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:
Naiad

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Poem by Richard Maslen:
Naiad

Naiad

It's that air you have.
That air of resignation.

Knowledge that you are fixed;
Masons pleased,
Lord and Ladyship thrilled
At their naiad.

And in your subdued gaze,
What do you see?

Lichen blurring your outline.
Imperfect now
Yet still powerful
If you like statues,
Especially naiads
With that air of resignation.

Look up.
You could be lovely!


The Forgotten Gardens of Easton Lodge.

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Some Favourite Websites For January 2020:

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.

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.

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.

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.