... a bit Suffolk
su 3 Jan
mo 14 Dec
tu 1 Dec
We haven't really thought about the long term effect of coronavirus except it's going to be costly. Depressing that next year's Isle of Man TT has already been cancelled.
su 29 Nov
mo 23 Nov
Can't say confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Suffolk are going down but the curve does seem to be flattening ... seventy fourth reason to be cheerful ♫ Fàilt' air an Dùthaich ♫.
tu 16 Nov
Unlike last lockdown churches are open this time and the elegant simplicity of the Unitarian Framlingham provides quiet reflection Tuesday mornings.
th 5 Nov
The Beeb has a very useful page summarising the national lockdown restrictions although the postcode look up is redundant.
tu 3 Nov
th 22 Oct
A very noticeable increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Suffolk this week. Wise to practice precautions even in rural Suffolk. Seventy first reason to be cheerful ... All this with the third best health and safety record
th 15 Oct
Possibly something to do with the government employing incompetents who think a spreadsheet is the way to manage a large database but a marked increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Suffolk. Seventieth reason to be cheerful Spitfires on the World Service.
we 14 Oct
Do remember this website is not available in the shops ... like Dettol it seems.
sa 3 Oct
su 13 Sep
Now the Beeb reports confirmed Covid-19 more locally the numbers in East Suffolk aren't really big enough to show a definite trend but up 10 this week and no more deaths in Framlingham and Hacheston since we last looked. Sixty ninth reason to be cheerful ♫talented little persons♫.
we 26 Aug
The Beeb has changed how it reports confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk. Entering IP1 in the selection box now gives a choice of East or Mid Suffolk, Ipswich and Babergh. Sixty eighth reason to be cheerful ♫ Playing for change ♫.
fr 21 Aug
New confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk has been going up and down we suspect because of erratic reporting but for certain it's not going away. Sixty seventh reason to be cheerful a charming version of doo-wop classic ♫ Sh-Boom ♫.
tu 11 Aug
th 31 Jul
Steady(ish) single digit daily new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk over the last week or so, More scary a total of four deaths in Framlingham and Hacheston ... sixty fifth reason to be cheerful Kalinda with a sledgehammer.
th 23 Jul
we 8 Jul
Yesterday the BBC reported a massive 1,000+ increase of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk to 2,599. We're guessing care home have started being included or it's a typo come error? Either way after the two preceding weeks when there were virtually no new cases this week when we're starting to unlock it looks like fifty odd new cases ... sixty second reason to be cheerful ♫ Listenin' to ol' Alabama ♫
th 2 Jul
From the BBC's very excellent More or Less a cold look at the numbers around at least 43,000+ Covid 19 deaths in the UK.
sa 27 Jun
The roads on the Castle Keep development on Fairfield Road Framlingham have names though Google maps have yet to catch up. Regrettably the charming children's play area has been closed during the present coronavirus pandemic.
su 21 Jun
su 14 Jun
sa 13 Jun
th 11 Jun
When the shops re-open next week ...
we 10 Jun
sa 6 Jun
mo 1 Jun
th 28 May
The fifty third reason to be cheerful is in the last 24 hours there's been just three more confirmed Covid-19 Suffolk cases for the second day running.
we 27 May
The fifty second reason to be cheerful is in the last 24 hours there's been just three more confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk.
tu 26 May
By yesterday 1,464 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk so far. We've managed to confuse ourselves over what R (reproduction) number should be the target? The Beeb's chart helps. The fifty first reason to be cheerful is Cabin Pressure ... or is that a weasel in a submarine?
sa 23 May
A Suffolk rainbow, they're special eh?
we 20 May
su 17 May
In Suffolk there were 331 coronavirus-related deaths up to the 1 May. Yesterday 1,350 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk. The forty eighth reason to be cheerful is surely an anthem for all contact sports.
fr 15 May
You win some you lose some. The Martlesham Wickes with new safety measures has re-opened but BAFA have CANCELLED this summer's British contact american football season though there could be friendlies later on.
we 13 May
Ufford Park golf course re-opens tomorrow, members and nine holes only.
sa 9 May
Running total 1,281 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk yesterday, steadily increasing. Forty fifth reason to be cheerful ... a very guilty pleasure indeed but we did learn the dance from Blue Peter. ♫
sa 9 May
There have been 1,235 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk and Norfolk has the worst percentage in East Anglia. Forty fourth reason to be cheerful ... do we recognise this ... I've looked all over this keyboard and there isn't a button with OK on it.
34 more confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk over the past two days. Nationally a total of 30,000 deaths. Forty third reason to be cheerful ... Comprising of succotash, Philadelphia cream cheese and asparagus with mayonnaise. She dips her mitt down into this melange.
Do remember this website is not available in the shops ... like a lot of things at the mo'.
tu 5 May
Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk 1,105 yesterday, new cases seems to be easing a little but then previous reporting has been erratic. Fingers Xed and the forty second reason to be cheerful from Greg Jenner ... what you didn't know about Mary (baby) Queen of Scots.
Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk 1,076 yesterday. A bit scary that so far over 28,000 people have died of corona virus in the UK, that's some ten times more than 9/11 ... yes, scary. Despite that the forty first reason to be cheerful ... You said it man.
sat 2 May
fri 1 May
th 30 Apr
we 29 Apr
No new confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk yesterday.. A new map effectively showing infection as percentage of population and Suffolk doing no better than the rest of East Anglia. The thirty seventh reason to be cheerful ... go on, judge us. ♫
tu 28 Apr
mo 27 Apr
896 confirmed Covid-19 cases so far in Suffolk and total yesterday, the rate of increase seems to be easing. The thirty fifth reason to be cheerful continues yesterday's roller derby theme with a tattoo related YouTube. ♫
su 26 Apr
sa 25 Apr
fr 24 Apr
814 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk and total so far, an enormous leap around twice the biggest so far but it could be a function of how the cases are reported. The thirty second reason to be cheerful is appreciate this lovely weather because what goes goes round comes round.
100 free Red Rooster festival tickets for NHS and key frontline workers.
th 23 Apr
we 22 Apr
tu 21 Apr
mo 20 Apr
su 19 Apr
sa 18 Apr
SRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, pen and prescribing guidelines, wishing she had more PPE but still listening (apparently) at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07970 865730
fr 17 Apr
A less surprising than the day before twenty eight more confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk yesterday making 527 cases in total. The twenty fifth reason to be cheerful ... ♫ Life is a joke that's just begun ♫
th 16 Apr
Just six more confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk yesterday but that may be due to the manner of reporting not an actual slowing, 499 cases in total. The twenty fourth reason to be cheerful ... timing eh?
we 15 Apr
Although the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk are fewer than adjacent counties it's steadily increasing daily, thirty five more yesterday 493 in total. The twenty third reason to be cheerful ... expensive but a joy, we've got three including two tiny ones.
tu 14 Apr
mo 13 Apr
Yesterday the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk continued to increase totalling 422. The twenty first reason to be cheerful is Alec Baldwin quick and multi-firing at Angelica Huston as Here's The Thing.
su 12 Apr
Yesterday in Suffolk 395 confirmed C-19 cases running total. The twentieth reason to be cheerful is Max Richter's Sleep - Lullaby for a frenetic world. Radio 3 broadcast all eight hours overnight, we stumbled across the last hour and it's minimalist heaven. This is why the Beeb should be non-commercially funded and independent, what other radio station in the world would have done this ...no adverts. ♫
sa 11 Apr
fr 10 Apr
th 9 Apr
Yesterday 302 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk, 39 the biggest step increase so far. Here's the seventeenth reason to be cheerful ... a magic moment hearing this floating out from the Barn Stage at the 2013 Maverick Festival ... she was wearing the same dress. ♫
we 8 Apr
Yesterday 263 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk and the East Anglian Air Ambulance is appealing for support to finance personal protective equipment. Here's the sixteenth reason to be cheerful ... we really liked the He's no son of mine joke..
tu 7 Apr
Yesterday 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. ♫
mo 6 Apr
Life Skills 31: In the UK contactless card transactions begin in 2007 with a £10 limit. Last Wednesday prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic the limit went up from £30 to £45 though it will take time for some retailers to catch up.
Yesterday unsurprisingly the total of confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk went over over 200 confirmed cases. If like us you're suffering from sport deprivation here's a fourteenth reason to be cheerful ... they're going for two. ♫
su 5 Apr
The tiny dip in Suffolk confirmed C-19 cases Friday was just that, a tiny dip. Yesterday 191 in total confirmed cases. Thirteenth reason to be cheerful is Sophie Willan will be making Tuesdays great again on BBC2 and iPlayer.
Framlingham at this difficult time.
For the duration of this difficult time Radio Stradbroke are broadcasting daily 10:00am-02:00pm, it's Owen Hargrave today.
fr 3 Apr
Walking and clapping on the Market Hill Framlingham 8pm last night we could hear saucepans being banged, a siren and clapping but it could easily do with more clappers next Thursday.
Planning a witch ducking at this difficult time? Only the witch and witchfinder can be present but your still welcome to promote the ducking with us.
Yesterday 157 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk the largest increase so far of 32. Eleventh reason to be cheerful is Sindhu Vee's beautifully relaxed pacing.
th 2 Apr
At this difficult time we have thought and prayed and decided to keep this website open but we ask visitors to observe social distancing and remain at least two metres from the screen.
we 1 Apr
The NFL will still have the annual draft (it's so American) this month but virtually, and the teams have voted to extend the playoffs. The French minister for sport is considering a spectator free Tour de France ... To a Frenchman the Tour de France is more important than sex ... but not as important as lunch.
Not surprisingly the Snape Maltings has cancelled the Aldeburgh Festival but is understandably holding off on a decision about the proms in August. No word we've seen about next month's Alde Valley Spring Festival in Great Glemham.
mo 30 Mar
Yesterday 87 confirmed C-19 cases in Suffolk. Musician John Prine (we saw him at the Cambridge CornEx maybe 10? 15? years ago) is Covid-19 critically ill ... unrelated an eighth reason to be cheerful, note the New York music lover some three quarters way through. ♫
su 29 Mar
sa 28 Mar
For only the second time ever (the first was 2007) Framlingham sports club have cancelled the Gala and the Rendham Mummers have cancelled their summer tour of near the coast ... in years to come troubadours will sing sad ballads of these tragedies.
fr 27 Mar
The Giro d'Italia starting with three stages in Hungary could be postponed.
th 26 Mar
we 25 Mar
tu 24 Mar
mo 23 Mar
For the more middle-class ntcers John Lewis is closing its shops after today with some staff helping out in Waitrose.
su 22 Mar
sa 21 Mar
Roughcast Theatre have postponed their production of black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (a Frank Capra film) until next spring but are continuing with Macbeth this autumn.
we 18 Mar
Aldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning. The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year. All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.
tu 17 Mar
You can check how many corona virus cases locally on the BBC website. As of 9am yesterday just three in Suffolk.