Sunday, 26 August 2012
Happy Holidays - Part One
Hello lovelies, well I'm back from my summer jaunt and what a fabulous time we had, the lovely Babs transported us 900+ miles around the Suffolk and Norfolk coastline which is remarkable really given her track record.
We had wall to wall sunshine for two whole weeks in fact it was so good we decided to stay two extra nights.
Southwold didn't disappoint, it was such a pretty place and everything I thought it would be, with it's beautiful houses and pretty shops not to mention a few rather snooty residents!
The day after we visited we heard on the local radio that things did take a slightly nasty turn at a local meeting when permission was granted to open a Costa... oh how I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall of that meeting!
Walberswick and Aldeburgh were equally as pretty but our favourite place had to be Dunwich beach, the boys had the best time ever swimming in the sea.
I managed to keep myself busy while they splashed about
even squeezing in 40 winks here and there on the lovely warm pebbles.
After six blissful nights in Suffolk we headed back up to Norfolk visiting some of our favourite places
No trip to Norfolk is complete without a ride on the Holt/Sheringham steam train
but not before a quick ride on this beauty very nearly missing the train- oops!
Wiveton Hall is always worth a visit and if you have never been then you don't know what you are missing. You could easily spend a full day there, picking your own fruit and veggies, then rewarding yourself with one of their chocolate brownies and a lovely brew as we did even though we didn't have time to pick any fruit or veggies!
Holkham beach was also on our 'to do' list after having spent many a happy hour there on previous trips.
We did some serious sandcastle building
looks like something from middle earth
ate crab from here
and did a bit of Tarzan swinging
yes that is me showing my builders bum.... very undignified I know but it made me chortle.
This is me on the very same swing last year looking slightly more ladylike
I'm hoping you are still with me and I haven't bored you to tears and if you are still reading then I thank you.
I'll be back soon with yet more snaps, including some of treasure I picked up along the way.
Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend hopefully without too much rain...wishful thinking