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tu 27 Oct
2020

Cat in the Wall at the Cambridge Film FestivalA chum recently described a Woody Allen film as arty.  Would they think the same of next month's Cambridge Film Festival?  We're intrigued by a Bulgarian view of Brexit Britain Cat in the Wall.

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

We have over 5,000 stock images available on Alamynearthecoast at Alamy

mo 26 Oct
2020

Dunwich last week The Dunwich Flora Tearooms is closing for the winter Sunday 15 November, seems several weeks later than usual.  Last week when we lunched there (and for some rewarding snapping) last orders were 3pm.

Suffolk Myth 87:  Jesus may forgive you but if you spoil their Christmas dinner honest Suffolk folk never will.

su 25 Oct
2020

Maggi Hambling: Making Love with the PaintIt 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.

FREE online half term creative fun starting tomorrow for infants and juniors from Saxmundham's Art Station.

The clocks go BACK The clocks have gone back.

sa 24 Oct
2020

In it's idyllic rural Sweffling setting the printroom studio is usually open for browsing and bringing in framing but best to check with Monica Petzal on 07775 676185.

nearthecoast on Twitter We now have over 1,250 Twitter followers which is nice.

fr 23 Oct
2020

All this with the third best health and safety recordA 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

Starting tomorrow until the early hours of Monday week there's a replacement bus on the East Coast Line between Saxmundham and Lowestoft.

th 22 Oct
2020

Alan Smethurst  1927-2000The weekly/fortnightly(ish) digest will email out this afternoon to the 1800+ nearthecoasters on the list ... click the Singing Postman to go on the list.

PC TipsWe're back on Twitter and it only took four days ... it's taken us months to get a dental appointment.

The Aldeburgh Gallery has started it's winter season with works by Joanne Aylward and Debbie George.

 JOB  Framlingham College are looking for a highly organised and proactive school secretary ... just a few more days before applications close.

Belatedly we've updated the reasons to be cheerful playlist.

we 21 Oct
2020


Trafalgar Day - 21 October 1805

The Station Hotel - 01728 723455Very very pleased to welcome back supporter The Framlingham Station where the kitchen is open seven days a week, the Earl Soham Brewery beers taste as good as ever and during the present difficulties is served at the  table.

Perhaps it's time for the bulletin board to fade way ...

tu 20 Oct
2020

PC TipsIf you inadvertently put the camera on the iPhone in your pocket into panorama mode it soon becomes a very acceptable hand warmer.

The Leiston Long Shop reopened last week ... didn't know it had closed.

Double grand tours on the telly tonight, the Giro on Quest (you don't have to register but there are adverts) and the Vuelta on ITV4.

Perhaps it's time for the bulletin board to fade way ...

mo 19 Oct
2020

PC TipsEmbarrassingly our Twitter account has been locked.  When we opened the account we were still at junior school and the software ... more here

Women's american football has its own nearthecoast Facebook album.

su 18 Oct
2020

Chloe Lawrence busking on the Market Hill FramlinghamYesterday on the Market Hill Framlingham no Carl Jones fruit and veg (he's hurt his back) but new to us busker Chloe Lawrence.  Today Framlingham College's sports field in New Road has no rugby goal posts ... no doubt something to do with Covid-19. ♫

You can watch the Giro d'Italia in Welsh and live on iPlayer despite Geriant Thomas crashing out early on with a fractured hip.

fr 16 Oct
2020

Local lockdown restrictionsThe Beeb has a very useful page listing the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions where you are ... more than the government has achieved.

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th 15 Oct
2020

Spitfires on the BBC World ServicePossibly 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.

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