Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the introduction of a lot of travel restrictions, I have been much more appreciative of seeing different parts of the UK. In summer, I spent 48 hours in Lincoln and 48 hours in Hastings.

Before the second lockdown, I was able to get away to Suffolk and stay in a lovely house there with my friend Maddie. It was a really old, beautiful house in the middle of the countryside. The house was a short drive away from some pretty beaches and seaside towns so we were able to explore them.

Wroxham Norfolk Broads

Day 1

On the first day, we wandered round a town called Aldeburgh and walked along the beach. There were quite a few independent shops there and lots of really cute dogs! We had an ice cream there and then went back to the house. I did some uni work in the house too - the grind never stops in third year.

After going back to the house, we decided to go out for dinner. We went to this Italian / pub called The Angel which I thought was a little strange but the food was delicious. I tried scallops for the first time in my seafood linguine.

Southwold Sea

Day 2

Similar to day 1, we walked around another little town and beach in Southwold. Again, they had lots of little shops and really cute dogs! Not far from Southwold, we went to this hidden away fish and chip shop called Sole Bay Fish Company. I might even go as far as to say it was the best chippy I've been to. You could get alcoholic drinks there, and you could sit in too. They didn't just have your classic cod, chips and mushy peas. They also had muscles, lobster, crab, you name it. I had muscles and chips and they were amazing!

After that, we went back to the house and played some board games and had an amazing cheese board. I have to shout out to Maddie for this, she really put on an amazing spread!

Sole Bay Fish Company

Cheese board platter

Day 3

I think Day 3 was my favourite day. We took a trip up to the Norfolk Broads and went on a boat around the broads. I really love going on boat trips, we went on one in Amsterdam around the canals too and that was really fun. It's probably just a novelty for me because it's something I only do when I go away.

There were some amazing holiday homes on the Broads, it was just so relaxing and fun on the boat. It did get really cold really quickly though.

Norfolk Broads

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  1. It looks like you had a lovely time, the beach looks gorgeous! I am also jealous of that cheese board - I don't even like cheese but that looks amazing!

    Tash - A Girl with a View

  2. A beautiful adventure in the beautiful place :)

  3. What a great getaway. Nothing like a short trip to take a break and recharge. Thanks for sharing,

  4. It sounds like you had a lovely time and got to visit some pretty places. I definitely want to visit more of Suffolk and want to try to convince my boyfriend to go on some boat rides too.

  5. Thanks for sharing your trip to Suffolk, it looks lovely :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

  6. I really haven't seen much outside of London but hope to one day! I really enjoyed your post - lovely photos!

  7. It is great that you got to spend some time in Suffolk before the second lockdown! Wow! The view of the waters look amazing. Perfect place for seafood too. I am in love with the charcuterie spread! Glad you had an amazing time out there!

    Nancy ✨ mdrnminimalists.com

  8. Oh wow what a wonderful time! I’d love to visit Suffolk more often, I can’t wait for lockdown and this virus to go away so I can travel again

  9. That sounds like a lovely little getaway, before the second lockdown my sisters and I went to the Cotswolds for a few days and honestly it was the best decision I've made in a while. I'm glad you had a nice time away with your friend, and that meat and cheese platter looks amazing by the way!

  10. It's sucha pretty place. I'm sure you had a good time. ❤

  11. I love the look of Suffolk, your photo's are stunning and that platter of food looks amazing! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

  12. Sounds like you had a lovely trip. Suffolk looks and sounds lovely, adding these places to my list to visit!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Aimsy xxo

  13. Sounds like you had an amazing trip! That chippy sounds great, what a variety, plus I don't think I've ever seen a chippy sell alcohol before haha xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

  14. I used to go to Aldeburgh and Southwold every summer when I was little - my nan always used to give us loads of pennies to spend in the arcades on Southwold pier! I've also loved exploring the UK more this year - this was a lovely post xx

  15. This sounds like such a lovely and relaxing trip! Love your photos - the food all looks delicious x


  16. Your photography is beautiful. Great shots. I really like the way you spent your days in these quaint places. England is very beautiful. My favourite town is Lincoln.

  17. Sounds like a nice getaway. I could use one myself. And the food sounds amazing. I love seafood and meat and cheese boards.

  18. Love that part of the country it’s so pretty! The beach at Southwold is lovely. Your photos are amazing really makes me want to go now.

  19. Such a broad range of nature to see in Suffolk! Sounds like you had a brilliant time :)

  20. Amazing! I know nothing about traveling all over the country, what a wonderful looking place to explore.