Suffolk as a Setting in Literature

Many of us will be aware of the Danny Boyle/Richard Curtis movie ‘Yesterday’ recently shot in Suffolk, but did you know the county has a long history of featuring in novels too?
Here’s a selection:

Ipswich Streets Commemorate Anti-Slavery Campaigners

UK Abolition of Slavery Act

The UK Abolition of Slavery Act became law on 25th March, 1807, but did you know that a number of streets in Ipswich were named in recognition of the most prominent campaigners?

Covid and the Growth of the Need for Storage Space

Girl wearing disposable face mask

Our Lives Have Changed

We have all had our lives changed or disrupted due to the Coronavirus outbreak and particularly so when it comes to working or running a business.
If you visit any shop now, you are likely to find sanitisation stations at every entrance so that

HomeStore helps St Nicholas Hospice to create more space for social distancing

HomeStore Bury St Edmunds

Our Bury St Edmunds branch has given the St Nicholas Hospice free storage for its furniture as it has had to introduce measures to ensure safe social distancing for staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Who Uses Self-Storage?

Storing good in self storage


The latest research carried out for the Self-Storage Association in 2020 has some interesting insights into the self-storage business in the UK.

Archiving, Office Space and Storage Post Pandemic

Space needed to store paperwork and archive documents

Archiving, office space and storage post pandemic

As offices re-open following the lockdown, they have had to install safety measures to protect those staff who need to come into the office and who therefore cannot continue to work remotely.

How confident are you about going out as non-essential businesses open?

Empty Restaurant

Lifting of Restrictions to some Non-essential business

From June 15 opening restrictions on Non-essential shops, zoos and National Trust outdoor spaces have been lifted.

Of course, shops have had to put in safety measures, sanitisation stations, screens and safe distancing guidance, which will mean the queues outside will continue. Local authorities have introduced one-way systems for walking and have also closed some roads in town centres to ensure people remain safe.

Impact On Health – Mental Wellbeing – Working From Home

Finally, I’m looking at the impact that working from home can have on our mental wellbeing. As has already been seen, creating a productive workspace is possibly not an easy ask and while in the current climate this has become a necessity for many, it may be more simply said than done. I have written a mini series of blogs covering this subject.