And now for something completely different, but educational.
While we have an intermission in the Herbie Awards Ceremony, let me pass on a couple of facts you didn't need to know.
After a comment from Adam I had to edit my last two posts to change "Bull Creek" to "Bow Creek" - Bow Creek being the mouth of the river Lea where it meets the Thames. How did I come to mistakenly write "Bull Creek"?
Interestingly, people in Portsmouth routinely refer to The Mainland when talking of anything to the north of the city, and the whole area is officially known as Portsea Island.
Portsea island of course includes Southsea which is the southern part of the island facing the sea. No idea how it got its name.
Portsmouth has a plethora of wonderful old pubs some of which I have photographed and put in a web album here.
A couple of samples:
Back to normal next time.
PS Clock still ticking.