The changeable weather....coats required on this trip to the beach!
With no big plans for a family getaway due to Andy and I struggling to get the same annual leave this summer we decided to make the most of fabulous county. Suffolk has so much to offer, mostly budget friendly and within a fairly short car ride away from our home. Days have been spent on our favourite beaches, including Aldeburgh, Southwold and Felixstowe. Milkshakes at the diner down at Felixstowe Ferry, numerous 2p's fed into the slots of brightly lit machines in the arcade on the newly renovated Felixstowe Pier. A stroll along the prom at Aldeburgh with a trip to the RNLI and of course the ice cream parlour. Paddling in the sea at Southwold after picnicking on the beach then giggling at our reflections in the funny mirrors on the pier. Walks through Rendlesham Forest, around our village and trips to great parks tucked away in nearby villages and Christchurch Park in Ipswich. A visit to Jimmy's Farm on Andy's birthday. Not forgetting cold coca cola drunk through straws (or trying the gin menu for the grown ups!) in our village pub, where we also celebrated Jacks 18th birthday.
This summer has reminded us how much fun we can have without going on holiday and this September we will be celebrating living here, in this beautiful county, for seventeen years. Have you been pretending to be tourists in your town or county this summer? It's so much fun isn't it!
Until next time, take care.