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The Places I Love – Suffolk

I think we all have a place that is special to us. For me, one of those places is the Suffolk coast.

Growing up, I spent many holidays staying with my granddad who lives a few miles away from Thorpness and Aldeburgh.

During my formative years, these idyllic pockets of the sleepy east coast have remained relatively tranquil even during the tourist seasons.

I love returning year after year. We stay with my granddad and his wife in their beautiful bungalow, which has over an acre of ground brimming with fruit trees and wildlife. It’s a slower pace of life, you can press pause and unwind. It’s not hard. Especially as my granddad always insists on ice cream and at least one visit to a tea room during our holiday.

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Family Holidays Have a Lasting Effect on Children

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I took Jack for lunch earlier this week and I was stunned when he started recounting a holiday we went on well over a year ago.

He would have just turned two-years-old at the time, but he was very insistent that he remembered ‘splashing’ in the sea, playing with the Barbies in the caravan and going to the ‘noisy bit’ (slot machines).

It reminded me that the happy memories of holidays last a lifetime. This is why holidays have been called “happiness anchors” and crucial for our children’s emotional development.

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A Family Holiday in Devon

Last June we took our first holiday as a family four on the beautiful North Devon coast.

We have visited the area on a number of occasions and on our previous stay, we celebrated my eldest’s birthday in a rather rainy and blustery Lynton.

This time we plumped for something a bit more family-orientated and chose to stay at Twitchen House which is one of the four Woolacombe Bay parks just outside of Mortehoe.

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