Monday, 22 March 2021

More Answers

 More answers to questions from blog readers to fill a blog post

Judyk  asked.........If you could choose one place to visit in the world, where would it be and why?
What era would you like to be a part of if you could go back in time?

 I always fancied traveling the length of the USA and Canada in a motor home as I'd love to pop in on Desarae in  Alanson and Peggy in Kelowna, see the wide open spaces that we don't have here and I want to go shopping for things the Amish make and sell and see their horse drawn- buggys.

Which era? I would like to pop back to Medieval England. This is the time when people first lived in a way recognisable to our way of life now but much more simply. I wouldn't stay long as I like my modern home comforts!

Bonnie asked ....How, why and when did you get started blogging and what helpful hints do you have for new bloggers?

Coincidentally I have something in drafts about my blog anniversary coming up next month. I started because a penny-pincher penfriend told me about some frugal blogs that she had started reading. I liked writing and had just stopped writing regularly for the Suffolk Smallholders Society newsletter so thought I could do frugal ideas too. Eldest Daughter set up a blog for me on Wordpress when she was home at Christmas 2012 but I just couldn't work out how to do things that were available on Blogger so I set up Frugal in Suffolk in 2013 and haven't stopped since. 
Helpful hints - just start and see if you enjoy it.

Joy asked.......What is the holiday let like?

ANSWER

A bungalow squeezed into the corner in a small close of bungalows built in the 80's on land that once belonged to an engineering works in the village. The village is one that I know well having lived near it for the most years of my life.

I wouldn't want to live here permanently! but it's perfect for between proper homes

 Out the front

Below is the view from main bedroom window of the back garden(?) over the fence is a road - quite busy at "rush hours" but quiet at night thank heavens. To the right of the photo is a paved patio area for sitting out accessed through patio doors from the living room.


The front

Here's the "view" from the other bedroom window - a garage wall!

Back Tomorrow
Sue

27 comments:

  1. Oohhh...if you ever do your road trip would you consider me a partner in crime...I also love researching the medieval period so who's up for an adventure?! x

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  2. My sister lives in Cirencester and the villages down there are getting quite big now, is that the same where you are? I'm not sure if the developments are for locals or second home owners but there's a massive difference to when I lived there 30 years ago. I'd like to go back to the 40's but like you wouldn't want to stay too long. I'm another who likes my home comforts and I definitely don't like queuing which was a big part of that decade. xx

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    1. Yes every village is getting bigger and bigger. First it was in-fill of houses where there were gaps. Now it's whole fields on the outside of villages. Trouble is they never seem to increase the facilities for villages which are already without bus services. The village I'm moving too has planning for two new areas with about 40 house in total after another small estate was finished just a couple of years ago.

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  3. I've travelled coast to coast in the US four times. You would love it. So much to see and do, a motorhome road trip that would take years to do properly. So many places and things I had to miss out seeing due to time constraints.

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    1. I wish we'd done it years ago but then we had children and a smallholding and time flew by as it does.

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  4. Thanks, Sue, it looks nice. Thing is, I'm always on the lookout for nice places to stay for a holiday. At some point, would you mind sending me contact details, please. I'd like to investigate the possibility.

    I've read that if we did go back several hundred years in time, the main impact and the thing that would make it very, very hard for us would be the smell. Not just from unwashed bodies and clothes but also from sewage, rotting food, etc.
    That, on its own, would be enough to stop me. I'm a snowflake!!
    xx

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    1. Have to take one of those vinigrettes that are always selling on Bargain Hunt!

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  5. Have been to 46 states...Canada a couple of times...England twice....depressed of France but both trips to England there was so much there I didn’t go over. Then age got me and health....in 2009, I rode with my son from Miami and the Atlantic to California and the Pacific...a fast trip as he moved...after living there and then Seattle, Washington, he was thrilled to return to Florida on the Gulf Coast. His job is in Ca but works from home...this country is huge...my favorite trips here...the beach of course...I lived and taught near Myrtlr Beach....a favorite...five years in the 90’s ...but NYC is in my heart also...make the trip...worth it...

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    1. Wow you are very well travelled. I've been all sorts of places in England and Wales but not far out of the country

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  6. I know what you mean about going back in time. It would be fascinating to have a look around, but I wouldn't want to stay very long! -Jenn

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    1. I'd never cope with the cold houses and plain food

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  7. I think it's good to stay in a property that you wouldn't normally consider for a while. It does highlight that other choices you have made are good. Well that's what I'm finding at the flat anyway, it's really highlighted to me that living with other people above me is never going to be on the cards.

    I'm sure my upstairs neighbours little three year old granddaughter wears hobnailed boots for her once a week visit, when she literally spends two hours running all around his flat while he and his daughter sit chatting. I'm sure he has no idea how loud it is and I wouldn't dream of complaining, but wow ... no more neighbours above for me for sure.

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    1. A very wise decision. You'll have to take my word for it that having small children running about on the floor below you isn't any better. Sound travels dreadfully in a lot of blocks of flats. Just escaped from one built in the 80s. Even though we were top floor when the people immediately below us had an argument we got to share it. When the flat two floors below had visitors we knew because we could hear the door bell!
      Never, ever again.

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    2. Youngest daughter was in a ground floor flat where a small grandchild visited the upstairs people every day SO LOUD! Then she was in a downstairs flat where the man upstairs hardly moved!
      I've only had holiday lets in flats up and down and didn't like either.

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    3. And thank heavens the bungalow I'm moving to is bigger than the holiday let, will get more sun and has a bigger proper garden and a bit of a view

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  8. Thank you Sue for answering my question! I enjoyed hearing how you started blogging. You are certainly a talented blogger and my goodness, your followers are almost to 700 now! I have been floundering a bit since I started blogging but I'm realizing that could be because I'm trying to do what other bloggers do instead of just being me. I'm still learning even after a year.

    I enjoyed hearing your other responses too and seeing pictures of your view from the bungalow! Thank you!

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    1. I sometimes think my blog is boring as nothing much happens but thank you for your kind words

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  9. Interesting information on your answers. If you ever get to Canada, look me up I am pretty much right in the middle of the country.

    God bless.

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    1. Son and DiL had their honeymoon in Canada and loved it all. I wish I was brave enough to travel

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  10. The idea of having a motor home appeals. Too bad I don't drive

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  11. It looks like a nice place to be for the month, Sue. I'm glad you found a spot in what appears to be a nice neighborhood.

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