Morning, all. I'll replace this with a proper post once I've uploaded yesterday's photos - which won't be until I'm home again.
(a few hours later)
Morning again! I'm home, first load of washing in the machine, a nice coffee to hand, having just uploaded yesterday's photos after the best and easiest journey home there ever was. Hardly any traffic until I got to Braintree and even then it was all small traffic, not heavy lorries, etc.
Yesterday was Ickworth day - well, half day really. It was literally a ten minute drive out on the one road to get there - so easy even I would have had problems getting lost! As I was there nice and early, it wasn't too crowded although by the time I left early afternoon, it was pretty full and busy.
As the house didn't open until eleven, I had plenty of time to wander around and to think about the last time I was there with Mum, Dad and Jacqui, their lovely next door neighbour. All three are now no longer with us and I shed a few tears in remembrance.
Thankfully, my ankle decided to play ball and, apart from a slight ache, gave no trouble. Today it is fine.
So - I'm home, feeling more than a bit weary but very happy at having had a really pleasant time away. The staff at the Premier Inn were lovely (although few in number), extremely friendly and attentive. I will be giving them a special mention when I get the feedback form. They made my stay extremely pleasant.
So now I have some unpacking to finish off, plenty of washing to do and I ought to pop round the corner to Morrisons to stock up on fresh stuff again which means making a shopping list. So I'll stop rambling and get moving. Back to normal again now for a few weeks.
Have a great day. xx