Friday, June 23, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Another good night of live Jazz and Blues last evening from the Sole Bay Jazz Band
 at Ditchingham…

A lot of really great sounds from the band and we had Barry give us some vocals and Geoff a tune on the harmonica.

A fairly good crowd again it was hot but did manage to keep doors open, 
although the band lost a bit of liquid bless them…

Thanks to Clover and Chris for the raffle and of course for you all digging deep to help, thanks to the boys for folding the tickets as always.

Nice smile even if a rather hot Heidi behind the bar…

A few photos …






Sunday the 25th June …Footwarmers Jazz

This Sunday lunchtime at the Beccles Conservative Club The Foot Warmers will be playing…

Food available and a good bar…raffle…

Playing this Sunday will be…in no particular order as they say…

Peter Pease…Guitar/Vocals…

Stu Gooch…Bass

Terry Newby…Drums…

Mike Fermor…Clarinet…

Ian Murray…Saxophone/Vocals…

Roy Symonds…Saxophone/Vocals…

12 noon-3pm

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sole Bay line up…

Tonight the 22nd June at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham, 
The Sole Bay Jazz Band line up will be…



Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone……

Dick (trummy) Mayhew…Trombone…

Ray Simmons …Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Gary Durance…Drums…

Come along and enjoy another live musical evening…

Friendly people…good bar…raffle…

8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Garden and Norwich…

David took me to Norwich this morning to meet up with some of the volunteers who man the tent there, Chris has been taking some wonderful photos as always of the Peregrines, so selling mugs with the photos on also prints as well he has raised a truly amazing amount of money for the trust,.

There are several photographers  but Chris has been the one from the start that has given us great images, thanks Chris for all your and the teams hard work, I will not put how much the cheque is for as it would spoil the surprise when it goes in the paper.

Lovely to meet up again this morning  with some of the folk sorry the heat was too much for me to stay, but will treasure the mug and photos, as will David.

While we were there I took a couple of shots of the cool cloisters as we sat in there listening to the service in the Cathedral, what a wonderful place of calm that is. 

Chris was kind enough to allow a photo of Bezza with him under the shade of my parasol no idea why people do not have those nowadays better than a hat!!!!

I took a couple of the garden yesterday it is suffering but I have been working hard of late, and thanks Craig for cutting the tall shrubs…even if we discovered the blackbirds nest she is still sitting on it even though she is very exposed. just hope for a good result with the chicks.









I  framed my photo of "Solo" thanks Chris.






Friday, June 16, 2017

Hot hot Hot…

Hot Hot Hot and that includes the great talent that was playing last evening at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham…

Seven musicians in that heat playing their very best, what a lovely musical evening thank you everyone.

Great mixture of melodic …jazz and fun especially the Russian song Tony have not heard that for a while… the playing of everyone was so good and what an appreciative audience.

Well done to the girls for the raffle and the boys for folding the tickets. Thanks as always for all you digging deep for the raffle so it helps to keep our talented musicians to play for us each week.

I do have to mention hoping that I do not upset anyone…that we must get the seating sorted so that no one sits in FRONT of the fire doors as not only for access but everyone gets so hot in the room, so let us hope if this weather keeps up we can do something about it! I know always that people like where they wish to sit but we must think of everyone and ventilation is really needed. Right have had my say!!!

Sad for all the hay fever sufferers me included, hope the pollen count soon gets better!

A few photos Fudge has a good one of Tony P singing on her Sole Bay on FB.

Thanks to Heidi as always…





Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up…

This Thursday the 15th June… at The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham.

The Sole Bay Jazz Band who will be playing are…

Tim Densham and Derek Cubitt…  Saxophones/Clarinets…

Tony Parsons…Trombone…

Ray Simmons …Piano…

Tony Jullings…String Bass… 

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Hope to see a good crowd to come and support these fine musicians…

Good Bar and raffle

8pm-10.30pm

Norwich Peregrines

A long time since I have posted about the Peregrines, as after last year when all was lost I have not been so keen to watch quite as much, but of course I have kept up with them. Sadly it did seem as though all was lost this year again as GA the new female was rather clumsy and very young, and only one of the 4 eggs hatched.

So when the little white chick started to grow it has been hard to watch again, I did get up to Norwich and meet up with the crew again, such wonderful people at The Watch, all volunteers and great to peer through those telescopes and see for real instead of watching from the computer.

Chris our main photographer (there are more) has allowed me to show the latest of the chick who somehow we call Solo, he was there to capture when she fledged yesterday, the other photos I took yesterday while watching on screen, a very cheeky chick good luck to her, as would love to have a good result this year.




Thanks Chris for letting me borrow this the first of many I hope.

Our Norm the male who is looking at the empty nest …he has to keep feeding the chick with the female thank goodness they know where it is. Here is hoping all is well this year.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Another great night of talented live music last evening at the Sports Pavilion Ditchingham with The Sole Bay Jazz Band…

Five only playing so a few pieces of  slow music,  and a few faster ones …so many notes played out of the clarinet …saxophone …'arsonium' and trombone…… lovely drumming, and string bass, and the guitar with the poor banjo not there because of an accident…very very good even though it was really hot the band did well. Not such a big crowd as last week but good to see most places taken.

Thanks Chris for the raffle well done …and for you all digging deep as always, also the 'boys' back again to fold the tickets…

Lovely smile as always Heidi, and thanks for all you do for me. Sorry the old hay fever is haunting us!

A couple of photos for you, and already looking forward to next weeks session …

apologies for the lateness, been a busy B…





Thursday, June 08, 2017

Happy Birthday Son…

How the years do roll by, wishing you a very Happy Birthday Philip.

Well done again for the Triathlon on Sunday…Swimming ,Cycling ,Running, just like always…

A big year ahead with your Dawn and all the families. Love as always Mum…

swimming

cycling


Running

swimming

cycling

running

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz line up

The line up of the Sole Bay Jazz Band for Thursday evening the 8th of June at 
The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham will be…

A cosy 5…

Tim Densham…Dick (trummy) Mayhew…

Alan Cugnoni…Tony Jullings…

Craig Hipperson…

Hope to see a good crowd to come and support these fine musicians…



8pm - 10.30pm…

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Beccles Triathlon

Today was the Beccles Triathlon. it was really good the Lido looked great so many wonderful people taking part and the cadets and all the staff were really great ran like clockwork.

Last year our Dawn did the race and Philip my Son did his this year, so proud of him and all those taking part. Well done to everyone.

Not so happy with Waveney House Hotel last year we went and had coffee there while waiting for the runners to finish, and they were great this year they turned us all away, said they had too much to do, and their guests came first, as there were only 2 lots of people in the bar area and no one outside we asked it we could have some tea, they refused so Waveney House Hotel I worked there for years and never remember anyone getting turned away, so hope they realise they have made a few very unhappy people not good for trade for us Beccles people.

So we went back to the lido and had a great cup of tea nicer there everyone friendly!!!!

Here are a couple of photos …













Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sole Bay Jazz Band line up…

Great night of jazz last evening …thanks to one and all…

Barry gave us a couple of vocals as well as the line up below this.

Thanks Chris great raffle and 'Boys' for folding the tickets, and of course thank you all for digging deep for the raffle each week, we then are lucky enough to get these talented band members to play for us every Thursday night.

Nice smile as always thanks Heidi.

A couple of photos …Fudge has one on her Sole Bay Jazz Face Book as well.


Barry was moving so a bit blurred but our man in black with a hat has changed …looking good!
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The Sports Pavilion Ditchingham is  the venue for the Sole Bay Jazz Band Thursday night gig the 1st of June…and the line up this week is…


Tim Densham…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Derek Cubitt…Clarinet/Saxophone…

Ray Simmons… Piano…

Alan Cugnoni…Guitar/Banjo…

Tony Jullings…String Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Going to be another good one so come along and listen to live music…

Bar…Raffle…Good Friends… Nice Company…

8pm-10.30pm

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Oscar…

When I got home from Jazz Oscar had found a cool place on the grass… could not resist a couple of photos …




Saturday, May 27, 2017

Beccles Conservative Club Jazz lunchtime

What a great line up Roy managed to get to the Club to sing and play as well. 
I was rather late, but did not want to miss the  band, took a few photos some not so good!
Playing and singing was good,and a nice crowd as well. well done all …

Ian and Roy

Mike


Peter that's a good one the singing and guitar playing as well!

Stu great bass player

No Craig was not playing the chair… but like Dirty Dancing someone put 'baby in the corner' so could not get to him!
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This Sunday the 28th May at The Beccles Conservative Club, 
The FootWarmers Jazz Band will be playing… the line up so far is …

Peter Pease Guitar/Vocals…

Stu Gooch …Bass…

Craig Hipperson…Drums…

Mike Fermor…Clarinet…

Ian Murray…Saxophone/Vocals…

One never knows who may come along and join them…

Burgers and a good bar… enjoy…

12noon-3pm