Sunday Sevens #93 23.7.17

A jaunt to Wales


Last Sunday we took a drive to North Wales to visit family. Just over an hour’s drive from my parents’ home and we were in the beautiful rolling hills near Mold. It’s such a beautiful part of the world.  Our relatives also have a big garden so the Little Postcards had a whale of a time running about playing with their cousins and three lovely dogs…

…. including Seren. Isn’t she adorable? 🐾

More blue skies


If you saw last week’s post with grey skies over Manchester, you will understand why I needed to include this photo of gorgeous sunny blue skies this week 😉

Goodbye…


This used to be the view from our bedroom window. On Tuesday, we returned to our old home (which we have rented out for the past 8 years) and emptied the loft in readiness for selling the house. Mixed emotions about leaving this place, but it’s the right thing to do.

Obligatory fish and chips photo…

Now don’t get me wrong, we didn’t eat fish and chips all the time when we lived in England, maybe once a month? But we sure do miss fish and chip dinners in Gibraltar. There are several food establishments on the Rock who serve British style fish and chips, but it’s just not the same. So we have to indulge when we are back home.

Zero food miles 

We were lucky enough to enjoy some of my parents’ home grown strawberries on our trip over. This is the last one – and it’s mine!!!

Hello Reading


We took a train down south to Reading on Friday to visit some very dear friends who used to live in Gibraltar. We do miss them a lot so it’s fab to have an annual catch up.

Rainy Reading


Yesterday the weather wasn’t fantastic so we headed into Reading town Centre for a lovely lunch and cinema trip for the Little Postcards and their friends. Such a lovely day in spite of the weather!


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A Postcard from springtime Suffolk

Two weeks ago, we all hopped on a plane, said goodbye to Gibraltar and headed off to England for a few days.

Our destination…. Suffolk. Southwold to be precise, but also Beccles too for the special day that was to be a Postcard family wedding. More on that later…

It’s eight months since we were last in Southwold. It’s a special place for us which we have visited many times over the years. Regular visitors to this blog may remember my posts from here last summer… A postcard from Southwold & A postcard from Southwold Pier

It was so nice to be back on the pier admiring the view into town and towards the beautifully painted beach huts.

There weren’t as many visitors in town as we’d experienced last August, but there were still some folk around doing the touristy things. Oh, and maybe eating a portion or two of fish & chips…

Southwold is such a pretty place.

There are cute little cottages around every corner.

Oh, and did I mention I have a thing about beach huts?! 

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside…

We went crazy and had a go at the two pence penny pushers in the pier amusement arcade.

We swerved the Punch & Judy show, although it did have a decent audience who persisted through the show while being blown by strong sea winds.

It may have been a bit grey at times, but that didn’t spoil our fun.

The roadside verges and people’s gardens were bursting forth with the most beautiful spring displays. Excuse me this indulgence please, I miss seeing spring flowers like this!

Oh the blossom!

And just look at this quaint architect’s office, complete with coordinating car!

I do like a colourfully painted front door…

One evening we set off across the fields behind the town and leaving the grand Victorian homes behind us, headed into the fenland towards the harbour.

Within a short walk we were by the river and tucking into a delicious pub meal. The gorse flowers glowed in the setting sunshine.


So, the reason for this jaunt to England during school termtime? We had a wedding to attend. 

Tucked away in the lush green countryside near Beccles is White Dove Barns. Surrounded by fields of crops and cattle and looking glorious was the venue for the nuptials.

The converted farm buildings were just so English and so, so picturesque.

As the registrar got everything ready for the ceremony I sneaked in to take a peak before the guests arrived.

And after the ceremony, this is the room where the reception took place.

The renovated old barn was so pretty, and the table settings, just gorgeous.

The beautiful flowers on the top table were stunning and so springlike. 

Even the wedding cake was covered in flowers. 

It was a really beautiful venue and the perfect backdrop for a very happy day.

With the happy couple successfully hitched, we had time for one more delicious breakfast at the Adnam’s brewery and another wander around Southwold before heading home.

There she is, our Rock. Thank you, Suffolk, it was lovely to see you again! Until next time…