Friday, August 30, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz Band Plus!

Yet another great and different night of jazz at the 'Pavilion Ditchingham' last night…

A bit of a squeeze in the car park, as a football match going on, well it is a sports club! but glad a good crowd did manage to park…

Whilst on the subject of the Club, could as many people as possible get the EDP Newspaper Saturday as in it will be a form, as they are in for some lottery money if they are successful… to put an all weather Cricket Pitch plus some changing rooms etc… Jon and Marilyn work hard to make it a great place, a lot of you did fill in a form the other night, but I believe this is for the actual grant, fingers crossed…

As for our Jazz night, what a lovely lot of music and fun, so thanks folks…

Great line up nice brown legs Derek…


Tony joined in with some vocals, also a guitar duo with Kevin…

Roy gave us some upbeat singing!

Tim and Simon

Of course our youngsters posing!
We heard some great talent, a good blend, and next week should be a blast as well!!! keep looking in!

Also  Peter Elliott sat in to give Craig a break on the drums for a couple of numbers…
Thanks Emma for a good job keeping everyone in order at the bar!

Great to see Marian and John back also Jean (sorry I missed your Birthday Jean)…well all  my lovely friends there, thanks Jan for the lift… oh and Happy belated Birthday to Don as well…

I hope I will soon hear some news about our 'little Keith' as I call him as last I heard he was very ill…

So hope all who could not come because of illness or holidays will be back next week …

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SOLE BAY JAZZ…

This week on Thursday the 29th August…
 at the Pavilion Ditchingham, 
Alan has got us another great line up of live music…
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Joining Tim Densham on the front line will be Derek Cubitt … they will be thrilling us with their playing on… Saxophone/Clarinet…

With an always welcome return to Ditchingham of 
Simon Nelson on Trumpet and Vocals…

Backing them our lovely duo of Craig Hipperson on drums, with the wizard of the String Bass…Tony Jullings… 

With the lovely hair and happy face we also welcome back Kevin West … with his guitar playing…
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So hope to see a nice crowd to enjoy what should be a 
great evening of live music and fun…
come and cheer these fine musicians on…
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8pm-10.30pm


Monday, August 26, 2013

Picnic in the Park…

Today at Somerleyton Gardens,  the 'Bank Holiday Picnic in the Park' took place …

So off Jan and I went with our picnic, and met with Liz James and Max for a great afternoon of family fun, a nice picnic with some Jazz from …not the Sole Bay this year …but a few gentlemen who have formed a nice little jazz band with the name I believe is "Tuba Swingy" well that is what they told me!

Always a pleasure to visit `Somerleyton Garden as it brings good memories back…
The front garden!

Lovely building

Olive tree

The band…


More Peregrine photos via Skip!

Thanks Skip for loaning me these I know a lot of my blog readers are pleased to know how successful the Peregrines have been again…I may have spoilt them by trying to get them bigger, but hope not…

This one Skip said the Peregrine was preening and the feather proved to be fascinating!


And this is Hawk eye camera!
Such great photos these gentlemen have produced this year, how very patient they have been, as they took a lot of shots to get the results they have provided for us all…

Must say again how great the Hawk and Owl Trust forum is, such a great crowd of very nice people, so thanks folks…Nice to have been a part of it all…

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Jazz with a happy face……

What a fun way to spend a Sunday lunchtime… at the Beccles Conservative Club, with Mike, Roy, Ian, Dave, Barbara and Tony…

Great playing and singing, and lots of fun… so Thank you all…





Saturday, August 24, 2013

Beccles Conservative Club Jazz…

This Sunday  25th August  there is Live Jazz 
at the Conservative Club, come along and enjoy
 a lunchtime of music … There will be Burgers as well!
for a small cost…

All non members welcome as well…

12 noon-3pm

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sole Bay magic strikes again!

Another great night of music and vocals, and a different sound again, how lucky are we…
Not only did we have some great jazz we also had some good vocals, from Tony P. Allan B Jenny and Roy…

Thanks to one and all, sorry this will be a short report great though  the band and the evening was, my page keeps blanking out to warn of something, so will have to log off.

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Jenny giving us some vocals…

Monday, August 19, 2013

Sole Bay Jazz Back again…

Summer break over for most of the Sole Bay Gentlemen.
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But must say a big thank you to Romping Roy and his Boys and Cool Blue, for stepping in so well on the weeks when the Sole Bay were unable to play…
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This week the line up at Ditchingham Pavilion on
 Thursday 22nd August will be…

Tim Densham- Saxophone/Clarinet…

Tony Parsons- Trombone and Vocals…

Allan Bradley- Trumpet

Tony Jullings- String Bass…

Alan Cugnoni-Banjo/Guitar…

Craig Hipperson- Drums…

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Looking forward to seeing a nice crowd to enjoy a good night of Jazz, and cheer these fine musicians who play for us each week.

I cannot say enough how lucky we are to have great  Live Music in this area, a good crowd of regular fans come to the Pavilion to enjoy the music, and nice to know every week we seem to get a smattering of new folks popping in, so why not join in and have an evening of pleasure.
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Starting at 8pm through to 10.30pm

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Another Present…

What a lucky old lady I am… still getting cards and also a present today from a dear friend from Alistair days…already had the beautiful orchid from her, and this morning received a cd of Alistair, as she had been to a gig, I played it twice before reading the label and Alistair had signed it… how I missed seeing that I do not know, and it has brought back lovely memories of the days when we all followed him around to every gig all over the country.

So thank you Lesley for the thought …and this is for any of my old pals who look in here,… thanks for the memories…And of course Alistair Griffin, keep going young man you have a great talent.

Oh another birthday treat yesterday,  a lovely meal and more presents… time with my Sons and Dawn what more could one want! getting old is not so bad after all!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Another Birthday post!!

Just had to take a couple of photos of these lovely flowers… Thanks Phil and Dawn the flowers  smell gorgeous …and the orchids are from a lovely friend from my 'Alistair' days'  (The al in my
cakesandal blog diary is from Alistair Griffin who I followed in the past years and met some great people, he is a great singer).

And thanks to some more friends from those days for your cards, amazing you still remember me, although I will never forget those days and all of you.



Birthday Treat…

Once again another year gone by! got spoilt again how lucky am I…

Just want to thank all my lovely friends for my wonderful cards and presents and Jan for taking me out for my birthday lunch today…All the phone calls and e mails, how good it is to have such nice family and friends.

We went to The Sole Bay Inn for a gorgeous meal of Dover sole very yummy!

We had a walk as well, weather not great and expect people are fed up with my Southwold photos! but it is a lovely place. And we go in all weathers…



A view from the pier always have to take the lighthouse!

And the Beach huts!

Just a couple of table tops on the pier


From the harbour…

Another from the pier…

VERY COOL BLUE…

Another great night of musical talent at the Pavilion Ditchingham with Cool Blue giving us a very different evening while the Sole Bay had a break from entertaining us all.

A couple of  photos, it was a good crowd of supporters once again and the chairs ran out as usual, luckily Neil had some spare in his car! So good to know that the Thursday evenings at the Sports Centre is so well appreciated by music lovers.

Someone was taking videos so may even be able to put a link on here if they let me know, always nice to hear them as well as just a photo, for those of our 'crowd' who were unable to come along in person.




Lin…Tony…Craig…Simon…Mick…Barry… providing us with some Blues and Swing…

Thanks folks you did us proud. Good singing and loved the harmonies…

And Moon Dance one of June and my favourites so thank you for that…

Thank also for the "Happy Birthday" song, was trying to keep it quiet, but it was very nice, we have such a lovely crowd of people at the Pavilion it is like a friendly club so thanks again to one and all…

Sole Bay should be back next week will put the line up on when Alan lets me know.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The Pavilion Ditchingham…Thursday 15th August…

This week at the Pavilion, we have another change of Musicians…

As so many of the Sole Bay either have other commitments or are on holiday, 
we have the really cool "Cool Blue" to entertain us.

As many of you know one of the regular spots they play is at the Butchers Arms once a month on a Sunday so a lot of us know how good they are…

So hope to see a really good crowd to come and support the Band…

I have not been given the line up, but it is usually…

Simon…Vocals…
Lin…Saxophone…
Tony…Double Bass…
Mick…Guitar…
Craig…Drums… 
and Barry…Piano…

If there are any more musicians playing or any change to the line up, no doubt someone will inform me and I can pop them on here…

A night of Jazz…Swing…Blues… lovely.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Butterflies…

This lunch time I was sitting by the conservatory open door when about 5 beautiful butterflies came on the lawn, this year I have had a mass of them in the Buddleia, Lavender etc, but of course cannot get close but here is a couple of rather bad photos as could not disturb them, but what wonderful colours…and after the shortage of them here last year, it is so good to watch them…Even if they are sitting on my poor little piece of grass…



Sole Bay again!

Alan's wife took a few videos at last weeks jazz, and he has put this one on u tube, well worth a look and listen…

Thanks everyone for making it a real good night and so pleased that you can hear at least one of the great numbers… 'Willy the Weeper' played with great gusto as was the whole evening…

http://youtu.be/-IN2ffiub6o   enjoy…

Another great foot tapping video from Alan and Gina…of the Sole Bay last Thursday…


http://youtu.be/QJ1oH6W133g "Sunset Cafe Stomp"

PEREGRINES AGAIN…

I have been having a really nice time being on the Hawk and Owl Trust Forum this year, as only looked in last year, and if you have looked on  here before you will know how wonderful these birds of prey are…

Also the people who post on there are so friendly and very informed, since the Chicks at Norwich have grown, they have found all sorts of sites with young birds like Osprey, Hobbits and many others from all over the country and abroad , so thanks girls…

If anyone is interested on Sunday the 18th of August the 'Big Wild Life Revival' starts on the BBC, and it looks like the Peregrine's will be shown being ringed.

The photographers have been great and I have been borrowing (with permission) to put some photos on here, still unable to sort my flicker account out for Jamie's photos at the moment, but here are a few that Skip took last Saturday… hope you enjoy them… Thanks Boys.




Sunday, August 11, 2013

SUNDAY STROLL…

The weather turned out strange but no rain, so Jan and I set off for a nice stroll by the river…

Nice to see the Quay and the river wall being well used, and the Marina was full of cruisers.

Just a few little images…
We walked a nice long way round the marshes and came back by the river…

This beauty was sailing well and then moored at the quay when we got there…

Lovely sun on the water…

Several seats along there now, donated and nice for a rest!

Mum with her brood…

One legged while having a doze!

rest time…

Friday, August 09, 2013

Memories…

Just a little clip of Ron playing "Memories of you" .with Alan, Craig and Tony…

Sorry I was sitting to near to pan out and a bit jerky as had nothing to lean on, but hope it does not detract from the wonderful sound. thanks Ron and co.…and thanks again to all the band you were all great…gave us all a night to remember.
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"Good Old Days"…

What a wonderful night of live old time deep south jazz, 
played by some very very talented musicians…

Thank you for a great night of lots and lots of melodies,  loads of fun 
and  I feel everyone was happy to have been part of it…

Once again camera battery caught me out, however managed a couple of photos and a little video of 'Memories' which I will try and put on here later. I wish I could have done a video of  the whole evening it was so very good.

A really good crowd to listen to the music this week, thanks for all the good company 
and Emma for her bar work!

Just a little 'get well soon' to some of our regular fans Sheila…John…Marian…Jean… and Rosemary … come back soon we miss you…
Thanks Jan for the lift know you were glad you came…

Craig's drums!

our great musicians
working hard

Once again thanks to everyone who came and supported these fine musicians, and a special thank you to the band… Mike great to see you again and the vocals were really good…Ron always a pleasure to hear you and glad you love coming to the Pavilion…Trummy how many notes you can get out of those instruments is amazing… and our three musketeers who always keep the backing going… so very important.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Sole Bay Thursday 8th August…

Back this week to the "ole style trad. jazz" as Alan says…

So another great line up…
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Mike Leigh will take the lead and a very welcome back to him…  Trumpet and Vocals…

Ron Hockett our lovely American playing Saxophone and Clarinet player…

Joining them this week the many notes Trombone of Dick (Trummy) Mayhew…

And our great backing trio, Tony Jullings on his sweet Swing Bass…

Alan Cugnini who organises all this every week …with his Guitar/Banjo…

And Craig Hipperson with his magic Drum Kit…
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Well if you cannot have a good evening with all those folk something is wrong… and of course one never knows who else may pop along and give us a song! or play a tune…

Come along to our very welcoming friendly Thursday night club at The Pavilion, Ditchingham and have a fun evening…
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8-10-30pm

Monday, August 05, 2013

Moon Dance…

Another little video from Cool Blue enjoy!
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If you enjoy a happy video and you are not a perfectionist have fun as they are doing!  It is what it is all about…

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Cool Blue Pink Panther

Just a little light relief as this was requested every week by Ian the landlord! so they gave in!
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A rather different request… Have a laugh and enjoy…

Cool Blue afternoon!

Another great lunchtime of Blues and Jazz at the Butchers Arms at Beccles.

David took some great photos  have chosen a few to put on here,  he has done videos as well, so looks like a lot of time will be spent trying to remember how to size them and put them on here, but they will follow. Sometime!

They are good and especially the one that Ian (landlord) ask for The Pink Panther!

We had a trombone player some of the time, was not sure who he was, he is on a couple of videos, but have not got a photo to put on this time.

A fun afternoon… yes Simon we have got some great ones of you on the videos where you have your eyes open!


Simon…

Lin

Craig and Ray

Mick…
There are so many good ones it was hard to pick these, you will have to come here if you want to see them all.

Thanks Cool Blue!