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fr 19 au 16

In recent years La Vuelta has been much more interesting than Le Tour and hopefully it will be so again this year ... though the Sky machine will be there.  Coverage starts 10pm tomorrow night on ITV4 with highlights of the team time trial ... the race promo's a bit Eurovison

mo 8 au 16

Wrabfest - Wrabness Summer FeteIt's certainly the village fete season, Saturday we went to the Wrabness fete which is pretty much a mini festival.  We enjoyed fish curry, a very theatrical human fruit machine, a bird of prey that decided to go off for a 15 minute fly round and a woman singer who might be Jackie Hole of The Super Things ... more near the coast it's Blaxhall's turn to fete this coming Saturday.

mo 25 jl 16

Grayson Perry's A House for Essex Wrabness on the south bank of the river Stour is Essex if only just.  From there you can see Grayson Perry's A House for Essex against the cranes of Felixstowe port.  From what we can make out Perry doesn't actually own the house ... can't say we're smitten.

tu 3 my 16

The weekend before last we saw Bury Saints beat Solent Thrashers 19-6 atBury Saint 19-06 Solent Thrashers home.  A scrappy match that in the spirit of Shakespeare's anniversary might be described as a Comedy of Errors.  For us the most surprising moment was when the visiting defensive coach was warned for unsportsmanlike conduct because one of his hand signals to his own players could be interpreted as threatening (NFL Rules Section 3 Article 1b).  This Sunday the Saints play the Herts Cheetahs, free admission.

su 28 de 14

The Lee on the Solent HSBC bank closed at the end of November and though like Framlingham there's a cash dispenser on the Co-op unlike Framlingham there isn't another bank.

tu 19 au 14

From Southend's Seaside Sirens Truly Thumptious and son have joined our 1,000+ views album.

su 29 de 13

Pyecombe in DorsetNice to be back in Suffolk, Monday night in Dorset we almost got stuck in the second flood we forded ... Christmas eh?whilst our hostess got stuck for five hours and destroyed the engine of her BMW ... but we did get to see ...

sa 14 de 13

Boat on the Solent Jogging with a pram Lee on Solent seagull Woody and his carers

Lee on Solent is near another coast.

fr 28 de 12

Not Lester PiggotDennis Thurgood from a small town near Portsmouth has emailed us correctly naming Guess Who 26? but that don't stop you keep trying.

sa 22 de 12

The Queens Road pondEarlier in the week to celebrate a Close Personal Relative in Lee on Solent's Slimming World certificate we visited the town's Queens Road pond to feed the birds and fish.  Making a left handed fling of bread her wedding ring flew off and plopped in the pond.  Lee on Solent being a bit seasidey she bought a kid's pink fishing net in the newsagents for £2.99 and the first poke in the silt brought up this not tiny fish ... sadly unlike the fairy tale it did not have her wedding ring in its mouth.

su 18 no 12

Unlike Thursday it's been lovely today in a large town near Chelmsford and it was mostly dark in Southend yesterday.

th 20 se 12

The Volume RingEverybody probably has a loved one or a not loved one they wish had a volume control.  At a Southend roller derby we found this perfect ring by Must Destroy Jewellery but to present it we really needed a box, Framlingham jewellers Sarah Cole (hidden away in The Mews but about to move on to the Market Hill), a piece of white polystyrene and sharp knife did the job.

mo 17 se 12Rosh Hashanah - Jewish New Year

Hurricanes and SpitfiresSaturday's Battle of Britain in Southend had four teams led by Seaside Sirens but with guest skaters from all over.  The first no break 40 minute Hurricanes v Spitfires bout flashed past, even the 30 seconds between jams somehow seemed shorter ... perhaps it was absence of official time outs.  We were particularly taken with the ... more roller derby

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