... a bit Suffolk
|th 15 Feb|
|mo 12 Feb|
Blimey! The Ipswich Wolsey are already punting next winter's Christmas panto?
|su 28 Jan|
♫ You don't have to be pretentious (though it might help) to enjoy opera especially the comedies. In April the excellent English Touring Opera return to the Snape Maltings with The Marriage of Figaro and much nearer Thursday OperaUpClose present a stripped down modern The Magic Flute at the Ipswich Wolsey.
|we 17 Jan|
Who would have thought it? There are two hockey teams in Ipswich, SEVEN and East. Sunday the ladies second teams were derbying next to the Ipswich Cardinals practice. SEVEN won two nil and it was preceded by something that involved loud(ish) pop music but we couldn't give it much attention as we needed to avoid being flattened by american footballers.
|sa 13 Jan|
Sometime in the early nineties we went to the National Cyclocross Championships in the woods by Ipswich's speedway track ... it was a low key event. In 1983 we went to the World Cyclocross Championships in Birmingham ... it was a low key event. The 2018 national championships are in Sunderland and being streamed by the BBC live tomorrow ... perhaps not so low key.
|fr 5 Jan|
In total a squall of six burglaries today and yesterday in Ipswich, Melton and Martlesham. Officers are investigating if they are linked.
|tu 31 Oct|
Disagreement on the Internet about the postcode for Chantry Park Ipswich but we did find it in time to attach ourselves to the last wave of halloweeners for St Elizabeth Hospice's Who's Afraid of the Park? We immediately got detached from the wave by stopping to snap a frightener in the debilitating blackness. Plenty of scary Miss Havisham type brides (including a genuinely ghostly pair) ... and we did jump a good few times:)
|fr 20 Oct|
|fr 13 Oct|
♫ Sunday's Ipswich jazz club is the return of Gilad Atzmon as Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble and the Ipswich Cardinals have a second come and try American football for both juniors (14 and upwards) and seniors.
|tu 12 Sep|
|tu 15 Aug|
Just 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?
|mo 7 Aug|
At 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.
|we 26 Jul|
Laying new track will close the Ipswich-Halesworth rail service for nine days from this Saturday the 29th and the Ipswich-Felixstowe for the next two weekends. Ipswich-Halesworth stations affected include Woodbridge, Wickham Market and Saxmundham, there will be replacement bus services for both lines.
|mo 26 Jun|
After yesterday's 03-36 loss to the Wembley Stallions an Ipswich Cardinals coach pointed out to his players that as usual the Card's were way outnumbered, the Stallions were top of the division and the visiting coach said it had been the Stallions' hardest game so far this season. We much admire the Card's perseverance but just a few more players would make such a difference.
|sa 24 Jun|
Like so many we were charmed by Ipswich man the late Brian Cant's easy going charm. He passed away last Monday aged 83.
|fr 23 Jun|
An Ipswich man and a Martlesham man charged with the Framlingham pet shop burglary.
|mo 5 Jun|
A light moment before yesterday's Ipswich Cardinals-East Kent Mavericks game when the visitors failed to shake hands with honourary captain for the day singer Sarah Probert so the referee sent the Kent captains round again:) The Cards were looking competitive and scored first but the Mavericks had some very nippy (and slippery) runners for a Cards 51 to 28 loss.