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su 19 Aug
2018

Aldeburgh Carnival tomorrow, when we saw it earlier this century with Lady KRJ who grew up in Hackney she asked Why's it so quiet and where are all the black people?

mo 13 Aug
2018

Waiting in a light rain shower for the medicYesterday's Bury Saints v London Olympians in Thetford was full of incident including starting 45 minutes late because the medic couldn't find the venue.  The refs ended the game early because an injured player on the field couldn't be moved until an ambulance arrived so we're uncertain of the score but certainly an Olympians win.

we 8 Aug
2018

Docklands Light Rail DiscoveryWe've made several tries to have a ride on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) in London's East End but so far have failed.  Here's an attractive day out to achieve it, for a month or so there are non-stop specials ending with a 30 minute guided walk around Greenwich, and there are some lovely bits of Greenwich by the river BTW.

mo 2 Jul
2018

Ipwich Cardinals 10-21 London Blitz BWe weren't optimistic about yesterday's Ipswich Cardinals v London Blitz B because the Cards had lost 55-00 to the Blitz earlier this year.  In the event on a roastingly hot day (thankfully with a breeze) the Cards led 10-00 for most of the game.  Finally the Blitz offence broke out (they'd been threatening to do it all game) to score two ... more here

th 14 Jun
2018

Following a 55-00 loss against London Blitz B the weekend before last the Ipswich Cardinals american football continued a now 3-1 winning season after a 42-06 win over visitors Maidstone Pumas last weekend who despite being much outnumbered stuck at it good humouredly.

fr 8 Jun
2018

The Ipswich Cardinals may have lost their away game at London Blitz B on Sunday but their 2-1 season so far is still an encouraging improvement on the last couple of years.  The Cards' first home game of the season 2:30pm kick off this Sunday.

th 26 Apr
2018

Sunday we counted 23 starters including newbs and at least one coach doubling up for the Bury Saints season starter.  23 clearly made a steep hill to climb against opponents London Blitz.  Subsequent injuries reduced the 23 but the Saints determinedly stuck at it preventing the tsunami that might have been expected.  Sadly no Saints Cheerleaders this year but the pizza outside the clubhouse smelt wonderful.  Pix on that there Facebook.

we 6 Dec
2017

Yesterday morning in the east of London (a large town near Chelmsford) we saw a takeaway offering Vegan Italian Street Food and a woman bin person.

sa 21 Oct
2017
Trafalgar Day

London Rockin' RollersVery much approve of this, today the London Rockin' Rollers celebrate 10 years with an old school roller derby; two whistle starts, minors (remember taking a cougar?) plus tutus and fishnets.  Our memory may be gilded but we recall the two whistle start did make for more variety in play ...

mo 26 Jun
2017

Post game hugging - Cards v StallionsAfter 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.

mo 22 May
2017

It was the London Warriors' high completion passing game that did for the Bury Saints yesterday in Thetford ... we had a sweet jerk sauce on our chicken wings.

su 21 May
2017

Longboarder at Redbridge Cycle CircuitYesterday afternoon we arrived at the Redbridge Cycling Centre's The Crackling with just two hours left and as heavy rain stopped.  The cafe was full but as the track dried out longboarders, buckboarders and sliders appeared but regrettably no slalom.  Finished visit with tea and bread pudding in the cafe ... nice.

we 10 May
2017

Bury Saints 07-36 London BlitzThe Bury Saints played London Blitz Sunday as the Saints' first home game in the Premiership .  They were on a different pitch with a decent sized scoreboard, tiered seating, an announcer/commentator, programmes and the black van of True Wings who had a permanent queue until they sold out though a mercy dash soon restocked them.  The Saints scored first with a converted touch down but eventually lost 36-07.  For us the ... more here

fr 28 Apr
2017

It doesn't surprise us that the the London Roller Girls have a junior league.London Roller Girls junior league - pic contributed

mo 13 Feb
2017

A large town near Chelmsford in 2014 and 2013.

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