Thank you for all the comments yesterday about my new home. I once said I'd never live in a village again but things change. Apart from getting older it's also the being alone thing- only one person - me- to do the driving. The same with getting a dishwasher that I always said I wouldn't have - when all the washing up sits there and only me to do it!
Bad news for us Rafa fans yesterday when we heard that he has pulled out of Wimbledon and mixed news from Queens Club with Andy M out but Dan Evans through to the quarter finals. Andy's opponent Berrettini served about 100 aces - maybe a slight exaggeration - Andy isn't yet moving well enough to get them back.
Early in 2020 I had an idea for visiting some local touristy things. I even began writing a list, starting with the nearest.....
More churches from the 100 Treasures in churches book (Still 50 left to visit).
Christchurch Mansion in Ipswich
Of course that was Before Covid and suddenly there was nowhere to go and even now booking is needed for many places.
But not for Eye Castle - although there's not much to see but it was somewhere I'd not visited despite going to Eye for shopping dozens of times and it's the nearest......... only 5 miles from home.
So a few weeks ago I climbed the steps.......
As I said not much there and even the descriptive board agrees........ Is this it?
There were some small white flowers beside the steps - I'm not really sure what they were, someone will know - I thought they were part of the allium family but no onion smell
And then I went down the steps again and home.
A very quick visit to all that remains of the nearest castle to home and one thing ticked off my list.