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Events in Suffolk reviewed by Angela Wright, the Suffolk blogger

Vintage Market in the Sunshine

vintage market
You really can't beat a vintage market stroll at Snape Maltings in the sunshine! Its such a relaxing thing to do, in beautiful surroundings with the added bonus of having the 'smile' factor as you see lots of things for sale that you remember from your childhood. I often realise I'm smiling while I look around the stalls, taking a trip down memory lane! On Sunday the vintage market was great...
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3 Great Reasons to Visit Open Gardens

open gardens
Open gardens are a fantastic way of spending a couple of hours. I had such a great time on a recent visit that I may have just found myself a new hobby!   3 Great Reasons to Visit Open Gardens The first time I encountered open gardens was last year when I visited 16 gardens in the same street near to where I live!  Armed with a map, I had great fun weaving in and out of lots of cotta...
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3 Great Reasons to Visit Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

Bury St Edmunds Christmas fayre
Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is one of the highlights in my Suffolk calendar that I look forward to each year and it seems I am not the only one! Attracting around 120,000 visitors over 4 days, it appears there are lot of people who enjoy it! I love shopping in Bury as it has a great mix of popular department and chain stores as well as fantastic independent shops. When you add the Chris...
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Exploring Suffolk – 5 Suffolk Surprises!

Southwold Beach Suffolk
Suffolk is full of surprises! As Autumn in Suffolk takes hold with Winter not too far behind, the rain falling outside makes it a perfect day for staying in keeping cosy and planning my next few months of places to explore. Looking back at where I've been and people I have met so far has really made me smile. You don't have to travel too far from home or spend too much money to have fun..it se...
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Suffolk Top 50 Challenge – The story so far…

Southwold beach huts
I set myself the Suffolk Top 50 Challenge just over 6 months ago. I am now a third of the way through the list with 17 places visited so far and I am finding its a great way to explore Suffolk! If you are looking for a fun challenge or just find yourself with some free time and are wondering what to do why don't you have a look at the Suffolk Top 50 list to see if anything catches your eye?...
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Why Ipswich Waterfront will always be one of my favourite places

Ipswich Waterfront
Sometimes places become special because of the memories made there. Ipswich Waterfront will always be one of those places for me. I'm often asked where my favourite place in Suffolk is and you would think it would be quite an easy question to answer. We all have our own favourite places we like to escape to when we have some spare time don't we? This has become a tricky question for me to an...
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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days
Heritage Open Days Heritage Open Days are a marvelous way to spend a couple of hours, a whole day or even a whole weekend! I was so excited when out on my travels I picked up the booklet for Ipswich Heritage Open Days. It turned out to be a  fantastic resource to help me plan where I was going to go! Heritage Open Days have been around since 1994 and every September it gives us the wonder...
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My Highlights of Pigs Gone Wild 2016

Pigs Gone Wild in Ipswich!
Well the sculptures on the Pigs Gone Wild art trail have now disappeared and people seem to be missing them! It's been a great summer in Ipswich and so fantastic to see the town with its very own art trail. I first discovered art trails on a trip to Bristol in 2015. It created quite a buzz with visitors to the city and made an amazing amount for charity at auction so when I heard Ipswic...
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10 things that made me smile at the Suffolk Show

Suffolk Show
Spending a day out for me is all about finding those things that make you smile. I don't go looking for them they sort of find me. It may be things I see or people I meet, that's why I love getting out and about exploring Suffolk. There is no shortage of things to do, the hardest part sometimes is finding the spare time to do it! If you are looking for things that will make you smile the Suffo...
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Helmingham Hall Gardens

A view of Helmingham Hall from one of the gardens
Sometimes you just need to take some time out, forget your 'to do' list and spend an afternoon reflecting on what's important in life.....Helmingham Hall Gardens is a perfect place to do this! The gardens are simply stunning and what's lovely is that there are always different flowers to appreciate depending on what time of year you go. With the many types of gardens to see during your visi...
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