Carpet cleaning machines

It has taken two years but I have finally done it.

Carpet cleaning machines for hire Emsworth

Hired a Rug Docter carpet cleaning machine from Emsworth Home Hardware and set to with hours to go before the end of the year.

Fingers crossed, those nasty marks and stains in the hall are gone after being sprayed liberally with a heavy duty stain remover.

The machine is easy to use. One just follows the instructions which are simple and straight forward.

36 on the Quay

Set in a 17th-century building 36 on the Quay offer a creative, innovative yet simple menu and when local supports local something truly beautiful happens!

Best local independent resaurants on the South Coast, Emsworth Hampshire

A fine dining experience using seasonally foraged produce for no reason other than wild foods just taste better. Completing the fish and seafood which is the the house speciality.

Fresh local produce Emsworth, Hampshire the south of England

Guest can expect professional service which at the same time is informal and  a relaxed space looking out over Emsworth’s sea and harbour views.

Restaurants on the south coast with sea views, Emsworth, Hampshire the English South Coast

36 is also a restaurant with rooms offering guests tastefully appointed and comfortable accommodation.

Comfortable waterfront accommodation in Emsworth

Family holiday accommodation

Situated on the historic picturesque Mill Pond and a short stroll from Emsworth’s quaint harbor and walks along the shoreline .

Family accommodation Emsworth

Compass cottage is a restored Victorian cottage with a steep staircase and a cosy working fireplace.

Waterside self catering cottage Emsworth Hampshire

There are two double bedrooms on the first floor . The master bedroom has a comfy king size bed which looks out across the Mill Pond

Comfortable self catering cottage accommodation Emsworth Hampshire the South Coast

While with the second bedroom overlooks the garden and can be made up as a king or twin room.

Comfortable self catering accommodation Emsworth Hampshire

The well equipped kitchen provides everything needed to make the most of the delicious fresh produce available from local farm shops, butchers and fishmongers.




Brook Meadow

One of the most pleasant walks in Emsworth is up Lumley Rd past Peter Pond then through the Brook Meadow.

Popular walking trails in Emsworth Chichester Harbour

A tranquil Nature Reserve that lies between the railway line and the Fishbourne road measuring approximately five acres. Home to many species of birds, particularly in the wooded areas.

Emsworth walks Brook Meadow

Sightings of water voles used to be common but there were none in 2017 or 2018. Although recent surveys there are indications of some activity in the area.

Walks in Emsworth Chichester Harbour

There are a number of paths and trails through the Reserve that are popular with residents, dog walkers and birders. As well as benches where one can sit, relax and let time drift by.

Brook Meadow Emsworth Hampshire

Driftwood Cafe

Good coffee, the morning newspaper, a warm croissant and blackcurrant jam.

Croissant and blackcurrant jam Driftwood Cafe

Chocolate cake with either coffee or afternoon tea

Chocolate cake Driftwood Cafe Emsworth

And hot buttered cheese scones anytime.

Delicious cheese scones Driftwood Cafe Emsworth

They also offer a light lunch menu which besides sandwiches and toasties, includes soups, quiche, salads , jacket potatoes, a ploughmans platter and Welsh rarebit.

Welsh rarebit Driftwood Cafe Emsworth


Despite the restrictions placed on their use of the internet, the boys still manage to find more to interest them on their PC’s and cell phones.

Rather than sitting down and ploughing their way through the books we drew through the Library before we were locked down. Let alone the Year 7 Maths they will need to get through their GCSE’s. It’s going to be a steep hill they have to climb just to catch up. But that is for me to worry about.

School admissions are handled by the local council. When I phoned I was politely directed to the Council web site where you are supposed to be able to find all the information that is required. But in practice it doesn’t quite work out as well as it should. I was still left bewildered and overwhelmed.


Mould is always a problem where you have condenstation and when you have every excuse to keep the windows closed. To get rid of it,  you would normally use to use a mixture of two tablespoons of borax with 1/4 cup white vinegar and two cups of hot water, sprayed onto the affected area.

Removing black mould

But Borax has been banned because it it supposed to be a potentially hazardous substance.

Which leaves us with distilled white vinegar to get rid of that pesky mould in the bathroom.

Removing black mould

  • Use a spray bottle to saturate the moldy area with white vinegar
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes
  • Scrub with a brush
  • Spray again, let sit for an additional 30 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Treating black mould in a bathroom


You can also make a cleaning paste by stirring together 1/2 cup baking soda and several teaspoons of water. Spread the paste over the moldy grout, let sit for 10 minutes, then scrub the mold away with a brush. Rinse with water.

Bleach also works but vinegar is much more effective for removing mold from porous materials. This is because bleach only kills mold spores on the surface of affected materials. Vinegar will penetrate porous materials and kill the mold at the roots.

For mould stains on clothes and fabrics try a product called Elbow Grease which can be bought in Poundland normally in the motoring section. Alternatively there is Cillit Bang black mould remover or Milton spray on Amazon. Dettol Antibacterial spray is also worth trying.

The best way to get rid of mould on fabric is to brush it with a stiff brush while its dry and vacuum with a fabric attachment. Then clean with a suitable wet cleaner.


The Langstone trail

One of the most popular walks in Emsworth is the trail that runs along the foreshore from Emsworth to Langstone.

From the Harbour, walk along the sea wall past the Emsworth Sailing Club, onto a concrete path and the foreshore.

Emsworth Walking Trails

It is an 8km walk along shoreline paths with the option of an inland section passing through an attractive area of woodland, the Nore Barn Woods

Emsworth walks - Emsworth to Langstone

As well as past the Warblington church which dates back to the Saxon era. Some of the original architecture has survived but it was largely rebuilt in the 13th Century . There are two unusual ‘gravewatchers’ huts’ in the churchyard. Also known as the Coffin walk it was the route that people took with coffins for burials before the church in Emsworth was built.

The Coffin trail - Walks in Emsworth

There is no shortage of benches along the route route, offering one the opportunity to stop, relax and enjoy the view. One can see the remains of Warblington Castle which is not open to the public. It was built in the 16th century and was taken in the Civil War and destroyed by the Parliamentarians, leaving only the one tower.

Warblington Castle - Walking trails from Emsworth to Langstone

The path skirts the Mill pond at Langstone with the old mill on the left, past the Royal Oak and onto The Ship.

Emsworth to Langstone trail - The Royal Oak

The Wadeway On the shoreline at the end of Langstones High Street, are the remains of a hardened causeway which originally crossed the channel linking the mainland to Hayling Island at low tide. Written references to the Wadeway date back to 1552 and refer to a toll for crossing the causeway. However, carbon dating dates it to early Medieval times. In 1821 the causeway was severed by ‘New Cut’ which was part of the construction of the Portsmouth to Arundel canal making the Wadeway unusable.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Mixed Martial Arts classes

  • PSKO Karate  07900 420268

My son (11) goes to PSKO in Havant. He loves this karate club, they cater for kids and adults of all ages really. It’s a great community club, I can’t praise it enough please check out their FB page. They’ve been voted in the top 10 clubs for kids in the area!

Karate classes in Emsworth

Another vote here for P.S.K.O. My daughter started in the summer and she absolutely loves it. She’s there tonight training in Leigh Park and then she also goes to their sessions in Emsworth Community Centre on a Sunday (not on this weekend though).

In the top 10 families clubs in the area, The P.S.K.O Traditional Karate Club have Classes for families at Emsworth Community Centre, All Angels Church in Havant and on Thorney Island. Great Independent community run club highly recommend 🙂🥋

  • Traditional Karate 023 9245 3923

1.41 Miles

96 Southleigh Road, Havant, PO9 2PR

  • ENSKA Karate Southbourne 07860 381559

1.9 Miles

Active First Leisure Centre, Park Rd, Southbourne

Enska Southbourne train on Monday and Friday and all train together. Very family friendly group. Sessions are at Bourne Leisure Centre.

My daughter and I train together at ENSKA Southbourne on a Friday 7-8pm. It’s a great club with quite a few child / parent karatekas. They also do a session on a Monday 7-8pm. £3 per person. Pay on the night. (First two session free)

  • Havant Wing Chun 07758 117905

1.95 Miles

Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, West Leigh, Havant, PO9 5JD

  • Enska Karate Havant Club 07776345535

2.06 Miles

Horizon Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, PO9 2AY

  • Southern Judokan 07973-196409

2.84 Miles

St John’s Primary School, Whichers Gate Road, Rowlands Castle, PO10 7RR

  • Havant Karate 07900792286

3.19 Miles

Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, Havant, PO9 4RD

  • Hayling Island CKD 0800 990 3071

3.92 Miles

The Hayling College, Church Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0NU

  • Ninjutsu Togakure Ryu 023-9278-1896

4.16 Miles

18 Place Cres, Waterlooville, PO7 5UR

  • Carters Combat Centre 02392 377366

4.31 Miles

Carters Combat Centre, Fitzherbert road, Farlington, Portsmouth, PO61RU

  • Hayling Island CKD 0800 990 3071

4.70 Miles

Seacourt Tennis Club, Victoria Avenue, Hayling Island, PO11 9AJ

  • Tae Kwon Do 023 9264 8151

4.78 Miles

2 Silvester Road, Waterlooville, PO8 8TD

  • Waterlooville CKD 0800 990 3071

4.81 Miles

Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way, Waterlooville, PO7 7AY

  • Waterlooville School of Martial Arts 07540338480

4.81 Miles

Waterlooville Community Centre (10), Waterlooville, PO7 7AY

  • Portsmouth Shotokan 07921 548409

8.9 Miles

Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

“Me and my six year old daughter train at Portsmouth shotokan club.
They do a Friday and Sunday morning session.
It’s a proper traditional club. Focusing on proper technique.
I cannot stress how good this club and it’s teaching is.”

  • Aikido Yoshinkan – Kenshinkai (Portsmouth)

5.39 Miles

Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

  • Portsmouth CKD 0800 990 3071

5.54 Miles

Highbury College, Tudor Crescent, Portsmouth, PO6 2SA

  • School Judo Portsmouth 023 9283 0043

5.80 Miles

36 Siskin Road, Southsea, PO4 8UG

  • Portsmouth T A GB Taekwondo School 07733 257476

5.97 Miles

London Road, Portsmouth, PO2 9RJ

  • Chichester KUGB Karate Club 07840904520

6.12 Miles

The Gym Hall, Bishop Luffa School, Bishop Luffa Close, Chichester, PO19 3LT

  • Kamon Martial Arts 07745196899

6.56 Miles

Chichester Sports College, Westgate Fields, Chichester, PO19 1SB