I’m a great believer in Murphy’s Law. “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. Why? Because humans have such a wonderful creative capacity and, simultaneously, an equally wonderful capacity to muck things up. (It’s just wonderful in a different direction, that’s all!).
Dear cycle thief,
Hope you are enjoying my bike or parts of it that you couldn’t sell. If you’ve sold it in the nether market, the money must have bought you a few pleasures. But, I am straying from the point now, digressing, if you understand the word. That was no aspersion on your education, but just a thought that occurred to me. In your profession, you cannot afford to digress. You cannot head for the bike shed with your chain cutters and suddenly entertain an alternative thought, like “Let me check out the Magnolia tree. Its blossoms are so overwhelmingly beautiful this time of the year”. No. You will be the master of concentration, one-track minded, a Zen of bicycle thievery. [Read more…] about An Open Letter to My Cycle Thief
1) Our favourite shop Mibi has got some news to the community. Do you know what’s happening?
1) Great news! This shop will open late on Pancake Day! Where is it?
1) Where can you find this building in Chandler’s Ford? What are your memories about this area? Do you like the changes in this area?
Image credit: Stuart Roberts [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (25)
1) Whereabouts in Chandler’s Ford can you find these flags in? Which renowned business is it in Chandler’s Ford? Have you visited this venue before?
1 – Where can you find these lovely knitting around Chandler’s Ford? So festive.
Image credit: Jill Mayes [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (23)
Today’s guessing game we would love to hear about your Christmas memories.
1 – Selwood’s Christmas trees have been around in Chandler’s Ford for decades. How does it make you feel seeing their magnificent Christmas tree each year?
(Sorry for being one day late this week of this popular Saturday Guessing Game series. It takes a lot of time to obtain photos from various sources, while also trying to untangle Christmas lights, get a friend to jump start our car – thank you chippy minton for your help, and send out Christmas cards that sort of thing. We hope you enjoy the photos today.)
Our loyal reader Mary Peterson sent us these images which she took in September 1984. Thank you Mary for these great photos. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (21)
In today’s guessing game, we are asking you to identify
1 – a bus and its surrounding area
2 – an upcoming event in Chandler’s Ford
3 – a local business in Chandler’s Ford [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (20)
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is one of the most iconic stories of all time. Centered on the miserable and rude Ebenezer Scrooge, the book – oh who am I kidding, everyone knows the story. There have been countless adaptations of the story and everything from The Muppets to Blackadder to Doctor Who have tackled it. [Read more…] about Review by Ben Williams: A Christmas Carol by Chandler’s Ford MDG Players
My favourite versions of it (and there have been many produced over the years) are The Muppet Christmas Carol (Michael Caine playing Scrooge) and the version starring Patrick Stewart. It is a question of getting Scrooge’s hardness of heart right without it spilling over into melodrama, something both knights of the realm did fantastically well. [Read more…] about A Christmas Carol – The MDG Players – Review by Allison Symes
The photos in the past two weeks focused on Hursley Road. Today’s photos are slightly different.
1) Where was this?
I enjoyed a very entertaining evening yesterday when I went to watch A Christmas Carol by the Chandler’s Ford MDG Players. It was held in the Dovetail Centre of the Methodist Church, and this venue facilitated an intimate theatre experience.
The production followed Charles Dickens’ famous story using acting, narration, carol singing and audience participation for the sound effects, which was great fun! The play was brilliantly adapted by James Reynard. [Read more…] about Review by Hazel Bateman: A Christmas Carol by Chandler’s Ford MDG Players
Today we continue to share a few precious images collected by Andy Vining’s family. Andy’s family farmed the North and South Millers Dale and surrounding areas for over 100 years, living in Hiltonbury Farmhouse until 1976.
These images may not be very clear, but we hope you get a sense of what the area was like in those days. We hope these inspire your memories and you can share what you remember with us. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (18)
Andy Vining’s family farmed the North and South Millers Dale and surrounding areas for over 100 years, living in Hiltonbury Farmhouse until 1976. Last week Andy dropped off a pile of old photographs of Chandler’s Ford for us to share with readers.
These photos have been organised systematically by Andy’s family – comparing old and new scenes at roughly the same location.
You can click to enlarge the photos to get better views. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (17)
1) Do you recognise this place? What’s the name of this business?
We have left you a small clue (an English alphabet) in the photo. What’re your memories of this place?
How has the place changed? Please share. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (16)
1) Where was this shop in Chandler’s Ford (in the 1950s)?
Do you have a story to share about this image?
According to Doug Clews, the photo was kindly supplied to him by a former Chandler’s Ford resident, Peter Smith, now deceased, who used to live over the shop with his wife Muriel. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (15)
Where is this roundabout in Chandler’s Ford? What’s the building to the right?
What’s the parking situation in this area? What’s around this roundabout? [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (14)
1) Where is this milestone in Chandler’s Ford located?
This old milestone is situated 69 miles from London, 6 miles from Winchester to Southampton. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Saturday Guessing Game (13)