Welcome 2020! From sandy beaches to all the events of the towns and villages in the Blyth Valley. 2020 will be a year of activity!

Poem by Richard Maslen:
Marsh Dance

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Poem by Richard Maslen:
Marsh Dance

Marsh Dance

What are they doing, the gulls?
Rising in clouds from the marsh,
Random birds dive and twist,
Spiralling down to the water.

Every morning they perform
Their jerking, unexpected dance.
Great beating waves of white
Disturbing the flow of wings.
The falling darts caressing the water
Rejoining the flock moments later.

Tiny crabs or minute fish, I think.
Anything that moves below the surface,
Ruffling the gleaming sheen.
An aerial circus, whose daily repeats
Ensure continuity of life.

Meanwhile, we watch and fade.
Finding our place, eventually,
Below that other green surface,
Whose creeping tide of white,
Close to the tower,
Mimics the white wings above the marsh.

From "A Kind Of Heaven" by Richard Maslen.

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Some Favourite Websites For January 2020:

Chris Doyle PhotographyBeautiful Photos of local recent horse riding events

View extensive online galleries of recent horse shows, show jumping, cross country and other events as well as galleries of racing dogs and wildlife. Prints are available to order online.

Logs Logs LogsFamily Firm delivering kiln dried logs to Norfolk and Suffolk, including Norwich, Diss and Woodbridge

Logs available in tipper loads and bulk bags for wood burning stoves, open fires and pizza ovens. In addition supplying firewood in bulk bags to Essex, Cambridgeshire, London and beyond.

PJN Motor EngineeringA long-established garage you can trust, Wenhaston near Halesworth

Repairs, diagnostics, servicing, MOT preparation and submission, welding, valeting and much more. All work done using high quality oils, components and accessories. Member of the Good Garage Scheme.

Leman CottageIntricate 17th Century house with 21st Century comforts

Comfortably Sleeping up to five, this well–equipped period cottage features a cosy woodburner and an enclosed garden as well as off road parking with good walks and local pubs nearby. 1 or 2 dogs allowed.

Allens ButchersPersonal service and many years of experience are the hallmarks of this outstanding local butcher

There has been a butchers shop on this site for at least 200 years. Kevin Allen, who has owned and run the shop for over 20 years, is committed to selling the best quality local produce. For this reason he buys all his meat direct from local farms.