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The last time a new building was constructed in the village of Heydon was in 1887.   The village is owned by the Estate of the Bulwer Long family at Heydon Hall, which is at the end of the village situated on fifteen acres of parkland.  The building was built way back in 1582 and, as the family still lives in the home, the public is invited to walk through the outer gardens and view the buildings from afar.  

Angie and I enjoyed the village church, the village tea-rooms and the pretty cottages within the village today after watching Sid with his remote control boats on the Sheringham pond.  The sunshine was quite warm today with no wind, which spoilt the chance of Sid’s boats skimming across the waters of Sheringham boat-pond.  He had been asked to reproduce parts and mend an antique boat some weeks ago and he’d completed the task so it was a pity the wind didn’t blow in the right direction today.  There’s always another day when I’m sure there will be plenty of gusts gathering in the sails.ImageImage

 

Posted August 14, 2013 by jillmarley in Uncategorized

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Maybe St Swithins was right!   Leave a comment

‘St. Swithin’s day if thou dost rain 
For forty days it will remain 
St. Swithin’s day if thou be fair 
For forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’

Tradition has it that whatever the weather is like on July 15, it will remain like that for forty days and nights.  It’s been amazingly warm and sunny over here, just as it was on July 15.  If you’re interested in the background of St Swithins, you can read about him here.  Poor ol’ bloke.

So much for the weather.  I have been catching up with relatives and writing an article for the Box News, which I finished yesterday.  They asked me to write my perspective as a visitor to Box for their quarterly newsletter which comes out next in September 2013.  I’ve placed a copy of it at the end of my Box Village post, if you are interested.  

Shenfield has some beautiful homes and gardens so I love my walk to the train station and shops this week.  

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Posted July 17, 2013 by jillmarley in Uncategorized

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Maybe St Swithins was right   Leave a comment

‘St. Swithin’s day if thou dost rain 
For forty days it will remain 
St. Swithin’s day if thou be fair 
For forty days ’twill rain nae mair.’

Tradition has it that whatever the weather is like on July 15, it will remain like that for forty days and nights.  It’s been amazingly warm and sunny over here, just as it was on July 15.  If you’re interested in the background of St Swithins, you can read about him here.  Poor ol’ bloke.

So much for the weather.  I have been catching up with relatives and writing an article for the Box News, which I finished yesterday.  They asked me to write my perspective as a visitor to Box for their quarterly newsletter which comes out next in September 2013.  I’ve placed a copy of it at the end of my Box Village post, if you are interested.  

Shenfield has some beautiful homes and gardens so I love my walk to the train station and shops this week.  ImageImage

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Posted July 17, 2013 by jillmarley in Uncategorized

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Singapore – still dark   Leave a comment

It’s probably the most frustrating part about travelling the world; waking up at the wee hours of the morning when the country is in darkness and you are ready to start the day. I’m prepared though.  I knew this would happen.  I packed some of David’s mixed nuts and I have a cuppa on the boil.  The time is only 4.30 am but it’s 6.30 am in Brisbane.  

The flight was pretty smooth really.  I didn’t need to take the tablet the doctor gave to me in case I needed sedation.  I do admit to eating lots of Nudie Ginger during the flight though.  Business class was such a treat as I’ve never flown in such luxury.  The seat was like a park bench and I had a flat-bed and a tellie.  I could have used my laptop, but chose to leave it in the locker above me.  Staff on Singapore Airlines made the trip comfortable for me too so that, eight hours later, I arrived relatively fresh.

The customs officials could use some customer service lessons though.  The airport has three terminals and has fast trains moving between each terminal.  I managed to find the Singapore Stopover Holiday sign and followed that to claim my free this and that.  Then I did something I didn’t think I could manage (very proud) – I caught the drop-off bus and didn’t even feel queezy.  When I arrived at The Park Hotel in Clarke Quay, a man in a pure white suit held out his hand to assist me alighting from the little bus.  I stood and counted my four bags for the hundredth time.  Handbag, suitcase, laptop and backpack.  

My room is small but ample for me.  I’m on the ninth floor in the Crystal Club where I get free wifi and breakfast…my most important needs right now.  The city is still dark and it’s absolutely silent.  When the sun finally switches on, I’ll start my Singapore adventure.

Posted June 17, 2013 by jillmarley in Uncategorized

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Posted December 18, 2012 by jillmarley in Uncategorized

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Leah, Patch and me. 2011

Leah, Patch and me. 2011

 

Posted April 4, 2012 by jillmarley in Uncategorized