This time of year always seems to instil an Armageddon style panic, but yet again, we’ve made it past the 25th and we’re still here. This begs the question- what on earth are we going to do now? We hadn’t made plans past this point.
Never mind, hold off on New Year arrangements for a few of days and curl up with a good book. You can't beat an old favourite such as Dodi Smith’s ‘I Capture The Castle’. Set in a huge old stately home in 1930s rural Suffolk this beautiful coming-of-age tale is naïve, thoughtful and evocative. Our protagonist, Cassandra, has a particular affection for her county, “Rose doesn’t like the flat country, but I always did – flat country seems to give the sky such a chance.” Another thing the ‘flat country’ offers is Melford Hall- a restored National Trust property with generations of its own stories and acres of land to explore. Enjoy a day trip and take a tour of the Beatrix Potter gallery where many of her original watercolours were painted and are exhibited.
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