Tuesday 4 September 2018

Me on Monday

We're home!

When I bought this holdall in the Cath Kidson sale I wasn't sure I 'needed' it but it has really been worth it's weight in gold this year.  The perfect size for long weekends or on board airline luggage.

Anyway, it has been put to good use again this weekend for a few days away on the Suffolk coast (and it even matches my top perfectly).  We stayed at an Airbnb property for the first time and I have to say, we really were lucky with our accommodation.  It was absolutely perfect, spotlessly cleaned, well equipped and so many thoughtful touches - homemade sticky ginger cake and homemade marmalade for the humans and peanut butter flavoured treats for the dog!  If you are ever looking for somewhere to stay for a few days, I would really recommend The Studio in Orford.  It was perfect.  

Apart from our Centre Parcs trip in January, this was the first time we have taken Coco away with us.  She had a wonderful time; everywhere was so dog friendly, and she was really well behaved in the various pubs we visited for lunches, after dinner drinks or suppers.  She even made some new friends
(Why won't your human let you get out and play with me?)

We walked to the end of the pier at Southwold

Took selfies (not so easy when a dog is involved)

Walked along the promenade admiring the beach huts

Saw traditional fish sheds

Paul made up for all the gelato he missed on the last days of our trip to Italy when he had toothache

Oops, sorry, wrong photo 😜

We had fish and chips by the beach in Aldeburgh

And saw the quirky 'House in the Clouds' in Thorpeness

What a way to disguise a water tower eh?  It is available to rent as holiday accommodation, I bet the views from up there are brilliant.

Now back to reality, but what a fabulous short break we had.  There really is no need to go abroad when we have such lovely places on our doorsteps at home.  If only we could guarantee the weather!


Ruth said...

Your photos are fabulous … the Suffolk tourist board should hire you!

Cheri said...

sounds like a fabulous weekend!

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

What a wonderful trip, Deb!! It's so much easier when you can take your pet...at least then you don't worry as much!!

Patio Postcards said...

Looks like a fun getaway weekend. Nice carryall - like that floral print. The photo of the beach & houses is postcard picture perfect.

Barbara Eads said...

That's the thing about retirement. You can just take off when the mood strikes you! Sounds like a fun trip.

onceuponatimehappilyeverafter.com said...

Your pup is so vivacious and cute. I miss my dogs. Love my kitties but our dogs were really like humans.

Looks like you had an enjoyable get-away. Those fishing cottages remind me of the ones in the movie Grumpy Old Men. Or maybe the sequel, Grumpier Old Men. I have a vague memory of fishing from a boat house as a child. We were pulling out fish as fast as we could put our line in the water. Thanks for reminding me of a special time.