Easter Monday Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 13.04.20 at 06:20 by The Editor

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Did you know?

A lot of us may chomp on chocolate eggs at Easter, but originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week). So, any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs, that were then given to children as gifts.
Victorians adapted the tradition with satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts. This has now developed into the tradition that many people enjoy today, including chocolate eggs.


Today’s Peninsula sunrise:

Today's Peninsula sunset: 


High Tide:

NEW WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!! Keep your town in your pocket.

04.22 (4.22m)
16.44 (3.79)

Low Tide:
09.56 (0.45m)
22.15 (0.50m)

Don'y be caught out on the Strand this afternoon.

Today's weather:

Mostly cloudy and cooler day with a top temperature of 9c dropping down to a low of just 4.


Orwell Bridge: Open


Today’s Post Office Openings:

All closed


Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 07.00 -19.00
Brantham Co-op: 07.00 – 19.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 13:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth’s: Closed
Orwell Stores: 07.30 – 16.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 16.00 Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect only 9am - 12.30pm: Orders delivered 2-5pm

Please don't stockpile, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.


Shotley: 08:00 – 18:30
Holbrook: 08:00 – 18:30

Pharmacy opening times over Easter weekend:

         Monday 13th April 08:00-18:30 at Shotley (pre-ordered repeat medications can be collected between 08:00-11:00 and 15:00-17:00 with over 70’s only collection between 14:00-15:00)
Call either practice if you have an urgent medical enquiry for the day and you will be put through to the site that is open. If you need to be seen the doctor on duty will advise you which site to attend.

Dispensary vacancy. Dispensary vacancy.


Bus services:

Check here for Saturday timetable

Peninsula Business Directory:

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Quote of the day:

Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr): An Affair to Remember


Riddle of the day:

The captain of a ship was telling this interesting story: “We travelled the sea far and wide. At one time, two of my sailors were standing on opposite sides of the ship. One was looking west and the other one east. And at the same time, they could see each other clearly.
How can that be possible?

Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

Previous Riddle Answer:

Skeleton walks into a restaurant, and then places an order for lunch. What is his order?
A – Spare ribs


Join in with You’ll Never Walk Alone (preferably at 07.45)

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