Monday, 19 June 2017

The Big Road Trip East

724 miles, one puncture, several counties, four National Trust properties, a country barn conversion, a seaside guesthouse, and one wedding.  Phew!  We certainly packed a lot in on our recent roadtrip to the East of England. Today is a pictorial roundup of some of our adventure - I will then be sharing lots of outfit posts from this trip over the coming weeks.  I should mention that the weather was glorious, an all-out heatwave, unlike our last holiday.  When the sun shines, the UK is a truly wonderful place to be a tourist.

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Lavender at National Trust property #1, Paycocke's


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Our home for a few nights - a stunning barn conversion in the most glorious countryside.

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Look at those beams!

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Road trip east @porcelinasworld


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National Trust property #2, Ickworth

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The cathedral in Bury St Edmunds

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National Trust property #3, Blickling Estate

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Quaint cottages everywhere!

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National Trust Property #4, Felbrigg

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Road Trip East @porcelinasworld
And finally, the sea!    The North Sea, rather than our usual Irish Sea.  

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What a wonderful trip.  Exhausting though, we got back to Wales very late one night and I slept for ten hours.  That's all of my planned weekends away now for the rest of the year, I'll have to book something else to give me something to look forward to, I hate an empty calendar!


21 comments:

  1. When are you coming back to Málaga?

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    1. Nothing booked for this year, maybe in 2018!!

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  2. Oh wow that pictures of the lavender just makes me want to take a deeeeep breath.

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  3. All sounds like fun and I look forward to reading more about your adventures and seeing all the outfits! I like the look of the stripy dress ... is it a dress?

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    1. Thank you, yes it's the Michelle maxi dress by Collectif. They also released it in a floral print, so they may bring back the style some time. A good choice for tall girls, great length on it.

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  4. You couldn't have picked a better week for your epic journey! I don't know that area at all so I'm enjoying being an armchair tourist and basking in those gorgeous photos. xxx

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    1. I'm not familiar with it either. Very flat but big sky and lovely light x

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  5. Oh wow! Looks wonderful!

    You sure seem to find some wonderful places to stay.

    Can't wait to see more photos from your adventure. Bonus the weather was brilliant the whole time. You got lucky!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I love seeking out unusual places to stay! It's a hobby!! X

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  6. It looks like the flatlands had good weather for you. It's not much on landscape, but hard to beat for skies and light. I love Blickling Hall - it's said that at midsummer each year, the ghost of Anne Boleyn turns up there in a carriage and picks a single blade of grass.

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  7. Fabulous photos and such glorious weather! You can't beat the UK in the summer (when it's not raining!). I look forward to seeing more photos from your different stops. xx

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  8. Oh such lovely photos, all those gorgeous homes and properties...thanks for sharing these photos and your road trip! :)

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  9. A wedding? But whose could that be... You looked so gorgeous that night - I love that Collectif dress on you! Glad that the East of England treated you well. It's a lovely place to be, but I'm biased... xx

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  10. Gorgeous pictures and yes you cannot beat the British countryside when the weather is good.

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  11. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  12. This looks amazing! And now I want to see you in a period drama where you swan around your country mansion, drinking martinis and trying to decide which painting to sell to pay for the upkeep. Or, you know, whatever you feel like you might find yourself doing in your manor.
    Can't wait to see more photos from the trip!

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  13. Gorgeous photos, it looks so beautiful there and I love your outfits x

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  14. What a wonderful trip, and you were certainly lucky with the weather. I have never been to that part of the UK, so I'm looking forward to seeing more! xxx

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  15. Sounds like a fantastic trip, great that you fitted so much in. Looking forward to reading more about it.

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