For the love of a second thought Written by Samantha Brook,

Published on November 26, 2023

The Ipswich Waterfront

Dear Ipswich, I love you!

I first landed here in 2011 and I have to admit my first thoughts were, “Oh my God. What is this God forsaken place?” But I very quickly fell in love with Ipswich and the surrounding county of Suffolk.

I love having brunch or dinner at one of the restaurants or cafes on the Waterfront. We are also blessed with some beautiful parks.

The vibe of Ipswich is very serene. Although it’s easy to get to London from here, we are far enough away to enjoy a much gentler energy.

I was over the moon when Ipswich Town football club was promoted to the Championship at the end of the last season. It’s great to see how the whole town gets behind the club. I’ve even had the privilege to attend a couple of the games and they were very exciting.

The seaside town of Felixstowe is a short drive away. I love spending time by the sea and enjoying a dip when the weather permits.

I love you Ipswich!

Warm wishes from Sam xx

Samantha Brook

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