... a bit Suffolk
th 24 Dec
So Suffolk in Tier 4 from Boxing Day so even less of a Christmas than was anticipated but festive Framlingham is looking rather glamorous and lovely especially in Double Street where the advent windows are raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice and the Lebanon Appeal ... see you on the other side.
mo 7 Dec
Saturday night's A Christmas Carol reading at the Fisher Theatre Bungay was much more produced than we anticipated for a reading; costumes, music and effects both sound and stage. We were much impressed by the theatre's courage to gut the seating to ensure social distancing.
we 25 Nov
A vintage gold saddle ring found in Beccles Monday.
tu 24 Nov
PCs Green and Yeldham are reporting 82 vehicle offences in East Suffolk since 1 September with thefts targeting keyless entry high value cars. They recommend key fob blockers to prevent hacking.
tu 17 Nov
su 25 Oct
It is a truth universally acknowledged that In Suffolk you are never more than five yards from an artist. Last night a BBC 2 doc about nearthecoast's very significant paint botherer Maggi Hambling, more than once the non-surgical mask was pulled down.
tu 15 Sep
Born 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.
Really like Scott Mortimer's Suffolk Noir cards set in Woodbridge. Packs of nine cards available at Browsers Bookshop in the Woodbridge Thoroughfare.
sa 8 Aug
An arrest early last month in Ipswich has led to the recovery of multiple power tools from multiple burglaries and thefts across Suffolk. The constabulary web site has pictures and the police are asking potential owners to come forward.
mo 20 Jul
The 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.
fr 17 Jul
The web site may be a little short on information but we very much approve of PINK Orange. They supply throughout Suffolk to free school meal receivers free household meal kits during the summer hols.
tu 7 Jul
In a lifetime of laughter and tears we have noted that most people like what they're used to and that usually means clichéd predictability so when the Blue Thunder Rollers renamed themselves we were impressed they resisted Suffolk Punchers or such like. Recently Suffolk Roller Derby skater Dr Astrid Coxon has revived the draught horse allusion.
Suffolk Myth 85: Good afternoon and who let you in? is another popular Suffolk greeting.
♫ Today Saturday 4 July is US Independence Day but more importantly your local pub should re-open. Let's hope bottled beer hasn't reprogrammed your taste buds and you have to relearn draught. This afternoon you could use up those bottles while Maverick virtually festival on that there Facepack. We'll be looking out for rocker Terra Lightfoot and local Honey and the Bear.
mo 29 Jun
Set in East Suffolk police whodunit DI Gwen Danbury has no strong sense of place but name checks locals like Orford and Woodbridge. Copper Gwen Danbury is played by the delicious Annette Badland who was so wonderful in Little Voice.
tu 16 Jun
The Women's Tour will be coming to Suffolk tomorrow ... virtually.
th 11 Jun
Suffolk County Council were surprisingly quick about that.
sa 23 May
A Suffolk rainbow, they're special eh?