin Britten. These days there’s a lot more there, and it’s still growing. There is a variety of shops and galleries, a cafe and restaurant, a […]

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