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a November 2nd, 2014

  1. A little time away

    November 2, 2014 by sarah

    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.

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    Bridge sign at Coggeshall

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    Jim picking medlars

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    Medlas at Coggeshall Barn – 13th century monastic barn

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    The beach at Adlesburgh

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    Crooked house in Lavenham

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    Jim putting in some good hard work plus dog

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    Learning to crochet – with tea and chocolate

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    Jim and I outside Ickworth (National Trust)

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    My work table for the week – tea and chocolate too

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    Lovely display of pumpkins at farmers market