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th16 fe 17

Tom LehrerWe're great fans of Tom Lehrer here and still treasure his gentle put down of Roy Plomley I think you're confusing arithmetic with mathematics.  Tribute The Remains of Tom Lehrer at the Ipswich Wolsey tonight. ♫

That's a pity, the Women's Tour stage race having visited East Anglia for the last two years is giving us a miss in 2017.

All things will pass ...Throwback Thursday:  Nine years ago today we saw the Goldmaster Allstars and Ska Cubano at Easton farm park.  What a pity those Peppery concerts went away, so nice to have a good night out near the coast. ♫

we 15 fe 17

 JOB  Framlingham College are recruiting a full time computer techie.

tu 14 fe 17Valentine's Day

PC TipsWindows XPYesterday we did a clean install of XP Pro plus Service Pack 3 on a desktop.  Went well except it didn't want to talk to Windows Update.  As we have a netbook here happily ... more here

Practical Woodland Conservation this Thursday for 10-16 year olds and half term at Foxburrow Farm Melton.

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

mo 13 fe 17

Daddy Christmas at the Snape Maltings in 2011Daddy Christmas arriving at the Snape Maltings on the river Alde in 2011 is popular on Flickr, 2,000+ views and 10+ favourites.

A large town near Chelmsford in 2014 and 2013.

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su 12 fe 17

Jo Caulfield - The Customer Is Always WrongWe think it was Jo Caulfield on tv (before she changed her hair style) who dealt with two bloke hecklers by Where are your girl friends?  Outside grazing?  Her current tour The Customer Is Always Wrong is at the John Peel Centre Stowmarket this Friday.

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sa 11 fe 17

The Hill SnapeSnape exile now Sidmouth resident Roger Horton emailed with some kind words and help with the recent Snape postcards on our Facebook page.  Thank you Roger.

Early Warning: Shrove Tuesday is comparatively late this year, last day of this month.

Norfolk Brawd #74 GRIMbolinaLet the world know about your roller derby league, self help or self harming group by emailing or text 07970 865730

fr 10 fe 17

4 Girls 4 Harps appearing at Halesworth Arts Festival♫ The sixth Halesworth Arts Festival Sunday concerts start Sunday when 2014 BBC Young Musician of the Year pianist Martin James Bartlett presents a programme including Bach, Granados and Schuman.  The festival ends three concerts later in March with the Kanneh-Mason Trio but we are intrigued by an earlier 4 Girls 4 Harps recital .. looks like they do what it says in the name.

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 JOB  On the outskirts of Framlingham Richard Western Ltd need a Labourer /Press Brake Operator (it bends sheet metal).

th 9 fe 17

UEA Pirates 6-9 Cambridge PythonsThe UEA Pirates lost 6-9 to the Cambridge Pythons in Norwich Sunday as their last home game in the BUCS South East.  A not entirely satisfactory game but the Pirates single touchdown was a high bomb to a wide receiver dramatically at a flying full stretch ... and we didn't snap it ...

Allan Smethurst  1927-2000The twice monthly(ish) digest is emailing out this afternoon to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click the Singing Postman to go on the list.

The Kingfisher Sinfonietta♫ An appealing programme for the Kingfisher Sinfonietta's concert this Sunday in Framlingham, opens with The Magic Flute overture and closes with Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.

we 8 fe 17International Derby Photographer Day

East Anglo Smacksons v Weald WarriorsOur first roller derby of the year East Anglo Smacksons v Weald Warriors was in a new to us venue, the Sewell Park Academy Norwich.  Unlike most UK sports halls well lit but not quite big enough for comfortable derby with the ref lane on one straight being little more than two feet ... more here

A to Z of Villages and Towns near the coastToby said to us I often look at ntc but there's never any mention of Wingfield?  Go to the A to Z to find the Wingfield page Toby ... the same ruse is likely to work for your town or village.

tu 7 fe 17

Jack and the Beanstalk in 2010This year's Kettleburgh Panto Beauty and the Beast starts a three day run on Thursday night.  It's been a while since we snapped it but it was always a pleasure.

 JOBS  Registered General Nurses wanted in Wickham Market and Framlingham with benefits including a free uniform and a potential £500 welcome bonus.

52 years ago today George Harrison had his tonsils removed.

mo 6 fe 17

Driving round near the coast Purple Bricks seem a popular alternative estate agent.

Talk in the pub yesterday of the A12 being closed at Saxmundham for some five hours.  We've always found crossing the A12 dual carriageway from the B1119 Rendham road worrying, difficult to judge the speed of the traffic on the A12 and it's confusing where you put the car to half cross.

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