I can’t believe the time has gone so quickly. It feels as if May and June are part of the same month. And now, here we are almost at the end of the first half of 2022. I feel I’ve blinked and missed something, but not quite sure what.
Mid-month we’ve been away again, back to our studio apartment in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. We were first here in June 2019. This one bedroom apartment is situated on a leafy, unadopted road of large properties. It’s quiet, five minutes walk from the town centre, and has parking. I found it quite by accident back in 2018 and it seemed perfect. The apartment is situated at the rear of a small hotel and sits on top of a huge garage that belongs to the owners. There is a glass fronted balcony with a small bistro table and chairs, ideal for that cup of coffee or a relaxing glass of wine. It also faces west, which means it gets the afternoon sun. The weather in 2019 didn’t disappoint, but was no way as Mediterranean-like as this year. Most of the small businesses in Aldeburgh seemed to have survived Covid and the place was busy. We had a great week, revisited some good eateries and discovered new ones. We ventured north one day and had lunch on the Broads at a waterside pub. We also did quite a bit of walking and caught up with friends who live locally. All in all, a great week, helped, of course, by that amazing weather.
This year we also booked to go to Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, home of the Great Ship Burial. We had not got around to visiting there back in 2019 and watching The Dig, a Netflix drama starring Cary Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes showing how the treasure was discovered, reminded us that we needed to remedy that on this visit. For those, like me, who enjoy history, it proved an interesting day, and well worth the visit.
My WIP has now hit 90,000 words. I have a deadline ahead when I have to get the finished item to my editor. The good news is that I’m a good way down the road now, and looking forward to publication in September.
And finally, my June reads…
I’ll be back at the end of July but in the meantime, have a good summer everyone…