One of the curious things that has happened to the surroundings at Mandalay, is the changes to the dunes between the cottage and the sea. Over the winter, scouring tides eroded the dunes quite severely, leaving virtually an eight foot high sandy cliff edge on the edge of the beach. The high surge tides on[…]
Well, here we are in early August 2020, and after 3 months of Lockdown due to the Corona virus , and a month of easement, Mandalay is back in full occupancy. In the meantime, we have had only one outright cancellation, with other guests postponing their visits either until later in the year, or having[…]
It’s rather strange cycling through Southwold during the lockdown, but it does enable you to enjoy the more or less uncluttered streets and paths.
I know this is a few years old, so some things may have changed a bit inside Mandalay in Southwold, Suffolk, but in these days of the corona virus shutdown, I thought it would be nice to have an opportunity to take a look again
IMG_8052 IMG_8138 IMG_8074 Over the winter, there are often tides at Southwold that are higher than usual, and 11th of February 2020 was no exception. Don’t worry, though, as no flood water has reached Mandalay; even in the great floods of 1953, Mandalay was surrounded by water, but not flooded.
In early 2020, we improved the decking at Mandalay looking towards the sea, with special 10mm thick toughened glass panels, to help keep the worst of the breeze off you, if you are sitting out enjoying the weather. It has the added advantage of stopping the plants in pots being wind blasted, as the[…]
Easter. April 2020. These are strange, and worrying times that we are currently living in. As you might expect, our visitors to Mandalay are staying away, and by and large, planning to come later in the year, or next year. At the same time, Southwold has the[…]
At this time of year, autumn, Southwold and Suffolk in general, attract huge numbers of migrant geese. Most of the time, they rest on the marshes, but every now and again, they all take off for what presumably is a recreational flight en masse, and frequently, that means skeins fly over, and around Mandalay, which[…]
For no very good reason at all, I havent put a blog up here for quite a while. Not because nothing has happened, I just never quite got round to it. And then I forgot the login name and password…. Back to action now then, and a quick update at things at Mandalay since the[…]
Well, January is out the way, and after weeks of work, we have carried out quite a lot of jobs in Mandalay. The bathroom has been completely re-furbished, although you might, at first glance not notice it; some of the walls have been replaced, there is a brand new bath, new tiling, and much re-siting[…]
Wonderful cakes and coffee at The Swan in Southwold market place in the High Street, and all in aid of MacMillan nurses. Possibly the ultimate in pleasant morning occupations
There’s something about late summer at #Mandalay in #Southwold, where skies seem even larger than usual, and the colours of sunsets, and the patterns of clouds have to be experienced to be believed
The circus comes to Southwold High Street Well, not literally, of course, as Health and Safety alone would be enough to stop that these days, but the Southwold Arts festival week at the end of June, commenced with a parade down the High Street, where the shops and offices celebrated the theme of the circus, in[…]
Availability at Mandalay in June The 18th to 25th June is very unexpectedly available this year, due to a late cancellation. To all of those of you who struggle to find a week here due to perpetual repeat bookings – this is your opportunity, and at a time when the summer should be in full[…]
More work now on Mandalay, our cottage on Southwold beach, – the front cloakroom has been given an update, and now has…..for the first time ever….hot water as well as cold!. Is there no end to modern amenities? here it is before and after…..
Taken just along the road by another Ferry Road owner – this must be one of the best sunrise pictures of 2016. Well, it’s certainly the earliest… Stunning
January is always our month for doing major reconstruction work to Mandalay, and this year is no exception. . The extension to the front deck has given us more space for sitting and eating, offers more sunshine earlier in the day at the front, and a cracking view of Southwold town. The new storage box[…]
People used to ask us what we did when we stayed in Mandalay – after all, it’s on a beach, away from the town, with, particularly out of season, times when there seems to be no-one around at all. Actually, that’s the joy of Mandalay; with the glass wall end to the sitting room, looking[…]
More sparrows flitting around Mandalay than we have ever had before. Their antics, together with the hooligan starlings, on the bird feeder, keep us entertained
One of the features of the Suffolk coast is the huge skies, accentuated by the relative flatness of the surrounding countryside. All of these pictures have been taken in, or around Mandalay in Ferry Road Southwold, so you too could enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets from this wonderful beach location.
Southwold really gets into gear in August, with the town and beaches heaving with people on a sunny day – and we had plenty of both this year. Here are some photographs taken in August, that are so typical of Southwold.