It was over 2nd wedding anniversary last week and we decided to treat ourselves to a child-free break to celebrate. We stayed in The Pier Hotel, Hariwch the night before and then enjoyed the day together in Frinton, Flatford and Dedham. I had a wonderful time with a wonderful man, I’m a very lucky girl.
Whenever we go away I like to try to make use of our National Trust membership. For a while now I had been wanting to visit Flatford as people kept telling me how much I would love it, so staying so close by the night before it seamed silly not to go.
From the moment we arrived and walked down towards the river I was in love. It’s just so beautiful. We first had a look round the John Constable exhibition and then took a stroll down to Flatford Mill to see the location of his famous painting, The Hay Wain.
I had heard rumor of a tearoom located back up by the visitor centre so we headed off to find it.
It was set on the river, overlooking a pontoon where cute rowing boats can be hired. Being the silly people that we are we didn’t have any cash on us to hire a boat, but in a way I was glad as this is now a good excuse to go back and visit again with the children.
We had such a lovely time walking around together chatting and enjoying each others company, I really do love spending some one on one time with my darling man.
For more information on Flatford Bridge Cottage and Flatford Mill visit the National Trust website.