A Christmassy weekend in the Country

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…


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!


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


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…


That evening we gorged ourselves on food and wine…




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!


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!