I have been absent for some time now. This has been mainly due to me being away in Suffolk. I took the children, with Mum, to stay with my friend Amanda in Essex and then we all went to stay in her family holiday cottage in Dunwich, Suffolk, a really pretty seaside village.
While we were staying there we also went to Latitude festival. After enjoying Camp Bestival so much last year I decided it would be lovely to go to another festival. I wasn't too keen on the musical line up of Camp Bestival this year. Amanda and I had wanted to go to Latitude last year because our beloved Nick Cave was headlining but this was not to be as Amanda was in her final weeks of her 4th pregnancy and her husband had forbidden us to jump around in a field to the dulcet tones of Nick! So, with the prospect of a comfy holiday cottage 10 minutes up the road from the site and neither of us pregnant we booked tickets for this year and planned a 10 day break together.
Latitude was great, really good fun. Having the children with us was a bit restrictive and we didn't get to see or hear as much as we would have done had we been on our own but nevertheless we had a great time and I will treasure the memories of dancing in the glorious sunshine, which we had in constant supply, to The Temper Trap, The Maccabees and Mumford and Sons.
My favourite performance came from this crooner though. His voice is a delight and he is rather easy on the eye too!
I have never been to Suffolk before and was really amazed by it's beauty. It is very different from where we live and is about as far east from us as you can get. I loved the towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. We went boating one day at The Meare in Thorpeness, home of the amazing House in the Clouds.
Amanda took the boys out on the lake while I stayed with the little ones. Just in front of us in the queue to get on a boat was Jarvis Cocker and his friends. He got on a punt and was quite a sight to behold, punting back, in his suit! I love Jarvis and listen to his Radio 6 show every Sunday so it was quite surreal to see him in this situation!
All in all it was a great break away and so lovely to be able to spend so much time with my friend who lives too far away for my liking and so I don't see her enough!
And so, I am back, and busy plotting my next festival escape. I am considering Vintage at Goodwood. Are any of you going?Pin It