Thursday, 19 June 2008

Stanstead Hall CL and B&B, Suffolk

Dear Sue

As promised, we returned to your wonderful CL recently and brought Mum and Aunty to test out your brand new B+B. We all want to say what a really lovely holiday we had, and how difficult was to leave to return home after a few relaxing days away.
Whilst you couldn't do anything about the delay on the A14, you kindly arranged warm and sunny weather for the duration, and the special aerial display by bats on one evening was mesmerising.

And what better setting for your B+B than your amazing historic farmhouse? You are unsure of it's age but I recall you effortlessly dropped into the conversation that the building is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Mum commented that it reminded her very much of something out of "Darling Buds of May", with geese, hens, cats, Bonnie the labrador and horses making various guest appearances throughout the weekend.

You made us all extremely welcome, and a special thanks for the arrangements for Mum's elderly little dog, who needs special care - that was much appreciated.

When we asked whether living and working in such an amazing place was as idyllic as it looked, you just laughed and said "we have our moments". Well, we'd like to share some more of those "moments" in future - so we'll be back. Your site has become one of our favourites, and judging by the popularity on, is a lot of other people's too.

Yours sincerely

Kevin and Catherine
June 2008


Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Strange Encounters

It's every motorhomer's worst nightmare - to find your next door neighbour is, er, a little strange. The venue? Peterborough Motorhome Show 2008. The dates? 25 - 27 April 2008.
Anyone who attends these shows will know that you park where the marshalls position you, and that's it for the weekend. No escape. It wasn't long before we realised that the bloke in the motorhome next door was, shall we say, somewhat eccentric? Luckily we managed to avoid eye contact all weekend so didn't actually have to have any sort of conversation.
If anyone knows who this particular individual is, please, by all means, post a reply, likewise, if anyone knows EXACTLY what he is wearing round his ears - it would be great to know.
We just feel sorry for his wife ...............and kids .............