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we 12 Jun

Man in the HatOut thanks to Man in the Hat for buying us coffee, his fine baritone voice will be deployed Saturday week at the Bar 32 Rendlesham. ♫

tu 11 Jun

Judging by our poll card East Suffolk District Council thinks the constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich still exists even if the government doesn't.

 JOB  Saturday job for a young person at the Framlingham Pharmacy.

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mo 10 Jun

Brian Cox on Radio 3♫ We like Radio 3's Private Passions, it's a more musically orientated Desert Island Discs but it confused us yesterday (especially as our watch had become unreliable) by delightfully growing to 90 mins.  A bit surprised by guest Brian Cox's near religious fervour that it's humanity's obligation to explore the stars ...

Debenham Films is showing next month as its first ever matinee Kung Fu Panda 4.

Lizzie No - HalfsiesElla Spencer has seen Dom Glyn and His Sunday Best and they had the whole room dancing and we quite understand her enthusiasm for Lizzie No.  This year's Maverick festival in Easton is 5-7 July well timed to give some blessed relief after the general election. ♫

su 9 Jun

Charlie Craiger in the middleCampaigning on the pavement and the Market Hill Framlingham yesterday Charlie Caiger Independent PPC for the Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency clearly has fans.  Confusingly to both us and him a government web site thinks Central Suffolk and North Ipswich no longer exists

Ed Sheeran at the Fram Crown in 2005♫ No sightings for a while around near the coast of that there Ed Sheraton but last month he was seen at a wedding in Loders Dorset.

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sa 8 Jun

This month is Suffolk Open Studios and The Sudbourne Printmakers are jumping right in this weekend with demos and refreshments. Mona Lisa

Hoo Hall Open Garden and Concert♫ Now there's a novelette ... Tomorrow £5 admission to Hoo Hall Open Garden but not only the obligatory tea, cake and a raffle but also a string quartet in the church performing a programme of Haydn and Mendelssohn.

fr 7 Jun

Free creative workshops in SaxmundhamTomorrow the Saxmundham Arts Festival includes free artist led workshops at the Fromus Centre in Street Farm Road, you do need to book. Mona Lisa

In Yorkshire David Midgley is looking for a Ginetta G12 car or project. Ginetta G12

Hertfordshire CheetahsNew supporter up top are the Hertfordshire Cheetahs who added to our coffee happiness.  Should you care to join the happy band of our supporters just buy us a coffee.

th 6 Jun

Suffolk ConstabularySuffolk Police are asking people to come forward if they have had power tools stolen during commercial burglaries between October 2023 and April 2024.  Items have been recovered and can be seen online.

tu 4 Jun

♫ The monthly Jam Party at the Slate Barn Sweffling has moved from last Tuesday of the month to the first Tuesday ... so tonight then.

mo 3 Jun
World Bicycle Day

Red Rooster Festival♫ The Red Rooster festival at Euston Hall (Suffolk if only just) is offering early bird tickets for next year.  So far we can't find even a provisional line up for 2025 ... perhaps they've been inspired by Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake in Norwich?

su 2 Jun

D-Day 80th Anniversary This afternoon 12-4pm in Hacheston village hall it's the Big Lunch and family fun to celebrate D-Day's 80th anniversary this coming Thursday.

sa 1 Jun

No Mow May Congratulations if you've fully No Mow Mayed.  We shall be giving the lawn a haircut tomorrow as it's a four team tournament at the Norwich Devils Women today. Norwich Devils Women

fr 31 May

Next Friday it's the Framlingham Flyers Friday 5, five miles for seniors on open but marshalled roads around Fram ... there are junior races too. Running eh?

th 30 May

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Alan Smethurst 'The Singing Postman' 1927-2000The tractorati quiver with antic ... ipation for the digest that emails out lunchtime today.  To get your free copy click on Alan Smethurst The Singing Postman. ♫

Terry Butcher at the Ipswich Cardinals last SundaySunday we were confused (easily done these days) by the Ipswich Cardinals pitch having moved and rotated.  It seemed to disorientate the Cards too who used up three time outs getting a complete set of players onto the field.  Guest of honour Terry Butcher interviewed said his favourite game was any one where they beat Norwich, he had no rights in pix of him bloodied against Sweden otherwise he'd own a tropical island and he thanked the Cards for helping his family.

No Mow May If like us you're No Mow Maying and the lawn is looking overwhelmingly shaggy and unkempt stick with it, just two days to go.

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