A337, the highway to hell (or just Lyndhurst)

I imagine there must have been a blue moon someplace as I feel compelled to write a post, but what about? As it happens I recently had the great fortune to drive north through Brockenhurst, through the switchback which is the Lyndhurst one-way system and onward to the M27.

As per normal in the summer there was a sizeable tailback from Lyndhurst, north up the A337 and when I say sizeable, maybe epic might be more appropriate. Epic as in Ben Hur, but with considerably less movement involved.

As I passed by smiling and waving (inside at any rate, I have no desire to induce road-rage in those less

Lymington Rotary Club fireworks display 2012

The inevitable advance of Winter is always highlighted around this time each year as news of the annual extravaganza which is the Lymington Rotary Club annual fireworks display hoves into view over the horizon. I don’t mean to blame the good Rotarians of Lymington for any inclement weather that comes our way this season, after all it’s been a year to forget if only we could, weather-wise, but nonetheless after Halloween and Bonfire Night it’s all pretty much downhill until Christmas.

It will come as no surprise to those who have attended before that it’s being held on Pennington Common again this year and there is free parking on the common. Call me paranoid if you will, but I hope there are a few farmers or 4×4 drivers in the Rotarians as after the

Remembering WWII in the New Forest

There’s great popularity these days for looking back, whether to value antiques, trace roots or honour those who have gone before. Fortunately though