Di & Don have lived at “Apple Tree” since 1985. Don built Bryanstown Annex as a retirement home for Di’s mother in 2006.
Di is involved with the family’s four Golden Retrievers and in the working side of the local breed club, Eastern Counties Golden Retriever Club. Don is supposedly retired but is out most days helping people with general home maintenance and various building projects. Both Don and Di enjoy their garden and belong to Wickham Market & District Gardening Club, getting as close as they can to being self-sufficient in vegetables and eggs generously provided by their 4 chickens.
Don was evacuated to Hitcham, close to Stowmarket, during the war and has lived and worked in Felixstowe before purchasing an hotel on the edge of Ipswich which is where he and Di met in 1984.
The family’s dogs have a naturally inquisitive streak and will poke their heads through the trellis work, always keen to meet new arrivals. They can be talked to or ignored as you see fit but they will endeavour to ensure they get plenty of fuss. The dogs, however, remain on their side of the fence at all times.