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mo 28 Nov

Referee Cherry Fury at half timeSaturday we went to Southend to see the Seaside Sirens bifurcate into Guns and Roses for their first intra-league bout, and first time for us man derby from Southern Discomfort and Lincolnshire Rolling Thunder.  Blimey!  Man derby is 100 mile an hour stuff with very BIG hits and a 'loose' skating style that includes lots of skating backwards and some running backwards on your toes ... but still that roller derby quirkyness.

su 6 Nov

Yesterday one Norfolk Brawds' car wouldn't start, another Brawd left her contactBrawds captain Jessica Whackit 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!

mo 17 Oct

Young cyclocross riderIt's been a couple of years since we've seen a cyclocross and though a nice day may have helped it was still impressive youthful involvement at the Amis Velo Supacross in Colchester.  Old timers complained like they always have that the course was too easy and national junior cross champion and Ashfield cum Thorpe resident Hugo Robinson won the event with such ease it must have been little more than a training run for him ... mind you he still broke sweat.

we 17 Aug

A tiny at the Goodwood roller marathonLast Sunday the 10th annual Goodwood roller marathon had an incredibly mixed 1000+ fieldHuge bunch start of the self propelled raising money for the NSPCC; some real tinies, hurtling lines of mostly in-line skaters, a girl competing with her arm in a sling and huge support from roller derby ... from Cardiff a coach load of Tiger Bay Brawlers, Southend's Seaside Sirens, the Brighton Rockers, a fledgling yet to scrimmage league from Eastbourne, Haunted City (where's that?) and loads more!  Looking forward to next year already.

sa 28 May

♫ Gil Scott Heron has died aged 62.

we 6 Apr

A camera found in Orford possibly belonging to a teacher with connections to Singapore and Norfolk.

fr 4 Mar

The coalition? What do you think of it so far? What do you think of it so far?

su 20 Feb

The Gamekeeper  Gamekeeper tells a Russ Abbott story on the board.

su 2 Jan

We think William should dump Kate Middleclass (his dad did it for christ's sake and he was married at the time) and wait for Karen from Outnumbered ... she's played Princess Margaret in The King's Speech so she's forewarned and it would mean a really sensible consort for the monarch later on this century ... who's with us?

tu 28 Dec

Mark LamarrNow that is a loss, Mark Lamarr has left Radio 2.  His three hour God's Jukebox was an absolute joy, who else would almost play country hit ♫Don't the girls all get prettier about closing time♫

tu 7 Sep

Andy Gray and family - pic contributedSome five years ago ex-US airman and ex-Framlingham resident Chris Gray first contacted us and has since become a chum on the bulletin board.  Chris served in Viet Nam and back in July his baby brother Andy, who has served in Iraq, was deployed to south west Asia as a Command Master Chief in the naval reserve.  Stay safe Andy, those girls need their daddy.

sa 24 Jul

Big Al, Bruce Welch and herwithabrainetcWednesday and Big Al the Light Monkey (that's his mum herwithabrainetc hovering) graduated from Nottingham Uni.  Bruce Welch of The Shadows (or was it The Beatles?) was sufficiently desperate to be on ntc that he crashed the snap, and again and again ... sad.  The official Big Al graduation pic.

fr 2 Jul

Which one's Gazza?The three weeks of le Tour de France start tomorrow.  Certainly at some point Brit and sprinter Mark Cavendish will at least wear the green jersey and who knows what Brad Wiggins can do.

tu 8 Jun

Adam Wolley is in Botswana and the only cash dispenser for several 100 miles won't cough up.

we 19 May

Adam Wolley is in Malawi.

we 19 May

Tanaya Harradine-Atkinson ~ pic contributedFramlingham Australia may be a lot smaller than Framlingham Suffolk but 18 year old Tanaya Harradine-Atkinson has been selected for a national netball team.

we 12 May

Crikey, missing Stradbroke teenager Rachel Fisk has turned up in Aberdeen!

fr 7 May

Adam Wolley is having his stitches out in Zambia.

mo 3 May

Adam Wolley's final stitch count is 38.

su 2 May

Adam WolleySaxtead boy and Earl Soham Vic barman Adam Wolley is cycling from London to Capetown to support the Malaria Consortium.  In Rwanda he now has more than 20 stitches in his face and mouth after going through a car's rear windscreen.

we 14 Apr

Adam Wolley ~ pic contributedJenny in Earl Soham has pointed out that Adam Wolley from Saxtead is doing a bit of a bike ride to support the Malaria Consortium ... as a matter of fact a bike ride from a large town near Chelmsford to Cape Town ... and on his own ... and he's got as far as Kenya.

mo 18 Jan
Winnie the Pooh Day - AA Milne's birthday

As is the way the signs for the Chelmsford Riverside Centre come and go but we did find it and inside an encouragingly good turn out of all ages and all abilities for the Triple Sword Roller Girls.  The gentle voiced ... more at roller derby

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