Friday, 3 February 2017

Nothing much

I think I need to welcome new followers but I can't be sure as I've lost track of numbers.

 Another week with not a lot happening ........... mainly grey, misty or drizzle especially Wednesday when I popped to Felixstowe. The Orwell  Bridge on the A14 takes traffic quite high over the Orwell and it was foggy enough to  feel like being in the clouds, not a bit like this photo below.
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There was just a touch of sun Thursday morning when I went to Leiston to look after Florence for a while. She was a real grizzle-guts, too tired to be happy yet too nosy to fall asleep and I forgot to get a photo on the few occasions that she smiled.. It was quite interesting seeing an 8 month old at the weekend and a not quite 4 month old  on Thursday, the difference is quite amazing.
 Leiston is about to lose it's only Building Society -The Norwich and Peterborough Society was taken over by The Yorkshire and they are closing loads of branches. This means that when they build Sizewell C and D Nuclear power stations and the town grows there will be just the Barclays Bank left to deal with the increase in population.We moved there in 1992 just as they were finishing Sizewell B and the town had 3 building societies and 2 banks, 2 supermarkets and a proper Post Office, now there is just the Co-op Solar and the Post Office is inside another shop.  Progress is backwards for some things it seems.

Great excitement........Needham Market (a town that  also lost it's only bank a few years ago) carboot sale starts tomorrow - weather permitting -  and we have someone coming to see the bungalow but as we have boxes piled up making the place look even smaller than it is, I'm not hopeful. I did tell our Estate Agent to warn the man that we are in a muddle but he said he would come anyway.

So all in all not much to write about and no photos.
 When I very first started reading blogs someone had a picture of their hoover cylinder which had come un-clipped and spilled all over the floor and their trousers and I remember thinking 'if ever I write a blog that's something I wouldn't bother to photograph!' and today Ilona has a picture of the  cat litter trays - not going there either!


Have a good weekend whatever you are doing
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Sue

11 comments:

  1. I like looking at bridges but unfortunately have a great fear of being on them either walking or in a car...goodness knows why as I have never had anything remotely traumatic happen when on a bridge. I am the same on piers at the seaside.
    Marlowe was a bit of a grizzle guts when we watched her last night and turned into a screaming demon when I tried to put her to bed. My ears are still ringing.
    Good luck with the viewing. Hope it goes well-x-

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  2. Beautiful bridge.
    I worry sometimes that my blog posts are dull but sometimes it's just nice to write and have some time out from being Mum lol
    xx

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  3. Good luck with the viewing, hope they will see past the boxes. We are still hanging in there with the new buyers are the bottom of the chain. We are going to Leiston Saturday 18th Feb and shall look at our house. My bank, Halifax says that I can make arrangements with the post office if I had cheques to pay in, something we didn't know.

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    1. PO is moving into Coopers hardware shop I think.

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  4. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well with the viewing.

    God bless.

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  5. thanks for sharing the photo of the bridge over the Orwell River. When was that bridge built, if you know? Not sure if it was there in the late 70s when we were there. I wish you the best in finding a buyer for your property and you get your "new" place soon. Our 9 mo. old granddaughter rarely smiles when we see her. She's very serious. But she's adorable and will grow up and happier soon. She definitely loves her mom's chickens through the patio door! It's been cold and wet lately here in Oregon.

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    1. It was opened in 1982. The only way for traffic to avoid Ipswich

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    3. I thought I'd not seen it. We left in 1978 so it wasn't there. Thank you!

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  6. Closure of banks is quite a problem, my bank is about 20 miles away, but we do have two banks in Pickering and a post office. The demise of the post office is sad, now often found in larger supermarkets or Smiths, as you say we seem to be going backwards.

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  7. Good luck with the bungalow. Nice view of the bridge. We took the fast bus to Felixstowe and it gives you a marvelous view of the river. Did you have fun at the boot sale?

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