huts and hideaways

you always have a wish list in your life – and as you get older, you find that the list gets longer….  but finally i got my dream – the suffolk cottage has 5 huts and sheds;  some are just big old boxes to store the wood and paint, but 3 of them are perfect hide aways, though all 3 of them need a bit of tender loving care and restoration.   robert says i bought the cottage because of the sheds – he may be right……

on my list was a shepherds hut or a gypsy caravan in a big rambling garden ( oops thats 2 of my wishes – the big rambling garden) – there is a long sweet garden, made beautiful  and practically easy to maintain by my friend Laura Arison, award wining gardener and landscape artist at Hampton Court garden show.

have a look at the lovely retreats  from the hideaway and remember you can always stay at the wonderful shepherds return – another of those things on my neverending list.  if you pass by dix sept in framlingham, take a look at the wonderfully atmospheric shepherds hut, built from found materials, its everybody’s dream hut.


its all the rage, glam camping – i keep reading all about it – i must give it a go – not with robert of course, but one of my bohemian girlfriends who will appreciate the rustic natural life.   someone sent me this info and it looks really cool for a girlie weekend.

Introducing Mad Dogs & Vintage Vans – boutique glamping in the heart of the Wye Valley.  Come and stay in our beautiful vintage caravans in the grounds of a Grade II listed Rectory , nestled in the rolling hills of Herefordshire with stunning views out to the Black Mountains.  All our caravans have their own characters and are packed full of period features and vintage charm.  Bring the family or glamp it up with girlfriends, it’s the perfect place to relax and reconnect with nature.”

came across this website that looks very interesting, fun things to do with friends or with an adventurous family – vintage vacations.  my friend has this lovely 70’s caravan right near the beach in whitstable – a much cheaper alternative to a cottage and much less maintenance.

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