Sunday, 8 April 2007

Southsea Seafront.... I Was Born in Southsea.....II

Ok........... ya see, during the school breaks, of which we are on a fortnights break for end of term here, I aint the sort of person to stay in........ ya see, during the normal school term we dont really get a chance to go out for the whole day cos there is school drop offs and then pre-school drop offs and then lunchtime pick ups and then 2.45 pick ups from pre-school and 3.30 pick ups from school and then shot over to pick Jacob up and then often as not to then pick Sam up from College.......

Sooooooooooo during the school breaks its nice to GET OUT and do stuff with the nippers........ each day is different nippers, each school break can also be different..... with nippers from babies right up to 12 year olds.....

Anyways you will hardly ever find me home during school holidays, I pack up the car with buggys and lunches and picnic blankets and kites and footballs and everything but the kitchen sink and we just bugger off out..... no matter what the weather...... either down the seafront cos ya can walk for miles along the prom, or to the woods, we are surround by woods here, NOT forests, just woods, well famous 'Forest of Bere' thats where many of the Royals Oaks were cut down and used to build ships like The Mary Rose, thats Henry VIII ship that sank in our harbour entrance all those years ago and was lifted in 1982 - but thats maybe another story......

LOL, I was just gonna ramble on then about my love of our heritage in my neck of the woods and me passion for our local history..... but again, maybe another time....

So, I loads the nippers up drives round to me maties, she loads hers up and we head for Southsea..... the water that afronts Southsea seafront is called The Solent, its a strip of water that has one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, apparently...... with the Dockyard up one end and the habour mouth is also one of the narrowest :)...... all the naval shipping goes up The Solent, all the huge International Ferries, also the hovercraft that goes across to the Isle of Wight...... ya see this strip of water is what seperates us from The Isle of Wight, its a little Island just off our south coast..... and ya can just jump on the Ferry or the hovercraft to get there........ and in the middle of The Solent are 3 seaforts........ built to defend Portsmouth from invasion, The Round Tower and Hot Walls at Portsmouth are well old and all part of the fortification of the town, anyways I could go on and on and on about my part of the world....... but I do know that when I get me doodle maties over for a visit, we will take the little boat out to the seafort that has a resturant on it and just do soooooooo much to do with my world............ ok sorry rambling....... Im in a strange frame of mind this morning.....

If you look behind the nippers in this picture you will be able to just make out one of the seaforts out in The Solent and in the distance you can see The Isle of Wight, its only about a mile across the water........ and I bought ya all a stick of Southsea Rock (Oh how British) and a postcard...... so if ya want them ya will have to tip me ya address'....... well except those in our Gumbyland.......

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This picture was taken out on the old pier, it partly burnt down when they was filming scenes for The Who's Film Tommy back when I was 14ish........did you know I was an extra in that film :).......nah I dont suppose ya did.....

Anyways it was WELL windy down the seafront, so we walked right along until we ended up behind Southsea Castle where is was real sheltered and so very hot lol.......

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As you can see maybe it was not hot enough for ice-creams lol.......

Only 2 nippers fell into the sea on Wednesday....... so that was good........ it was strange not having all me other nippers with me, the older ones do make it so much more fun.........

anyways just boring Twaddle today....

OH, BUT OMG WE BOUGHT THE MOST FUN THING YESTERDAY........ ok ok so someone might end up getting killed on it, but its so much fun...... another time for that though......

x

15 comments:

Starr Kelso said...

Sorry, the chicken has to go. You speak of history. Do you remember the Bismark. What was the battle cry? "Sink the Bismark?" Well, "Sink the Chicken." The coast does indeed look nice...although I can't imagine a fort on such an itty bittie island. Guess it is something British. I sure hope you guys aren't still thinking of invading Idaho...what was that so many years ago? The "British Invasion." Did the Brits call it that, or did they call it lets loot the colonists of their gold? History...we would all do well to focus on it more. I know I should, and I think I will start with Calvary, today. Hope you have a nice Easter.

ciara said...

love the little nippers :) is that you and your matie in the pic? lmao @ starr's tidbit of history

the psycho therapist said...

Heh heh heh...if there's a picture of Marmy anywhere in cyberspace I'll come feed Janet for a week while Green is installing the solar panels.

I've been begging her for a pic for over a year. Rotsa ruck.

Glad you're on holiday, missie.
Love and hugs to you and the boys.
And Happy Easter if this is your thang.

(You're prolly having some kind of meatatarian feast today, aren't you? I'll be doing scallops and swordfish, meself. That *is* what Christ said as he rose, wasn't it? Let them eat fishes? Hmmm, perhaps that wasn't him.)

(smiling at you)


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MarmiteToasty said...

~(((Starr)))~ The chicken stays lol

Forts!! FORTS!! bloody FORTS. I'll have you know we have 3 forts just along the top of Portdown hill which I can see from our back bedroom windows..... Portsdown hill that is, not the forts, cos they are just over the brow of the hill overlooking Portsmouth...... and there ARE 3 seaforts out in the Solent..... I dont think there is anywhere more interesting in the world then right here in my corner....... I said interesting NOT beautiful........

oh and Starr..... we call that bit of history.......The Day We Kicked Doodle Arses' ;) - you to have a lovely Easter day.......xx

~((Ciara)))~ are you blind as well as a dinlo lol....... thats my Jacob and Aimie in the pic ya dinlo....... I dont do photos lol - happy easter to you dear matie and have the most wonderful time in hawaii this coming week, BITCH lol xxxxxxx

~((((((((Wendy)))))))))~ I so almost rang you this morning, just had this HUGE urge to......and NO easter aint me 'thang' or me 'thong' :) - and its roast silverside of Beef today.... even though the smell of BBQ is in the air outside......

Sigh....... love ya xxx

Starr Kelso said...

For you the middle.

MarmiteToasty said...

ps ((Wendy)).... ave you and Foolie been teaching Peanut the tricks of your trade GGgggggrrrr, if ya have, you can bloody well knock it off...... gawds sake......xx

~((Starr))~ what? WHAT? middle what? lol

x

Starr Kelso said...

loon.

Starr Kelso said...

I suppose I could draw you a picture on me blog, but I can't draw so that wouldn't be much help. You and your chicken will just have to think about it.

MarmiteToasty said...

*Standing in front of me chicken as protection*..... feet apart, hands on hips..... WHAT? lol

Refugee said...

Aw, Marmite, those kids are cute! I'll bet they thought the weather was just fine for ice cream. They are lucky to have you, Marm.

the psycho therapist said...

I am not responsible for anything Peanut does. Just because she is demonstrating the healthy behaviors others of us have taken in response to your incessant addiction to deleting comments in no way reflects upon my good name and those of which I am known.

I believe there is now a small crowd of banditos calling you on your, er, how shall I say, shiite, either here or Gumbyland.
To wit:
Moi.
Greenster
Susaroo
Schmeebs
yFooly
Peanut

May the list grow as long as you are loved, my dear, for loved ann be-loved is what ye shall ere be.

*muah

Who's the bitch going on vaca? God-DAMMIT I hate working when there's a party going on.
:)

(I love you, Marmy. Now and forever. You know? You know. :)


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The Fool said...

Hi M-Toasty. (((hugs))) You are so funny...but you leave that poor kerb out of it over at my place.

"THAT" secret...heh heh.

;)

I love all the little spice bits...the historic addendums in this piece. It's rich with flavor...but then again, that's you.

And I do want to know your source on the language bits...tease me with the knowledge of a Grail fortress will you? Harrrrumph! What do I have to trade? And if this negotiation is going to wind me up at the end of an MB240, then let's take it off-line (duck Fooly).

Have a great Happy Day (to be so PC).

And don't blame me if someone else has joined the "no deletey club." Something in life buries diamonds, and others of us try to dig them up (and others commodotize and monopolize them around ritual and tradition...but that's another story).

I can even confuse myself.

:)

Southwark Lad said...

hey, i think that's the port that we took the ferry to france from. mebbe? no? i'm horrible with my geography these day.

MarmiteToasty said...

Jebus, look at the state of this place, just cos I wasnt around to turn the lights off, it DONT give ya free range to wreck the place....... I might have to sack that bloody Shark.... ;)

~((refugee))~ well I dont know if the nippers are lucky or if Im lucky to be a part of their lives and help nurture them and help them grow, and oh to be their memory maker as much as I can.....xx

~((Wendy))~ I think you, foolie and peanut have fucking matching jumpers, gawds sake..... ;) xxx

~((Foolie))~ ok trade :) lol....... oh and I love talking about my part of the world, I have such a passion for my heritage and SO WANNA share it with you all...... this part of the world is steeped with so much history, much naval of course, I just wanna show you it all...... all of ya..... one day aye? :) its a nice thought.....

making badges for the deletie club so others know to wack you with a stick as you pass ;) xxx

~((DoodleLad))~ it might of been from Dover ya went.... but it could well of been from Pompey, gawds sake you world wide traveller, ya suppose to notice these place ya travel from...... xx

toadman said...

Oy! 'ow come I can't see the picture bigger? I think I deserve to see a picture of marmie, don't you?