A day with friends in Bury St. Edmunds

It has been over a year since we last saw Bow – and she’s now all grown up.This was Bow, the first time we met her when she was just about 3 months old.img_8122-580x595Now look at how she has grown. img_0842Mummy and I took a train to Bury St. Edmunds for our rendezvous.

Bow and Sandra showed us some of the historical sights of the town (more on this later)img_0748(Ruins of the Benedictine Abbey)

as we walked over to have lunch at HaGA Lifestyle, a home interior store with a little cafe – and very dog friendly.  The store (like many others in town) was not open on a Monday but Claire made an exception so we could have a look at the store and have lunch – img_0780Why? Because she loves pooches and knew we were in town for only a day.img_0774And yesterday at the store, there were as many pooches as there were hoomans!

We also went to meet another Facebook friend, Shirley and her pooches.img_0755 That’s Chloe on Shirley’s lap,img_0758 Brady watching Chloeimg_0759And trying to get some attention.img_0777Here are the “ladies and pooches who lunch” at HaGA Lifestyle. That’s me and Mummy, Sandra and Bow, Shirley with Kenzie (Westie), Brady and Chloe.img_0784We walked back to the hotel “The Angel” where we’re staying and found this sweet little cafe right next to it –img_0844This “Really Rather Good” Cafe is also very considerate of us pooches.img_0733These are their own homemade dog biscuits –img_0732And Sandra a packet for me and another for George! Thank you Sandra. We’re saving them for Christmas Day.

May’s comment:  Sandra and I met over Facebook two years ago and when Bow was old enough, we met up in Cambridge.  Since then we have kept in touch.  It’s been lovely to see her and Bow again.15289240_10211255477371905_4232795827712664939_oAnd loved giving Bow a hug.img_0770She’s a lot lighter than Darcy!

Claire’s shop HaGA, has lots of lovely home decor items in her store. Too bad that I am done with Christmas shopping – might have to come her next here for that. But we loved these two dog statutes!img_0764Might have to add one of them to my dog collection! LOL!
img_0766And another reason to return!

There’s a little cafe that serves hot food – and dogs are most welcome!

HaGA Lifestyle is located at Unit A Autopark, Eastgate St, Bury Saint Edmunds IP33 1YQ


  1. Michelle

    Lovely to see the dogs enjoying a fab day out

  2. Bex Randall

    Haga is such a great shop ! The owner is lovely and they have such fantastic products !
    Our doodle club is having a festive afternoon of shopping , photos , with coffee n cake for hoomans !
    How dog friendly is that !

    • Miss Darcy

      We heard and wish we can be there but I think it’s the same weekend we are having our Christmas Jumper meet!

  3. Jo

    Looks lovely can’t wait for the doodle do splashes n dashes Christmas event there such a shame you can’t make it.

  4. Sandra

    It was a super day that took us late into the evening with our girly chat. The good food and Prosecco helped me sleep well
    Will look forward to our next rendezvous.

  5. Sandie Taylor

    Thank you for sharing your outing

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