Our holiday cottage is the most wonderful place to stay – and that’s not just my opinion, take a look at our reviews! Each season of the year is just as beautiful. Our garden isn’t finely manicured but is a happy mix of flowers, trees, people, toys and wildlife! Spring brings daffodils in abundance and the bird song is amazing! The Lodge garden is private and a real sun trap for most of the day in summer. Apples, pears, plums, cobnuts, figs and quince all ripen in the sun whilst blackberries are abundant in the garden hedgerows as Autumn draws in. Last winter, we had exciting falls of snow and living in a village at the top of a hill, we had a few days when we couldn’t get out of the village – total peace! Come and experience the joys of Greenacre Lodge in 2019, we are looking forward to meeting you!
What a beautiful place Suffolk is! Especially in the hot summer sun that we are having at the moment. Today we spent an enjoyable day in the seafront in Lowestoft- which has been under development for a while and now it’s a lovely place to while away the hours. Not to mention the gorgeous sandy beach and the very nice eateries that have sprung up. We liked the look of RockSalt, a (mainly) fish restaurant – all fresh and local – and Shish, a smart looking Meze restaurant. We didn’t eat but I noted them for another day!! We took my mum who thoroughly enjoyed her day!
I shared my hare painting with you at various stages and now I’m starting on a fox picture. Both these paintings are focusing on the eyes of the animal – it is the eyes that can make the painting look real so they make a fascinating thing to study as I paint. The fox is at the very first stage where I put in the basic shading of the fur but you can already see how important the eyes will be to make the painting seem alive. Watch this space for the various stages of painting!
A few weeks ago, I shared a half finished painting of a hare with you all. Greenacre Lodge is an inspiring place for painters and photographers, surrounded as it is with beautiful countryside, wildlife of all sorts and rural lifestyles. Yesterday I finished the hare and made a start on a fox – I’m trying to focus on the look in the eyes of the animals! As a painting beginner, I’m never satisfied with the end result but always hoping each one will be better than the last!
If you like walking, you should check out Suffolk Walking Festival. It’s a brilliantly organised set of walks over a couple of weeks. There is a full website to help you plan your days.
There’s so much to do in the beautiful Waveney Valley – you could stay for a month and only just scratch the surface. Greenacre Lodge is situated just at the start of the Valley so couldn’t be a better place to start!