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su 10 Apr
2022

Today is National Siblings Day.

sa 9 Apr
2022

L♥VE this, geographically not near the coast but we've had looks exactly like it.

tu 5 Apr
2022

Piazza San Marco by John BawtreePleasing that Peasenhall resident and talented artist John Bawtree has renewed his ad with us.  In June John will be showing for two weeks in the Framlingham Carousel.

su 27 Mar
2022

The clocks go forwardEchoing Pancakes and St David doubling up at the month's beginning today is Mothering Sunday and the clocks have gone forward.

sa 26 Mar
2022

Crikey!  Wednesday's digest is being surprisingly popular in Sweden, order your free copy here.

tu 15 Mar
2022

Jess the black and white catSurprisingly last week's Ukraine digest has been more (if only just) popular in the USA than the UK with Sweden coming third.  Click Postman Pat's black and white cat to order your free copy.

sa 5 Mar
2022

Norwich Devils WomenCrikey!  The Norwich Devils Women have bought us a whole handful of coffeesBuy us a coffee, how very kind.  Their season starts in May and they host a four team tournament in Norwich and July.

tu 1 Mar
2022

St David's Day  St David's and Pancake Day are double teaming today.

mo 14 Feb
2022

Valentine's DayBuy us a coffeeYou could prove how much you love us this Valentine's Day by buying us a coffee ...

sa 12 Feb
2022

Jaques Tati  1907-1982The Facebook icon at the digest page top seems still broken for some subscribers, please let us know if your getting broken links ... if you don't get the digest click Jaques Tati to receive it free.

tu 1 Feb
2022

2022 Year of the TigerToday is the Chinese New Year (it moves about, 22 January next year) and the year of the tiger, in contrast next year it's the year of the rabbit.

sa 29 Jan
2022

A witch ducking this year?Planning a witch ducking this spring?  No longer a legal obligation to wear a mask plus you're welcome to promote your event on here.

sa 22 Jan
2022

You may be in a pic on our Facebook page. nearthecoast on Facebook

mo 17 Jan
2022
Blue Monday

SRN NearthecoastSRN Nearthecoast is in, fiddling with her tick list, pen and prescribing guidelines, hoping there'll be enough PPE but still listening (apparently) at ntc@nearthecoast.com or text 07970 865730

we 12 Jan
2022

Your bippy (sweet or other wise) is your bum, who knew?

mo 3 Jan
2022

We go with Twelfth Night being Jan 6 so Christmas decorations down Thursday.

sa 1 Jan
2022

Happy New Year ... it's gotta be better than the last one eh!

fr 31 Dec
2021

Looking back at 2021:

Temporary traffic lights in FairfieldRoad FramlinghamIn January temporary traffic lights arrived in Fairfield Road Framlingham ... they're still there.  In March the Stackton Tressel town council discussed buying a lectern like theBrandeston Griff government's one.  In May missing dog Griff returned windblown to his Brandeston home.  In August there was a road fatality at Halesworth.  In October the Badingham Cafe had a Clocks Back Brunch and earlier this month the Rendham Mummers engaged Dracula for the winter solstice.

tu 28 Dec
2021

Our very grateful thanks to Phyllida who bought us a coffee and a biscotti ... Buy us a coffee

fr 24 Dec
2021

Bah, humbug!Buy us a coffeeHave a good one, see you on the other side and if you want to give us a Christmas present buy us a coffee.

Despite Christmas we're all still interested in near the coast house prices eh?Make us your home page

sa 18 Dec
2021

Second Class Christmas stamp 2021 BE WARNED  Last posting for Christmas second class is TODAY, Tuesday first class and internationally you've missed all of the planet as last chance was Thursday for Western Europe.

fr 17 Dec
2021

Winter Solstice - the shortest dayLike we've said before Tuesday is the shortest day and the Rendham Mummers will be marking it with Dracula's Longest Night.

th 4 Nov
2021

Surprisingly shortly after yesterday's digest emailed out it had been more viewed in the USA than the UK ... well this is Suffolk ...

sa 16 Oct
2021

In a probably futile attempt to control our continuingly sprawling Facebook albums we've merged Bury Saints 2017-2016.

su 31 Oct
2021

The clocks go back The clocks have gone back.

sa 30 Oct
2021

Recent(ish) house sales around near the coast. house sales around near the coast

we 22 Sep
2021

Spring Equinox The year moves on, today is the autumnal equinox.

tu 14 Sep
2021

Clarke & Simpson - FramlinghamWelcome return of ntc supporter Peasenhall resident and very talented artist John Bawtree.  He  recently completed a commission of Clarke and Simpson's offices in Well Close Square Framlingham

Slightly disappointing that last night's Alma's Not Normal was a repeat of the pilot but new episode next Monday 10pm BBC 2.

th 9 Sep
2021

Darren Smith fishmonger - 01502 519732Very pleased Darren Smith who sells fish exotic and otherwise Tuesdays and Saturdays on Framlingham market continues to support us.  He gets lots of clicky clicky on his link in our fortnightly(ish) digest.  Supporting us explained here.

A witch ducking this year?Planning a witch ducking this autumn?  Up to you if attendees are socially distanced and masked plus you're welcome to promote the ducking with us.

th 19 Aug
2021

Artist led gallery in the middle of SuffolkThe Sweffling printroom gallery is open for the show Open Season with works by artists including Suzanne Cooper, Tassie Russell and Bronwen Sleigh.  The gallery is open by appointment during the week.

tu 10 Aug
2021

Blackberry - old school smartphoneIf you're visiting on a desktop hopefully you've noticed there's been some changes to make smartphone visitors more welcome.  If you're on a smartphone welcome, we should be faster, notice the link bar above and superficially and initially Mr Google seems to approve.

mo 9 Aug
2021

This week's Friday is the only the 13th this year. Friday the 13th

th 29 Jul
2021

We've actually remembered to update our YouTube Reasons To Be Cheerful playlist.

mo 25 Jul
2021

We've always l♥ved Elvira Mistress of the Dark's tasteful productions.

th 15 Jul
2021

St Swithin's DayThrowback Thursday: 14 years ago today one time Fore Street Framlingham resident Chris Lane Gray recalled the Hare and Hounds.

mo 12 Jul
2021

In a previous life we were NaTCH Engineering making the NaTKiTNaTCH Engineering loudspeaker production test system.  To make our life a little easier we've moved the support web site on board here.  Still a load of tidying to do ...

fr 9 Jul
2021

Today is the tenth anniversary of Fish taking his own life, still miss him.

th 8 Jul
2021

nearthecoast on Twitter Pleased and very surprised we have 2,000+ Twitter followers ... if only just.

tu 6 Jul
2021

Laughing Volkswagen lady added to Framlingham Ladies.

su 27 Jun
2021

house sales around near the coastHouse sales around near the coast returns for the first time since the bulletin board closed.

su 20 Jun
2021

Summer Solstice - the longest dayA bit depressing that though there was finally some decent weather today is the summer solstice and it's downhill now for the next six months:)

sa 19 Jun
2021

A witch ducking this year?Planning a witch ducking at this difficult time?  You can now have 30 socially distanced attendees and you're welcome to promote the ducking with us.

we 16 Jun
2021

Boadicea doing a bit of haranguing by John OpieIf the Tories had been in power when Boadicea/Boudica/Boudicca's mates decapitated a statue of Nero at Colchester they could have been looking at ten years.

tu 15 Jun
2021

Crikey!  We're fourteen today, first published 15 June 2007. Our first publication day

th 3 Jun
2021

nearthecoast on Twitter Flattered we have nineteen hundred+ Twitter followers ... which is nice.

fr 21 May
2021

We're going No Mow May partly to help the environment but mostly out of indolence.

tu 11 May
2021

Our No Mow May truce will not be extended to ground elder ... #BloodyStuff eh?

tu 20 Apr
2021

We couldn't be on Gogglebox because we're too jealous to watch Naked Attraction.

sa 17 Apr
2021

A witch ducking this year?Planning a witch ducking at this difficult time?  Only the witch, the witchfinder and since Monday up to four other people including children but not carers, or two households can attend but you're still welcome to promote the ducking with us.

tu 13 Apr
2021

It wasn't just us that thought the BBC was having a funny turn.

mo 12 Apr
2021

Blessed (pronounce the ed as in that there Ed Sheraton) be the BBC, Radio 4 Extra is back.

su 11 Apr
2021

What's happened to BBC Radio 4 Extra?

mo 5 Apr
2021

We've reached eighteen hundred+ (if only just) Twitter followers which is nice. nearthecoast on Twitter

fr 2 Apr
2021

Turkish National FlagTurkey has taken over from Germany as the third busiest country reading our digest ... Turkey?!

su 28 Mar
2021
The clocks go forwardThe clocks have gone forward, hadn't realised daylight saving is an issue (down the Wikipedia page a bit).
su 21 Mar
2021
It's the ten yearly National Census today and for the first time you can do it online.
sa 20 Mar
2021

The year moves on, today is the Spring Equinox. Spring Equinox.

fr 12 Mar
2021

 2 DAY WARNING  It's Mother's Day Sunday, it may be lockdown but she'll still expect a card and flowers.

sa 27 Feb
2021

Still tidying ...

fr 26 Feb
2021

After over 14 years the bulletin board has retired, here's why.  As an alternative you can post on our page on that there evil Facepack.  Lot's of tidying up to do now ...

mo 15 Feb
2021
Pancake Day tomorrow!  We've already bought our lemon:)
fr 12 Feb
2021
We thought that palindromic dates had ended for the time being when we moved in to a new decade but today could be shown as 12 02 2021.
fr 22 Jan
2021

nearthecoast at AlamyAlways cheers the day licensing a pic on Alamy.  Today it's two pics, vinyl and the Narnia tales in Puffin paperback, to see our stock photography click on ...

th 14 Jan
2021

Yesterday's Suffolkness digest is being surprisingly active in Germany ... didn't know there was a European Suffolk diaspora eh?

th 7 Jan
2021

The bar at the 2019 Maverick FestivalThings to look forward to are Pancake Day next month, the race to the sun Paris-Nice happening in March and hopefully local old friend the Maverick Festival returning in July (with Terra Lightfoot) especially as there's been a parliamentary festival inquiry.

we 6 Jan
2021

This year we're going with today being Twelfth Night.

sa 2 Jan
2021

Happy New Year ... redundant to say so but let's hope things are getting a little back to normal by the spring ...

tu 29 Dec
2020

bloody Christmas ... eh?Hopefully you had as good a Christmas as the pandemic will allow?  Ours was slightly marred by a disappointment.

mo 21 Dec
2020

Thankfully the days start getting longer after today. Winter Solstice - the shortest day

th 12 Nov
2020

Friday 13th tomorrow ... but then the sun is shining.

th 5 Nov
2020

Guy Fawkes 1570-1606It's much easier to vote if you can read and write which is why Trump supporters avoid postal voting.

su 25 Oct
2020

The clocks go forward The clocks have gone back.

sa 24 Oct
2020

nearthecoast on Twitter We now have over 1,250 Twitter followers which is nice.

th 22 Oct
2020

Belatedly we've updated the reasons to be cheerful playlist.

tu 20 Oct
2020

Double grand tours on the telly tonight, the Giro on Quest (you don't have to register but there are adverts) and the Vuelta on ITV4.

we 21 Oct
2020

Perhaps it's time for the bulletin board to here's why ...

th 15 Oct
2020

If it's your 29th birthday this year you're younger than the Hubble Space Telescope.

mo 12 Oct
2020

Surprising number of Kiwis looking at last week's digest the Parham one. New Zealand's national flag

we 23 Sep
2020

A bit unsettling that it's taken six years to update the Suffolk pix page ... time's winged chariot eh?

To be picky it's parking meters but two metres, it's not the meteric system.  While we're here it's less rain but fewer raindrops.

mo 21 Sep
2020

Andy HamiltonSaturday morning we finally got to hear all of the Pirates Sketch prioritise objectives damn your eyes.

su 20 Sep
2020

The year moves on, Tuesday will be the autumnal equinox. Spring Equinox

Mrs Richie Porte ... eh?

sa 12 Sep
2020

12:42pm: More going away to update, today it's the bulletin board and could be while ...

03:20pm: The board is back but that was annoying, thinking about doing it differently ...

fr 11Sep
2020

12:08pm:  We're going away hopefully for just minutes while the server restarts to complete an upgrade ... 12:12pm:  We're back.

sa 5 Sep
2020

House sales are still slow but here's a few around near the coast.

fr 28 Aug
2020

We've renamed the roller derby section rolling to make it more inclusive.

sa 8 Aug
2020

As always licensing a pic on Alamy cheers the day, yesterday it was eccentric Scot  Ron Geesin.

fr 7 Aug
2020

A witch ducking this year?Planning a witch ducking at this difficult time?  Only the witch, the witchfinder and their relatives (which is going to be a lot as this is Suffolk) can be present but you're still welcome to promote the ducking with us.

tu 4 Aug
2020

BBC Radio 3 mixtapeLast night's Radio 3 seven o'clock mixtape was just unaccompanied singing and included classical, doowop, and world music ... just brilliant!

th 9 Jul
2020

Fish still missed.

mo 15 Jun
2020

We're thirteen today, our face has suddenly broken out in spots.

su 14 Jun
2020

Licensing a pic on Alamy cheers the day and 2019 was our most cheerful so far. nearthecoast at Alamy

th 4 Jun
2020

How to promote yourself on nearthcoast.com if you're a shop re-opening on the 15th.

th 23 Apr
2020

Joy of joys!  Alma's Not Normal (the next Fleabag) has got a series which will make the end of the Stay at Home doubly sweet.

we 22 Apr
2020

St George's DayTomorrow is St George's Day, patron saint of England ... Georgia, Ethiopia, Catalonia, Balearic Islands ...

tu 21 Apr
2020

I was under strict instructions to go straight home as Mummy was roasting an ox.

th 16 Apr
2020

Past astonishers have their own page.

we 8 Apr
2020

Understandably a BBC journo thinks Luke Rowe is the story not Chris Boardman ... times winged chariot eh?

tu 7 Apr
2020

The day cheered by licensing on Alamy a pic taken in March 2016 to celebrate the return of ginger nuts after the flooding in Cumbria.

tu 31 Mar
2020
world backup day

Recall our space exclamations rant?  Radio 3 presenter Petroc Trelawney is doing it.  The spaces between words show where the words start and end though this doesn't necessarily apply to Suffolk roadside signs FOR SALE  Bare Roothedging.  A full stop/exclamation shows where a sentence ends and by placing a space before it you're confusing things ... but we wouldn't break social distancing to argue this.

su 29 Mar
2020

The clocks go forwardSlightly chilly early morning because the boiler hadn't noticed that the clocks had gone forward.

sa 21 Mar
2020

 BE WARNED  It's Mother's Day tomorrow and she'll still expect you to do something about it.

fr 20 Mar
2020

Spring Equinox Well at least it's the spring equinox today.

mo 24 Feb
2020

Pancake Day tomorrow ...

fr 7 Feb
2020

House sales quiet, well it's that time of year.

th 6 Feb
2020

Worth seeing the BIG pic in this tweet to get the laugh.

we 29 Jan
2020

Thirty five years ago today Scottish comedian Chic Murray passed away and twenty two years earlier the UK was refused entry to the Common Market.

th 23 Jan
2020

A double this Saturday with Burn's Night and Chinese New Year, year of the rat.

mo 6 Jan
2020

Why do some peeps put a space between the last word in a sentence and question or exclamation marks ?!  You wouldn't do it with a full stop .

su 5 Jan
2020

It's Twelfth Night so we've taken the fairy lights out of the front garden to be deployed later in the back garden and cleared the mantelpiece by binning those cards that aren't handmade.

The Church of England is so concerned about Brexit that they've issued a prophet warning ... sorry, we do apologise.

tu 24 Dec
2019

bloody Christmas ... eh?Have a good one  We'll be snapping the Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip again.  See you on the other side.

mo 23 Sep
2019

Today is the autumnal equinoxAutumnal Equinox

sa 14 Sep
2019

Rural Myth 80:  Honest Suffolk folk call Stackton Tressel The Gateway to Eaven, (Eaven is a nearby village rumoured to be even smaller than Little Mutterings.)

th 11 Jul
2019

House sales around near the coastHouse sales around near the coast, maybe find out what your new neighbours paid for theirs ... how much!

tu 9 Jul
2019

Eight years ago today we lost Fish, still miss him.

th 4 Jul
2019American Independence Day

Throwback Thursday:  Four years ago today it was the Wilby school summer fayre, Bedfield barn dance, the Rendham fete (it's this Saturday and free) and the monthly farmers market at the Snape Maltings.

tu 18 Jun
2019

Canadians eh?

su 16 Jun
2019

The year moves on, longest day of the year Friday. Summer Solstice - the longest day

sa 15 Jun
2019

We're 12 years old today, before you know it we'll be having a gap year to travel.

sa 8 Jun
2019

Overheard a member of staff describe the Co-op as a cult ... truer than they know:)

we 24 Apr
2019

nearthecoast on Twitter The new Twitter 'experience' seems a bit left handed ... but admittedly cleaner.

th 4 Apr
2019

Throwback Thursday:  Five years ago today Hacheston, Parham and Yoxford started community speed watches ... can't say we've seen any recently.  Have you?

su 31 Mar
2019

The year moves on, the clocks have gone forward. The clocks go forward

th 28 Mar
2019

This weekend it's Mothering Sunday in case you haven't seen any of those tv ads.

tu 26 Mar
2019

Sunday is World Backup Day.

sa 2 Mar
2019

Hollesley gets its own page, and why not?

tu 22 Jan
2019

09:40am: The bulletin board will be unavailable for a bit while it is upgraded.

12:02pm: That could have been easier, in the end did a full re-install, board's back.

fr 18 Jan
2019
Winnie the Pooh Day - AA Milne's birthday

West Suffolk County Council coat of armsBury St Edmunds may not be near the coast but it is in Suffolk, was the county town of West Suffolk and is home to brewer Greene King and roller rink Curvemotion so it now has its own page, and why not?

su 6 Jan
2019

bloody Christmas ... eh?Just taken down the Christmas cards and in the manner of brown wheelie bins re-purposed the Christmas lights ... some might say a day late.

th 3 Jan
2019

Ed Sheeran in 2006 and Earl SohamWe could rant about the relentless building around near the coast making rural Suffolk increasingly suburban with little if any improved infrastructure but we'll console ourselves that it's still a pleasant place to live.  We have bubbling a slight change to our look and very probably stylish merch.  In 2019 no doubt there'll be continued sightings of Ed Sheeran, the East African will report local fury about something or other and there'll be even more building ... wishing you the best for 2019.

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