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Hi. I've caught up now from my holiday. So now I can tell you all about it.

The cottage with the green door is the one we stayed in - Stuckie Ben, Southwold. It was a lovely cosy cottage, with very steep stairs which can be a bit of a challenge when you have big feet. But we really liked it. It did have everything - all the mod cons needed.

Here's the view from the front door across to Walberswick - and it did flood there. Luckily we escaped the flooding and the only bit we had to avoid was the flooded A12.Here's the view from South Green down the hill to our cottage. As you can see we're right on the edge of the village.

An iconic view of Southwold - Gun Hill with the lighthouse in the background. The lighthouse is open in the summer and the view from the top is fantastic on a clear day. It's a bit hairy getting up there but well worth the effort.

And a another great view of Southwold - the Pier. It's been refurbished and is very smart.

Southwold is famous for its very expensive beach huts - a very English seaside thing to have. But as you can see the waves managed to bash this one to bits. There were a number that were in a similar state and about the same again that had shifted on their blocks.

Crashing waves on the promenade. This was on the Sunday (I think) and the worst of the weather had passed by but it was still rather rough. The sandy it you can see if the promenade - and should be nothing but concrete, you can seen how it's virtually covered in sand now.

Oh what a lovely shop this was - Noa Noa. A Danish clothes shop. Really great textiles and lots of good extra little design features.I would really recommend having a look in there if you get the chance - I think they have branches elsewhere in the UK.

Here's a great gallery. Lots of fun items. The Serena Hall Gallery.

Another f=really great gallery - The Buckenham Gallery - full of different types of art.
I can't praise this shop enough and the Heidi Pie was a real find. It's goats cheese, spinach and I think it was butternut squash. It was divine. I know I have a bit of a thing abouts Goats Cheese but even DH said it was great. Not too much pastry, nice and light and stuffed to the top with filling. Mmmmmmmm

And finally Nutters of Southwold. A really great shop with so much chocolate you could get high on the smell.

Well - I hope you like the photos of my holiday. We had a very relaxing time and only went out in the car for one day. We did get cold and wet a couple of times - but England on the East Coast in November I don't think i can really complain. The aim was to sit in pubs, read the paper, sit in the cottage and read or sew ( well you didn't think I'd leave my quilting at home did you LOL) and chill out. It was great.


fiona d said…
sounds like a great holiday - Sarah - I love the coast in winter.
Thimbleanna said…
Boy it sounds great Sarah Jayne -- I'd take the coast any day in November over here! LOL. Thanks for sharing your pictures.
verobirdie said…
Sounds like a great holiday. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
Sounds like bliss. Glad you had a good time ;o)

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