Crafting, fun and friendship

Crafting, fun and friendship

Sunday, 22 July 2012

We're All Going On A Summer Holiday......

Last week, La Famille LLJ went on our jollies -  nothing particularly flash, just a holiday cottage in Suffolk...but what a fab time we had. Even a couple of damp days were fine, it was an excuse to chill and read books...
We went to Suffolk because G3 and I are history buffs and there's a lot to see over there - it's a very old, pretty place full of amazing buildings..and hardly a straight wall!
All these buildings were in Lavenham, a town stuffed full of Grade 1 listed buildings. This place was so rich in the 14/15th centuries, due to the cloth trade, it paid more taxes than York and Lincoln!! It's a slightly sleepy place nowadays, but very charming nevertheless!
We went to Bury St Edmunds as well, where the cathedral was only finished in 2010, although the original church foundation was in the 1500s. As you know, I'm a pattern fiend and there were LOADS in this most beautiful of buildings...



It was a very unexpected pleasure, walking around this amazing building - it's up there as one of my very favourite places, along with Durham and Winchester....

This was the entrance to our holiday cottage...
Up to The Hay Loft, which was a converted building attached to a country house..
Very calm and peaceful, eh? We thought the interior would be quaint and old fashioned....
Oh no, it wasn't!!!!
This is the ensuite bathroom, complete with walk-in shower with a rainfall shower head and a Villeroy & Boch whirlpool spa bath....

And this was it when you switched the lights on!!!

Needless to say, I have NEVER been so clean in all my life!!!!
And I'll leave you with the little picture in the kitchen....

I really liked the owners' style, LOLOL!!


  1. Oh those buildings are amazing you know I love a bit of history ..... and that bath room ...beyond words .... wow.... and the poster was perfect ...should be my motto glad you had a great time xx

  2. Beautiful buildings and a wonderful bathroom. Sounds like my kind of place!

  3. Wow - those buildings - it's like stepping back in time! What gorgeous patterns too and that bathroom! Wowowowow!

  4. Oh wow looks amazing! Glad you had a fab time. Zo xx

  5. Not a straight wall - sounds like my home! But it was around at the time some of these were still new!
    Great place and really fancy going for a trip. Any quilt/scrapbook shops there? LOL!

  6. Wow. Looks amazing. I bet even my boys would have washed there. Wonderful x

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. My husband would love all those timber framed buildings, never really thought of Suffolk as a holiday destination but it's very tempting now I've seen these pics. XX

  8. Jan, thank you so much for visiting me last week and your lovely comments! I am now your newest follower! That bathtub, by the way, is pretty amazing. But I think I'm even more in love with the "wash your mouth out with chocolate" sign!! Have a wonderful time. Sandy Leigh at EatWriteDreamStitch

  9. What a brilliant holiday cottage you had, Jan. I would never have left that bathroom, those lights are so coooool (in DD's words). I'm glad you had a great time. Suffolk is so pretty isn't it. We used to holiday there a lot before I was married and stayed at Beccles so know Lavenham well. I've never been to Bury St Edmunds though so there's still new places to discover. We must go back sometime.
    Hope you are enjoying Summer!!!!
    Hugs Lisax

  10. Wow this looks sooo idyllic. so much beauty and inspiration for crafters. thank heavens for digi photos.
    I wish I had a bathroon like that, just the place to clean my inky, painty fingers LOL

  11. That looks like just my kind of place, love to visit beautiful historic buildings. Your home for the week looks fabulous too.
    Fiona xx

  12. Julia was right, your Suffolk pics are FAB. Love those patterns, you have an eye for a photo for sure...

  13. Lovely photos but Oh WOW - that bathroom. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx 8