Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Jazz gig… Thursday 1st August…

This week at the Pavilion, Ditchingham, the Sole Bay Jazz Boy's are having a little break, and back again to entertain us will be Romping Roy and his Rhythm Boy's…


We have Roy  of course with Saxophone and vocals…

Ian with his lovely soft playing saxophone…

Barry the Hat! on Piano and Vocals…

Peter giving us some great Guitar …

Dave drumming away…And Tony on his magic Bass…

Last time we had a great crowd to support these fine musicians, and we had loads of fun as well, so hope that the weather is good to us all,  and a great evening will be had by one and all.


8pm-10.30pm


Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunny and showery afternoon…

Another lovely surprise this afternoon…Jan turned up with Max, her grandson, and we had fun…

Went down the quay and walked on the river bank, some sun, some light rain…

Nice lot of people about enjoying it and some great boats…

ducks!

more with ducklings!
Thanks Jan for a lovely afternoon and cannot wait to hear what Max will say about it! Especially this one! The only sun hat which was not pink!
I do not want to have my photo taken in front of poppies!

Sun on the water…max said sparkling water!

That is better running about!

We had a lot of ice cream everywhere!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunny Summer Afternoon…

What should we do today? They said it would rain and thunder…So Jan and I did a bit of housework, then thought, the sun was shining even if there was a wind…we know what. lets go to the Park!

So off we went to listen to some jazz…

See some swans and geese…

Watch the boats go through the lock…

See more water!

Museum Gun!

Nice Flowers…

Eat Ice cream!

Thanks Jan a good idea, had a lovely time, nice to see all the families out and playing ball etc… watched the world go by while listening to some nice moody music…Oh yes and had a nice long walk…

Friday, July 26, 2013

A few more flowers

When I was watering this morning, found my wisteria is coming into bloom again!
 So wandered and found a few little gems of colour…
Here it is!
Cosmos…
Japanese Anemone…
Margarita…
Gazania…

Superlative Sole Bay Night…

Yet another great night of talent from the Sole Bay Gentlemen, and it really was super…

Also I must say how good it is that we have such a wonderful crowd to support the bands, beside the regular fans… how nice to see new faces nearly every week.

I think the combination was so special last night. Only the five of them, but what a great sound, how lucky we are to have them to play every week, and just for the price of a raffle ticket, amazing.

Thanks again to Chris who worked hard with a little help from Jon, as a lot of the sports folk came in as well, a good barman.

Thanks to all the efforts from people to make sure some of the regulars got to the gig,  ha ha we did have a job with transport, but thanks to Jan and the removal of a baby seat, all was well so thanks Jan, as always coming to the rescue…

Great to see a lot of the walking wounded much better, although a few were missing, this weather is taking its toll of health, I suppose we are getting older and seem to be tripping over a lot. but how good to see that the draw of the Sole Bay still makes it worth the effort, we are very pleased to see you back Jazz Janet as you know. Hope you feel better soon Marian, and good health to all of us, including my back!!!

So thank you all, and a special thanks to our Jenny, who came and gave us two great songs, not everyone knows the health problems she has suffered, but she is coming back and we are so proud of her, and of course loving her style, keep it going Jen.

So  a few photos…in no particular order it seems, (sorry have changed from Firefox to Chrome, and it is taking a time to get used to how it turns out.)


Ron.Tim Clarinet special…

Jenny…

Craig posing…



Australian visitors…

Tim and Alan…

Ron and Tony…

Tony looking up for a change, (Sorry Tony about you know who!)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz 25th July…

Late on here this week, Alan has given me the line up for Thursday 25th …at the Pavilion, Ditchingham…

A return of Ron Hockett with his Reeds 
to share his great talent with us, 
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 Tim Densham Saxophone/Clarinet as his front line partner,
 a great combination…
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Our lovely backing trio with Alan Cugnoni back  this week. 
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Tony Jullings on his Double Bass…
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Craig Hipperson on his Drums, 
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and one never knows who else may come along 
and entertain us…

So hope we get a nice crowd to support these fine musicians, I know a lot of people are on holiday and we have  strange weather at the moment! 
but if you want a nice evening with some great  talent … come along and join the fun…

8-10.30pm

Friday, July 19, 2013

Sole Bay and Friends…

What a great night of music…vocals…fun… 
and thank you Sole Bay for sharing your talent with us…

A lovely crowd of people some regulars some new faces, hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did…Thank you for joining in our raffle without which it would be more difficult to keep the Thursday nights going and you would not get such great nights for a few £'s like we do at Ditchingham…

Thanks to Jon's Son Chris for manning the bar 
for all those thirsty fans on a hot summer night…
 I was told I did a lot of writing last time so will stop saying how great everything was … 
but it was……
 

Nearly Tony-Tim-Craig-Kevin-Derek…

Derek and Tim

Simon giving us some vocals…

Best photo of the year…

The merry band again

Keith with two gentlemen from Australia, not that good a photo but hope they come back next week and I will do better…

Special solo …

video 

Just a little music on guitar from Kevin West… 
and you know if you read this blog how much I love a guitar…

Will post photos of a great gig soon…

Well I did say it was a little music!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz Thursday 18th July…

This week at the "Pavilion Ditchingham "
Alan has got us a great line up once again…

On front line… the duo…
Tim Densham and Derek Cubitt on Saxophone/Clarinet…

Will be joined this week with the other great duo!

Simon Nelson  on Cornet and vocals… 

With  Kevin West… on his lovely Guitar and maybe Banjo…

Backed by the Prof …Tony Jullings 
with his talking String Bass… 

With Craig Hipperson on his Magic Drums…

So please come along and support these great musicians, should be another upbeat night, and one never knows who may come along to join in…

Make a date then for 8pm through to 10.30pm.

For some great music and a fun night…

Monday, July 15, 2013

MORE FLOWERS…

The frothy Aquilegia and Campanula are finished now, and cut down…waiting for summer blooms of other flowers… in the meantime a few little parts of the garden are blooming…
Titchmarsh again but flowers blooming well now…

The Penstemon are going over now, but were one of John's favourite flowers…

Begonia in a pot…

Deep Secret, another favourite and the smell is delicious…

Lavender. Blue Salvia. California Poppy some cornflowers and sweet peas as well…

One of the many geraniums in my baskets…

This photo does not do this rose justice, the sun was a bit bright, but it is in my front garden and blooms for a long time

Friday, July 12, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

That was another great night of Jazz from our Sole Bay gentlemen and friends at Ditchingham…

Good crowd as well even though lots of folk on holidays…

Just a few photos of the very talented band last night, lots of fun and banter, which we all enjoyed, as I hope they could tell from the applause and cheers that went on right through to the end!

Lovely to hear Jenny singing again, and some really good playing from all the band 
a nice lot of those drums as well!!

Nice to see Bill. John. Barbara. and back Ray again …Playing a good sound with our Tim.Tony.Craig…
Tony.Tim.Craig.John.Barbara.Bill.Ray

moody one thanks to Neil!
Thanks to Emma coping well as always… have a good holiday…

Must say a huge welcome back to our Jazz Janet, 
so great to see you back amongst the jazz crowd, keep well…

A big hug to all those who I know were hoping to come along last night, but were not well enough, come back soon…

Thanks to the Sole Bay as always for a great night.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ NIGHT…

This Thursday the 11th of July, the Sole Bay are back at Ditchingham with another good line up…
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Tim Densham back playing his Saxophone/Clarinet…

A visit from John Gooding (from Norfolk Dixiland Jazz) playing  Cornet…

Bill Brewer (also from Norfolk Dixieland Jazz)…
with his soft playing Trombone…

Barbara Greene visiting with her Banjo…

Ray Simmons with us again playing his Piano…

Craig Hipperson on his magic Drums… 

Tony Jullings with his wonderful String Bass…
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That sounds like a good evening to me… So hope to see a nice lot of support for these fine musicians…

We are so lucky to have such great players so close to home without it costing a fortune in entrance fees, and a happy friendly crowd of regulars… a bar as well! 
You may get a visit from me! so get ready as we need help to keep the music going, these folk certainly do a good job of that…And they travel a long way to give us the pleasure of a night of live music…

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8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, July 07, 2013

COOL BLUE…

A lovely sunny day and great music from the Cool Blue guys and gal!

With the tennis on it was nice to  still see quite a few people to listen to the band, and thanks Ian for having the tennis on the big screen, good job I had to finish watching it at home, 
rather nail biting…

But great music and singing from Cool Blue… looking forward to them coming over to Ditchingham soon…

Mick…Lin…Craig…Simon…Barry…
Craig and Barry…
Mick giving me a nice smile…
Blues Brother Barry… great…

Peregrines once again…

I cannot understand why no one seems to use my comment box? I will have to remind people again how to do it, but I can so am amazed they find it so hard… ah well never mind enjoy… good job my stat counter and the many folk who tell me how much they are enjoying the photos from the Peregrine site, shows me that a lot of folk look in…so have asked permission again and Skip and Jamie thank you for allowing me to post them…

This one from Jamie's magic camera…soaring on the wind…
Two chicks having fun thanks Skip…
Adult passing food to the chick, they are learning fast, thanks again Skip…