Category Archives: Out & About

Blythburgh Inspired

    It was a sizzlingly hot Sunday.  The sky was the most beautiful blue and there was a tranquility that only happens on the lazy, hazy days of late summer.  My brother-in-law, Adrian, my friend, Darren, and I arrived at beautiful Blythburgh Church, here in Suffolk.     Just a stones throw from popular seaside destination, Southwold, and surrounded

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A Kiss to Remember

    One of the most renowned and outstanding pieces of art was recently within touching  distance from where I was stood.  On the perimeter, a high, red-bricked wall and some black wrought iron gates.  We, being my other-half and our friend, passed through the gates to be met by a beautiful public garden.  This tranquil gem was still at

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The Cathedral to Bygone Days

    I have been reflecting, today, on the subject of community.  I would recommend to anyone who may be feeling isolated, in some way disconnected from their local community or simply just in need of distraction, to consider visiting local venues of interest.  A museum, for example, can help us to feel connected to our local community, it can

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At the Waterfront

    I have been reflecting on a recent visit to Ipswich Marina.  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

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A Swash-Buckling Day

    In 2015, my partner and I joined our friend Clare in the pretty village of Glemham, Suffolk, for a festival held at Glemham Hall. The festival was the Folk East festival.  This festival had only been running for several years but, already, it was becoming a renowned event for traditional folk music, crafts and folk dancing.     Clare

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A Talented Local Artist

    I was thinking, today, about the wonderful art exhibition of a dear friend; Kim Edwards.     Over the years of our friendship, I’ve learnt more and more about Kim’s work.  I respect how much feeling she puts into her work and I appreciate how she responds to light, shadow, movement and form; all of which feature strongly

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