Staunton Country Park Farm

A few days ago we spent a cracking day with some of our grand children. We visited Staunton Country Park Farm, a calm oasis just a short distance out-of-town. Calm that is, if you ignore the general hubbub of the excited children feeding the animals or in the play park. From the Staunton website ….… Continue reading Staunton Country Park Farm


After two nights in Troyes, the end of our holiday was looming on the horizon. But we still had two nights left. No dramatic sight seeing planned for this part of our holiday, we were going to visit family. Gerry’s brother, Doug, has lived in France for many years and now lives near Arras. We… Continue reading Family

Early Days

Yesterday was the first day (officially) of my retirement. However, it was not totally disassociated from work, as there was to be an official luncheon. The IBM Hursley clubhouse had put on a beautiful spread for the buffet and I thank them for that. There weren’t as many attendees as might have been, had I… Continue reading Early Days

Mayor of Havant’s Charity Classic Vehicle Run

Last Sunday morning, under beautiful sunny skies, the Mayor of Havant’s Charity Classic Vehicle Run took place. With around 200 vehicles gathering in the car parks adjacent to the Public Service Plaza. That’s Havant Borough Councils office buildings to you and me. Many of the drivers were making sure they were well fueled before setting… Continue reading Mayor of Havant’s Charity Classic Vehicle Run

Is Life Enough ?

Rapist locked up for life is branded danger to women – Portsmouth News. Alexander Bell is behind bars after being found guilty of robbing and sexually assaulting a woman in her teens in August last year, also for twice raping a woman on the same night in October 2012. During sentencing Judge Price described Bell… Continue reading Is Life Enough ?

Restaurant closure – What a surprise, NOT !!!

Fast food giant McDonald’s has closed its Waterlooville Branch McDonald’s said it was down to ‘changing trading patterns.’ Far be it for me to point out the obvious but this closure was guaranteed to happen, from the moment that the planners gave their blessing to McDonald’s new Larchwood Road development. McDonald’s managed to railroad our… Continue reading Restaurant closure – What a surprise, NOT !!!

End of era as Havant’s last greengrocer shuts

Although reasons for this closure cannot necessarily be laid at the door of HBC, they are not helping the situation David Guest, deputy leader of Havant Borough Council and ward member for St Faith’s, said: ‘Hopefully we have not lost it and they are able to relocate. ‘A lot of people enjoyed that shop and… Continue reading End of era as Havant’s last greengrocer shuts