Sunday, 31 December 2017

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day Trip Out

To walk off all that Christmas tucker - a few hours were spent at the Annual Boxing Day Car Show at Romsey:

followed by a spot of retail therapy and light refreshment in the delightful village of Stockbridge.

Someone arrived in style for lunch

Monday, 25 December 2017

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Jane Austen

Famous novelist, Jane Austen, was born this day in 1775 in Winchester, Hampshire.  Her novels have been turned into successful films such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.  Here are a few women who have played in these films:

Kate Winslet - Sense and Sensibility 1995

Emma Thompson - Sense and Sensibility 1995

Gwyneth Paltrow - Emma 1996

Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice 2005

Rosamund Pike - Pride & Prejudice 2005

Judy Dench -Pride & Prejudice 2005

Lily James - Pride & Prejudice 2016

Kate Beckinsale - Love & Friendship 2016

and who can forget Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice:

Thursday, 14 December 2017


Yesterday we played to the staff at The Old Fire Station which went down really well.  Today we are at the main Talbot Campus playing to the students.  Please come along and help raise money for such a good cause.


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Festivities officially begin - First Xmas Lunch Today :)

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Christine Keeler

Former English model, showgirl who was at the centre of the famous 1963 "Profumo" affair has died at the age of 75.

Photograph by Lewis Morley

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Most of the Christmas shopping completed today followed by a cheesy Christmas film on TV - not bad at all :)

HMS Invincible

Saturday afternoon was spent viewing material from the wreck of HMS Invincible.  The ship was built in France in 1744 and captured by the British on the 3rd May1747.  Bournemouth University has been assisting the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust with the recovery, conversation and display of finds from the wreck which is located in The Solent.

Only 3 weeks before Christmas holidays start

Friday, 1 December 2017

Christmas Hits Sung by Women

It was said that this song was supposed to have been sung by Ronnie Spector but she was not able to put in as much emotion as the song required.  In 2010, Rolling Stone ranked this song first for The Greatest Rock and Roll Christmas Songs.


Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You was released on 1st November 1994.

Santa Baby was originally sung by Eartha Kitt in 1963.  Madonna and Kylie have also had hits with this as well.

My Christmas Tree - The Supremes 1965


Jinge Bells - En Vogue 2002