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New Trail Of Art For Abbotswood A new trail was opened this summer linking Romsey to Abbotswood. The trail was created by local artist Nicola Henshaw and includes a series of stepping stones, benches and panels. Each design has been inspired by stories and memories that local people have shared at community events and workshops which have taken place over the past 18 months. The trail begins at The Plaza and Romsey Station, leading visitors along the Barge Canal to Fishlake Meadows Road where they can reach Abbotswood through Minchin Hill Wood. Nicola worked with a number of different groups, including Romsey Young Carers, Romsey Primary School, Woodley Café, Age Concern, King John’s House and the TeaPoets Collective, to develop imagery and poems for the trail. The four stepping stones along the canal incorporate images of fish, as well as trains to represent the Sprat and Winkle railway line. The oak benches provide a resting place with a view of the green at the end of Mercer Way and the seven panels under Fishlake Meadows road bridge tell the stories gathered from local people. For more information about the public art trail, visit

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I’ve always really loved music. I can Melanie Tinson & Tania Houston remember spending my first savings on a radio/cassette player which I took everywhere with me. It cost me a small fortune in batteries and, as this was pre-headphone days, made me pretty unpopular with the neighbours. Although music took a bit of a backseat when my children were young, they are both at university now and I have revived my interest. I attend lots of concerts and music festivals throughout the summer and have joined a Meetup group for other music lovers ( or Google “OMG Meetup”). With a few exceptions, I’m really not into the music I grew up with; I like modern music and current artists. I’m fit, healthy and reasonably slim, but one look at my face and you’d know I’m not exactly Radio 1’s target audience, meaning I sometimes feel out of place at live events. If I go to concerts, these are mostly in the dark and I can’t generally be seen. But if I go to a music festival during the day it’s a different matter. I was near the front at one the other week and I suddenly realised I was older than anyone else there by at least 25 years. ‘The kids’ should have been staring at me wondering which teenager I was accompanying. However they were far too interested in the act on stage, their friends and themselves to bother looking at me. Yes my backache might tell me I’m too old and I certainly can’t ‘do’ camping, but I’ve come to the conclusion that nobody else is bothered about your age or how you look. So next time you think ‘I’m too old’, ask yourself ‘who says?’ Get your dancing shoes on, pack some painkillers, and get on out there!



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And Another Thing... Tom Spoils A Good Walk by Tom Hughes From the other end of the Sunday breakfast table, my Dearly Beloved stared at me in disbelief. “Tom, what on earth are you wearing?” Sporting my Pringle jumper, Farah slacks and Michael Jackson glove I replied, “What does it look like? I’m off to spoil a good walk. Nigel has asked to make up a four-ball.” “Does he know you can’t play?” “Rubbish, I made par at Royal Birkdale.” “You mean you beat Evan and Hannah at crazy golf on Southport pier? Well off you go then!” After squeezing the Mondeo Ghia between two shiny Germanic tanks, I breezed into the club house to be greeted by Nigel with Simon and Chris - two tall chaps clad from head to foot in Ping and Nike. “Tom! Ready for a spot of match play?” “Sure! Where do I go to rent some bats?” After kitting myself out with a half-set from the club shop, we strolled onto the first tee. With the dew glistening on the immaculate fairway, I squinted 8

at the flag fluttering gently in the mid-morning mist. With the pines swaying imperiously to my right, the club house nestled serenely on my left, surely this was golfing Nirvana. As agreed, Simon had first dibs at the green. A suggestive wiggle of his haunches then - thwack! His small white missile was sent into a perfect trajectory towards the hole. Nigel was up next, and proceeded to hook his effort into the light rough. Third to tee off was the debonair Chris, who effortlessly located the fairway. Soon it was all eyes on me. After dithering over my weapon of choice, a clearing of throats told me that my procrastination was getting on everyone’s wick. There was only one thing for it - death or glory. It was time to deploy the heavy artillery. “The driver, Tom? Feeling brave?” I blew out my cheeks and narrowed my eyes. After a quick check on the position of my target, I pulled back my mighty masher and let fly. Immediately after my swing I was up on one leg, leaning forward to check the progress of my effort. “Can you see it?” I glanced hopefully at Nigel

who grimaced and then pointed at my feet. I looked down to see my ball still sitting happily on the tee, awaiting further instructions. Without skipping a beat I spat on my hands and announced, “Okay, enough practice swings - let’s get off the mark.” Like a coiled spring I unwound my twisted torso and whoosh…into the air she went, arcing beautifully into the sky. Unfortunately the item in the stratosphere wasn’t the ball - it was my club. With all the dignity I could muster, I trudged off to retrieve my equipment. After my fellow golfers were back up off the ground, I decided to follow Nigel’s advice: “Tom, why don’t you play it safe with a three-iron?” And so we slogged onwards. Finally, as dusk began to fall, we reached the eighteenth, by which time Simon and Chris, not unreasonably, had had quite enough. And then it happened. On the final fairway I took a battered seven iron and swung it in the general direction of the pin. Thwack! I connected perfectly and up went my ball - a pure golf shot, rising gracefully skywards before plopping down gently onto the green…then - a

hop, a skip…and unbelievably, in she rolled! “Did you see that? Did you see that!?” Nigel put his head in his hands as Chris turned to Simon and sighed, “How I pity his poor wife.”

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Back home I rushed upstairs and started rummaging in the back bedroom as Sarah called out, “Tom where have you been? It doesn’t take that long to play, surely?”

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Plan Your Planting by Pippa Greenwood

Although gardens are now looking a little tired, the drier soil means it is not a good time for planting shrubs or trees. So, do what you can to perk up flower beds and borders and then start to plan ahead for spring, as garden centres are starting to take delivery of bulbs which will get your garden looking fabulous early next year.

a few bulbs. As they are often in flower before the rest of the garden gets going, they can be used to under-plant existing trees, shrubs and herbaceous flowers. Bulbs are an excellent way to make the most of every square metre of soil, and to ensure that your garden looks lovely as early as possible in the year.

Many bulbs start to put down roots at the end of summer and into autumn, so prompt planting is advisable, though tulips are best planted in October.

Many bulbs do well in containers, so if you have a permanently planted up container this too can be under-planted with several layers of spring flowering bulbs. Use a transplanting trowel to minimise damage to the existing plants’ roots.

Another option is mail order catalogues which have a bigger choice of bulbs, often including more unusual varieties. Time is of the essence, however, so send off for these as soon as possible so that you can choose some delightful bulbs ready for planting in the next month or so. Before buying, decide where in the garden you can cram in


If you are unsure which bulbs go together, don’t feel frightened to experiment. Alternatively, many catalogues and garden centres offer mixed selections of bulbs for specific purposes and there are also some lovely packs of bulbs following colour themes. These usually represent good value for money too. If you have a dull patch of lawn, brighten it up in the early months by planting some small bulbs. Crocus or miniature narcissus are particularly useful, as once the flowers have faded you don’t

have much deteriorating foliage to cope with. In larger areas, consider planting up drifts of full-sized daffodils, but make sure you don’t want to mow the grass beneath these trees or shrubs regularly, as you can’t safely remove the leaves of the daffodils until at least six weeks after flowering. Check that bulbs are in good condition before you buy, avoiding any which show even the slightest signs of deterioration such as sunken brown spots, excessive softness or patches of bluish mould. Larger bulbs generally seem to do better than smaller versions of the same variety. For large quantities of the same variety, buy a net of bulbs from your garden centre or direct from a mail order specialist nursery. If you can’t plant your bulbs promptly, keep them in a cool and well ventilated spot before planting, as this is essential to reduce the risk of them deteriorating. Next month I’ll be looking at novel ways to make the best use of the gorgeous array of available bulbs, so plant some now and then treat yourself to a few more for September planting!

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Whiteparish Village Fete This year's Whiteparish Fete was a great success; even the weather had a smile for us! Villagers had exceeded expectations with the production of in excess of 40 scarecrows around the village Queen Victoria putting in a late appearance. The winning entry, by the Wooldridge Family, depicted a Star Wars barbecue theme, entitled 'It's not burnt, it’s just a bit on the darkside’. An inspirational introduction from 2016 Salisbury and South Wiltshire Hero Award Winner, Patricia Boyle, started an afternoon of excitement and as the Hursley Swing Band played and dancers from the Forest School of Dance performed, there was plenty to keep everyone entertained, the young and not so young, including a dinosaur and gem hunt, face and pottery painting and the ever popular Bouncy Castle. Displays of Classic Cars and

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Congratulations on the new single. It’s called ‘The Story’ and it’s one of those songs that just hooks you straight in. Your voice on the opening line just grabs you. Thank you. Yeah this song is so beautiful. It’s a love story but I think it’s also a story of selfacceptance and owning every bit of your story and your life and how we’re all connected, and one collective story. So I think all of us can relate to this in a number of ways. You can get to a point where you settle into yourself and own every piece of you – it’s really empowering! ‘How Do I Live Without You’ is number four on Billboard’s greatest songs of all time. That is absolutely amazing. You must be thrilled with that? It’s mind blowing actually. People really connected with that song in such a way that it became a part of everyone’s lives. There are weddings, funerals, whatever – it’s amazing what music can do. So I’m very grateful for that song and still enjoy singing it. And ‘Can’t Fight The Moonlight’ was number one in 11 countries. How are you going to top that?! There’s got to be something on this record that’ll do that! I do believe it’s possible – I really do! There are so many awards you’ve won. You’re the youngest ever Grammy award winner?


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ROMSEY MALE VOICE CHOIR Romsey Male Voice Choir’s team of 60 members share a passion for singing and fun. Come along to a rehearsal to hear what we do, all visitors welcome. The choir holds weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings in Romsey. 02380 663263, LADIES CHOIR Wed evenings (term time), 7.30 to 9.30 p.m Chandler’s Ford Community Association Centre, Hursley Road (next to St Boniface Church) An ability to read music is not necessary and no auditions are required. We sing for fun and friendship. Come along to a meeting or 023 8025 3870

HEALTH & EXERCISE Meditation as a way of prayer Every Friday 11am to 12pm. An opportunity to explore & experience the stillness & silence of contemplative prayer. Wisdom Centre, Romsey, Hants SO51 8EL. 01794 830206. reception@ www. ROMSEY ARTHRITIS HYDROTHERAPY Help soothe Arthritic joints, helping to relieve pain in the Hydrotherapy Pool. Join us as a member for £10 per year. Weekly sessions are subsidised. Transport is not available, but sessions are held locally. For further information contact Mrs Linda Hill 01794 323838


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CHILDREN 1st Romsey Girls’ Brigade Tuesdays Romsey Baptist Church Games, crafts, bible stories, life skills, uniform, badgework. For girls from 5 to 14+ years. 01794 522122

Romsey Sea Cadets Tues for 12–18 year olds or Thurs for 10–18 year olds. Romsey Sports Field, Southampton Road, Romsey SO51 8AT Activities and competitions in every area include sailing, rowing, canoeing, swimming, 5-a-side football, shooting & camp craft. 01794 514387

HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST New Forest Art Society Meets third Wednesday of most months at Lyndhurst Community Centre 7-9 pm. Programme on website www.newforestartsociety. New members and guests welcome. Flower Arranging 2nd Weds 7 for 7:30 N Baddesley Hall Series of demonstrations and talks on Flower Arranging at North Baddesley Village Hall, Contact Sue Perdue 023 8073 3134

Ampfield Bridge Club Meet Tuesday 7pm to 10pm, Ampfield Village Hall. This is a very popular club, with experienced players and beginners welcome. Contact: Chris Balchin at 01794 368427 or just come along.

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