Our visits to Southwold
have become regular ones over the years, because we love
the town. This year's visit proved to be busier than usual
because it coincided with Jane and David's birthday celebrations,
for which we extended our stay by three days. Like last
year, we were joined, for a few days, by Ros, Adrian, Linda
and Derek. We also met Marjaana and Julian, who were touring
Southern England before returning home to Australia. We
even managed to have afternoon tea with two more friends,
Jane and Anna. For the three day long birthday celebrations,
we enjoyed the company of Marie, Glyn, Pat and Phil. Jane
and David generously hosted a meal for us at the Crown Hotel
and made sure that we had lots of fizz to drink at other
times! Here are some memories of our stay.
Geoff with Marjaana
Ros and Marjaana
Derek and Adrian
Linda and Bruce
Hmmm, not sure what
this was all about!
Eating ice cream...
yes, there was a lot of that.
The strong easterly
wind early in the week made the sea look wild.
The Electric Picture
Palace in Southwold
Now, which one shall
Derek and Bruce hoped
to go out to sea for "The Blast", but the wind
was too strong, so they went up-river instead and still
had a blast!
Jane and David got an
unwelcome birthday present from a passing gull. David bore
the brunt of it, but Jane suffered collateral damage.
Bruce with David,
Jane, Marie and Glyn
Celebration drinks before
going to the restaurant.
Back row: Phil, David, Glyn & Bruce
Front row: Jane, Pat, Marie &
Dinner at The Crown.
Tea and cake time!
Marie made this gorgeous
By chance, our friends
Anna and Jane were in Southwold.
We had tea and cake with them too (shortly after the preceding event!).
By the end of our
stay, we NEEDED to go home to recover (and to restart the diet!)