Then the traffic increased, a road was closed for several weeks and people found going along our road was a good shortcut and carried on using it even after the other road re-opened. Waitrose and Tesco opened in Saxmundham and for several villages coming along our road was the easiest way there. Many new houses were built in the towns and villages near us and the roads got busier. We had The A12, The A1094 and two busy B roads all within 4 miles so whichever way the wind was blowing we could often hear traffic in the distance
Living here at the cottage is just like going back to 1992 at Knodishall. We are up a lane so no passing traffic at all but even driving on the small roads around us it's possible to go for a couple of miles and not meet another car. There is just one A road within 5 miles and we can only hear it if the wind is blowing from that direction.
If it works there is a very short video here, if it didn't work.......sorry!
Down at the bottom of our little meadow it is wonderfully quiet, the trees have all greened up and its a small mini wood already.
Being able to stand there and hear nothing except the wind through the trees is just so restorative and the other day Colin cut up a pallet and made a seat, so now we can sit for a while and enjoy the peace and quiet.