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Menoffagainorrhoea; Suffolk Sojourn Days 3 and 4

A random sunflower in Aitch's yard - bird planted seed?
The Sunday and Monday of my brief trip were spent staying around Aitch's home. This was partly due to the incredible heat (low 30s centigrade both days - very different to how it feels in the Great Down Under Parts and rather overwhelming); partly due to Aitch wanting to get a bit more done towards decluttering and preparing for her grand move; then partly due to me feeling a wee bit off-colour (possibly with the heat, but also just the way this body goes sometimes).

There was plenty to keep us both occupied, Aitch with her listing and clearing, and me with my writing and reading and being the occasional help to Aitch. I prepared Sunday lunch which used up a goodly number of the incredible crop of tomatoes from the garden. That passata, with steamed veg and pasta and cheese crumble added was delicious - because the ingredients were superior! We also listened on the edge of our seats as the last day of the third cricket test between England and Australia went right down to the line.

I also took the opportunity to walk around St Peter's for one last visit. When Aitch departs, it really will be the end of an era for the village.

Then there were the birds and the bees and the fields and the trees - and some amazing sunsets.


  1. That view across the fields looks oh so very English!
    Cheers, Gail.

    1. Hari Om
      Bucolic is the perfect word for this, one feels! Yxx

  2. the crosses in the cemetery and the stones and door are my favorite shots.. they tie for my favorite. that adorable bee is a close 2nd

  3. Oh those gorgeous stain glass window and the Church. That bee ....be scary. LOL
    Hugs HiC

  4. Seeing the old grave yard I have now traced my ancestors to Scotland to Roger Kirk surgeon in the English Army and fought in the 1556 Scottish Rebellion. He was born 1602 • Skelton Parish Yorks, England. 10th great-grandfather. His one son migrated to Jamestown Alphonsus Kirk March 29th 1689. So here I am now with a President who says he was at 7-Eleven on this horrible day in history. Go figure.
    Your Friend

  5. I love the photo of the church yard, it says so much with so little. And the sunflower just made me smile.

    Klem, Mara

  6. Idyllic views! and I love the stained glass photos as well.

  7. Beautiful stained glass windows but I like the little bee best.

  8. It's always fun seeing wonderful places like this! I'm glad yo shared these fantastic images with us.

    My Corner of the World

  9. wonderful photos!!! I love it to sit in churches what have such wonderful windows... I often spin my own stories while watching it (a part of my childhood is still with me) LOL

  10. So glad you had a chance to walk around ... it was 'boiling' ... but sad she's leaving - yet you'll both be nearer each other. Lunch sounds good! Thanks for sharing ... cheers Hilary

  11. Gorgeous pictures! The sunflower made us smile☺

  12. Fantastic photos! favorite are 'our feathered friends.'

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  13. Just lovely. I kept on from geocatches and sure did enjoy the scenery here.

  14. You always have the most stunning photos.

  15. Glorious photos, YAM. Thanks so for sharing the beauty. namaste, janice xx


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