Friday, 16 August 2013
Yesterday Granddaughter Georgie and her affianced, Andy, came to stay for a couple of days. Andy has not been to Suffolk before, so we are showing him our area. He comes from Derbyshire (which, too, is a lovely area) but he is quite impressed with Suffolk. Asked Georgie where she would like to see, yesterday afternoon, and she said that a few years ago, we'd taken her to Polstead, and since then she'd read up on the Red Barn murder (Maria Marten, 1827), and could we have another look at it please? So we did a run round Polstead (the photo above shows the pool after which it is named (originally Poolstead); then on to Kersey, which seems to be featuring a good deal in this blog of late, and then on to Lavenham. The Guildhall at Lavenham (pictured below - with Ann, Georgie, and Andy to the left of the photo) was built in the 1520s, so is a century or so later than our Guildhall here, but a very handsome, well preserved building.
The photo below is of Andy, Georgia and Ann, in much the same place as above, but facing the camera this time.
Played a four handed game of scrabble yesterday evening. Andy said he'd played the game, but was terribly out of practice. In the event he got out first and after we'd carefully counted up the score there were only two points between he and I. A good, close, well fought game.