What would you say were mankind’s top ten accomplishments? I’m not sticking to a specific field, nor are these in any particular order.
I love autumn, as I’ve mentioned before, but must admit I do dislike the earlier and longer nights.
I like lighter evenings. They make it easier to spot my black collie, Lady, for one thing. At the moment we have to put one of the click on lights on her collar from early evening so she lights up the world like a little fairy light! She isn’t impressed by this but it does make her easier to spot. Walking around Hiltingbury at this time of year, you get to spot a few of these lights and the full on illuminated coloured collars. There are some well lit up dogs around here! [Read more…] about The Light Fantastic
Music. Food. Ponies. Dogs. Games. Stalls. Friends. Queen.
Fryern Funtasia this afternoon on the Fryern Recreation Ground was enjoyable.
It’s the 5th Fryern Funtasia event in Chandler’s Ford. The Fryern Funtasia is a community event organised by local volunteers and businesses, with the help of the Chandler’s Ford Parish Council. [Read more…] about Chandler’s Ford Fryern Funtasia 2016
In this tutorial post, I’ll be showing you step-by-step how to create an image with text.
On Chandler’s Ford Today, all images with added text are created on a free photo editor called PicMonkey.
For each post, I also create a Featured Image measuring 240 x 240 pixels.
You can see all Featured Images to the left of the published posts on the Chandler’s Ford Today Blog page. [Read more…] about Easy Steps to Create Images with Text Using PicMonkey
Roger Clark from Hiltingbury has just returned from Glastonbury.
Roger entertained us last year with his ramblings of Glastonbury 2014.
Today Roger is inviting you to take part in a Caption Competition of this photograph that he took at Glastonbury last week. [Read more…] about Glastonbury: Caption Competition
Hundreds of people indulged in a great day at the fourth Fryern Funtasia this afternoon at Fryern Recreation Ground.
Fryern Funtasia is a community-led event organised by local volunteers and local businesses, with support from Chandler’s Ford Parish Council.
Fryern Funtasia is a fusion of village fete with funfair atmosphere: [Read more…] about Build a Community We Are Proud of: Fryern Funtasia 4th May 2015
Needing at least a point from this final day clash with Kidderminster Harriers, Eastleigh had a mixed start before gathering themselves and eventually crossing the line with something to spare.
Exactly the same could be said of the club’s first ever regular season in the Conference Premier, which Richard Hill’s side have finished with five straight wins to secure the division’s fourth spot. [Read more…] about Eastleigh 2 Kidderminster Harriers 1; 17:15pm Saturday April 25th 2015
Whether you use a compact camera, bridge camera, a DSLR or even the camera on your phone, there are certain universal tips and tricks you can use to improve the images you take.
I’m a Chandler’s Ford photographer and today I’m sharing 3 simple tips to help you improve your photography. [Read more…] about 3 Simple Tips to Improve Your Photography Using Any Camera
I’m Alan. I’m 35 and have lived in Chandler’s Ford with my family since 2012. I was born in Bassett Green and have lived in a few places around Hampshire over the years.
I love this place; it is by far the nicest place I have ever lived. When Janet invited me to help contribute to this site I jumped at the chance. [Read more…] about A Passionate Chandler’s Ford Photographer
The formbook was thrown emphatically out of the window at the Silverlake Stadium on Saturday, as Barnet, with one win from four in the run-up to this fixture, edged a competitive encounter with an Eastleigh side that had won its last four games.
It was a result that lifted the Bees, who sealed the three points after the home side could only muster a Ben Strevens penalty in response to goals from Curtis Weston and John Akinde, back to the top of the table. [Read more…] about Eastleigh 1 Barnet 2: 15:00 Saturday March 14th 2015
When Jai Reason left the Silverlake Stadium’s pitch after 80 minutes of Eastleigh’s command performance against Macclesfield Town, the Spitfires’ attacker was feted for a virtuoso display that saw him lend a heavy hand in three of his side’s goals and contribute an absolute beauty of his own.
What’s more, it wasn’t only the 4,126 souls who made up the record attendance at this ground on their feet – Richard Hill was off his seat and applauding enthusiastically with the rest. [Read more…] about Eastleigh 4 Macclesfield Town 0: 12:45 Saturday February 28th 2015
Eastleigh’s grip on sixth spot in the Conference Premier was loosened by a Torquay United side whose comeback victory completed a league double over the Spitfires for the Plainmoor outfit. This is a defeat that will sting for the home team, with the chance being passed up to gain some momentum after their own turnaround triumph on Tuesday night at Southport.
Richard Hill made four changes, here, to the eleven that had started the game on Merseyside four days earlier – Dean Beckwith, as skipper, Craig Stanley, Brian Howard and Deon Burton the men to come in. [Read more…] about Eastleigh 1 Torquay United 2: 15:00 Sat 14 Feb 2015
There is plainly something in the chemistry between these two sides that, whenever they collide, ignites a blur of goals, electrifying football, mistakes and unpredictability.
Nevertheless, when a slick, imaginative Spitfires attack paid dividends in rather unconventional fashion just seven minutes into this encounter, few of the 1,219 paying punters [Read more…] about Eastleigh 3 AFC Telford United 3; Saturday 7th February 2015
The final photo in my previous post, Views from my window – foxes, showed two fox cubs watching a deer, which is just about visible in the long grass.
In this post I’m going to share a selection of my favourite photos of deer, all of which have been spotted near our home in Fair Oak.
I’ve kept the selection to those taken ‘through’ windows, [Read more…] about Views from My Window – Deer
I live in a semi-rural location near Fair Oak. There are pros and cons to everything in life and, for me, getting up in the dark to travel to work is definitely one of the cons. I use public transport and walk to the nearest bus stop, or sometimes the railway station when the weather’s decent.
When, a week ago, Eastleigh’s fruitful festive period was grinding to a halt with defeat by Altrincham and Lincoln City were dishing out a 4-1 thumping to league leaders Barnet, any observers predicting this outcome would have been few and far between.
No matter, the marvellous unpredictability of football and the sheer resilience and quality of this Spitfires team joined forces to produce a result for the home side that will have made the rest of the division sit up and take notice. [Read more…] about Eastleigh 4 Lincoln City 0
Is your house featured in this series of Chandler’s Ford’s Christmas pictures?
Eastleigh Football Club’s distinguished photographer Tony Smith has been busy lately.
Tony has captured stunning Christmas light displays in Chandler’s Ford, Hiltingbury and Valley Park for readers of Chandler’s Ford Today. [Read more…] about All Is Bright: Christmas Decorations in Chandler’s Ford 2014
Players from Eastleigh under 13 whites & under 13 blue came together before their Tyro Div 1 game last Sunday.
Football Remembers Week takes place from 5-14 December 2014.
This is a joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council. The aim is to engage football fans and players [Read more…] about Football Remembers – Eastleigh
Three days after Eastleigh’s seven-match unbeaten run ground to a halt in Torquay, goals from Jack Midson and Michael Green, against a gritty but limited Dartford side, set the Spitfires back on the winning trail.
Paul Reid’s one game suspension meant that Richard Hill had to tinker with his back-four, the hosts’ manager pairing Will Evans and Dean Beckwith in the centre of defence, returning Dan Spence to his accustomed position on the right and handing Jamie Collins left-back duties. [Read more…] about Eastleigh 2 Dartford 0