The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

A Genuine Surprise!

on November 22, 2013

postcards3_4One of my blog followers, Kara (who I didn’t even know before this card arrived in the mail!) took the initiative to send me this wonderful card of East Anglia, England. I just love it! And her card is so cheerful too! So, here you can see (clockwise): Colchester Castle (a small Norman castle – beautiful!), The Orwell Bridge, Willy Lott’s Cottage (one of Kara’s favourite places in the world, made famous by John Constable, who painted the house of his friend Willy Lott, who apparently only ever spent four nights away from the cottage in his entire 84 year life!) and St Osyth’s Priory (one of Essex’s largest monasteries and in use from the 12th to the 16th century). Now, this is a wonderful card for several reasons, firstly because it reminds me of home. I lived most of my life in the neighbouring county of Hertfordshire, but secondly, in the days of TOWIE and unfortunate news reports, the beauty of Essex is being forgotten and replaced with unfortunate presuppositions. So here you have it: beautiful Essex.

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