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fr 9 Oct
2020

Parham railway station c1905An early pic of the Parham bus shelter superficially looks quite different but it would seem just that trees have grown up.  While we're there cards of Parham railway station functioning and not functioning.

Next Wednesday the Halesworth Community Larder is moving to St Mary's Church Hall.

th 8 Oct
2020

Doggy unpleasantness in Southwold.

we 7 Oct
2020

Parham Airfield MuseumFrom an Olympian view a minor disappointment of the coronavirus but still a disappointment is the Parham Airfield Museum hasn't and won't open this year.  A compensation is their substantial newsletter.

A to Z of ntcDon't know your way round nearthecoast?  You need the A to Z, it's FREE, kills 99% of known germs plus you don't have to pay and display or walk through the gift shop to get out.

mo 5 Oct
2020

Cardinal Liam 'Puffy' Smith in the rainAt the Ipswich Cardinals new venue in Rushmere despite steady rain with enough wind to make it uncomfortably cold an impressive near fifty players old and new turned out and just one spectator.  Some younger newbs unwisely thought shorts and a t-shirt suitable for the conditions and everyone enjoyed the rookie who when the ball came at him unexpectedly batted it away rather than catch it.  Know how he feels, we've done similar playing rugby.

sa 3 Oct
2020

Grounded with Louis TherouxLast week confirmed Covid-19 cases in East Suffolk were gently creeping up, this week there's been 34.  Sixty ninth reason to be cheerful C O'Dowd and L Theroux.

You can watch the Giro d'Italia in Welsh and live on iPlayer.

fr 2 Oct
2020

Yesterday we lunched at the Dunwich Flora Tearooms.  It's fully functioning (though yesterday temporarily only mushy peas), has posh new furniture and is still dog friendly.

Perhaps it's time for the bulletin board to fade way ...

we 30 Sep
2020

Driftwood at the Halewsorth Cut7:30pm tonight the Halesworth Cut Facebook premieres Driftwood in celebration of Margaret Orbell 1910-2006 who managed the Walberswick campsite. The monologue was directed by James Holloway who passed away last year.

mo 28 Sep
2020

Yesterday's UEA Pirates socially distanced rookies had some 15 newbs in the drizzle and a hatful of them could complete a pass.  Chatting with team president ... more here

su 27 Sep
2020

Passing the Stradbroke Spar just after 2pm today worryingly the lights were off.Radio Stradbroke's Home Service  Richard Pierce told us the shop has restricted hours during this pandemic and closes at 2pm on Sunday.  He pointed out if we listened more carefully to Radio Stradbroke broadcasting daily 10:00am-02:00pm we would have known this:)

sa 26 Sep
2020

PC TipsWith our Apple devices we often remove the sense when typing by not noticing autosuggest has changed something.  Despite this we've turned autosuggest+ on for Windows 10 from this pop up.  We'll let you know how it goes ...

fr 25 Sep
2020

Vertical NS&I interest rates dropLife Skills 36:  If you've have money in National Savings (prudent old you) at the end of October most interest rates are dropping to pretty much non-existent presumably in attempt to help pay for the coronavirus.

th 24 Sep
2020

As part of the bells restoration All Saints Laxfield stopped chiming the hours last week.

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.

tu 22 Sep
2020


Spring Equinox

Darren Smith fishmonger - 01502 519732Returning supporter Darren Smith today is not only selling fine fish but keep himself informed about the new Covid restrictions so you can check that with him too.  Supporting us  explained here.

It's not just roller derbyists who have attitude.

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