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tu 11 Jul

Dunfermline roller skating brass bandLast century roller skating on Bournemouth Pier was certainly al fresco and possibly ad hoc, impressive how many ladies involved and muffs (possibly echoing ice skating) were clearly a fashion accessory ... more here

tu 18 Apr

East Essex Sabres warming upThe toilet cubicle we patronised at the Deanes Sports Centre near Rayleigh had a door that passed so close to the toilet bowl that careful planning was needed to get in and out.  There was something distasteful looking smeared on a wall and the hand drier didn't work but at reception there was a cheerful young woman ... more here

fr 10 Mar

near another coast 2009-2008.

sa 11 Feb

The Hill SnapeSnape exile now Sidmouth resident Roger Horton emailed with some kind words and help with the recent Snape postcards on our Facebook page.  Thank you Roger.

fr 19 Aug

In recent years La Vuelta has been much more interesting than Le Tour and hopefully it will be so again this year ... though the Sky machine will be there.  Coverage starts 10pm tomorrow night on ITV4 with highlights of the team time trial ... the race promo's a bit Eurovison

mo 8 Aug

Wrabfest - Wrabness Summer FeteIt's certainly the village fete season, Saturday we went to the Wrabness fete which is pretty much a mini festival.  We enjoyed fish curry, a very theatrical human fruit machine, a bird of prey that decided to go off for a 15 minute fly round and a woman singer who might be Jackie Hole of The Super Things ... more near the coast it's Blaxhall's turn to fete this coming Saturday.

mo 25 Jul

Grayson Perry's A House for Essex Wrabness on the south bank of the river Stour is Essex if only just.  From there you can see Grayson Perry's A House for Essex against the cranes of Felixstowe port.  From what we can make out Perry doesn't actually own the house ... can't say we're smitten.

tu 3 May

The weekend before last we saw Bury Saints beat Solent Thrashers 19-6 atBury Saint 19-06 Solent Thrashers home.  A scrappy match that in the spirit of Shakespeare's anniversary might be described as a Comedy of Errors.  For us the most surprising moment was when the visiting defensive coach was warned for unsportsmanlike conduct because one of his hand signals to his own players could be interpreted as threatening (NFL Rules Section 3 Article 1b).  This Sunday the Saints play the Herts Cheetahs, free admission.

su 28 Dec

The Lee on the Solent HSBC bank closed at the end of November and though like Framlingham there's a cash dispenser on the Co-op unlike Framlingham there isn't another bank.

tu 19 Aug

From Southend's Seaside Sirens Truly Thumptious and son have joined our 1,000+ views album.

su 29 Dec

Pyecombe in DorsetNice to be back in Suffolk, Monday night in Dorset we almost got stuck in the second flood we forded ... Christmas eh?whilst our hostess got stuck for five hours and destroyed the engine of her BMW ... but we did get to see ...

sa 14 Dec

Boat on the Solent Jogging with a pram Lee on Solent seagull Woody and his carers

Lee on Solent is near another coast.

fr 28 Dec

Not Lester PiggotDennis Thurgood from a small town near Portsmouth has emailed us correctly naming Guess Who 26? but that don't stop you keep trying.

sa 22 Dec

The Queens Road pondEarlier in the week to celebrate a Close Personal Relative in Lee on Solent's Slimming World certificate we visited the town's Queens Road pond to feed the birds and fish.  Making a left handed fling of bread her wedding ring flew off and plopped in the pond.  Lee on Solent being a bit seasidey she bought a kid's pink fishing net in the newsagents for £2.99 and the first poke in the silt brought up this not tiny fish ... sadly unlike the fairy tale it did not have her wedding ring in its mouth.

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