What feels like months ago now, we had a spell which actually felt like summer – blazing hot sun, blue skies and white fluffy clouds. Happily we spent it on the Suffolk coast, where we were attending the wedding of my lovely friends Kaye and Adrian. It was exactly the escape we needed – a couple of days of nothing but long beach walks and a big fun party.
The wedding was on the Benacre estate, which is a huge private estate just off the coast near Kessingland, and we spent an afternoon and a morning exploring the public parts of it as well as the beach.
It was really hot and poor Toto struggled a bit, especially as our hour-long loop we planned on the map turned out to be almost 4 hours! I was so glad I’d taken two bottles of water with us because we certainly didn’t find anywhere to get any. I ended up having to carry her for a while so she could cool down, poor thing. Pugs are definitely not fond of the heat.
The wedding itself was brilliant fun, with so many little personal touches, it inspired us to kick things up a gear with ours.
The following morning we had a much-needed brunch cooked by our good friends Jo and Rob, who understand our need for bucks fizz in the sun of a post-party morning. My kind of people, Jo and Rob!
We followed brunch by a walk along the beach at Pakefield, admiring the colourful beach huts.
The dogs *may* have been treated to a “doggy cone” to share. For 50p, we had to find out what that was. Turns out it’s a small 99 with a dog biscuit instead of a Flake!
They were both ecstatic to have their very own ice cream, even if they did have to take it in turns to slurp at it.
A perfect weekend relaxing with friends in the sun. With everything going on right now it seems like it will be a long while before we can be so relaxed again, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Probably.
Have you got sun where you are now?