... a bit Suffolk
|mo 23 Dec|
There may appear to be nowhere to stop for that chip shop on the A140 in Long Stratton but drive down the side of it and there's customer parking at the back.
|su 22 Dec|
A tiny tastette of the Norfolk Brawds' mixed scrimmage in Norwich yesterday.
|mo 18 Nov|
We visited the Norwich Open Academy Thursday for a Norfolk Brawds' weekly training scrimmage. Interestingly after each jam the skaters paused to discuss what had happened just like they don't in football. We'd noted in the ... more at roller derby
|mo 19 Aug|
The Billies' mascot was undoubtedly the star of Heartland East round 5 in Norwich (Romsey Town Rollerbillies 243-127 Mean Valley Roller Derby) but what gave us a nice warm feeling was the Norfolk ... more at roller derby
|mo 24 Jun|
Yours Truly made the effort at the Norfolk Brawds yesterday.
|we 5 Dec|
The Keeper's Daughter starting tonight in Kelsale are out on the road around near the coast with this year's Christmas show Twas The Night Before Christmas until the 29th. We saw the dress rehearsal Monday in Needham Norfolk and it looks another stunner with a central magnificently awful pun ... people like magnificently awful puns, that's why they buy red tops.
|sa 17 Nov|
Last weekend we found ourselves in a Norfolk sports hall by a baby on his daddy's knee. The baby was charmingly alternating looking amused, bemused and astonished ... a bit like the unlikely love child of Stan Laurel and Father Dougal. What would an alien make of this little unlikelyness? Kittens and puppies look similar to their parents but babies ... who would believe this little thing would become a great clomping adult? Perhaps the alien would conclude the big ones took so much care of the little one because the little one knows how to work the Sky box.
|mo 12 Nov|
It was a frosty start to Remembrance Day yesterday but the sun shone for the parade in Framlingham and at the closed door roller derby in Norfolk we couldn't choose between Chick Dastardly and Tarty McFly as our favourite new to us derby name of the day, honourable mention to referee Booster Quadburn.
|mo 5 no 12|
Not enough refs for the Norfolk Brawds mixed league scrimmage yesterday at Easton College so it morphed into coaching by Dolly Rockit Nitro Noush. What with filthy weather, injuries, missing baby sitters and at least one imminent baby the turn out was understandably thin but did we see the first stirrings of a junior Norfolk Brawds?
|th 18 Oct|
|su 23 Sep|
Last night in Diss a black and white themed charity dance prompted imaginative dressing and complemented Framlingham's favourites The Outlaws who rocked of course (even if it is Norfolk, if only just). Over £650 was raised for the St Nicholas Hospice Bury St Edmunds and as we left we passed a dancer walking home with her high heels in her hands, thought that only happened in films ... maybe we should get out more.
|th 12 Jul|
For us the high spot of last month's jubilee was seeing Colletteral Damage jump the apex at Easton College Norfolk.
|we 6 Jun|
|we 23 May|
The Homersfield (it's near Diss) Black Swan yesterday was packed with chairmen, facilitators, co-ordinators, mayoral chains, at least one cleric and a slap up cream team to launch Seven Towns In Sound which includes Eye and Halesworth. The downloadable audio walking guides have been produced by Nick Jenkins of Soundboard Productions who did a similar thing for Framlingham (and an impromptu skatepark opening) a couple of years back.
|mo 5 Mar|
At least house sales nearthecoast have perked up in Woodbridge, on the board Summertime Girl is looking for non-ballet dance classes for a five year old, and puppy lovers will definitely be interested in the pix of the Outlaws' gig Saturday in Thurston ... Thurston? That's in Norfolk isn't it? Well it should be!
|mo 28 Nov|
♫ In the evening we went to Maverick's ranch party in Easton and got to see Norwich based Vagaband who over the past couple of years have polished up very nicely thank you. We love drummers who stand up ... especially when they use a box for their kick drum. Top of the bill Hank Wangford with his band including pedal steeler BJ Cole produced moments of pure country heaven.
|su 6 Nov|
Yesterday one Norfolk Brawds' car wouldn't start, another Brawd left her contact lenses behind, in Houghton Regis the satnav decided to send the 50 seater down a tiny lane that had a locked gate across it, just 30 minutes for the after party and a 170-33 beating from hosts Rebellion Rollergirls in a closed door bout that had five Brawds injured including one hospital visit ... but there was the warm enveloping chattering companionship of the 50 seater plus the group laugh passing Stevenage's CHEAP ADULT DVD SHOP and well ... it's roller derby!
|th 18 Aug|
The Central Suffolk Rabbit and Cavy Fanciers were at the Wayland (that's Norfolk) agricultural show at the beginning of the month and have a small pets section next month at Elder House Chattisham (that's just the other side of Ipswich).
|tu 17 May|
What struck us about last night's Norfolk Brawds roller derby training in Norwich was commitment and inclusion. Commitment with a weekly three hour training session
even though their next bout is not until August and inclusion with some newbie Cabin Girls who can just about skate and the league refs actively involved. As with all roller derby bags of attitude ... and a bit sexy. Pix on that there Facepack.
|we 6 Apr|