When I was ill in 2018, I moved in with my brother and sister in law who live just outside of Stowmarket. A good friend of mine (Sarah) suggested meeting up in a local tea room just down the road from where I was staying. Little did I know that for the next few months I would virtually live there!!
I met Sarah there and I liked the place so much I went back on my own the next day. I took a book I was reading, and a note pad with me. I would sit for hours reading my book and writing notes. The book was ” The chimp paradox”. Its an amazing book. I discovered it through another friend (Mason) who was telling me about Guy Martin saying he had a “Chimp” living in his head. After a little research I found out what he was referring to and my sister in law bought me the book (thanks Ruth).
I slowly got to know the owners (Gill and Ian). They are both lovely people. It got to the satge that when I went in they naturally brought me over a black coffee without having to ask. It was the same with all of the people that work there.
It became my safe haven my place of peace and reflection.
Once I moved into my own flat, I didn’t go so often. However I have taken several of my good friends there and had some very happy memories.
When this lockdown is over it will be the very first place I want to go. I have missed everyone that works there and I will never forget how much the place helped me to relax and clear my head. Only this time I won’t take any book or notepad, but take everything in so I can blog about it.
If you’d like to go yourself you can easily find them on the Internet. Oh, and the food is delicious!!