Today I delight in

"having decided to holiday at home this summer. With dogs, D, beautiful garden & sun, it's bliss."

Today I despair of

"customer service departments that send out trite, uninformed, generic (and therefore) useless replies"

more delight + despair

A recent article from Dr Mark Porter in The Times explains why so many people are unnecessarily pursuing (and, worse, inflicting on others) misinformed dietary regimes.This one on gluten intolerance is illuminating. “When I entered general practice in the 1990s, gluten-free products were largely confined to health food shops and the dustier shelves of pharmacies. Today they often warrant their own aisle in the supermarket and last weekend’s product recall (amid fears that some foods were contaminated with gluten) was

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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.

Good Hotel Guide 2013 Cesar award winner
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
Sunday Times 100 Ultimate Hotels 2013
And good write ups in Sawday’s, Harden’s, Michelin Guide, AA Guide etc.