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Shotley Peninsula

The Glorious Shotley Peninsula

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

The Shotley Peninsula is a peaceful part of Suffolk, located between the Rivers Orwell and Stour. It falls within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are miles of pretty footpaths to be explored with plenty of scenic views on the water's edge; marinas with bobbing boats and woodland filled with bluebells in the spring.

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All things bike and beautiful

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

If you've been walking your little socks off during the festival activities this month, why not take a seat for a while and enjoy a splash of Suffolk...

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The View From The Windmill, Suffolk

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Natalie Roberts can't quite believe her luck. It's been nine years since she and her husband Steve bought their farmhouse with a derelict windmill in the garden and yet she is still excited every time she pulls into the driveway. "When we arrive home having been away even just for a day, I can feel myself relax" she says. "Suffolk is so beautiful and the views from our windows change all the time, I never get tired of it".

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Arthur Ransome's Nancy Blackett

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Arthur Ransome, author of Swallows and Amazons (1930), had a number of boats during his lifetime and his favourite is said to have been the Nancy Blackett, which he named after one of his fictional characters.

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Harry Potter woz 'ere...

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Well, he wasn't really here, but in the film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it certainly looked as if he was, as the streets of Lavenham were used as a background for the scenes in Godric's Hollow.

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Photographic Day

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Set in the beautiful surrounds of Pin Mill, Suffolk, an area of outstanding natural beauty, this one or two day colour/black and white digital photography course for compact 'point and shoot' or DSLR cameras, including a delicious lunch and drinks at the famous Butt and Oyster pub, teaches you the techniques of photography, digital imaging and printing.

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Lovejoy - Nearly 30 Years On

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Remember the TV series 'Lovejoy' which was filmed in these parts nearly 30 years ago? Well a couple of items that featured in the show have recently come up for auction. A shop sign for Lovejoy Antiques fetched £1200, which is five times its estimated value and last weekend a leather jacket, worn by the old rogue himself, went on sale at Mander Auctioneers in Newton near Sudbury and sold for £1000.

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Married in Suffolk

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

When it comes to getting married, the choices couples are faced with seem almost limitless. There's the the dress to consider, the menu for the wedding breakfast, a colour scheme for the flowers, music for the reception and so the list goes on...

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Suffolk Artist Claire Weeks

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Snowball, Pip and Squeak; three lively chickens belonging to artist Claire Weeks and inspiration for the cheerful range of tableware, greetings cards and paintings she produces at her home in Alpheton near Sudbury. Her work is energetic and free flowing, giving the impression of movement and character in the chickens which feature in most of her paintings.

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Spotlight on Hadleigh

Published on 26 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

Hadleigh is a charming market town with a fascinating history. It's known as one of Suffolk's 'wool towns' and was one of the first towns in East Anglia to prosper from the cloth/wool industry. With a total of 246 listed buildings and well known for its pargeting, Hadleigh is a place to visit with your eyes firmly on the buildings to make the most of the towns fabulous architecture.

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WIN afternoon tea for four at The Lavenham Swan Hotel and Spa

Published on 24 October 2017 by Veronica Cowlin

*Enter our competition to WIN afternoon tea for four at The Lavenham Swan Hotel and Spa.*

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