The Gift

With enormous thanks to  (now, let me get this right)  Ruth Rayner, Sue Miller, Ross & Katie, 5 dogs, 1 cat, 2    (nee 4) chickens, 2 ponies, and, not forgetting, Mr’s Steggles and Miller.

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It is mine and Mr. H’s wedding anniversary today, and as a treat we went off for the weekend, courtesy of our dear friends mentioed above, to a spiffy Hotel, a most generous, and greatly appreciated, gift. Mr & Mrs H Senior considered it ‘a privilege’ to look after the little H’s whilst we were away (nutters, I swear!)

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First stop was Bannatynes Health Club in Norwich (thanks Debs & Co) for a gym session, spa, swedish massage and a spot of lunch. Fab. Onto Lavenham.

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A picturesque little town in Suffolk, full of charm and character, boutique-y shops, restaurants, fabulous property (lots of wonky buildings) and, lest we forget, pubs.

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The Swan Hotel is a gorgeous building, dating back to who knows when.

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Very upmarket, very quirky.

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Feature rich,as is Lavenham in general.  The patrons being of a fairly specific age group and Council Tax Band. The Hotel has lots of hallways, lounges, nooks and crannies for guests to enjoy a drink or light bite.

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A beautiful restaurant and lovely courtyards, a great venue for weddings and weekenders alike.

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We were lucky enough to have a fabulous suite, upgraded for our anniversary. Can’t knock that. (http://www.theswanatlavenham.co.uk)

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We ventured out  and right on the doorstep we found ‘The  Number Ten’ – a wine bar and kitchen (https://www.facebook.com/tenlavenham).

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A lovely, intimate bar with rustic, yet  innovative,  design.

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Drinks were good and the food smelled great. The landlady was really friendly and stopped for a chat, even though she was preparing for a large party there in the evening.

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I think it was my favourite stop of the day.We stopped at a number of other places, The Angel, The Cock and The Greyhound before dinner at The Memsab.

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A fantastic day, an equally fab evening and back to the Swan for a nightcap.

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Happy Anniversary Mr H

xxx

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