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The reflections and comments of a resident in Southsea, Portsmouth, England.

Sunday, 27 February 2011

It's another cooking Sunday

Well, I am myself again! And I have had another cooking Sunday. I made pizza today with a slightly different toppings. So bacon, dear readers, go very very well on pizza. It was yummyness all around.

I've caught up with the washing as well, just need to do some last minute folding before going to bed.

How delightful to now be ready for the new week and all its challenges. My husband's show will open on Wednesday at the New Theatre Royal.

I hope you are coming to see it, if you are in town.

Time to regroup

Sometimes life has a way of catching up with you and you need to catch up with life. Today I woke up with a sniffle and the kitchen was a riot! No other way but to spend this beautiful Sunday on housework.

Don't resent housework. Take your time to chill. I use it also to re-group with myself. It gives me time to think and get back to my own routine of things. Also, the body gets some physical exercise it needs!

So a good Sunday to you and I'll blog again later today about how the day turns out.

Cheerio!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Tweet-up and new friends

Well, Southsea had its tweet-up last night and this time over 15 people come along. So that was a major success.and the other one was that we all managed to get to know each other and draw inspiration from each other.

Mary, who is a poet and is writing a novel, was encouraging Emma, who runs Eden Florist in Old Portsmouth, to write about what she's passionate about. Emma was trying to find out what blogging is all about. So I had a nice chat with her too about her shop, her children and why the things she said would be the things I want to read in her blog. From this conversation I too learnt about what might be good to blog about.

As I chatted to various people I was trying to find something interesting to talk about. I can be quite shy, but since this tweet-up happened because Abby and I talked it up on Twitter, we had to do our part in making sure everyone was comfortable.

Someone passed around a list of who were there and no doubt a Facebook page or something similar will materialise. In the mean time we were glad that there was so much to talk about.

Andrew from Creatiques passed around the Wedding magazine that gave them the Retailer of the Year award. His gown and Emma's bouquet will be on the front page of the next issue. What an achievement!

Haley who runs AboutMyArea website was there with a few people she tweeted with. There were Chrissie and Anne who both work for a company publishing text for staff training. What they do sounded amazingly like a detailed and focused work. Mike was telling me about B2B website which was something I don't know very much about and James, who actually didn't tweet, was a full time photographer which made me curious as I wasn't sure what that means. Do you have a studio? I asked him...

I don't think I can name everyone, but we did have fun and cannot wait for the next tweet-up. Some people stayed even longer and had an even better time!




Monday, 21 February 2011

We are planning a tweet-up!

Just a quick note to say that the Southsea Tweet-up this Wednesday 23 February is gaining momentum. This is encouraging since my first tweet-up was made up of myself and Haley Storey who runs AboutMyArea website. Then I had 4, then another 4 last month, so will be pleased if more Southsea tweeples turn up for this one.

Southsea Tweet-up
Wed 23 Feb, 7pm onwards
At No 69 Palmerston Road
Southsea, of course!

See you there!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Top 5 things to see and do in Portsmouth

I've submitted my roundup of things to see and do in Portsmouth for @GotSaga with some beautiful pictures from Elizabeth Allen. I hope you will take a look at let me know on the comments box below what you think.

Top 5 best things to do and see in Portsmouth, England

1 - Historic Dockyard
2 - Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays
3 - Old Portsmouth
4 - Millenium Walk
5 - D-Day Museum and Southsea Castle

Hope you agree! I would welcome your recommendations of things to do and see so I can write more.

What a week!

What a week in Southsea and I can tell you a few things I've been to this week to show you just how busy this place can be.

On Tuesday afternoon the St James' Hospital in Locksway Road officially opened The Limes, a facility to care and treat elderly dementia patients. It's a beautiful building and surrounding which clearly had been designed carefully with the patients welfare in mind. The staff were gentle and caring. In fact, everyone I met made me feel that the patients could not ask for a better care. Thumbs up for Portsmouth!

On Wednesday the University of Portsmouth officially opened the new Dental Academy in partnership with King's College London. Again, a beautifully designed building. Earl Howe officiated and the event was attended by the great and the goods in the city. A really good celebration and good news for dental health in Portsmouth.

Thursday night saw a glittering evening at the Spinnaker Tower to launch "Portsmouth in Poetry", a collection of poems written about Portsmouth. Dale Gunthorpe and Julie Millard are the people behind the Spinnaker Press who had compiled the book. Congratulations to them for putting together a wonderful evening of poetry and all the best with the book.

It's been an exciting week for me also meeting up with Twitter friends. On Saturday I was watching my first football match in Fratton Park. I'm sure many Pompey friends would be proud of me. Why did I take so long? And thanks to @PompeyNev for encouraging me to go. We can report that pork sausages are great for half-time snacks!

And Sunday was a blissfull day even if the weather was beginning to take a drizzly and blowy turn. I walked all along the seafront to see @creatiques Wedding Show at the Royal Beach Hotel. They have put together a roomful of talented people with unique offerings for the modern brides.

I will soon write about these amazing business people and their wonderful gift to turn a bride's day into a memorable one.

I hope you week has been good too!