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three days in nayland } cobblers cottage

This is my fourth visit to one of my beloved Grove Cottages. This time: Cobblers Cottage. My companions are my sister-in-law Jana, her baby bump (my nephew) and, of course, Eve. The cottage is breath-taking and as always exceeds my expectations. I still can’t believe how generous people are with sharing these lovely ‘homes’. 

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girls explore } the old monkey

Of course I had to take my little Eves to the countryside with me. Actually, these three were created in the cottage. I guess I can call them my Hadleigh girls. Or my Old Monkeys. This is a tour of the cottage through their playful antics.

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the old monkey } two days in hadleigh

I miss it already. I don’t know what it is about these Grove Cottages that has such a pull on me. This is my third visit to one of their cottages in less than a year: I’ve visited Rose in Edwardstone, Brook in Dedham and now this little gem: The Old Monkey in Hadleigh. This […]

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finally rose } day one

Three days ago I arrived in the UK, with a promise  to take back England and return to myself. Yes, I know this all sounds very much like a second coming-of-age or worse yet, a midlife crisis, but those who know me know how difficult things have been in the past few months. And they […]

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