... a bit Suffolk
|th 3 Jan|
All we could find on the web about Sunday's motorcycle trial was it was Sunday and somewhere around Butley. In the event it was a mile or two from the village, well signposted with orange pennants, had a burger van and an enormous free car park. Lots of women judges and unlike our last trial visit eleven! years ago there were a lot more modern bikes including two electrical jobbies. We always like the surreal cinema image of a single motorbike making its way through the woods.
|tu 1 Jan|
We could rant about the relentless building around near the coast making rural Suffolk increasingly suburban with little if any improved infrastructure but we'll console ourselves that it's still a pleasant place to live. We have bubbling a slight change to our look and very probably stylish merch. In 2019 no doubt there'll be continued sightings of Ed Sheeran, the East African will report local fury about something or other and there'll be even more building ... wishing you the best for 2019.
Donate your retiring Christmas tree to entertain the meerkats at Stonham Barns.
|sa 29 Dec|
|su 16 Dec|
Yesterday's matinee performance of The Scarlet Pipistrelle at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge had dancing, singing, joking, lovely ladies and plot. The audience attempted to clap the Brexit joke and we particularly enjoyed the sausage puns, great stuff! Common Ground Theatre tour the show around near the coast ... more here
|sa 15 Dec|
Immediately post Christmas (27-30 December) A Crag Path Christmas in the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh hosted by the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust. The river Ore runs through near the coast but is little more than a ditch by Framlingham.
|tu 11 Dec|
Only tickets in advance for dinner and Basil's Christmas Carol at Stonham Barns Saturday 15th December.
|sa 8 Dec|
The Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green (it's between the A140 and Stowupland) still has a TO LET sign outside.
|fr 16 Nov|
Starting next Thursday for four days the Grundisburgh Cribfest.
|th 15 Nov|
Saturday there's a fish and chip supper and auction of promises in Kelsale village hall we think in aid of the church St Mary and St Peter.
|mo 8 Oct|
Sunday week 21 October will be the last opening this year of the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.
|mo 1 Oct|
The jeep run yesterday at Debach Airfield was their last open day of this year.
|we 26 Sep|
Don't know if the Women's Tour of Britain will be returning to near the coast next year but we do know it will be a day longer,
|fr 21 Sep|
|fr 7 Sep|
♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.
|sa 28 Jul|
It's going to be a busy Sunday tomorrow with the Dunwich Dynamo passing through near the coast in the early hours, open gardens in Double Street Framlingham, free step dancing at the Blaxhall Ship, classic car day at the Debach Airfield and St Lawrence's Brundish will be visited by The Right Reverend Martin Seeley Lord Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, probably the first visit by the diocesan bishop in sixty years and there's a picnic as well.
Thankfully it's rained and no doubt will again soon ... mind you it's already becoming a bit annoying.
|fr 27 Jul|
This is an interesting double, around 9pm tonight there will be the longest blood moon this century. About the same time the Beeb are forecasting (let joy be unconfined) a second thunderstorm for near the coast.
|su 15 Jul|
Looks like it probably won't rain today St Swithin's day.
|sa 14 Jul|
Sign in Ashbocking advertising free horse manure not surprisingly by the stables with a dressage ring right on the B1077.
|th 5 Jul|
Village fetes this Saturday include Cretingham, Bedfield (on the sports field) and Otley both of which start at 2pm.