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Apres le deluge – Lavenham

Yesterday was spectacularly wet in Essex, not a day for going out in. Today was a total contrast – beautiful blue skies. We drove out…

A drive through autumn glory

Autumn is a great time of the year to be out and about in the Essex countryside. The leaves on the trees and in the…

Returning to Essex

There’s something quite special about returning to Essex from Kent via the Dartford Crossing at nighttime. The slow moving traffic enables you to marvel at…

NSPCC Mammoth Book Fair

We’ve been going to the NSPCC’s book fair in Colchester for many, many years!  In recent years it’s been at the Holmwood House School on Chitt’s…

Porridge

A couple of weeks ago we spent an evening in the old tram depot, watching the Colchester Mercury Theatre’s ‘Depot’. That was a ‘promenade’ show,…

Depot – theatre in the old tram depot

On Saturday we had a great night out courtesy of the Mercury Theatre Company, celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Our relationship with the Mercury is somewhat…

Sunny Sunday in Dedham

Right on the Essex/Suffolk border, Dedham is probably the best known Essex village. We spent a lovely sunny afternoon there today, walking around the village,…

Cream Teas : Essex vs Devon

We’ve had many Devon cream teas over the years on our visits to the south west, but, perhaps surprisingly, Essex can compete with them. Whilst…