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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Snape Maltings

Lunchtime - a picnic at Snape Maltings - a collection of granaries and barley malthouses beside the river Alde.  

The buildings now contain a collection of shops, restaurants and galleries (I went in one - the paintings were mostly local amateur pieces) and a fine, large, world-class concert hall.  
Malt-houses have an immediately recognisable shape:  broad roofs culminating in a number of square vents sticking up out of the ridge.  The distinctive vents emitted a white steam and a sweet smell during the four days the barley was roasting in the kiln.  How nice to imagine that.

A little boat putt-putted past us on the river as we ate lunch.


  1. What a charming boat...and the setting is magical. Glad that you had a joyous time...and thanks for sharing. <3

  2. I love the putt-putting of that boat.

  3. Cynthia! Welcome to TLVD! And thank you for your comment.
    Lakeviewer - We did too. And we also loved Dot's home-made bread rolls and the last of the seasons sweet, strong greengages. I can still taste them!


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