Quote of the week

Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself'

George Bernard Shaw
If you cannot mould yourself entirely as you would wish, how can you expect other people to be entirely to your liking?
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Suspended for now

I have decided to suspend writing the blog until at least the end of the current year.

Now I am no longer on the County Council it seems rather presumptuous to think that people will continue want to read my maunderings.

However, if after a reasonable interval I feel the irresistible urge to continue I will reconsider.

In the meantime I would like to thank all those who have read the blog over the past 10 and a half years, and for all your supportive comments and encouragement.

Goodnight and good luck.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Soloists from the ENO will visit Preston St Mary on Saturday evening.

Interior of Preston Priory Barn

Next Weekend there is a lovely concert in Preston St Mary aimed at raising funds for the Church.

The Friends of Preston St Mary Church present an Evening of English and Patriotic Song sung by Highwood Village Choir with soloists from English National Opera.

 Saturday 30th September at 7pm in Preston Priory Barn, CO10 9LT

Tickets £12.50 (to include wine and nibbles) pre-booked or at the door

Lyn Davis 01787 247112 for more information

All proceeds go to maintain the Church fabric

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Between Heaven and Earth, additional material

Karl Marx Avenue, Dnepopetrovsk
As promised at today's talk at Gainsborough's House,  I have now included the information about Jesus Christ Superstar and young people from the closed Soviet City of Dnepopetrovsk under the Superstar tab above.

I hope you enjoy the story.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Little Waldingfield Flower Festival coming soon

Little Waldingfield


(On B1115 Sudbury to Stowmarket Road)

Theme:  ‘Count Your Blessings’

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017
10am – 6pm both days

Free Admission -Donations welcome
Refreshments in the Church

Stalls    Tombola    Raffle

Songs of Praise, Sunday 6.30 p.m.
I understand that in addition to the attractions above there will be an art and crafts exhibition in the Parish Rooms.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Breakfast with Bacon

There will shortly be another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom of Richard Bacon, the Member of Parliament for South Norfolk.

On September 15th HLC is hosting another ‘Breakfast with Bacon’ in the wonderful surroundings of Ickworth House just outside Bury St Edmunds.

Those of us who remember the excellent pre Brexit Referendum breakfast with Richard at the Swan in Lavenham certainly won't want to miss this event.  

Richard is a well informed and amusing speaker and is not shy about giving honest answers to difficult questions.  I am sure that those who attend will gain valuable new insight into the current political situation in the UK.

The breakfast menu looks pretty good, and I for one will be going on afterwards to take a look at the (moderately) recent rehang of the marvellous artworks in the main part of the House.

Hope to see you there!  Further details and a booking form can be found HERE.

The Rotunda, Ickworth House