What I have missed

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!!

About catmann1973

Hi, I’m Martin. 47 years old, living in Suffolk. I have three amazing grown up children. I have the best family and friends in the world. I am a football fan, love going to the gym and I am a motorcycle pilot. I’ve had mental health problems all of my life. This site is about my past, present and future. I’m hoping to make it easier for people to be able to speak freely about mental health. It can affect anyone at anytime.
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