Southampton pub reviews – week two

Southampton pub reviews – week two

Week two of my survey of every pub in Southampton didn’t see a huge amount of progress until the weekend. On Friday night, I went in The Angel, my...

Southampton pub reviews get underway

Southampton pub reviews get underway

I have teamed up with the South Hampshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), which has a very detailed database of pubs in its patch (Southampton...

Southampton’s endangered pubs –...

Southampton’s endangered pubs – an assessment of the damage

In 2007-08, I took it on myself to undertake the epic task of visiting every pub in Southampton. (Click here to see the reviews and here for the winners.)...

The Bargate Shopping Centre – a premature...

The Bargate Shopping Centre – a premature obituary

I was shocked to see how bad a state the Bargate Centre is in now. It is clearly on its last legs. All the shops are closed it seems. As it happens, the...

Romsey Road 3D model – a change of plan?

Romsey Road 3D model – a change of plan?

During the last few weeks I have been learning to use Blender – 3D modelling software. Although there are a lot of aspects I have yet to cover, my knowledge...

Yorkshire Sep 2012 – part 1: Friday 21...

Yorkshire Sep 2012 – part 1: Friday 21 September 2012

Friday 21 September 2012 Today started out with a nice sausage bap and cup of tea at Southampton Airport’s airside café. The flight to Leeds was, as...

Coastal walk 8 September 2012

Coastal walk 8 September 2012

Faced with the prospect of a sunny weekend, perhaps the last one of this year’s poor summer, and no particular place to go, I racked my brain for some...

Pubs update Summer 2012

Pubs update Summer 2012

There has been a flurry of activity on the pubs front in Southampton city centre in recent weeks: The Angel (formerly known as Angel of the South), Palmerston...

Font of the month – Stymie

Font of the month – Stymie

May’s font of the month (Calibri) is a relative newcomer but this month’s font, Stymie, has been around for decades. Its ‘Extra Bold’...

August

August

It is an honour and a privilege to write to this August journal, even though it is only April. Sadly, my previous online endeavours (The Shed and an even...