A Christmassy weekend in the Country

Sometimes London can be so claustrophobic, high rise buildings, constant road works, engineering works, crammed tubes, work that never ends…every now and again I crave a weekend break. You don’t need to go far…less than an hours drive out of London you will hit glorious green pastures…so that’s what we did! Last weekend Liv and I packed up into the car and headed to Bury St Edmunds to catch up with old friends and eat/drink ourselves to sleep!

First we headed to Blackthorpe Christmas Barn…

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It’s a cafe come christmas market come christmas tree barn place..

The soup and mulled wine was just what we needed before heading around the arts and crafts!

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Then we popped outside to have a look at some huge christmas trees…

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Heading home after that we took the dog for a walk, to a lovely National Trust House called Ickworth, but we walked home in the pitch black which was a bit scary…

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That evening we gorged ourselves on food and wine…

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The food was so tasty, we had a lovely chicken/pesto/creamy pasta bake before too! Then we got snuggled up in our pyjamas and watched The Holiday, you can’t get more christmassy than that!

The following morning was a real treat though, a cup of tea in bed and then freshly made muffins and yoghurt!

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The weekend was just so lovely catching up with friends, very simple and extremely relaxing, just what the doctor ordered and such a cute part of the world only an hour from London!