... a bit Suffolk
|tu 24 Apr|
Our plan today was to lunch at the Flora Tea Rooms but it was closed for a family funeral. We moved on to the Dunwich Ship which was dog friendly and serving Adnams Copper House gin by default but was starting to look overwhelmed by the many other like us movers on. We moved on to the Cliff House Holiday Park. The cafe/bar/restaurant is open to non-residents, it too is dog friendly and serving Copper House plus very sensibly serves lunch to 11:00-3:00pm! What's more behind the well stocked bar was Sadie, a glowing back of house presence at the Framlingham Station maybe ten or more years ago?
|sa 11 Nov|
We were surprised to find the Flora Tea Rooms Dunwich open for lunch Thursday but we were just in time as it closes for the winter tomorrow the 12th, last orders probably 2:30pm. Re-opens Saturday 10th March next year.
|we 5 Jul|
Next Saturday/Sunday night the 25th Dunwich Dynamo will be passing through near the coast. This year the Gentleman Plumber will not be popping up his cafe near the Framlingham water tower but may be back next year.
|th 10 Nov|
We always thought the Dunwich Flora Tea Rooms closed for the winter at the end of October but no, we had lunch there yesterday. It will close this coming weekend.
|fr 15 Jul|
Voices floating past in the early hours of Sunday morning and near the coast will be the Dunwich Dynamo. For the fifth consecutive year the Gentleman Plumber is popping up his cafe by the Framlingham water tower.
|mo 6 Jul|
Lots (probably too many) pix of yesterday's Dunwich Dynamo around Framlingham and the Gentleman Plumber's pop-up cafe on the Saxmundham Road.
|su 5 Jul|
A red tutu for the Dunwich Dynamo at the Gentleman Plumber's pop-up café near Framlingham, more Dun Run pix later but now a flat footing class with Stompin' Dave Allen at Maverick ...
|mo 25 Aug|
Dogs on Dunwich beach last Tuesday.
|su 20 Jul|
We didn't start snapping until 8am last Sunday so it was the tail end of the 115 mile Dunwich Dynamo passing through near the coast but then the achievement of the less trained is perhaps the more impressive. Narayani had previously ridden no further than 20 miles before her first Dynamo last year. The Gentleman Plumber said he'd had fewer cyclists through his pop up cafe on the Saxmundham Road Framlingham but also said a Dun Runner coming back reported they'd never seen so many cyclists at Dunwich, perhaps the unsettled weather put some off.
|sa 12 Jul|
Tomorrow near the coast expect voices floating past In the early hours as it's the Dunwich Dynamo again.
|th 5 Sep|
Sixteen years ago today The Blessed Teresa of Calcutta commonly known as Mother Teresa died. She was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Albania, a good reason to change your name then, imagine them trying to call that out at the Flora Tea Rooms.
|mo 29 Jul|
More pix of the Dunwich Dynamo in the early morning around Framlingham; a charmingly moist lady (early on the mist was so heavy it felt like rain) and two spaniels enjoying the ride. The Gentleman Plumber's pop up cafe by the water tower served until gone 11am, sold out (coffee and tea is free) of everything including the vegetarian sausages but only just broke even and that's not counting everybody's time (the GP was on his feet for 12 hours).
|su 21 Jul|
Wisdom of the peloton this morning around Framlingham was this year's Dunwich Dynamo had some 2,000 cyclists. Pix soonish but it's a massive edit and it's the Brundish garden fete this afternoon ... first Dynamo pix up.
|sa 20 Jul|
|mo 15 Oct|
Our Twitter feed on the left there is back which is nice and a pig stolen in Dunwich ... not as funny as it sounds.
|su 15 Jul|
Just after midnight this morning we sat in the bus shelter by the Framlingham Station to see the first Dunwich Dynamo riders come through (the Dynamo is a loosely organised 115 mile overnight ride of 1,000++ cyclists from Hackney to Dunwich). By 1am despite a surprisingly steady stream of cars but no bikes so we retrieved our car to see if the Gentleman Plumber had set up a feeding station by the water tower.
The feeding station was MAGNIFICENT with free hot drinks and cheap food. GP told us we'd missed the first three riders through ... we now stood about for two hours ... a friendly visit from two Woodbridge stationed coppers and three solo cyclists who flashed past without speaking ... the fourth solo stopped to chat and around 3:30am a steadily swelling stream started that included a trike, tandems, recumbents and urban single fixed/freewheels.
At 5:30am we returned to the Station Road bus shelter and cyclists were everywhere both on and off the road including a fellow with two spaniels in his bike basket, a girl in a red dress on the back of a tandem and a maniac on a Boris bike. By 9am we'd run out of batteries, camera cards and energy and there hadn't been a rider for 10 minutes. To everybody involved <BIG Props> and look what can happen while you're asleep nearthecoast. Pix on Facebook and lots more to come.
PS: The GP says last riders through around 10:30am, all the cooked food went and he (and his family) served over 500 drinks not counting water from the hose!
|fr 18 Mar|
The Flora tea rooms (lovely fish and chips) at Dunwich reopened last Sunday for the ha ha summer.
|mo 7 Mar|
St Elizabeth Hospice tell us there were impressively 280 walkers yesterday.
|su 6 Mar|
The weather for last year's Walk of Thoughts was very nasty but at first time venue
Dunwich today the wind made it cold in the car park and on the beach but acceptable enough otherwise. A 140 people had committed to support the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich by walking in memory of someone close, plus enough signed up on the day that the departing mass looked around 200 walkers.
|fr 27 Nov|
The police aren't talking, the coroner is terrified, business as usual in Dunwich. A Call of Cthulhu adventure set in the mythos infested town of Dunwich. ... on ebaY
|we 24 Jun|
In Dunwich surprisingly dedicated commitment to being brainless ... couldn't find their arse with their hand if they were sitting on it.
|tu 24 Mar|
Oh dear, looks like someone tried to set light to the recycling bins in a Dunwich car park.
|sa 18 Aug|
The Flora Tea Rooms at Dunwich are still a joy even if it does seem to keep getting more expensive; two fish and chips, one side salad (this time a bit posh with fancy lettuce) and a pot of tea for two twenty quid? Maybe it's us. Either way we sat outside and it was very enjoyable. We bumped into ex-Fram town councillor Chris Haesler now retired and living in Woodbridge, and afterwards there's the sheer size of the sea and sky to enjoy.