Monday, 24 February 2014
This morning had to motor over to Sudbury to have my ears tested (yet again). Stopped and shopped in Waitrose on the way. Once again, even more powerful hearing aids are on order. They'll probably help for a while. Drove back via the back lanes , taking photos through the car windows on the way. Pretty thatched cottage above, Pleasant village manor house below. This has had a fine Georgian facade nailed onto a timbered , earlier house (probably Tudor). If you look to the right of the house, the end of a small, white, mediaeval house is visible, at right angles to the road. A lot of our earlier houses (including the one in which we live) seem almost organic in the way they've grown and developed.
Village back street scene of various periods below.
We really are spoiled for lovely old houses in Suffolk.
A mile or two further on we stopped for lunch at our favourite farm shop. The hot dish today was beuf Bourginon (sorry - never could spell in French) , so we each had a dish, so generously served that Ann could not finish hers (and as I was quite replete - could not assist). Quite delicious.
Good night All.