Sunday, 6 September 2009

Welcome to my world...


I didn't think it was possible to feel boredom as an adult, but today for the first time in a very, very long time, I was bored.


I was bored of my recently turned teenage daughter talking to me in text shorthand:
Me: "Can you tidy your room please Daisy?"
Daisy: "tbh i cba mutha" (roughly translates to 'to be honest, I can't be ar*** mother')

I was bored of my 2 year old son insisting on me being a horse and riding him around the house whilst he sang repetitive songs in my ear, first time was funny, 150th time was tedious and talk about housemaids knee.

I was even bored of snacking through half the contents of the kitchen cupboards before moving on to the fridge.

So, I did what any good bored person would do. Went for a walk.

I live in a beautiful tiny village in Suffolk, I'd forgotten how beautiful it is.


Around 500 people live here. We don't have a shop in the village, the nearest shop is a car ride. The hub of the village is The Green where we have village get togethers.

We are surrounded by other tiny, delightful villages. Bury St Edmunds is the nearest small town. Unfortunately it can cost up to £20 for a cab home after a night out in town.

We have two pubs. The White Horse and The Bear. It's funny, no shop but two pubs. The White Horse is nearest our house so I rarely venture the extra few metres to The Bear.

Ah good times, many an accident I've witnessed at the stream. Mainly the rope swing attached to the tree here, and mainly involving adults. It is currently a bit lacking in water to call it a stream.

We have some resident kamikaze geese that live on the village green. There used to be more but in a recent tragedy one was killed in a hit and run accident. It was splashed all over the press (well, in the parish magazine) with a call out for witnesses to contact the police with any information. They never found the killer.

The preferred mode of transport out in the country. 'Just popping up the pub love'.

I've never noticed this. We have a phonebox. An oldy worldy phonebox.

And lastly, this is what I come home to, at the bottom of my garden is a gigantic field. I sit and watch the sunset here, contemplate life, sometimes run in and out of it for no real reason other than I can.

In the middle of the field is a big dip; a large crater. I was told that a plane crashed into the field during WW2. I often sit and ponder how terrifying that would have been to witness, then I remember that my house wasn't even a twinkle in a housing developers eye back then.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of my village.
The End.
xxx





22 comments:

Anonymous said...

such a lovely village to live in

Victoria said...

What a fantastic post! You are very lucky. xx

Sher said...

So beautiful and peaceful! Thank you for the tour. I love that red phone booth!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Thanks for the tour. I am just off to walk the dog!

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! Let me PACK my BAGS and I'm on my way!!! I WISH!!!
Such a BEAUTIFUL POST, THANKS FOR SHARING!!!:)

Adele said...

I am not far away from you in Norfolk and have to say that both counties are so lovely. I grew up in a tiny village just like yours and it made for a very happy childhood!!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-thanks for sharing, your village looks absolutely wonderful, very lucky indeed!

Em x said...

What a gorgeous place to live x

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Lucky you, what a beautiful village!

Kari said...

My gosh, what a gorgeous place to live. All this is within walking distance? Remind me to stop by Suffolk if I'm ever able to vacation to the UK again! (I've actually never made it out of London since I've only been in the UK for very short periods of time.) Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

Lemondrop Marie said...

Love the tour! And I would HAVE to take a photo inside that phone booth- so neat! Just as JK Rowling describes in one of the Harry Potter books.

Keith said...

Great photos. It looks so beautiful there. Sometimes a walk is the best thing.

daisychain said...

Yep, it was £20 in store too! x

Struggler said...

Thank you for a lovely tour.... just a little bit homesick-making, especially the geese crossing the road and your view of the field.

Duchess of Tea said...

What a lovely village and thank you for taking us on a tour of this quaint and tranquil place. I love all your photos. Darling, it is so nice to have you back.

Duchess xx

stylewithbenefits said...

Your village looks so quaint and serene, esp. your lovely view. At times I wish I had a place/view like that to come home to and just daydream. Can't believe teens talk like that in shorthand. I would have never known what that meant!

xo, Becs

Melissa~ said...

God! Is gorgeous!
I like the two pubs but no shop.
really a beautifull place.

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Kristin said...

What a charming little town you live in. And that view of the field? So gorg!

Elizabeth Marie said...

It's like out of a movie!! I miss the UK so much! Thanks for the tour, made me smile XO

Leah said...

I love your village... I only see such a lovely place in the movies.

Dina said...

amazing, i would love to live there as im in busy London : (
but luckily my road isn't busy hehe!

Victoria Hart said...

This is such a pretty village! xxx