... a bit Suffolk
we 22 Apr
Tomorrow is St George's Day, patron saint of England ... Georgia, Ethiopia, Catalonia, Balearic Islands ...
tu 21 Apr
I was under strict instructions to go straight home as Mummy was roasting an ox.
th 16 Apr
Past astonishers have their own page.
we 15 Apr
Although the confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk are fewer than adjacent counties it's steadily increasing daily, thirty five more yesterday 493 in total. The twenty third reason to be cheerful ... expensive but a joy, we've got three including two tiny ones.
we 8 Apr
Understandably a BBC journo thinks Luke Rowe is the story not Chris Boardman ... times winged chariot eh?
tu 7 Apr
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.
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
Slightly chilly early morning because the boiler hadn't noticed that the clocks had gone forward.
sa 21 Mar
BE WARNED It's Mother's Day tomorrow and she'll still expect you to do something about it.
fr 20 Mar
Well at least it's the spring equinox today.
we 26 Feb
1:40pm: the bulletin board is unavailable while we upgrade the software ... 3:33pm: bulletin board back.
mo 24 Feb
Pancake Day tomorrow ...
fr 7 Feb
House sales quiet, well it's that time of year.
th 6 Feb
Worth seeing the BIG pic in this tweet to get the laugh.
we 29 Jan
th 23 Jan
A double this Saturday with Burn's Night and Chinese New Year, year of the rat.
mo 6 Jan
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
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
Have a good one We'll be snapping the Felixstowe Christmas Day Dip again. See you on the other side.
mo 23 Sep
Today is the autumnal equinox.
th 19 Sep
sa 14 Sep
th 11 Jul
House sales around near the coast, maybe find out what your new neighbours paid for theirs ... how much!
tu 9 Jul
Eight years ago today we lost Fish, still miss him.
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
su 16 Jun
sa 15 Jun
We're 12 years old today, before you know it we'll be having a gap year to travel.
sa 8 Jun
we 24 Apr
The new Twitter 'experience' seems a bit left handed ... but admittedly cleaner.
th 4 Apr
su 31 Mar
The year moves on, the clocks have gone forward.
th 28 Mar
This weekend it's Mothering Sunday in case you haven't seen any of those tv ads.
tu 26 Mar
Sunday is World Backup Day.
sa 2 Mar
Hollesley gets its own page, and why not?
tu 22 Jan
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.
Bury 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
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
We 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.
tu 18 Dec
It may have been the Christmas postal deadline Friday for military with static post offices but significantly more terrifying is it's TODAY last posting for second class in the UK ... and a BIG queue in the Framlingham PO yesterday.
we 12 Dec
CORRECTION: We originally reported that the CCU Chargers' honoury captain last Sunday was Ken Matcham. The honoury captain was in fact Joe Waller who is being treated for cancer, our apologies to both gentlemen.
fr 30 Nov
Mightily pleased to welcome back supporter Man in the Hat. Man in the Hat will be entertaining for dancing at the Brandeston Queens tomorrow.
tu 6 Nov
House sales around near the coast seem quiet.
th 1 Nov
Throwback Thursday: Thirteen years ago today we reported that the Framlingham Barclays has made the effort for Halloween.
su 28 Oct
The clocks have gone BACK.
sa 27 Oct
♫ Very happy to welcome new advertiser the Rupa Ensemble an octet of outstanding, stylistically agile singers especially adept in singing founder Julian Marshall's compositions. They will be singing in concert at St Michael's Framlingham tonight.
mo 10 Sep
sa 11 Aug
fr 10 Aug
You can tell pigeons aren't middle class because they never save some for later.
su 5 Aug
As expected/hoped (remember GDPR?) the house sales review around near the coast is back ... that didn't take long for a Hopkins Home to not suit someone.
th 26 Jul
su 22 Jul
We may have been a victim of GDPR because no house price reviews for a bit, hopefully fixed and we will catch up next month.
mo 16 Jul
L♥ve it! Half Off If your dress like Trump FREE If your dress like Hillary.
su 15 Jul
Looks like it probably won't rain today St Swithin's day.
su 24 Jun
An Ipswich Cardinal training early this year has joined Suffolk Gentleman.
sa 23 Jun
Fish was a good friend to this web site and his chums both on and off line, especially in Framlingham. In 2011 tragically he laid down in front of a train and committed suicide. The bulletin board software has deleted the tribute to him, we have recovered the tribute which is now permanently at Fish 1972-2011.
th 21 Jun
Hoxne gets its own page.
we 20 Jun
We really l♥ve Jessie Cave.
su 17 Jun
It may be father's day but you're not my real daughter, you can't tell me what to do.
sa 12 May
su 29 Apr
This website in in 2016-15.
fr 27 Apr
Cheers the day licensing a pic on Alamy, to see our stock photography click on
th 26 Apr
Throwback Thursday: Eight years ago today Daisy Cooper was canvassing in Woodbridge as Lib-Dem candidate for Coastal Suffolk. She stood for President of the Lib-Dems in 2014 and as MP for St Albans in last year's general election.
su 8 Apr
We have 3,000 plus stock photos on Alamy ... soon to be 4,000 plus.
fr 6 Apr
tu 3 Apr
tu 16 Jan
Things keep changing, our Facebook page is now at facebook.com/nearthecoast
|su 24 Dec|
Ok, let's get this over, see you on the other side ...
|th 21 Dec|
|fr 15 Dec|
Always a good day when we license a pic on Alamy, today it's the label of an old pair of Levis.
|tu 12 Dec|
pc tips/the Internet has spawned a social media page.
|tu 21 Nov|
BBC Radio 3 now has a 30 minute mix-tape 7:00-7:30pm, thankfully jock free so a pleasant relief from the preceding relentless jollity of Sean Rafferty's interaction with the studio guests. ♫
|fr 17 Nov|
We've got a new header pic on our Twitter feed ... #rollerderby eh?
|mo 30 Oct|
We've licensed a pic via Alamy to a French publisher ... feeling quite cosmo.
|mo 25 Sep|
We were wondering why since our move to a new server maintenance things were happening in the morning instead of middle of the night, the server was on New York time:) Clocks go back at the end of next month.
|fr 22 Sep|
Today is the autumnal equinox, the date can move and next year it's on the 23rd.
|mo 4 Sep|
Apologies for being a bit silent recently but we've been doing stuff to please Mr Google. He gave us a small pat on the head yesterday ... but we don't trust him.
|tu 15 Aug|
Messing with PageSpeed again today, we might wobble a bit.
|su 6 Aug|
At the end of October the clocks will go back ... there's no stopping time's process.
|fr 4 Aug|
We'll be testing different PageSpeed configurations today so we'll be a bit wobbly.
|fr 28 Jul|
The server move earlier this month meant Google PageSpeed (does what it says in the name) had to be re-installed ... which is why some of the pix are missing and the bulletin board looks very wrong ... working on it.
|we 26 Jul|
Still tidying up from the server move earlier this month.
|mo 24 Jul|
The pic zoom is back, try Eve on New Year's Day 2007 (remember her behind the bar at the Framlingham Station) or this same year misfortune at The Crown. If the Gods of the Internet smile and the pic zoom doesn't go away again there are more Framlingham Ladies.
|tu 18 Jul|
03:09pm: The bulletin board is back, wasn't that complicated but we kept having to do other stuff.
|mo 17 Jul|
02:40pm: The bulletin board is about to go off line while we upgrade the software.
08:04pm: It'll have to wait until tomorrow now:)
|su 9 Jul|
On the sixth anniversary still miss Fish.
|th 6 Jul|
Today we're moving nearthecoast on to a new and faster server. There could be a little disruption but as Stackton Tressel's wellbeing deliverance officer has taken to saying It's gonna be great.
Blimey! One of our stock pix licensed for German telly.
|th 15 Jun|
We are ten today, big school next year.
|th 25 May|
Welcome back to advertiser Parham Airfield Museum (halfway between Parham and Great Glemham) which re-opened last month for the summer season. It's well worth the trip being free entry, still has the original control tower and an excellent cafe.
|sa 1 Apr |
In today's East African no mention of football (soccer) team Ipswich Town FC or popular (pop) singer Ed Sheeran.
We were popular last Christmas.
|tu 28 Mar|
Twitter was offering to translate our tweet from Swedish ...
|su 19 Mar|
The year moves on, it'll be the spring equinox tomorrow.
|mo 6 Mar|
This month's near the coast house sale review is a bit like snow in July ... thin on the ground.
|sa 11 Feb|
Early Warning: Shrove Tuesday is comparatively late this year, last day of the month.
|sa 28 Jan|
Today is Chinese New Year - year of the fire rooster.
|sa 14 Jan|
1:30pm: The bulletin board will unavailable whilst the software is updated.
4:30pm: Hang on, we're still working on it.
4:55pm: The bulletin board is back and mostly working, you may have to do a hard refresh Ctrl +f5 for it to display properly.
|th 12 Jan|
Tomorrow is the first of two Friday the 13ths this year.
|mo 9 Jan|
Some of the links on this web site site used to change every three days and link to the most recently changed pages, now they change every day and on a random basis ... yeah, we're pretty random.
|su 1 ja|
WELCOME to 2017: what a miserable soggy day ... the year can only get better.
We've fixed /stradbroke+ above so it now shows as Stradbroke+ which is nice except it shouldn't be Stradbroke+ ... the http header on our server seems to have given up returning the last modified date and time.