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we 17 Jul

Romeo and Juliet at Jimmy's FarmGosh it's 12 years since we saw Red Rose Chain Shakespeare in Rendlesham Forest and we are now a little vague which play it was but we do recall l♥ving it.  At the month end they play Romeo and Juliet until the 25 Aug at Jimmy's Farm on the outskirts of Ipswich and reckon it'll be just as good.

Little brown mouse in Stately Terrace Framlingham.

tu 16 Jul

Unlike the Framlingham Co-op but like Co-op Dailys the Laxfield Co-op stays open until 10pm.

nearthecoast at Alamy  We now have 4,500 plus stock images available on Alamy.

mo 15 Jul
2019St Swithin's Day

Dunwich Dynamo cyclists in Station Road FramlinghamWe can quite understand that when you've cycled a hundred miles a short cut must be very appealing but we were a little surprised early yesterday morning to see two Dun Runners sneaking across the Framlingham Fen Meadow.  Later in Fore Street we saw more Dun Runners emerging from Fairfield Road:)

su 14 Jul
2019Bastille Day

I advertised with nearthecoast and it fixed our downstairs looThe Framlingham Station's 14th beer festival with 15 select beverages and ♫live music♫ starts Thursday.  They snagged the previous ad slot so next available is 22nd July.  Tell near the coast about yourself for two months at just £11.95 ... first come first served.

Norwich Devil #25 Joe Jacobs scoring the winning touch down last weekend has prompted comment.

sa 13 Jul

Last night's A Midsummer's Night Dream at the Laxfield Low House was very Shakespearean with a laughing audience also eating and drinking, an audience dog taking exception to Puck sneaking past and a waitress who considerately didn't feel she could call out order numbers during the show.

th 11 Jul

Driving from much of near the coast to Norwich there was no petrol station until Long Stratton and that one on the wrong side.  Since May there's been a BP petrol station on the Scole A140/A143 roundabout near Diss.

How to promote yourself on

we 10 Jul

House sales around near the coastHouse sales around near the coast, maybe find out what your new neighbours paid for theirs ... how much!

♫ We were impressed Sunday morning how busy Maverick was.  The festival's first ever serious rain on the preceding day had not prompted significant (if any) early leavers.  This year the unprogrammed Medicine Show stage has moved ... more here

tu 9 Jul

Eight years ago today we lost Fish, still miss him.

mo 8 Jul

Just noticed that the Framlingham Station Beer Festival is four days this year.

An unpleasantness in the Wickham Market post office car park.

sa 6 Jul

Friday evening at the 2019 Maverick Festival♫ At the Maverick Festival last night we particularly enjoyed James Starks' fluid mandolin and The Lowly Strung's driving show (it prompted Stopwatch Stan to dance).  Other treats included the boxy damped sound of Dana Immanuel's banjo.

Gosh there's been some development at the venue Easton Farm Park, the corrugated iron barn on the right as you enter has gone and there's a brand new building including showers plus three lodge type buildings in the field.  As always Maverick is a joy and really looking forward to today.

The 106th Tour de France started today in Brussels and yet again it's not coming anywhere near Framlingham.

fr 5 Jul

A ways off but over the August bank holiday in Helmingham an opportunity to smoke at the cinema with a programme including Breakfast at Tiffanys.

If you like video nasties you'll l♥ve this.

Sporting Framlingham 2019-2007 ... remember the bungee jump?

the A to Z of near the coast

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