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th 17 Aug

Technology in the Framlingham Station last night.

we 16 Aug

Not wearing socks is enough to cause comment in Suffolk ... eh?

tu 15 Aug

Bubble Rush in Christchurch Park IpswichJust so many happy faces engaging in the faintly subversive activity of getting covered in coloured foam on a Sunday in Christchurch Park Ispwich.  Bubble Rush organised by St Elizabeth Hospice was supported by hundreds of multi-coloured runners, walkers and foam divers.  We got to visit charming corners of the park for the first time and the Disney princesses made one little girl's day ... next year eh? 

We've licensed a pic via Alamy to a French publisher ... feeling quite cosmo. nearthecoast at Alamy

Messing with PageSpeed again today, we might wobble a bit.

mo 14 Aug

In Yoxford nice to see that Hopkins Homes don't always win and Thursday morning a boot scraper was stolen.

su 13 Aug

Surrey Roller Girls v Norfolk Brawds in ChelmsfordSaturday the Riverside Centre Chelmsford didn't have a functioning car park but it does have decent coffee and in the sports hall we enjoyed ref Blaster Chief's very clear penalty signals and a Surrey skater fleeing during the first half because she was needed elsewhere as a bridesmaid.  A Norfolk Brawds 473-065 whitewash .. more here

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th 10 Aug

The Framlingham post office closed all day TODAY for IT upgrades.

tu 8 Aug

get the digest FREEThis afternoon the twice(ish) a month digest will email out to the 1800 odd ntcers on the list ... click Jaques Tati to go on the list.

St Elizabeth Hospice Bubble Rush 2016 - pic contributedThe St Elizabeth Hospice is bringing back it’s highly popular family event Bubble Rush next Sunday.  Bubble Rush is a 5k walk or run that will see people of all ages getting covered in safe colourful bubbles from four bubble canons in Christchurch Park Ipswich.  To sign up visit or phone 01473 723600.

mo 7 Aug

Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans seniorsAt yesterday's juniors and seniors Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans games we learnt juniors are under 19 and reminded that in college rules kicking directly out of bounds is not a penalty.  The Three Chordettes entertained at half times with classy 40s style close harmony that prompted dancing ... limited ... more here

The closed Ipswich-Halesworth rail service should re-open today.

su 6 Aug

The clocks go back at the end of October At the end of October the clocks will go back ... there's no stopping time's process.

sa 5 Aug

Polly Williams - Southwold Beach detailFriday week Polly Williams' solo show at Studio 90 Rendham starts and then runs for three weeks.  With titles including Things That Are Not OK To Eat In The Cinema and Hipsters Sur L'Herbe we'll be giving it a visit.

Dr Nearthecoast is in and listening at

fr 4 Aug

Sunday afternoon Man in the Hat in the Framlingham Castle Inn courtyard.

We'll be testing different PageSpeed configurations today so we'll be a bit wobbly.

SRN NearthecoastSRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, pen and prescribing guidelines but still listening (apparently) at or text 07970 865730

th 3 Aug

Saturday the Hasketon village fete on the green.

July house sales review around near the coast.

we 2 Aug

The road closure for a sewer diversion(?) in New Road Framlingham at what was the officers' club, more recently a vets and now Tudor Gardens is going to be there all month ... mind you it should be a peaceful walk the other side of it.

tu 1 Aug

FreeviewAlthough there's no mention of it on their websitePC Tips Freeviews's channel on Freeview (100) says tomorrow the children's, news, text and streamed channels are moving.  If like us you ... more here

mo 31 Jul

 The Market Hill in semi conscious Framlingham last Saturday.

su 30 Jul

 JOB  In Framlingham Nick needs an au pair/child carer for his four young children.

fr 28 Jul

The server move earlier this month meant Google PageSpeed (does what it says in the name) had to be re-installed ... which is why some of the pix are missing and the bulletin board looks very wrong ... working on it.

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