Posted: 22/11/2016 at 15:26
Congratulations to Clari and team on the commendation/award - will make sure I visit if I'm in Sheffield.
Commiserations to Doc on the loss of the plants - hope your stream goes back to gently meandering soon.
We have had a frustrating day. Decided to collect my lawnmower from the dealers in Ipswich where it has been serviced - thinking to also hit John Lewis and Waitrose and then a go home via a depot near Woodbridge to collect salt blocks for the water softener.
Didn't even think to look at the travel / local news and hit stationary traffic on the A14 about 10 miles out. It was then that we learned of the Orwell Bridge closure... We never did get to Ipswich. Managed to get to Woodbridge via country lanes but A LOT of HGVs were also attempting detours around Ipswich so it wasn't an easy journey. Journeys via Ipswich that normally take 20mins were taking 2 - 3 hours.
For those that know the area - 2 HGV's met travelling in opposite directions in the middle of Coddenham - no idea how they've sorted that one out - fortunately we had just decided to turn round and go the other way so we didn't get stuck but they might still be there
On the bright side, however, we came home via the farm shop which is always a pleasure to visit. They were doing a very brisk trade which was good to see.
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