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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ellivia again

You may remember Ellivia the little Elephant who was a house guest after she became detached from her humans. Well her family picked her up in October and for the last month have been touring the UK and Ireland. They go home tomorrow and were in London and so I popped into town to have a coffee with them.

We were to meet by the Tower of London

and coincidentally as it was Prince Charles birthday they were giving him a 62 gun salute

The gang back together

It was nice to see Ellivia with her human's Maddy & Bill safe journey tomorrow guys!

Sunday, November 12, 2017


As I've said before whenever I see Thaxted Church spire in the distance I am transported back in time to Sunday afternoons when I was a child.

Conrad Noel, Vicar of Thaxted 1910-42, he was appointed  by Daisy Greville Duchess of Warwick who used to live at Easton Lodge. He was a friend of Gustav Holst.

I lit a candle for my Mum. It'll be 10 years at the end of December.

Saturday, November 11, 2017


I dislike this time of year lots of places are closed and if the weather isn't good parks and gardens are out. It wasn't a bad day though and I went to Lavenham for a stroll

A very old Bus Stop sign!

The Guildhall

Little Hall

and into the Guildhall

There is a nice exhibit of photographs by Frances Lingard Ranson who founded the Lavenham Preservation Comittee. They show that the Lavenham we see today was almost lost...