Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Recharge, Refresh, Renew.....

 

 
 
 
 
I've just returned from a wonderful long weekend, with my lovely friend.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A time, very much needed by both of us, to recharge and refresh our very depleted energy levels. Walks along the beach, I still can't go very far, but I'm determined I will again one day.
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
Time given to pottering, reading, chatting and laughing.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
We stayed in a perfect little cottage in the Suffolk seaside town of Aldeburgh, the weather was warm and sunny.....the fish 'n' chips, just right! We sat on the beach eating them with a bottle of Boudreaux......yes just right!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We bought fish from the local fishermen and ate simple, wholesome food. My friend is an excellent cook, I'm an excellent 'tidier upper'.....the perfect team!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We loved the little fishing boats....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We took a little drive up to Southwold....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With its perfect rows of beach huts, my friend hadn't been before, and whilst it was strange not being there with my family, it was good to share and introduce to someone new.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oh those beach huts.....good enough to eat!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We walked along the pier, stopping of for a small glass of wine....then giggling like schoolgirls in the pier arcade!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes, recharged and refreshed......ready to face what life throws at us, (since we have got back my friend most of her time in hospital with her very poorly parents).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
'twas lovely, 'twas perfect, 'twas just what we needed.....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And so I continue renewing our home, the latest room to be revamped has been the hall and stairs, you may remember we revealed some wooden panels on the stairs a few weeks ago, well these have now been freshly painted....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And are just waiting for some VSA treatment! Oh yes, I do like a bit of colour!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And then it just needs a bit of titivating, another favourite activity of mine!
 
 
 
I know I've been neglecting this little space, but I'm hoping with my battery recharge I can give it, and you more time, more of my energy. I feel like I've got my voice back, I'm feeling the need to create again. It feels good...so good.
 
 
 
 
Bye for now,
 
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

36 comments:

  1. Sounds and looks like the most perfect time for a divine catchup and get away x So pleased you are feeling recharged lovely xox Your entrance is looking mighty fine too x Penny

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  2. You chose the perfect place to refresh yourself xx

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  3. Oh wow that looks like the deal place for a recharge, sounds like you had a sweet time
    Karen x

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  4. So glad you had a happy, relaxing time away ... it looks just perfect.
    Love that map in your hallway.
    M x

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  5. So nice you got to spend some relaxing time in lovely aldeburgh, spent many a holiday there myself. The f&c really are the best!

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  6. One of my favourite places to visit x

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  7. I think I'd like to go there and recharge my batteries too. Wishing you a fun week. x

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  8. Sounds the perfect tonic, glad you had a fun and relaxing break xxx

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  9. Hello lovely, so lovely to see a little more about the weekend away. I am so pleased that you managed to recharge your batteries and have some girly time away, we all need it every now and then. It looks like you chose the perfect spot, oh those pretty beach huts, aren't they sweet. I hope this energy continues to inspire you to move forward. I am just as much in the doghouse for neglecting my little space, but you know people understand and what is most important is that you are focussing on yourself and your journey my dear. Sending you a big hug!! xoxo

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  10. Oh how I love that part of the world. It is a balm and a tonic. I am a little envious of your fish and chips I have to confess, and with Bordeaux? What an ACE idea x

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  11. Glad you had a relaxing recharge my dear... Cx

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  12. Sounds wonderful!! Should be on the NHS - although if it were..it wouldn't be so lovely!! Glad you feel recharged x

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  13. Looks amazing, and just what was needed. Lovely, lovely photos.

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  14. This is what a good British holidsys all about. love it x

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  15. Aldeburgh is a place I've always wanted to o but never made it - yet! You inspire me with your beautiful photographs. I love that yellow house! Sothwold is wonderful, must go back one day. Love your stairs, very pretty, and that poster!

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  16. I'm glad you have time to relax with a good friend. I have always longed to visit this part of Suffolk it looks so lovely. Sarah x

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  17. What a lovely time out :)
    love map in the hall :)

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  18. What wonderful photos you have taken Ada!! Each one is worthy of placing in your freshly painted hallway. Love the little blue tug/fishing boat at top. So cute. And the beach huts look so colourful and summery ... what? no swimming yet?! I'm glad you and your friend enjoyed your break from the norm and feel so recharged. Spring has recharged my batteries here! Green is everywhere and it's such a balm to see trees in leaf once again. Your hallway looks wonderful and I'm sure you'll find lots of colour pops to add. Enjoy! Wendy xox

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  19. It looks like you had a lovely little getaway, thanks for sharing.

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  20. so good to read you are refreshed and feeling so much better. Sounds like you had an idyllic time with your friend and will soon be back in your creative mind.

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  21. Hi Ada, just want to say how much I enjoy reading your blog, and so glad that you are taking the time you need for yourself. So important to do that. Don't blog until you feel like it! All good wishes from me xxxx

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  22. looks lovely and totally perfect!! hope both you and your friend can do it again sometime. there is nothing better than surrendering to a much needed break! xx

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  23. I'm so glad that you had a great time away and that you took time away as well. It is so good to recharge and rest especially with a good friend. Your panelling in the hallway is lovely, it looks really great now and will be a nice feature. Keep on taking time for yourself and looking after yourself. xx

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  24. Glad you enjoyed it. I think your very good at finding the right time and place for a getaway! nice to see the blue skies and beach, before ploughing back in. Heather x

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  25. Sounds like a wonderful trip - it looks beautiful! I always find the sea so good at recharging my batteries. I'm hoping we might be able to move a bit closer to the sea... Take care my lovely xxx

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  26. What a wonderful escape! Sounds like it was just what you needed, simple, refreshing fun! Chrissie x

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  27. I am glad you had such a wonderful break! I haven't been to Suffolk, but we had a wonderful holiday on the North Norfolk coast about 10 years ago, and saw similar jolly beachuts.

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  28. What a wonderful weekend away Ada, love the pics and the fish and chips sound wonderful. To breath the salty sea air and go for walks along the beach and pier, sounds 'absolutely perfick' I can imagine how refreshed you felt after your time away.
    I do hope your friends parents are on the mend, such a worrying time for her.......

    Claire Xx
    Love the blue door to pin cottage......

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  29. It makes such a difference getting away. sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friend. I'm off to the coast soon, I cant wait x

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  30. ooo those beach huts! fis and chips and wine and the ocean! gets no better than that! Glad you had a lovely break dear friend xxxxx

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  31. HI Little Sis, pleased you had a lovely time wait until you see my Beach Huts love Big Sis xxx

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  32. I am refreshed just reading & viewing this post - so happy that you carved out a lovely bit of time away :~)

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  33. SUCH gorgeous pictures! You've captured those colours so perfectly! Glad you enjoyed your break,too.

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  34. When I visit my sister in the UK we almost always take a day for Aldeburgh or Southwold.
    Christy

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  35. Great photos, I love the beach huts! Sounds like you had a lovely time.

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