Let’s go to the Beach

I just had my 30th birthday (14 July) and my boyfriend booked a perfect weekend away in Southwold which is a beautiful and peaceful coastal town on the Norfolk coast.

Southwold

We stayed at a lovely hotel called The Crown which was really nice, our room was spacious and the shower was powerful which is always good because I hate a shower that doesn’t throw you awake with jets of water.

We had a lovely meal in the hotel in the evening and I forgot to take any photos of the food which is why I can’t share those with you but I had crab cakes to start, fresh from the coast too so you know it’s all fresh. For my main I had a steak which was served with twice-cooked chips, the steak was cooked to medium-rare perfection. For dessert I had a coffee Crème brûlée which was über tasty!

After consuming a large bottle of wine, Tom and I decided to go and find a local pub and get a local drink, we found a little pub about 3 minutes away from the hotel called The Red Lion and we sat here and sampled a local cider and then we took a short walk to the beach which was literally 20 seconds walk from the pub, it is here that we took a few photos and then started making our way back to the hotel but we also both wanted to drink more so we stopped off at the Tesco Express and bought more wine and then went back to the hotel and consumed more booze until we were both rather inebriated!

The following morning I woke up ridiculously early at about 5:30am, I had a little bit of a hangover and needed water desperately, so I got up and rehydrated and also used the opportunity and good lighting to get a selfie to capture the moment – LOL, I then crawled back into bed and slept for a few more hours before waking again at about half past 7.

Breakfast was a Full English and again I forgot to take a photo of it, sorry foodies – they did forget our black pudding and only remembered once we’d cleaned the plates, no biggie though as we didn’t want to be too stuffed as it was time to go to the beach!!

After a few hours on Southwold Beach we headed back tot the hotel and checked out and then made our way to another beautiful beach in Walberswick, a beach more stony than Southwold but equally as beautiful!

The one thing that struck me about Walberswick was the amount of people who were there painting the scenery, it’s a really nice place – after a few more hours in Walberswick we decided to find somewhere to eat for lunch by choosing somewhere at random on the Sat Nav, we picked a place called The Queens Head and made our way there – it was lovely, I wrote a review about it.

After we’d eaten we started the journey back home and once we’d returned I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I had caught the sun a little bit…

Lobster!

Once we’d cooled down from the journey I opened a bottle of Champagne I’d been keeping until my birthday, Tom presented me with an awesome home-made Doctor Who themed cake and we drank lots of cocktails and ordered some amazing Indian food from Inder’s Kitchen and then after realising that alcohol had gotten the better of us, we headed to bed.

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