We decided to seize the day and drive to the coast . . . well, almost the coast, we went to Woodbridge and walked along the waterfront of the Deben estuary. Then we went to one of my favourite places - Sutton Hoo, where we had lunch before walking around the burial mounds.
Did Mrs Pretty (or her friend) really see ghosts in the grounds of her house? Or did she make that up . . . it's a good story, whatever. The Sutton Hoo treasure discovered when archaeologists dug in the hummocky field in the grounds of Mrs Pretty's home on the banks of the Deben estuary, is now in the British Museum; but the exhibits in the visitor centre are very informative and include a reconstruction of the Saxon Kings's burial.
I love the sense of connection to the Saxon heritage around the shores of the North Sea, that this place has. Suffolk looks very much like Denmark when viewed from these fields sloping gently down to the estuary snaking out to the North Sea.
I also love the sunshine yellow gorse blooming on the first day of the year
I hope you too had a good start to 2013.