Monday, 25 April 2016

More rain, no sleet, no snow, but plenty of wind.

We were up slightly earlier this morning. No picnic, today was to be a 'meal out' day.

First stop Quilters Haven, in Wickham Market, DB went to look at the local church whilst I indulged in some retail therapy. Did not spend much for a change.

A lady in the car park gave DB a parking ticket with over an hour left on it, very kind of her. We travelled on to Southwold, where rain greeted us, we went down to the sea front and had lunch at the Beach Cafe, small cod and chips twice and tea for two. Glad we opted for the small portions, the larger one, we would have had to have one portion and share it!!! After a visit to the facilities we strolled back to the car and made our way to Aldeburgh, again parkrd on the sea front and watched the fishing boats get dragged up the beach by a tractor. The fish is then unloaded. We saw a chap bringing oysters to the smoke house.

It rained all the way back to the caravan, chilly, so fire on. We will not need a big supper, DB has asked for toast and jam. I have hulled the rest of the strawberries, so we can have those and a piece of carrot cake, that will keep the wolf from the door.

Tomorrow will be a stay local day with me cooking tomorrow night. We may well go down to Landguard Point again. A picnic lunch and a book will keep us going.

The forecast is not too good for tomorrow, so we will decide what to do in the morning.

A reminder on face book that this time 2 years ago we were setting our sights towards home after visiting the west coast of Scotland towing the caravan. We sold it the September after when we realised that we were not going to use it in the way we had visualised when we bought it.


  1. Lovely day out indeed. Yes small cod and chips is perfect. Glad you have had a break from cooking.

    Sorry you are not having the best week weather wise. You won't go wrong with another outing to Landguard Point. Always something going on and when the weather is good nice walks.

    If you do decide on a little drive do go down to Felixstowe Ferry a tiny fishing village. Set at the mouth of the river Deben, you'll find fresh fish for sale, pub etc. You need to go completely past the golf club/course.

    If the weather cooperates you could walk along the sea wall. You can see Bawdsey Manor across the river. Built in the 1880's, it was sold to the Air Ministry in 1936 becoming a secret WWII facility. You will also come across two of Felixstowe’s Martello Towers built between 1804 and 1812 to repel Napoleonic invasion.

    Whatever you do have a splendid day.

  2. You and DB certainly know how to make the most of your seaside visits and am happy to know you make it to a delightful quilt shop. Hope the eye candy there has your imagination full of thoughts for future projects.

    Wishing you better weather than is in the forecast.

    I'm back from errands but am tired but still hope to trim the star quilt so it's ready to go to Sara, my long-arm quilter.



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