Last week we had a lovely relaxing holiday in sweet little cottage in the middle of the Suffolk countryside. It was a perfect antidote to our rushed and full every day lives and a change from our usual holiday locations of exotic and busy. I couldn’t do ‘nothing’ all week so we had a few day trips out to the coast at Aldeburgh, Sutton Hoo, the cute villages of Long Melford and Lavenham and some dog walks. Plus I learnt how to crochet (2 different types of flowers), read several books (finished off the Harry Potter series I have been reading this year) and started to teach myself mindfulness (more practice required). We also collected bullaces (a type of wild plum – perfect for a variation on sloe vodka), medlars (recipes to come once bletting has occurred) and lots of apples to be pressed to cider. And further foodie exploits at a fantastic market in Lavenham where we stocked up cupboards with special honeys and the freezer with wild game (teal, rabbit, wild duck, pigeon, venison). Also some lovely meals out at a pub within staggering distance, The White Horse at Edwardstone, and smart well cooked modern French restaurant in Lavenham , The Great House. A thoroughly relaxing week.