Monday, 31 October 2011


So, they've done it again! apparently some mindless morons have vandalised a monument to the memory of Sailors lost at sea. The monument which is in Southampton's cemetery was badly damaged along with some gravestones. How would they feel if it was the gravestone of there family? If they are evil enough to do these wicked things, then they probably wouldn't care! The authorities need to get hold of these idiots and teach them a lesson, not to try and understand why they have carried out these acts, but simply  to make them realise it is wrong!
It is disgusting!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011


Lost for something to do?
You could do worse than take a tour of the old city walls of Southampton. There is a lot of history here, all along the walls there are plaques explaining what was going on at various periods in time, it really is interesting.
There is a site Below Bar that is being excavated and was used as ancient wine vaults. Opposite The De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel is probably the best preserved stretch of Southampton's old walls, did you know that Southampton water used to come right up to these walls?
In the near future I shall be adding a page on my website dedicated to Southampton, check it out now, it may give you some holiday ideas.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


So Mike Hancock has been duped by a beautiful young Russian girl, for five years!She has now admitted having a five year affair with the Portsmouth MP. And no doubt has been gleaning information from him.
Now how many times, no matter which political party it is, has scandal reared it's ugly head?
Just how many of these dodgy politicians are there treating there job like a free ride to whatever or wherever?
If we delved deeply enough there wouldn't be anybody left to run the country!


How long before Cunard pull out of Southampton all together?
We have been very convenient  for many many years, now, for the sake of earning bigger bucks they intend to drop the name 'Southampton' from the stern of there vessels.
What a cop out, it feels like we have just been dropped without a care!
Let's hope they don't leave this great city we need Cunard and they need us!

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


We finally made it to Southampton Tudor House Museum on Sunday.
The house has been closed for a long time due to refurbishment work and I have to say they have made a very good job of it. When you go in, the first room you enter is the Banquet Hall where you get a ten minute audio introduction with special effects, (hope you're not frightened of ghosts).
After this, you are led through to the gardens and the rest of the house, via the very new Cafe.
The gardens are enclosed by some of the original old walls of Southampton, there is even a sea view. The rest of the house is full of interesting relics from the past. The best way to find out more is to visit, it's well worth the entrance fee!
Tudor House is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
In the coming weeks I shall be adding places of interest in Southampton to my website at My-Travel

Thursday, 13 October 2011


Took a drive to Calshot Spit and Lepe on Sunday, wow! It was beautiful, the sun was out and the wind was blowing, ideal conditions for the boating enthusiasts.
We walked along the beach at Calshot all the way down to Calshot activities centre where we had a cuppa and a plate of chips (yum). The views were fantastic, could have stayed there all day.
Instead we drove another two miles along the coast to Lepe. We parked right on the front and luckily enough someone very kindly gave us there parking ticket otherwise it would have cost us £5!
Anyway had a nice walk along the front which took a bit longer coming back ads the wind had gotten a lot stronger.
It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and only 30mins from Southampton.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The Fox is on the run

It wont be long now, Dr Fox will be out of work.
There is no doubt, something dodgy is going on, you just wouldn't take your mate to work.
And what's all this about Mr Merrity having business cards stating that he is an advisor to Dr Fox.
Get him out now Mr Cameron or do you know more than your letting on?

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


That's all you can call them, Vermin!
In the local paper today was a story that disgusted me. Some utterly mindless thugs had daubed a Swastika on the cenotaph in Southampton and also spread excrement on it. It's time that something was done about this sort of thing, too many times in this country we have been subjected to this type of sick behaviour.
It is time to bring back real punishment so that when somebody does something illegal they get the sort of punishment that makes them think seriously about ever doing wrong again. Too many times they are let off with small fines or community service that is spread over a period to suit them or so as not to jeopardise there jobs.
Well I'm sorry, but if they do wrong then they should suffer the consequences of there actions!
Not so long ago two guys were handed four year sentences for inciting riots via Facebook, thankfully the riots didn't happen, but the intent was there, so to my mind the punishment fitted the crime!
Hooray! a judge that was not afraid to ruffle some feathers.
I think that I speak for a lot of people in this country, If you want to live here, then abide by our laws and show some respect for others.

Monday, 3 October 2011


Come on you reds!
One bright piece of Southampton is the football clubs, in fact it's positively beaming at the moment.
If you want a really good afternoon out with plenty of atmosphere then look no further than St Mary's Stadium.
Saints are currently top of The Championship and playing some super football, it's not so long ago that the club was staring into the abyss. A board that was more business than football did not really understand the passion of the game and whilst i agree you have to make sensible decisions to make sure the clubs books are balanced, you also have to take the odd risk!
Speculate to Accumulate!
The turning point for me was during our last season in the Premier league.
We were playing fairly good football, but somehow we managed to turn almost certain victories into last minute defeats. What we needed was an injection of new players, only one or two would have been enough, but no, our then Chairman Rupert Lowe would not take the risk for the sake of 'the Business'!
The rest is history, we now have a much brighter future and more solid foundation to build on.
Thank you Markus Leibherr.