I took these photos of our house in Bridge Street Hamlet after picking up our new red Honda Accord wagon and driving it home from the port on the Continent.
Our new Honda Accord wagon suffered a cut tire from the metal ferry ramp during the crossing of the English Channel…and the next morning we had a flat tire…a strange occurrence.
If you expand the size of this photo by clicking on it, you can read the house plaque we designed…we named our house “Meadow View Cottage” – I love the concept of naming your home.
We still have both of our Honda Accords today…17 and 18 years later…and probably will for another decade! 🙂
The clematis vine growing up the wire alongside the downspout on the corner of our home would eventually become the most beautiful vine with soft pink flowers…expending along the entire roof line and around the chimney.
The Rose & Crown pub is seen in this view directly across the street, and although it had various owners over the years, it was a well run local establishment.
Here is another picture of our new rose bushes, flowers and the just planted clematis vine – which flowered with the most beautiful soft pink flowers.
This is a view of our small front yard across to the “water meadow” that paralleled our property – with a small creek flowing alongside the distant trees.
Each of our cars had been freshly washed, with our green Accord parked in the adjacent lay-by behind the public bus stop alongside the A134 highway.
The lay-by was a short neglected section of the old road leading north to Bury St. Edmunds, that was replaced in building the A134 and a new bridge…my neighbor Joe and I cleared away decades of dirt and moss to clean it up.
To the left of our Accord coupe there used to be a mountain of nasty, thorny brambles – that had overgrown everything – Joe and I removed them and he planted a small row of conifers to make the area quite nice again.