Thursday, 9 October 2014

Living in Southsea

About a month ago, I moved into a little flat in Southsea with Rob, and when I'm not working we spend every minute making the most of living in this beautiful place! We've found so many lovely little places to visit on the weekends, and we'd love to share them.

We've found a few pretty tasty places to eat out so far - we're big fans of Coast to Coast in Gunwharf Quays (the chicken wings are to die for), Giraffe also in Gunwharf (devine ribs), Tangs Chinese on Elm Grove (amazing sweet and sour chicken cantonese style) and the Wine Bistro on Palmerston Road (if you like your shellfish, the mussels to share is a must-have).  We're desperate to try the Steak and Lobster on Elm Grove - it sounds delicious!

We spend quite a lot of our time walking around the city finding new places; walking along the front always reminds us of home and more often than not we end up popping into a pub on Spicer Island for a pint before we walk back to the flat.  I love these adorable beach huts and Canoe Lake is such a lovely place to walk around on a sunny day.

When my parents visited for the weekend we spent most of our time doing very touristy things - we went up to the top of the Spinnaker Tower with our Tesco Clubcard vouchers and loved looking out over the city trying to spot familiar places.  It's usually £10 a head which is pretty expensive, but our vouchers meant we only paid £2.50 each - much better!

There always seems to be some sort of market on the weekends - I especially loved the farmers market with the freshly baked bread, huge meat joints, delicious looking fruit and beautiful flower arrangements.  We've also found a few vintage markets, the odd car boot sale and the weekly Southsea market on Palmerston Road.

We are loving every second of living here, and I spend all week looking forward to the weekend knowing we'll have a brilliant time exploring a different pub, restaurant or part of this lovely place.  If you have any Southsea recommendations I'd love to hear them!

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