... a bit Suffolk
|su 5 May|
House sales around near the coast with busy in Saxmundham.
|th 2 May|
Council elections around near the coast today but you would be hard pressed to know it. A stunning lack of information about who the candidates are.
|su 7 Apr|
|th 28 Mar|
|su 10 Mar|
Building work at the Co-op petrol station Stowupland will continue until at least May and possibly July.
|fr 8 Mar|
A Wing and a Prayer is a large, colourful, glass art piece by Arabella Marshall which is expected to be installed into the ruined chapel at Minsmere this summer. It will launch a three year programme of arts, nature and heritage based activities.
|th 14 Feb|
Starting Monday Roughcast Theatre have an eight date Suffolk tour of the comedy Hobson's Choice. near the coast venues are Hoxne, Wingfield (nearly SOLD OUT) and the Halesworth Cut.
|we 23 Jan|
It's all the go in and about near the coast, temporarily closing petrol stations to re-model them, not an insignificant matter when there are so few to start with. Woodbridge (has it re-opened yet?), Co-op Stowmarket (not closed but building going on), Haynings Framlingham (reportedly will have a 24 hour self service pump) and now the BP garage on the west bound A14 near Newmarket. Fortunately services just off the A14 on the other side of Cambridge are copiously resourced ... three Costa Coffee machines!
|th 3 Jan|
All we could find on the web about Sunday's motorcycle trial was it was Sunday and somewhere around Butley. In the event it was a mile or two from the village, well signposted with orange pennants, had a burger van and an enormous free car park. Lots of women judges and unlike our last trial visit eleven! years ago there were a lot more modern bikes including two electrical jobbies. We always like the surreal cinema image of a single motorbike making its way through the woods.
|tu 1 Jan|
We could rant about the relentless building around near the coast making rural Suffolk increasingly suburban with little if any improved infrastructure but we'll console ourselves that it's still a pleasant place to live. We have bubbling a slight change to our look and very probably stylish merch. In 2019 no doubt there'll be continued sightings of Ed Sheeran, the East African will report local fury about something or other and there'll be even more building ... wishing you the best for 2019.
Donate your retiring Christmas tree to entertain the meerkats at Stonham Barns.
|sa 29 Dec|
|su 16 Dec|
Yesterday's matinee performance of The Scarlet Pipistrelle at the Seckford Theatre Woodbridge had dancing, singing, joking, lovely ladies and plot. The audience attempted to clap the Brexit joke and we particularly enjoyed the sausage puns, great stuff! Common Ground Theatre tour the show around near the coast ... more here
|sa 15 Dec|
Immediately post Christmas (27-30 December) A Crag Path Christmas in the Jubilee Hall Aldeburgh hosted by the Alde and Ore Estuary Trust. The river Ore runs through near the coast but is little more than a ditch by Framlingham.
|tu 11 Dec|
Only tickets in advance for dinner and Basil's Christmas Carol at Stonham Barns Saturday 15th December.
|sa 8 Dec|
The Shepherd and Dog at Forward Green (it's between the A140 and Stowupland) still has a TO LET sign outside.
|fr 16 Nov|
Starting next Thursday for four days the Grundisburgh Cribfest.
|th 15 Nov|
Saturday there's a fish and chip supper and auction of promises in Kelsale village hall we think in aid of the church St Mary and St Peter.
|mo 8 Oct|
Sunday week 21 October will be the last opening this year of the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.
|mo 1 Oct|
The jeep run yesterday at Debach Airfield was their last open day of this year.