... a bit Suffolk
|we 2 May|
not near the coast 2015-14.
|su 15 Apr|
At the end of last season with minutes to go a one point kick would have put the Ipswich Cardinals into overtime against the Essex Spartans ... they went for two and didn't make it. At the start of this season ... more here
|mo 2 Apr|
This Sunday it's the queen of the classics the 115th edition of Paris-Roubaix. The bike race is characterised by sections of evil cobbles, we've driven over some and they are nasty. Known as The Queen ... more here
|su 1 Apr|
Early this morning Framlingham town council pulled off their own bank holiday Glencoe by activating their extraordinary executive powers to tell the developers to get stuffed and ending all road closures and temporary traffic lights within 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) of that bloody castle on the hill.
|th 29 Mar|
For some reason Tuesday's digest the Parham/Thorpeness one is being popular in the Czech Republic.
|we 7 Feb|
Sunday in Norwich the very bent chain stick from the last home game was still very bent but that didn't stop UEA Pirates beating visitors the Cambridge Pythons 45-00 and so progress to the playoffs. It may have been a shut out for the Pythons but they impressively stayed plugging away including wide receiver 19.
|sa 13 Jan|
Sometime in the early nineties we went to the National Cyclocross Championships in the woods by Ipswich's speedway track ... it was a low key event. In 1983 we went to the World Cyclocross Championships in Birmingham ... it was a low key event. The 2018 national championships are in Sunderland and being streamed by the BBC live tomorrow ... perhaps not so low key.
|fr 5 Jan|
Come to that the inside lane of the southbound A12 around Colchester is pretty bad too.
|su 31 Dec|
The northbound carriageway of A12 we think north of Colchester has some worryingly large potholes ... more long than round holes ... cracks that have got ideas above their station.
|we 18 Oct|
A bit of a trek down the A14 but as part of the 37th Cambridge film festival the family film festival has for half term new Peppa Pigs, Michael Rosen's We're Going On A Bear Hunt in animation, a sing along of Disney's Moana and the wonderfully evocative, period and Oscar winning The Red Balloon. Some tickets are free and all others (including adults) are four quid.
|tu 19 Sep|
The Zombie Evacuation in Hockwold cum Wilton Sunday had a more open setting than the Cambridge Evac we snapped three years ago but generous use of smoke grenades and energetically committed zombies made for the expected stimulating experience. Pleasant coffee service from the converted horsebox and thankfully the heavy rain held off until the event was pretty much over. The zombies are returning to Hockwold September next year.
|th 14 Sep|
|su 13 Aug|
Saturday the Riverside Centre Chelmsford didn't have a functioning car park but it does have decent coffee and in the sports hall we enjoyed ref Blaster Chief's very clear penalty signals and a Surrey skater fleeing during the first half because she was needed elsewhere as a bridesmaid. A Norfolk Brawds 473-065 whitewash .. more here
|mo 7 Aug|
At yesterday's juniors and seniors Ipswich Cardinals v Essex Spartans games we learnt juniors are under 19 and reminded that in college rules kicking directly out of bounds is not a penalty. The Three Chordettes entertained at half times with classy 40s style close harmony that prompted dancing ... limited ... more here
|tu 11 Jul|
Last 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