Blogs from Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 8


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich September 12th 2008

Steve: Well the Euro tunnel is booked; 1420 hours Wednesday, 24 September, 2008. So the adventure is about to begin. The original plan was for us to enjoy a British summer before we left, giving ourselves time to sort out various things. Well, the British summer hasn't arrived yet! We aren't going to wait for it. We have been slowly arranging everything for our departure. We picked our new car up, 22nd August - a Toyota RAV4 - after completing 6 different vehicle test drives. Driving the Freelander 2 was good fun, but a little outside our price range. We drove to Cornwall and completed nearly 1000 miles in five days, much more than we are planning to actually do in practice and all went well, especially driving around some very dodgy roads, in deepest darkest ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich July 22nd 2008

I think this will be a bit like time travelling as I am not sure where I will start. So I thought I'd might as well start at home in Suffolk. This beautiful county has been home to us for over 30 years now which seems incredible. The countryside around Ipswich is beautiful and still holds a fascination for us. The magnificant span of the surprisingly elegant Orwell bridge sets the scene and is the gateway to many beautiful places. So my first journey will take you round the local fields and meadows of Belstead Brook. Once under the A14 tunnel the countryside spreads out towards Copdock. Bentley and the peninsula. There are many pathways to follow. Walking near our home allows us to see so much of nature despite the roar of traffic from the ... read more
Belstead Church
Gateway to Bentley woods
Cowslips in the meadows

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich July 9th 2008

Hi all, Well this is our Travelblog. Steve and Pat. We have recently retired and are currently planning our trip. We should be leaving the UK, late 2008, and travelling through France, Belgium, Italy, Greece and Cyprus. We have a few idea's of what and where our journey will take us, but essentially, the travelling itself is one of our dreams. ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich June 28th 2008

Well I leave for Barcelona tomorrow morning. I have to get up at the ridiculous time of 4am but I guess it's all for the good as I'll arrive in Spain in the afternoon which should give me some time to get my bearings and locate International House!!! I am currently in the process of repacking and double checking everything!!! ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Suffolk » Ipswich January 26th 2008

Farewell dinner - yum yum!... read more

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