Good morning, the weather is lovely this Saturday morning. There's a lot going on around me as I sit here in John's little house playing on my computer. His lovely friends are here putting up a big gazebo in readiness for tonights party. I don't think it will rain but you never know. It did rain a bit last night, the pitter patter on the tent woke me up. I slept very well as I brought my sunlounger to sleep on, it fits very well inside the £10 tent from the car boot sale.
I enjoyed the Open Mike last night, it was interesting to see what goes on in a pub where anyone can get up and sing. John did four songs, and I was most impressed. He says he lacks confidence but it didn't show. He sings very well, in tune, unlike one other who was a bit shouty. There was three young lads performing, they were in tune. If they keep at it they might have a career in music.
Anyway, back to the job in hand. I have decided to split the Portsmouth photo's into groups, there are too many to put in one post. I might delay posting some of them till I get back, depending on how much time I have now. Things are happening which I might need to join in with.
There is a lot to see in Portsmouth, although I only had a day there, I think I covered pretty much most of it. I parked out of the city, on London Road where there were no restrictions. Parking in the centre is quite expensive. I had a free street map which I tore out of a tourist information brochure, I was able to plan my walk with this.
First off was the Historic Dockyard, this is the entrance.
HMS Warrior 1860.
This was at the entrance to the exhibition. I didn't go in.
HMS Illustrious. There was no access to this boat.
A boat in dry dock undergoing restoration.
Brittany Ferries come and go into Portsmouth all the time.
Another view of HMS Warrior.
Hope you liked these pics. I must go now, or my host John will think I am anti social if I sit here for hours on this computer. More Portsmouth to follow. Toodle pip
The finished shawl
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