One of the many nice things about Suffolk is the sandy beaches. A recent discovery is Sizewell beach - the beautiful picture in our kitchen by local artist Sara McLaughlin is a scene from there. It's a strange place in that it is the site of the nuclear power station which looms over the coast. But it is still a beautiful place to walk, with a huge expanse of sandy beach. I have only been once and stuck to the shore but there are many walks to and from including to Dunwich. High up on my list for a return visit.
No trip to The Old Post Box is complete without brunch at dog-friendly Darsham Nurseries - delicious food, followed by more temptation in the gift shop. This wrapping paper caught my eye and these ceramics. Plenty of inspiration in the garden too, including this glorious sculpture as modelled by Betty.
I've been impatiently waiting for the right time to pick some blackberries and it has finally arrived. It hasn't stopped me trying a few early ones though and putting up with the tartness. Dog walking is the perfect time for impromptu picking - poo bags (clean!) are ideal to collect your haul.
So far, we've sampled the berries of Blythburgh around the marshes, a few early ones in Minsmere and perhaps the best ones right behind the cottage near the old pits. Much crumble has been consumed!