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mo 1 Feb
EACH virtual balloon raceEast Anglia's Children's Hospices has taken a big financial hit because of the virus.  You can help out by buying a £3 competitor in a virtual balloon race from


 on St Valentine's Day, first prize £500.
tu 27 Oct

Cat in the Wall at the Cambridge Film FestivalA chum recently described a Woody Allen film as arty.  Would they think the same of next month's Cambridge Film Festival?  We're intrigued by a Bulgarian view of Brexit Britain Cat in the Wall.

su 18 Oct

You can watch the Giro d'Italia in Welsh and live on iPlayer despite Geriant Thomas crashing out early on with a fractured hip.

tu 15 Sep

Daisy Cooper in Aldeburgh and 2010Born in Suffolk Daisy Cooper went to Framlingham College, was Suffolk Coastal prospective parliamentary candidate in 2010 and in 2014 looked like a shoo in for the Lib Dem presidency.  Daisy is now MP for St Albans and this week was elected deputy leader of her party ... we need more politicians called Daisy.

tu 8Sep

Tiger Bay Brawlers in Grantham and 2012A chum who has been motor homing near Wales pointed us at BBC Wales' three part doc about roller derby league Tiger Bay Brawlers.  On tv 10:45pm tonight in Wales only but available everywhere on iPlayer.

th 3 Sep

FREE snacks at the Tour de FranceLe Tour (LE tour - LA course) being delayed by two months and with perhaps optimistic Covid-19 spectator restrictions hasn't slowed down the caravane publicitaire.  It has always surprised us the willingness of spectators to dodge in and out of often hurtling race vehicles to get a free biscuit:)

su 23 Aug

What was not near the coast in 2015-2014 is now not near the coast in 2016-2014 and features fish and chips with fruit.

we 12 Aug

Tour de France 2020A month late the Tour de France starts on the 29th of this month (see it on ITV4). In the US it looks like at least some of the college american football season is cancelled, hope that doesn't happen in the UK.

fr 31 Jul

The other Norfolk roller derby league on YouTube and in Canada. Canada Day

fr 24 Jul

BBC documentary 'United Skates'BBC doc United Skates has stunning (often synchronised) rolling from black American skaters.  It also has racism, gangs, developers and closing down roller rinks but stay with it as the ending is encouraging.

mo 20 Jul

Suffolk Punches at the 2007 Framlingham Horse ShowThe Suffolk Punch was (may be is) one third of the Suffolk Trinity (with red poll cattle and black faced sheep) but as a breed it's severely under threat with just 72 mares in the UK.  A positive sign for this gorgeously coloured and historically important breed is using a new sex sorted sperm method a filly colt has been born in Whitchurch Shropshire.

tu 7 Apr

Pip Pyle's BashYesterday 243 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk and here's the fifteenth reason to be cheerful ... in similar style we recall the late Pip Pyle's Cambridge hipster circle in the 1960s all speaking really quietly. ♫

fr 27 Mar

The Giro d'Italia starting with three stages in Hungary could be postponed.

su 15 Mar

Iceni Spears suspend training Paris-Nice ended a day early yesterday, the UK Women's Tour (which has a stage finish in Felixstowe) postponed from its JuneIpswich Cardinals suspend training start, both the Ipswich Cardinals and in Norwich the Iceni Spears have suspended training.  Friday we were supposed to see Eric Church in that there London but yes, it was postponed.  The world's going to be a bit duller for a while ...

su 8  Mar

One of cycling's five monuments Milan-San Remo has been cancelled because of the coronavirus.

mo 10 Feb

Kent Falcons 00-17 Essex BladesYesterday's Kent Falcons 00-17 Essex Blades was really worked over by Storm Ciara (our trousers and underpants were still soaked through when we got back ... more here

mo 3 Feb

Yesterday in Cambridge visitors the Cambs Pythons failed a field goal and the ARU Rhinos ran in a td but it was called back, probably for holding ... it's ... more here

sa 18 Jan
Winnie the Pooh Day - AA Milne's birthday

A14 junction at CambridgeTravelling west on the A14 at Cambridge you now get in the outside (not inside) lane to stay on the A14.  Then after the never ending road works the other side of Cambridge and before Huntingdon suddenly you're on three lanes which deliver you to the A1 a bit south of where it used to.  The satnav got so confused we feared it would get a sore throat from multiple Please drive to highlighted route.

tu 14 Jan

From Walberswick and now MP for St Albans Daisy Cooper has made her maiden speech ... lots and lots of pubs.

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