Southampton Sojourn…

August 20, 2009 at 4:47 am 2 comments

After a busy week of work Maz and I jetted off to Southampton for the past weekend.  We stayed with Stu and Shani whom I met when I was on a contiki tour in New Zealand.  They treated us to a fine Southampton weekend with a variety of lovely foods and beverages and also some decent Southampton touristy experiences.

On the Friday night after a long boring train ride we went out for a few drinks then to the most amazing purple Indian restaurant I’ve ever seen.  Everything was purple including the custom made carpet and pointy shoes of the guy on the door.  We ended up eating at about 10pm before heading out to see the residence of Stu and Shani.

The next day we went to Portsmouth to visit some famous ships.  We went on a couple and also saw the hull of a ship that was dredged up from the bottom of the sea a number of years ago.  First we went onto, and inside the Warrior:

Portsmouth HarbourPortsmouth Harbour

Inside the WarriorSteering Wheels 🙂

Decent Chain...Anchor Chain

Stoking the fire...There were about 30 of these, all for running the engine.

We visited another ship and a museum before heading to the pub for some drinks and then out for Italian.  The next day we decided to go for a jaunt in the forest with the intention of riding some bikes around.  We got stuck in traffic for about an hour and then found out that the bikes were stupidly expensive so we headed off to the pub for lunch.

HorsesSome horses laying around in the forest…

Maz...Maz and Shani Feeding Horses…

Roast LunchYorkshire pudding…aww yeah…

Now we’re back at work and tonight we decided to cook a joint dinner and declare it Pimms’o’clock!  Time to eat!

Preparing the Pimms...Jess preparing the Pimms…


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I know I said we were busy… London calling…

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mazil  |  August 20, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “Another ship”! The other two ships we saw were more famous. The Mary Rose was King Henry VIII’s favourite ship which sank off the coast of Portsmouth and was recovered in the 1980s (along with many Tudor artifacts), and The Victory was the ship that Admiral Nelson sailed and died on.

  • 2. Mazil  |  August 20, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I loved the ponies and the Pimms 🙂


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