Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Suffolk 2015

Hello....  Today's post is all about  a somewhat soggy Suffolk,

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to a very pretty village in Suffolk with some friends, 11 of us in total, six children including two cute as buttons babies for a fun filled holiday.

Day one the sun shone so brightly so we set off for the beach, crossing the cute little crabbing bridge

to get to the golden sands of Walberswick.

Where was paddles picniced and of course I took my crochet along.

The next morning was sunny too, and it was wonderful to practise some gentle yoga in the garden, enjoying the sun on my skin, a rare chance for me as one of my medications makes me allergic to the sun,  I was a treatment break especially to go away.

 Then the weather kind of broke, perfect for the ducks who live on

 the villages very pretty pond, but not so great for us.

So after that it was all about inside activities, for young and old alike, hedge row crumbles

A little bit of music

Warming homemade soups for lunch

Board games

and Play Doh,
 I was thrilled to discover they now make glittery Play Doh!! 

and some crafty upcycling, which you can read more about 'here'

The rain did stop occasionally and everyone was bundled into the car and off out for a walk in the woods.  I was happy just to admire the beautiful sight of Dunwich Heath from the shelter of the car.

Happily reading my book while the others were off exploring.

Then down to the beach, for the mini's to go fossil hunting,  while I happily sat listening to the waves crash to shore.

I had plenty of time to put my feet up and have a good rest too, while the other went for walks in the drippy drippy rain to help ease the mini's cabin fever.

 and of course there was plenty of crochet, we did go to the RSPB reserve at Minmere one day, which I'll share with you in a separate post

Then of course I managed my epic slip and fall, flip flops, wet decking and kitchen floors are a bad combo.  

Thanks for all the kind words, I had four X-rays taken today as it's still very painful.  Thankfully no broken bones, but I have damaged the ligaments, which are going to take 6-8 weeks to recover with the help of some physio.

What a wet old summer it has been here in the UK

Happy Crafting

Clare xx


  1. It has certainly been a very wet soggy summer, although we are due for some brighter days next week I believe. We could certainly do with some there is still a lot to do in the garden. You certainly made the most of your time away such a shame about your fall, hope you feel a little better soon.

  2. Your holiday photo's are gorgeous looks like it was a lovely break for you all until you slipped :-( so sorry to hear you are now laid up. Hope you feel better real soon, dee x

  3. Poor you!! So glad though that no bones are borken, hopefully it will heal quickly with no lasting effects! Your photos are lovely. x

  4. oh dear.Hope you mend soon. But it sounds pretty painful.Yes,It has been a miserable summer and it is certainly feeling Autumnal here in North Wales.Barbara

  5. It looks like a wonderful holiday - except for the foot thingy of course! As you might remember, the same injury happened to me some weeks ago. I was quite lucky though as it is mostly fine again after four weeks. I went for a run this weekend and it was mostly fine. Fingers crossed your's will recoverer as quickly as mine!

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

  6. Hasn't it just, though it's nice to see some sunshine today. Sounds a good break xx

  7. What a wonderful holiday (apart from the foot). We went down to Cornwall and dodged the rain, but had a lovely time.

  8. Glad to hear that you were not too damaged and nothing is broken. Hope that you are all repaired soon! xx

  9. So sorry about your fall! Although I'm glad you didn't break anything, 6 to 8 weeks is a long recovery time, and I know how frustrating that can be. Thanks goodness for knitting, huh?
    It looks like a nice getaway. I'm often the one reading or knitting while other explore -- thanks to my bum feet!

  10. Oooo poor poorly footsies! Lovely pictures as always xxx