... a bit Suffolk
|th 11 Jul|
Driving from much of near the coast to Norwich there was no petrol station until Long Stratton and that one on the wrong side. Since May there's been a BP petrol station on the Scole A140/A143 roundabout near Diss.
|su 12 May|
TODAY Classic Bike Meet and Auto Jumble at the Lophams (it's the other side of Diss) Village Hall.
|we 24 Apr|
Theatrical the approaching weekend. The Harleston Players start Friday a run of the restoration comedy The Beaux Stratagem, Open Space Theatre present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in Hoxne and at the Halesworth Cut, and in Framlingham Rosy Carrick's one woman show Passionate Machine.
|th 4 Apr|
Do you remember Alan and Henri landlords of the Framlingham Castle Inn around 2011? Henri moonlighted as a belly dancer? Stumbled across them from a roadside notice on the way to Norwich, since last year they've been the Diss Emporium.
|tu 26 Mar|
An Honest Gentleman is theatre from company Stuff of Dreams about Norfolk born gentleman of the road Thomas Easter. The 16 date tour starts Friday in Beccles.
|fr 23 Nov|
Next June the national road cycling championships will be held in Norfolk and the seemingly attached cycling festival with a little irony will include something the Beeb calls cross-country, cyclocross? (But cyclocross has a winter season?)
|fr 26 Oct|
Here's a cunning plan, to mark the centenary of WWI ending you could see the Harleston Players production of Blackadder Goes Forth at the High School tonight or tomorrow.
|su 21 Oct|
86 years ago today Harold Davidson the rector of Stiffkey on the Norfolk coast was defrocked after being found guilty of disreputable association with women. He died after being mauled by a lion.
|fr 12 Oct|
Bonkers Conkers is happening this Sunday in or near(ish?) to Swainsthorpe near Norwich but that's all we know.
|sa 15 Sep|
At today's Zombie Evacuation in Hockwold cum Wilton (it's near Lakenheath) Nursie and Gingham Girl had clearly been street muggers in a previous life. As always good fun, unlike last year it didn't rain and perhaps the baby zombie was the scariest of all. Back again about the same time next year and a charity colour run is being planned for next April.
|fr 7 Sep|
♫ Stuff to do around near the coast this weekend includes tonight a music quiz at the Framlingham Crown, the free Laxitude all weekend with Lyrical Jukebox and naughty Harleston boys Red Mecca playing tonight plus Maritime Woodbridge tomorrow and Sunday.
|th 6 Sep|
Suffolk Police have removed their YouTube lip sync vid (something to do with Tim Passmore?) but the Norfolk cops vid is still there .. coppers dancing is a bit like a politician trying to tell a joke.
|su 2 Sep|
We were planning to visit the Burston Strike School rally today but got distracted by the Framlingham Flyers' 10k. Some 400 entrants, loads of marshals and helpers, selection race for Suffolk County, the smallest and youngest water person we've yet seen and we heard that the course record was broken, probably by this bloke. It'll have to be Burston next year then ...
|fr 31 Aug|
♫ Pleasant memories of the late Outlaws at the Park Hotel Diss in 2012 though we did walk out of the wrong door and had to go all the way round to get back in. Tonight at the hotel it's Elton John and George Michael ... reckon that'll be tribute acts then.
|tu 28 Aug|
Yesterday amidst passing cyclists (who stopped to watch), motorbikes and drivers (one of whom informed the crowd The police are on the way) the Rendham Mummers in their usual chaotic manner delighted. The post performance buckets go to the Suffolk and Norfolk charity Fresh Start.