Hello! It’s no secret that I’m in love with Southwold. Yesterday Dr Robotnik and I finally had a day off together so we had been planning to to head there and introduce Ginger to Southwold at last!
I have been demoted to the back seat for a long time. We bought Pebbles a booster seat for the car a while ago as it’s a great way for her to be strapped in and still allows her to look out of the window, then when Ginger came along she wanted one too of course!
It was a gorgeous day. Warm enough for ditching the coats, breezy enough for the dogs to come along and not quite hot enough for me to burn! Win win!
We have been regular visitors of Southwold in the almost 8 years that we have been together and we will never get bored of it. So peaceful and pretty everywhere you look. Being a winter gal I especially love it on those freezing cold days where you wrap up in 1739 layers and drag your moaning other half and huffy dog for a battle against the wind!
The Pier is one of my favourite places. There are plaques on the barriers all the way around that people can purchase and have whatever they like written on them. Yesterday as it was crazy busy and we were wrangling an excitable puppy so we didn’t stop to read any, probably a good job too as I usually end up crying like a mad woman. Here’s some photos I have taken before though.
How true is this!?
I absolutely love this one.
There’s also the ‘Under the pier show’ which is the oddest arcade you will experience. The machines in there are brilliant! I particularly love the ‘espressive photobooth’ with a few surprises inside!
Another Southwold gem is the brewery. The Adnams brewery tour is fabulous! We’ve done it in the past and I highly recommend it. Assign a designated driver though because at the end you can try lots of beers and some spirits, they aren’t stingy either! They were more than happy to open whatever people wanted to try and urged everyone to drink. I hit the jackpot as Dr Robotnik was driving but we plan to go back by bus and do it again! The tour itself is so interesting too!
If you plan on bringing dogs there’s plenty of places to eat and drink where you can sit outside with your pooches but we also found a lovely dog friendly pub called The Lord Nelson. The food was delish!
This was taken in January, hence the scarf and lack of Ginger!
I love nothing more than strolling around Southwold pointing at adorable cottages and huge houses and telling Dr Robotnik they will be ours one day!
Pebbles found her own little cottage to go with her own ‘Pebbles’ beach hut!
The ‘Pebbles’ beach hut.
Speaking of beach huts, my amazing best friend Jen has booked us a beach hut for the day on 10th June so I’m counting down the days! 48 to go! I can’t actually wait to chill there for the day with Dr Robotnik and the dogs and pretend we’re proper posh!
We aren’t proper posh however and yesterday we didn’t buy any food or drink there (apart from a cold bottle of water for the dogs) because it’s really quite expensive, the only downside to Southwold! Due to our tight Disney budget we left and got some chips once we were home, because a day at the seaside isn’t complete without chips.
I’ll stop rambling on about Southwold and bombard you with a few pictures of yesterday instead! Thank you for reading! -Misha x
And finally, a nice family picture ruined by my dodgy pixelating skills!