Month: June 2016

At the Waterfront

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 town, than the response is an almost automatic “Oh, but it’s…

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…

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…

Plant Pharmacy for Natural Remedies

I tend to choose coffee as my preferred option in the early part of the day.  I guess the kick-start that the caffeine hit offers is just what I need early in the day.  I am more of a ‘Night Owl’ and so I tend to find mornings more difficult.  Certainly, chronic illness has a…

A Swash-Buckling Day

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 village, in the picturesque county of Suffolk, has held a Flower Festival in our…