In April my eldest son got married. So even though we were only ‘over here’ a year ago, it was back to the UK for us. This time because of work constraints – Easter before, and a couple of big events at the start of May, we only stayed a couple of weeks. As it turned out I managed to spend a lot of the time working, so we didn’t get to travel around at all. However, we did fit in a couple of day trips and some time with friends.

Langstone Harbour from the locks

Langstone Harbour from the locks – Lock entrance wall. 2 pictures

Calm Center (Three)

Calm Center (Three) – We visited a place laden with memories for me and recreate a picture from ten years ago. Two-minute read, 4 pictures

Langstone Mill

Langstone Mill – Besides being picturesque, Langstone Mill is interesting because it is the site of two mills. Besides the obvious windmill, there was also a tidal mill. Plus a bonus reminisce, and a picture from the seventies. One-minute read, 3 pictures

The Royal Oak & Langstone Mill

The Royal Oak & Langstone Mill – We weren’t quite sure what time we were supposed to be arriving for dinner with my brother and his family, so we decided to have a short walk followed by a quick preprandial drink in the Royal Oak.

Watermill

Watermill – Weald & Downland Living Museum. Who couldn’t resist taking a picture of this watermill with its reflection in the lower pool? There were lots of moorhen chicks and tiny ducklings around in the lower pool, and I’ll confess, I couldn’t resist taking a picture of them. 3 pictures

Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving – Weald & Downland Living Museum, West Sussex. 2 pictures

Vacation Days 3-5 – Working

Vacation Days 3-5 – Working. All I had to do was create the artwork and then upload it all to the printer’s website — That was before we rented two weeks display time on an electronic billboard. Three-minute read

Commercial Road, Portsmouth

Vacation Day 2 – A quick visit to Commercial Road

Park and Ride Bus

Vacation Day 2 – A quick visit to Commercial Road

St. John’s Catholic Cathedral, Portsmouth, UK

St. John’s Catholic Cathedral, Portsmouth, UK.

The Former Zurich Building, Portsmouth UK

The Former Zurich Building, Portsmouth UK.

Victoria Park and Playground

Victoria Park and Playground – Vacation Day 2 – A stroll through Victoria Park. 2 pictures

The Norrish Central Library, Portsmouth Guildhall Square

The Norrish Central Library, Portsmouth Guildhall Square.

Portsmouth Guildhall & Guildhall Square

Portsmouth Guildhall & Guildhall Square – Vacation Day 2. 5 pictures

Bit Of A Cock-up On The Car Rental Front

Bit Of A Cock-up On The Car Rental Front – What’s that stuck in the middle of the console? Vacation Day 2 – Sleep, rent a vehicle, and go buy some essentials for our stay. One-minute read

Southsea Beach

Southsea Beach – Vacation Day 1 – The flight out, a walk to the beach, and beer. Once back in Portsmouth we took a short nap. We then decided that a visit to the beach was in order, and somehow that led to a pint of beer. 5 pictures