Sunday, 29 April 2012


The Saints are back in the Premier League!
At Last!
It's been a fantastic season and next season can't come quickly enough.
Well done Saints.

Thursday, 26 April 2012


The day is nearly upon us, the day of destiny. On Saturday 28th April, Southampton FC play, possibly, the biggest game in their recent history. If we win our final game of the season, then we are promoted to the Premier League.
It means The Saints are back in the big time, hosting the best teams in the country. It means capacity crowds at St. Marys Stadium all season and more importantly, puts Southampton back where we belong.
It's been a seven long year wait. Lets make sure we do the job on Saturday. COYR's!

Thursday, 12 April 2012


100 years ago the biggest passenger ship in the world set sail from Southampton. The Titanic struck an iceberg and sank in the Atlantic Ocean. On board there were about 2,200 people of which some 500 were from Southampton. So it was fitting that Southampton remembered the tragedy with events throughout the city this week.
The newly built Sea City Museum has now opened in Southampton and has a Titanic exhibition which is well worth a visit.
To find out more about the ship go to:

Why not come and spend a few days in Southampton and explore the old city walls enjoy the many great eateries and the vibrant nightlife.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Curry Night!

Lamb Dopiaza


500g diced Lamb, 2 large tomatoes, 1 Large onion, 6 cloves garlic, 10g Fresh ginger, 150ml Greek style yogurt, 2cm stick Cinnamon, 5 black peppercorns, 4 green cardamoms, 4 cloves, 1 bay leaf,
1.5 tsps coriander, 1 tsp cumin, 0.5 tsp turmeric, 1.5 tsps garam masala, 0.5 tsp chili powder and handful chopped coriander.

Blend tomatoes garlic and ginger to smooth paste. Add to yogurt with all powdered spices, salt to taste and mix well. Set aside. chop three quarters of the onion and fry in 5 tablespoons of veg oil until well browned. Slice the remaining onion and set aside.
When the onion is browned add the whole spices and fry for 2 mins. Add the Lamb and seal on all sides. Now add the yogurt spice mix, bring to the boil stirring constantly, now turn down heat cover and simmer for 40-50 mins until lamb is tender adding more water if necessary to stop the sauce becoming too dry. Add the sliced onion 30 mins into cooking time.
Taste and adjust seasoning adding a little lemon juice if you feel it needs it.
Add chopped coriander stir and serve.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Long Time Coming?

Southampton has one treasure that people should be proud of, one of the finest bands around The Delays.
They have been recording music and playing large venues now for at least 9 years. For me they just keep getting better, there music is fantastic. The band had a couple of hits in there early career and even made an appearance on the now defunct Top of The Pops. But, Alas, the BBC Radio stations seem to be ignoring there huge talent. Perhaps they upset somebody at the Beeb, but they surely deserve another chance, come on BBC give this band some deserved airplay. If you want to find out a bit more about The Delays just go to: