Bembridge Harbour.

With Autumn pretty much here, one has to make the most out of the last days of summer. It doesn’t get much more pleasant than making your way to Bembridge harbour for a top notch dressed crab. Summer you have been great, however, Autumn I am ready for you.


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Goodwood Revival 2016.

OK so here is something a bit new. Normally the preserve of my vintage orientated sister, this year a free ticket to Revival at Goodwood magically floated my way. So with a neckerchief on and my camera charged we set off. Man was I impressed; the scale of it, the attention to detail, the racing history, the on-point organisation, the million dollar cars throwing themselves around the race track. And the Wall Of Death. My god that event blew my little mind. It also made me wonder if I need both a motorbike licence and some more selvedge denim. Being fortunate enough to check out an event like this was a real eye opener for me, I had no idea what an international and unique event we have on our doorstep. A great day out from start to finish, much appreciated Patrick, thank you.


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Potato Rosti, Gammon & Duck Egg.

It’s not everyday I’m given duck eggs as a present. Time to imitate what I used to love eating at the King Street Tavern.


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Festival Recovery At The Courtyard.

A wonderful opportunity to sit down with out of country friends and compare notes (and babies). The Courtyard is an eatery embedded in Southsea Castle, with prices perhaps slightly on the steep size but with the quality (and historical surroundings) to back it up. The pattie in my burger was nicely homemade and packed real flavour. Although this place deserves a second visit in order to full see what is what food wise. A blissfully chilled afternoon after what was an alcohol fuelled couple of days of debauchery.


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Victorious Festival 2016.

Another year and another Victorious Festival done. What is easily now Portsmouth and Southsea’s biggest event in the calendar, Victorious has grown from a small DIY event in the dockyard to a fully-fledged and internationally recognised festival. Year upon year the festival is tweaked and improved, especially with the inclusion of the World Music area (nestled nicely amongst the palm trees on the mini golf course) which really gave it an authentic festival vibe; complete with genuinely interesting food and good vibes. As the festival grows, so does the calibre of the line-up; I’ll be super honest and say that very little of the bands that play truly excite me, however I saw Noel Gallagher play on the Common in my home town. How can you sniff at that? The ticket prices are still amazingly good value for money and there is simply nothing better than a festival you can walk home from. I’m already looking forward to seeing who they announce for next year. Long may it live.


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Captain’s Row Sushi Masterclass.

For one afternoon only, Captain’s Row was turned into a veritable sushi dojo. Under the expert guidance of Tokyo based sensei Misako, a masterclass in sushi making unfolded under our very eyes. Domo arigato!


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The Burger Kitchen, Chichester.

OK, so I know burger joints are over played in 2016, but I’ll always be a sucker for decent pattie, especially with the words “pastrami” and “pickles” are involved. The Burger Kitchen on Chichester highstreet is an eatery that we completely stumbled across one day whilst having a bit of a day out. I know burger places are de rigour (with prices to match) but a decent burger is a decent burger. And this place was pretty cool; nothing to complain about food wise, great selection of beers (shout out to the grapefruit IPA) and relatively tucked away at the top of a stairway. The table side iPads seemed bit novel, although not sure about all the greasy fingers. Would go again.


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