Today I delight in

"fabulous home service from Ikea's kitchen designer, Martin"

Today I despair of

"finishing the Times crossword - too damned cryptic"

more delight + despair

I read this recently in a Times? interview with John Lloyd who has been responsible, or part-responsible, for so many good British tv programmes from Spitting Image and Blackadder to QI and Hitchhiker’s Guide …. While I wouldn’t suggest for a second that I share even a scintilla of his wit, imagination or intelligence, I completely understand what he’s saying. In a freelance consultancy for which I was head-hunted by a respected MD I came across exactly the same thing.

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The Crown and Castle in Orford Suffolk

My husband David and I, together with long-term friend Tim Sunderland, own and run The Crown and Castle in Orford Suffolk. We have 21 bedrooms and a lively bistro, the Trinity, which serves decent, unpretentious food. Although we are officially classed as a hotel, we are actually a restaurant with rooms, our public space being very limited. (And, despite the name, definitely not a pub.) Our desire is to offer thoughtful, unstuffy service and to provide a truly relaxing, unstressed atmosphere.

The Crown and Castle
IP12 2LJ

01394 450205

TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice winner
Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice Dog-Friendly Hotel 2016
Good Food Guide, Michelin, AA, Harden’s and Sawday’s 2016
Sunday Times 100 Ultimate Hotels
Square Meal UK Top 100 restaurants