Snape Maltings UK

Exploring Snape Maltings Snape Maltings is a complex of shops, galleries, restaurants, condos, and a concert hall. The original function of this area and the history of the name, comes from the malting of barley for use in making beer. The malting was stopped in the 1960’s and the industrial buildings and acreage were sold.  A local farmer and business … Continue reading

Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle We had the chance to visit the midieval castle in Framlingham, UK.  The castle was built in the 12th century and was once the home of Mary Tudor before she became queen in 1553. There is currently some preservation work being done to the interior of the castle walls. The photo above shows the area of the 12th … Continue reading

Father Christmas sails into Snape Maltings UK

Father Christmas sails into Snape Maltings UK The historic Thames sailing barge smoothly brought Father Christmas into the Quay at Snape Maltings. He arrived to excited families waving as a local band played Christmas music to the crowd.  After Santa disembarked, he walked to his grotto to meet the children. It was like a little parade as we all qued … Continue reading

Aldeburgh Suffolk UK

Aldeburgh Suffolk UK Aldeburgh is about 90 miles north east of London on the North Sea coast.  It is a popular place for tourists during the summer.  A lot of people from London have second homes in this area.  And it is known for having the best fish and chips in the area. The interesting old building in the photo … Continue reading