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.
Southwold Charter Fair 28 – 31 May 2015. Now known as Charter Fair, The Southwold Fair or Trinity Fair as it was traditionally named, is traditionally held on the three days following Trinity Sunday (eight weeks after Easter). This year, the fair will open on Thursday 28th May and close on Saturday 31st May 2015.[…]
No, not the one on Southwold beach, so don’t get too excited, but its namesake, as owned and built for David Bowie on Mustique. Here’s an extract from the Telegraph last Saturday: David Bowie’s Mustique holiday home By Christopher Middleton If ever a house came with GAT – that’s Glamour Added Tax – it would[…]
December in #Southwold has been a mixture of winter high winds, calm seas, and freezing and very mild weather. Take your pick, but that’s what makes winter interesting in Suffolk; there’s no guessing really what is coming next. The month started with a Christmas Fayre at the “Cathedral of the Marshes”, Blythburgh Church, where next[…]
Half term is over and the town returns to normal. If Southwold can ever be described as normal, that is. Sitting in Coasters restaurant on Thursday morning having a coffee, and Mr Turner ambles past – well not really Mr Turner, but Timothy Spall, who is here to talk at Ways with Words, the Literary[…]
There seem to have been more geese arriving over Southwold this year than I can ever remember- huge skeins of sometimes 300 or more, in close formation. The boating lake seems to attract rather smaller clientele. Plenty of sun left in Southwold in October, although it may be low in the morning Every year in[…]
Southwold’s first Arts festival at the end of the month, is sure not to be the last. A week of diverse entertainment from The Opera Babes performing arias in St Edmunds Church, to A 20 minute slideshow of families snapshots of their holidays in the 20s and 30s in #Southwold, with appropriate poetry and songs.[…]