... a bit Suffolk
tu 7 Jul
In a lifetime of laughter and tears we have noted that most people like what they're used to and that usually means clichéd naffness so when the Blue Thunder Rollers renamed themselves we were impressed they resisted Suffolk Punchers or such like. Recently Suffolk Roller Derby skater Dr Astrid Coxon has revived the draught horse allusion.
Suffolk Myth 85: Good afternoon and who let you in? is another popular Suffolk greeting.
mo 6 Jul
East Anglia's Children's Hospices shop in Framlingham re-opens today. As there's usually me too involved expect the other charity shops to do similar soonish.
The Iceni Spears contact team are now Norwich Devils Women's American Football ... we would have gone with the Norwich Devillettes but then what do we know?
su 5 Jul
Craig Brown is a humourist who's had a Radio 4 series and directed the Aldeburgh Documentary Film Festival. Thursday week the Halesworth Cut is hosting a Zoom Q&A with Craig about his latest book One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time. ♫
Do remember this website is not available in the shops ... like a lot of things still.
Yesterday the BBC reported a massive 1,000+ increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk to 2,599. We're guessing care home have started being included or it's a typo come error? Either way after the two preceding weeks when there were virtually no new cases this week when we're starting to unlock it looks like fifty odd new cases ... sixty second reason to be cheerful ♫ Listenin' to ol' Alabama ♫
♫ Today Saturday 4 July is US Independence Day but more importantly your local pub should re-open. Let's hope bottled beer hasn't reprogrammed your taste buds and you have to relearn draught. This afternoon you could use up those bottles while Maverick virtually festival on that there Facepack. We'll be looking out for rocker Terra Lightfoot and local Honey and the Bear.
fr 3 Jul
St Elizabeth Hospice is hosting a virtual Pet Pageant with a Morrison's hamper for Best in Show. Being virtual means you can bring your pet snake as it won't terrify the rabbits:)
Framlingham this week.
th 2 Jul
From the BBC's very excellent More or Less a cold look at the numbers around at least 43,000+ Covid 19 deaths in the UK.
If it's your 29th birthday this year you're younger than the Hubble Space Telescope.
tu 30 Jun
We have over 5,000 stock images available on Alamy.
When Richard Branson goes roller skating with some rock dinosaurs and it's not him who breaks his ankle surely an up cock by God ... ♫
mo 29 Jun
Set in East Suffolk police whodunit DI Gwen Danbury has no strong sense of place but name checks locals like Orford and Woodbridge. Copper Gwen Danbury is played by the delicious Annette Badland who was so wonderful in Little Voice.
su 28 Jun
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sa 27 Jun
The roads on the Castle Keep development on Fairfield Road Framlingham have names though Google maps have yet to catch up. Regrettably the charming children's play area has been closed during the present coronavirus pandemic.
fr 26 Jun
Parham Airfield Museum is waiting on government guidelines before considering when to re-open. When it does their cafe makes a pleasant break on a Sunday bike ride.
th 25 Jun
we 24 Jun
The twice monthly(ish) digest is emailing out today to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click Jaques Tati to receive it free.
If you go through the online process to return an eBay item, get to the end and then want to go back to the beginning to change the reason for return DON'T click Cancel. If you cancel a return you can't start another one for the same item.