Guest blog: Daisy Hatami

Our thanks to photographer Daisy Hatami for contributing some of her beautiful photos towards our blog. You can see more at prettygreenteaphotography.com >> I was delighted when @HolidayMandalay asked me if I would like to do a guest post for them.     I like nothing better than heading down to Southwold beach with my camera and[…]

Our own time in Mandalay

I am sure that everybody thinks that we are a bit crazy spending two weeks on holiday in our cottage Mandalay, every year, even though we live only five minutes away, but the truth is that life is so very different there, with just the sound of the waves, and the view of the ever[…]

Asparagus

Asparagus season

This is the time of year to visit Southwold if you love fresh asparagus as it is one of the local speciality crops, and from May through to the end of June, there are plenty of farm shops by the side of the road where you can buy it freshly cut. Cooking instructions: Simmer in[…]

Afternoon on the Denes Matthew Garrard

Mandalay as an artist’s subject

Over the years, Mandalay’s coastal location and its striking blue have inspired many an artist. We have selected a few of their images, which in their different ways capture the atmosphere of this relaxing corner of Southwold. More links to artwork from known artists feature at the end of this post Artists’ websites: Matthew Garrard (August[…]

Spitfire flown over Southwold, by Carolyn Grace

Spitfire over Southwold

For the third weekend running, we have been treated to a free aerial display from a World War 2 Supermarine Spitfire, coming in at wave top level form the south and then climbing into a stall turn over the town. Every trick in the book, including flying upside-down! There isn’t any warning of its arrival,[…]

Ghouls in Southwold

Apart from Adnams now distilling their own whisky, gin and vodka, it seems we have always had our fair share of spirits in Southwold, according to this blog post, from the East Anglian ghost hungers. I wonder if the 65-foot long grey sea-monster might just possibly be a porpoise seen after a session on Adnams[…]