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we 8 Mar
International Women's Day

Alan Smethurst 'The Singing Postman' 1927-2000The fortnightly(ish) digest went out today to the 1300+ nearthecoasters on the list.  To get your free copy click on Alan Smethurst The Singing Postman. ♫

we 8 Mar

nearthecoast at Alamy  We now have 6,700+ stock images on Alamy.

tu 28 Feb

Even if yours is a local event for local people you could still benefit from How to promote your event.

mo 27 Feb

SRN NearthecoastSRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, pen and prescribing guidelines but still listening (apparently) at ntc@nearthecoast.com or text 07970 865730

tu 21 Feb

Today is Pancake Day!  L♥ve them!!

su 19 Feb

Buy us a coffeeIf you like what we do you can buy us a coffee, regrettably we can't accept a Costa Coffee points card ... a lovely latte?  How very kind.

Marcel the Shell better not come near our vegetables!

fr 17 Feb

#FollowFriday ain't too proud to beg eh? Tweet us!

th 16 Feb

The village doesn't support you?  Promote yourself on nearthecoast.

we 15 Feb

Jess the black and white catOur fortnightly(ish) digest emailed out today ... click Postman Pat's black and white cat to get your free copy.

tu 14 Feb
Valentine's Day

Darren Smith fishmonger - 01502 519732Today as each week Darren Smith is selling fresh fish on Framlingham market as usual, we particularly like his Brancaster mussels just simply boiled for a few minutes.  He gets lots of link clicky clicky in our fortnightly(ish) digest

mo 13 Feb

Worried too many people might turn up for your coffee morning?  Garden fete?  Swingers' party?  Don't do promotion on nearthecoast then.

mo 30 Jan

A to Z of ntcDon't know your way round nearthecoast?  You need the A to Z, it's FREE, kills 99% of known germs plus you don't have to pay and display or walk through the gift shop to get out.

su 29 Jan

How to promote yourself on nearthecoast.com.

th 5 Jan

We previously supported Twelfth Night as 6 January but who are we to disagree with Radio 3.

sa 14 Jan

House sales around near the coast. house sales around near the coast

sa 31 Dec

... and let us be absolutely clear when we say Happy New Year we mean Happy New Year... see you on the other side ...

fr 30 Dec

Suffolk Myth No.99:  For some near the coast Going up to town means Wickham Market or perhaps even Benhall.

th 29 Dec

Old father time ...Throwback Thursday7 years ago today we'd seen at the Halesworth Cut The Blacksmith Who Chased The Moon ... not your usual panto.

tu 27 Dec

Detectorists Christmas SpecialChristmas tv included a Norwegian Bob and Paul festive special, Ted the dog appearing was so heavily signposted it was hardly a surprise.  Considerably more subtle in Detectorists was Professor Alice Roberts' slightly out of focus and unremarked appearance (around 1:04:24) on the steps of the British Museum.  Already nostalgic to see the now gone Framlingham St Michael's Rooms.

fr 23 Dec

Have a good one, see you on the other side ...

mo 19 Dec

Winter Solstice - the shortest dayThe increasingly shortening days of winter we find frustrating and unrewarding but there's good news, Wednesday is the shortest day and things start to improve.

su 18 Dec

The Ukranian national flagUkraine is still at war and it's now winter, to donate humanitarian aid visit the Disasters Emergency Committee web site.

tu 13 Dec

Royal MailOur thanks to the more than one digest reader who have pointed out the new drop dead date for swapping stamps is effectively 31 July.  See What happens if I use a non-barcoded stamp after 31 January way down the Royal Mail page.

Prompted by the arrival of our exchange postage stamps and a bought book ofSwapped stamps second class we've done maybe half of our Christmas cards.  The book of second class was cheaper than we anticipated but then it only contained eight not a dozen stamps.  Remember send in your non-digital non-pictorial stamps by 31 January, download the form here.

th 24 Nov

Royal MailIf you need to post internationally for Christmas it can creep up on youBah, humbug! really quickly.  It's already too late for international economy to much of the planet including North America but you have until tomorrow the 25th for Eastern Europe and a few other places.

sa 5 Nov
Guy Fawkes 1570-1606

Royal MailLife Skills No. 51:  A bit incomprehensible why the post office feel the need to add to stamps what they call a bar code but what looks like a QR code and then say we can't use the old ones after Jan 31?  With a first class stamp at 95p it can soon add up so worth trading them in.  If you've lost the leaflet that came through the letterbox you can download one which is slightly different.

we 2 Nov

PC TipsThe last time we can recall using a fax was for accreditation with Essex Police for Operation Utah and it seemed clunky then.  Seems the fax is joining Betamax, the tamagotchi (though you can still buy them) and 8 track cartridges.

mo 3 Oct

Hattie McDaniel in 1939Astonisher No.55:  In 1939 Hattie McDaniel played Mammy in Gone with the Wind and for her performance was the first African American to win an Oscar.  She couldn't attend the film's premiere in Atlanta Georgia because the cinema was whites only.

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