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th 26 Nov

Before the lockdown in the Ipswich M&S a dad pushing a buggy full of loudly grizzling small boy.  Dad says to grizzling small boy Have a day off Wayne.

SRN NearthecoastSRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, pen and prescribing guidelines, hoping there'll be enough PPE but still listening (apparently) at ntc@nearthecoast.com or text 07970 865730

we 25 Nov

The Beeb has a very useful page summarising the national lockdown restrictions although the postcode look up is redundant.

A vintage gold saddle ring found in Beccles Monday.

tu 24 Nov

Jess the black and white catThe erratic twice(ish) monthly digest emailed out today ... click Jess Postman Pat's black and white cat to get your free copy.

Suffolk ConstabularyPCs 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, more info here.

 JOB  Start immediately Machine Operative in Framlingham, could guess who this is but it'd only be a guess:)

An Evening with Tom LehrerOh joy, the return of outdoor sport at this lockdown end.  We do miss the socialising as well as the sport of East Anglian american football.  While we wait here's an unnumbered reason to be cheerful ♫ Hurl that spheroid down the field ♫

mo 23 Nov

Fàilt' air an DùthaichCan'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 ♫.

su 22 Nov

Stradbroke library is open (usually including Sundays) during this lockdown as there's a post office inside.

sa 21 Nov

Here's why Fairfield Road Framlingham was closed by the junction with Brick Lane but as of yesterday though the Road Closed signs were still in place a car can now get through.

Suffolk Myth 90:  If someone carries on talking as they or you walk away they're probably from Suffolk.

fr 20 Nov

Snape Farmers' MarketThe second Snape Farmer's Market this month is tomorrow and again outside.  Opportunities include local gin and boutique wine, handmade preserves and baking.

 JOB  Experienced chef wanted at II Viaggio Italian restaurant in what was the Cretingham golf club.

th 19 Nov

Update on the nine arrests in Holton near Halesworth Monday night.

we 18 Nov

Royal Mail Christmas stamp 2020Every year we are too late for early overseas Christmas last postingsbloody Christmas ... eh?.  Monday was the last posting international economy for Western Europe and the rest of the world even earlier.  Next deadline is 30th of this month for airmail to operational HM Forces.

Nine people arrested (yes nine) Monday night in Holton near Halesworth.

During the this lock down the Brandeston Queens' shop is open with panettone, amoretti biscuits and panforte .. we know what two of them are:)

tu 17 Nov

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in East SuffolkConcerningly despite this second lock down confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Suffolk continue to rise ... seventy third reason to be cheerful is Wes Anderson's eccentric world view.

Unlike last lockdown churches are open this time and the elegant simplicity of the Unitarian Framlingham provides quiet reflection Tuesday mornings.

Over last long weekend two 47kg gas canisters were stolen in Station Road Framlingham.

mo 16 Nov

Yesterday walking near New Road Framlingham the sun appeared before petulant rain reappeared after we'd returned to Stately Terrace ... seems unlikely eh?

su 15 Nov

Recently we've noticed four maybe five parking tickets in Framlingham which is probably four maybe five more than we've noticed in the past two decades ...

We've reached thirteen hundred Twitter followers which is nice. nearthecoast on Twitter

fr 13 Nov

Friday the 13thHardware shop Bridges and Garrard Framlingham have returned to entry from their car park at the back and some new to us faces in the shop.

How to promote yourself on nearthcoast.com.

th 12 Nov

Friday 13th tomorrow ... but then the sun is shining.

we 11 Nov

Because of the present unpleasantness Framlingham Christian Science services and meetings have gone online as Zooms, full details at csfram.church

Comparatively peaceful in the Martlesham Tesco this afternoon.

tu 10 Nov

There's something subversive about fancy dress perhaps because the wearer is not themselves for a bit.  It certainly appealed to Edwardian roller skaters.

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