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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 8th 2015

Saturday August 8, 2015 Good Morning Folks! Happy FELTING WORKSHOP Day! This morning the workshop started around 10:00 am and three women from Cambridge,Essex and Norfolk arrived at PFH to listen to Sally and work on a project. Sally does 15 Felt Workshops a year and usually is about 3 to 10 people participating that day. One woman made different felt shapes while the other two women made flowers which came out nicely. I talked and asked Sally about Needle Felting and I looked through a book and thought it would be neat to learn something new. Sally showed and helped me make a colorful Cat taking a nap and I am very pleased with the result ! I can't wait to make more creatures and other Felt things. Sally is very patient and a wonderful ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 7th 2015

Friday August 7, 2015 Good Morning Folks! It is going to be a busy day at PFH ! After breakfast, off to grocery shop at Lidl and Sainsbury with Sally and then lunch. In the afternoon, we both volunteer our time at the COMMUNITY SHOP in Sproughton ! We come back to Poplar Farm House and relax and eat a bite before we go out with Sheri and the girls. Around 12 of us are all heading to Jimmy's Farm to see ( The Red Rose Chain Theater Company) Play with music in the Forest : A Midsummer Night's Dream. It will be wonderful! :) ;) Hello, welcome back! Pull up a chair and I will wait till you make yourself a cup of coffee,tea or ice tea. Ready yet? Ah good! Sally and I had ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 6th 2015

Thursday August 6,2015 "Good Morning Passengers - Welcome to Heathrow Airport - Please remain in your seats until the airplane has taxied to your gate. Thank you for flying Virgin Atlantic Airlines. Have a wonderful day! " Sally and I arrived into Heathrow Airport in London this morning around 9:30 am ( U.K. time), went through customs rather quickly. It took awhile for us to collect our two checked luggage but eventually started to walk towards where National Bus Station was located. Both Sally and myself waited for about an hour until our bus was called. We left London around 11: 45 am and arrived at our stop in Ipswich around 2:55 pm. We waited for both Sheri and Jason to pick us up and drive us back to Poplar Farm. We were both exhausted but ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich January 19th 2015

Thursday 15/1/15 Excited and apprehensive now, all packed and on our way. Didn't quite manage to get the freezer and fridge emptied but did find a bag of sausage rolls in there that had a best before date in 2006! Forgotten my cap and sunnies but I expect they sell stuff like that in New Zealand. So will we ever actually get to NZ?? It seems Ian is a wanted man in NZ and they can't print a boarding pass for the Dubai to Auckland leg. After waiting at the desk for half an hour or more they decide it will be sorted by the time we get to Dubai so we are allowed to board.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 25th 2014

Monday August 25,2014 & Tuesday August 26,2014 I awoke to clouds rolling in and rain dancing and pouring down from the sky at Poplar Farm House in the morning. I made sure my room was cleaned up and neat! I had breakfast, helped Sally with a few things around the house. I told Sally and Sheri that I had invited everyone out to lunch that day before Sally and I headed to Heathrow Airport that afternoon. The positive part about lunch was company and the some of the meal but it was great to be with everyone on my last day before going back to the U.S. Jason had to work but had said "goodbye" to him, the day before. I checked everything and we loaded my luggage into the car and said goodbye to Sheri,Fleur,Millie ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 24th 2014

Sunday August 24,2014 I awoke on Sunday to a nice but cloudy day in Ipswich today! I helped Sally with things around the house and also asked Sheri if I could help with dinner but she was all set. I cleaned up the B&B folks breakfast and then did some laundry and I also started to clean up my room and pack a little. After lunch, I walked around the gardens and PFH taking pictures. Sally helped me to learn to do a felt project and it came out really nicely! Cool! A blue Felt cover for my cell phone with a drawstring! Then after 3 pm, Sally and I drove to town to pick up the new "WOOFER" named Clara and she was very nice to meet. Clara was going to be at PFH for ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 23rd 2014

Saturday August 23,2014 Awoke a little later today due to two groups of B&B folks having breakfast downstairs. It was fine and I was still a bit tired but good! Came down and had breakfast and then got dressed, helped clean up the kitchen and got myself ready to head out to see some more family. Around 12:30 pm, Sally and I drove off to see Aunt Penny and Uncle Paulie who now live in a nice village called "TATTINGSTONE." We arrived a few minutes early and it only took us about twenty minutes to get there. Penny greeted us and I gee her some yellow roses which she adores! Wonderful to see her,Paulie and their black lab dog:DEFA. Fabulous Bungalow and house which has several bedrooms and a lovely lawn for gardens to come . ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 20th 2014

Wednesday August 20,2014 I awoke early today at PFH, in order to get the 9:09 train from Ipswich to London. Sheri kindly dropped me off at the train station but the train was delayed by 15 minutes, hence getting late into London Liverpool Street Station. Managed to get to Waterloo Street Station early than expected, so I called Philippa and I arrived at Petersfield a half an hour earlier which turned out to be fine. Philippa and I drove to their house: Lower Chapters and I greeted my cousin Hermione and her two children Jake and Amelie. We had a lovely lunch and then afterwards headed to Portsmouth Harbor to do some errands. The kids are in a reading group that they have a list to check off, unique ways and places to read a book. ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 19th 2014

Tuesday August 19,2014 Awoke to blue skies and birds chirping outside my window! I helped Sally with getting errands done around PFH today. An old friend from Jersey came down to have lunch with Sally,Eliska.Lee and myself. Alison and I have not seen each other since my british grandmother's funeral, so that was a long time ago. Great to catch up with her news! Afterwards just chilled a bit with writing the blog and trying to finish writing chapter 12 of the fan fiction mystery. I was in charge of making Vegetables and Shrimp Fajitas which were really messy but ended up being a nice meal. Goodnight!... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich August 18th 2014

Monday August 18,2014 Hello everybody! Today was a very low-key and relaxing day! Did errands and went into the town of Ipswich again, Laundry,taking walks,library and eating a "TOASTIE " for lunch. TOASTIE in England is similar to grilled cheese and tomato sandwich. Dropped a video off at library and checked a few things. Just walked around town , looking into different cool stores for a few hours. I came back to PFH around 5:15 pm and it was still nice weather-wise. I finished with the laundry,played a little tennis with Millie and helped around the house. Around 7:45, came back inside to watch a bit of TV an then it was time time for dinner. Our "woofer" from South Korea made us dinner! She made vegetables,rice and poached egg! It was yummy! Also, we had ... read more
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