The Southwold area abounds with wildlife, including Konik ponies, a breed originating from Poland. They live on local nature reserves and in reedbeds where their grazing benefits management. This extremely hardy breed thrives where others cannot.

Poem by Richard Maslen:
Suffolk Summer

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Poem by Richard Maslen:
Suffolk Summer

Empty Fields

And after the Summer,
Thunder rolls in the sky
Where only a moment ago
Blue was everywhere.

Swallows play their flashy games,
Part of the ground for an instant
Then away into the air,
An ecstasy of flight,
Irrepressible joy.

And we below
Feel the first, cool spots of rain.
Waiting,
Loath to leave the garden
And the smooth, green grass.
Drooping shrubs out of focus
In the misty light
Before the storm.

Rain forces me indoors
And all the Summer evening
Dies gently
Through pearly windows.

From "A Kind Of Heaven" by Richard Maslen

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Golden Light Essences comprise a range of flower and vibrational essences. These flower essences have been created to help us to understand and transform the negative beliefs we have about ourselves, and our world.

Lighthouse ViewSuperb Southwold self-catering cottage for four

Lighthouse View in Southwold is a comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage sleeping four in two bedrooms. This early-Victorian cottage is in the very heart of this attractive coastal town and the front door it is just yards from the promenade and sea.