... a bit Suffolk
th 28 May
♫ We're easily confused but what we've worked out is the Red Rooster festival near Thetford was postponed back in March to September but as it would have been this weekend it's gone virtual on its Facebook page.
sa 9 May
There have been 1,235 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk and Norfolk has the worst percentage in East Anglia. Forty fourth reason to be cheerful ... do we recognise this ... I've looked all over this keyboard and there isn't a button with OK on it.
A Norfolk Constabulary police car parked in Victoria Mill Road Framlingham.
fr 24 Apr
100 free Red Rooster festival tickets for NHS and key frontline workers.
we 18 Mar
Aldeburgh Cinema has closed for the duration so we won't get to see Emma this afternoon but the Woodbridge Riverside seems to be partially functioning. The Red Rooster festival near Thetford has been postponed to September and Life Arts have postponed April's Woodbridge festival to next year. All Snape Maltings music events cancelled until the end of April (we were lucky), the Phoenix Singers concert in Framlingham next month cancelled as is the Campsea Ashe Spring Fayre this Saturday and still only three virus cases in Suffolk.
fr 24 Jan
♫ At this year's Red Rooster Festival near(ish) Thetford Asleep at the Wheel celebrate 50 years on the road. Perhaps best described as western swing AatW with maybe slightly fewer players than we recall but still the fine chest voice of Ray Benson.
th 19 Dec
♫ We're very please to welcome back Garth Brooks' separated at birth twin brother Man in the Hat who can be seen Christmasing in the Framlingham post office. MitH will be welcoming the New Year in Norfolk ... well somebody has to.
fr 11 Oct
What was the wedding dress shop Lavender and Jude in Stradbroke is now the Poppies & Daisies tea rooms. What was Co-op chemist by the Co-op supermarket car park in Long Stratton is now a Well Pharmacy ... seems significant but we're not sure of what.
we 2 Oct
On the A140 just south of Tasburgh there's a new roundabout for B1527 and the B1135 though on Sunday the exit to the east bound B1527 wasn't open. This is the second new roundabout on the A140 north of Diss since Lady KRJ graduated from UEA but justified from our one experience of joining the A140 from the B1135.
th 12 Sep
One of the contradictions of the art world is that private views rarely are private. Art Dog with some honesty have called theirs a launch party tomorrow evening at Easton Farm Park. Work from Suffolk artists and further afield ... even Norfolk.
we 28 Aug
Even more stuff this Sunday when it's the Burston Strike School Rally celebrating the longest strike in history with entertainment including the very witty John Hegley.
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.
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.