The Metamorphosis of Cumberland House Natural History Museum

On 19th August, Cumberland House unveiled the result of a year of renovations and a £100,000 + budget. The previous facility was erected in 1986 and needed updating. So, the Friends of Cumberland House group and Portsmouth City Council joined forces to create a new and stylish extension to the museum. The butterfly house is … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Castle Road Summer Fayre: Quintessentially Southsea

On the first weekend of August, I travelled down to Castle Road for their Summer Fayre, sponsored by Southsea's Coastguard Studio. Castle Road is home to many popular independents including the infamous Pie and Vinyl (see my review as part of the Southsea Food Tour, coming out this Thursday) and Tony Wood hair salon in the old Victorian … Continue reading Castle Road Summer Fayre: Quintessentially Southsea

The Southsea Food Tour: The Chocolate Lounge

This weekend, just gone, was the launch party of the new Chocolate Lounge on Clarendon Road, Southsea. Owned by Chocablock Limited, they have moved to a swanky new store from their old shop in Copnor. I visited twice over the weekend to try them out but, although I love supporting new and independent businesses, I was … Continue reading The Southsea Food Tour: The Chocolate Lounge