Normally our flight of choice would be Limoges to East Midlands, as we prefer to drive the extra miles in France than the UK. However the added bonus of flights via Stansted is that we could spend the night with my brother, who lives near BurySt Edmunds, in Suffolk.
We took a leisurely drive across having programmed the rental car sat nav to take the shortest route. The journey took us through rural Leicestershire, which is an absolutely beautiful county with wonderful villages and impressive scenery. Bury is a lovely little town packed with tea shops and the kind of small independent stores that I love to browse around.
We sat in the Abbey Gardens for an hour or so listening to an open air production, enjoying the shade, reading our books and, in my case, having a short snooze! After a little fun finding our car we headed off to West Stow for a cup of tea, a dog walk (not the one above!) and a tasty evening meal at the Cadogan.
We've really enjoyed our flying visit, catching up with friends and family. Apart from breakfast we've hardly eaten in, and to round off our stay in Bury we are all going to eat breakfast at one of those delightful tea shops I mentioned earlier...
(posted via iPad, just in case the layout is a bit odd!!)
UPDATE: We actually ate breakfast at the Officer's Mess. It was pouring with rain and a trek around Bury wasn't as appealing!!