It’s three weeks (to the day) since we got home from our family road trip from LA to San Fran.
I must admit that — after dealing with killer jet-lag and problems affecting the running of my blog (yawwwwn) — the first couple of weeks whizzed by in a bit of a blur.
But the last few days have really had me feeling the effects of holiday blues.
I’ve been going though the hundreds of images (and moving film) of our trip on my phone and camera and it’s been making me feel so nostalgic.
A proper case of California dreaming
Although the littles have been to Sardinia, Corsica and France before — they’d not flown for longer than a couple of hours. I thought they’d struggle with the 11 hour and 15 minute flight from Heathrow to LAX, but they managed admirably.
A combination of excitement — for the adventure that awaited us — (plus the in-flight entertainment) certainly kept their spirits up!
But now we’re back to earth with a bump and to ease the sense of despondency, I’ve been making tentative plans for half term.
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Introducing Suffolk Secrets
Whilst my plans are no way near as extravagant as our ones at Easter, having a little project is definitely putting a smile on my face.
Question is, do we give Dolly her first airing of the year?
Or do we head to a holiday cottage?
I’ve been looking at a website called ‘Suffolk Secrets‘ and — as the name suggests —they’ve got some perfect little hidey-holes, to spend a week (or more) in.
And even — and I got really excited about this — they have beach huts for rent!!
I’m almost tempted to book Dolly into a local campsite — so we can have the best of both worlds. Camping in Dolly at night, whilst hanging out in a cute beach hut by day!
From Southwold Cottages to Beach Huts
I spotted one called ‘The Glory Hut’ and it’s so aptly named!
A glorious sea-side setting, it’s the most picture perfect hut you ever did see. Everything that is lovely about the British seaside.
I created a beach hut inspired bird-house a few years ago and this is exactly the kind of thing I had in mind when I made it.
Whitewashed walls with nautical touches, The Glory Hut would be the perfect base for a bucket-and-spade holiday; offering shade from hot sunshine (OK – work with me here) or the perfect place to retreat from rain-showers (more likely).
Image credit: Suffolk Secrets.
All I can say is… Dolly better watch her back. She may get traded in for a little house by the sea!!
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.