We've never been on a cruise before - but when my wife Judy and I were offered the chance to spend seven days with Ipswich-based Fred. Olsen on its Boudicca ship sailing from Dover to Tenerife we simply couldn't resist.
Local MPs have lined up on party lines after the new Brexit deal was announced by the Prime Minister and EU officials - but there is still no clarity about what will happen in Saturday's special House of Commons sitting.
Hundreds of pro-EU campaigners from Suffolk will be heading to London on Saturday to join a national march calling for a People's Vote - including some on coaches provided by celebrity chef Delia Smith.
Two hospitals in the region are celebrating after the government said they are to be rebuilt over the next 10 years - but the opposition warned that staff and patients should not trust promises made on the first day of the Tory party conference.