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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich January 9th 2018

"D"day is approaching!! If "D" day is departure day we are currently "D" day minus two. We have been involved in preparations for many weeks. If we just let pass the time spent booking flights, hotels, transfers, car hire, tours, checking and updating insurance, passports, visas and vaccinations; ensuring we have tickets, vouchers and medication; arranging for Post Office to keep mail and for neighbours to keep an eye on the house; advising banks and credit card providers, landlord, letting agent of our travels we come to packing. Annie tells me it must be planned as a military operation (with her as the Commanding Officer). The C. O. has identified my role as key to the success of the operation. The role is in two parts:- 1. Do as you are told immediately you are told ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 9th 2016

Tuesday August 9,2016 Sheri,Jason,Fleur,Millie and I went to play "crazy/ miniature golf in Ufford which was a lot of fun!! Afterwards we all had a nice lunch out at a pub in the countryside. We were out for most of the day and it wonderful to spend time with everyone and catch up on their news. Arrived back at Poplar Farm tired but with fond memories pf the fun day ! Sally and I had a good evening and ate a good meal for supper. Good Night Folks! Enjoy a great day! :)... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 8th 2016

Monday August 8,2016 Today Sally and I did errands in and around Ipswich as well as starting "Pigs Gone Wild" Hunt in town. There are 39 different "Pigs Gone Wild" Statues scattered all over Ipswich and once you have found all of the statues, you get a prize. Today we found 13 pigs which is awesome! Afterwards Sally and I had lunch and just relaxed at the house. Have a good night!!... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 7th 2016

Sunday August 7,2016 This morning woke up and had a nice breakfast with Sally and Clare and second day in London. Sally 's second day at her Felting workshop and another day to explore and hopefully not get totally lost. Around 9:45 am - both Sally and I said "Thanks and good bye to Clare and walked out the door to start our day. We put our overnight bag in the trunk and Sally & I made a plan to meet up at Newbury Park on the Central Line around 5pm or so. I walked to the bust stop down from Clare's house and hopped on the C2 bus towards Victoria train and tube station. I got off in Camden Town and headed off to the markets and stalls!! Amazing and fascinating area of London! Unique ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 7th 2016

Sunday August 7 -A Here are the photos from the previous blog. Enjoy!!... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 6th 2016

Saturday August 6,2016 Good Morning Everybody! Sally and I left Poplar Farm around 8:15 am and drove towards London. We arrived at the church where the Felting Workshop was being held about 10:15 am. Then I walked towards the nearest bus stop to get myself into the center of London. I hopped on bus #134 which brought me all the way to New Oxford Street which is near Tottenham Court Road Tube Station. I got on the the London Victoria tube line towards Kings Cross/St. Pancras and then stood in line with a few other people to take a photo at the site of HARRY POTTER 9 3/4 Platform. It was fun and wonderful! It was awesome to stop by the Harry Potter store as well to get some souvenirs. I walked all the way from ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 5th 2016

Friday August 5,2016 Today Sally and I went grocery shopping and did some errands in and around Ipswich which was great! Later-we had a nice lunch at Poplar Farm and then relaxed for a bit. We did a furniture project outside which has turned out well. About 6pm- Sally,Sheri,Fleur,Millie and myself will join a few friends at Jimmy's Farm to see the Theater in the Forest. Tonights play is the Tempest which looks interesting. We are bringing a few nibbles and waters to munch on before the show. Back again folks- The play was good and there were actors/actresses and the songs were nice. There were some good jokes as well. I enjoyed the second part of the play a lot even though the play itself is very complicated to begin with. I had a to ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 11th 2015

Tuesday August 11,2015 Good Morning! Welcome back! After breakfast, Sally and I headed off to Hadleigh which is about 20 minutes from PFH. Sally and I walked around looked into several stores. We were both doing "Retail Therapy" which was great ! :) We came back and had some lunch and then relaxed at PFH for awhile. Finished packing for Spain and talked and hung out with Sheri,Jason,Fleur and Millie. We watched a movie" Dark Shadows" with Jonny Depp. A actual film that I had never seen before, it was strange and wonderful! Around 6:30 pm , we ordered Pizzas,garlic bread and Chips for dinner with Sheri,Jason and the girls. Sally was off doing a volunteer calling center for a few hours. We both definitely need to go to bed earlier than usual . Getting up ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 10th 2015

Monday August 10, 2015 Good Morning Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful and cool day! I am a little slow today but doing some errands today with Sally. Ipswich was great but busy and I enjoyed walking around and looking in different stores. Then we came back and had lunch, after that began to pack for Spain. Kit and Sancha came over to and we talked and caught up on our news. Kit is Sally's brother from Chicago and Sancha is his daughter . Wonderful to see th... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 9th 2015

Sunday August 9, 2015 Hello Everybody! Are you hungry? Ready for a Barbecue? Close your eyes for a minute and smell the aromas of good food whiffing past your nose. Enjoy! :) : ) This morning I made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for the Barbecue today. We invited about 20 people to our party and several people are bringing food as well. Our party started around 1:30 but one of our guests arrived earlier and it was nice to catch up with her one on one. The weather was beautiful and sunny all day ! Most people folks arrived around 1:30 pm and it was family and friends who came to PFH. We had a variety of foods and desserts which were all eaten up by everybody. We all had a wonderful and fun time talking ... read more
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