Wine Tours

Interesting is always, tucked around the corner, a little more difficult to find.

Wine shops in West Sussex and Hampshire

Vin Wine Merchants operate from a listed building dating back to the mid 1700’s offering a range of wines from all over the world which are racked using old fruit crates as shelving.

Wine merchants on the South Coast

They run courses and tasting events which are held in a tasting room.

Wine tasting events and courses

Woith a small wine bar in the upstairs lounge offering wine and fizz by the glass,  local and international beers or a tasty G&T as well as sharing platters with crusty bread, olives and dipping oils .

Wine tasting in Chichester


Sharing platters bread board


During the warmer months there is courtyard garden to enjoy some al fresco drinking. Quiet and relaxed its the perfect place to unwind and escape for a bit.

Wine bar in Emsworth

Local Schools

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.

Nail Salons

Recommend a Local Service Provider

Orchid Nails & Beauty ◊
07799 876535

Exquisite – Nails by Nicky Hare
07941 416183
80a West Street, Havant, United Kingdom

Probeauty by Sacha
07597 783701

07412 303222
West Street, Havant

Devon’s Nails
07940 025769

Nails by Nicole
07494 253967

Eternal Beauty
7-8 Strouden Court, The Warren

The Nail Garden Chichester
01243 789009
24 The Hornet, Chichester

The Nail Boutique
023 9261 2148
13 York Terrace, Portsmouth

Pretty Beautiful
Passingham Walk, Waterlooville

L.E Beauty
07472 669362
74 Oak Tree Close

Beautiful Me

Charlotte’s Nails Chichester
01243 787985
1st & 2nd floor, 33, West St, Chichester

Pet walking services


Recommend a Local Service Provider


Lead The Way – Pet Services  ◊
07875 224778

Bailey’s Dog Walking and Pet Care  ◊

A Dogs Day Pet Services  ◊
07738 244913

Harbourside Hounds  ◊
07717 803804

Waggy nana’s dog walking service  ◊
07963 601295

Wags Dog Services  ◊
07738 687609

07399 601159

Pip & Co

Sutton Hounds
07598 246979

DoggieVille Pet Services
023 9400 3680

Pepper’s Pooch Patrol

Hounds About Hants
023 9274 0420

BLM Dog walking and sitting Service (Midhurst)
07857 583020

Little legs
07537 971408

Harbourside Hounds
07717 803804

Cosham Dog Walking
07927 164475

The Treagusts Walkies & Home Boarding  ◊
07875 666170

Ruths Pet Services- dog walking service
07709 140641

Ellesmere Pet Care
07863 546633

07585 324083

Hound Me Out
07546 284510

Wag Tail Walks & Pet Care
07731 332497


Deciding what does and what doesn’t get recycled gets complicated. Different rules apply in different areas and if you are not sure, best to bin it as general waste. What you do recycle should be clean, dry and loose. Don’t mix different items, putting one in another.

Havant Council accept the following items:

Plastic bottles – cool drinks, milk, shampoo and cleaning product bottles. Lids and labels are not a problem but they should be empty and clean. They should also be squashed before replacing the lid. No spray or pump dispensers. What about bottles with drinking spouts?

Cardboard – Unlaminated cards, toilet and kitchen roll tubes, cereal packets and boxes. Wrapping tape and staples should be removed and larger boxes torn into smaller sizes. Wet and food soiled cardboad should not go into the bin. Food and drink cartons go into general waste.

Paper – Newspaper, magazines, junk mail, catalogues and envelopes including window envelopes. But not wet, soiled, shredded or laminated paper, gift wrapping, tissues, paper towels or photographs.

Cans – Drink and food cans, sweets and biscuit tins that have been rinsed clean.

Aerosols – Empty aerosols such as deodorant and air freshener sprays. But not camping gas canisters or aerosols with a hazard symbol (an orange and black skull and crossbones). For example oven cleaner. The containers should not be pierced or squashed and no plastic lids.

No Glass.

Dog training

Recommend a Local Service Provider

Mad About Dogs
07771 357879
Cedar House, Birdham Road, Apuldram

South Coast Dog Training School  ◊
07596 447721
West Ashling Village Hall, Southbrook road, West Ashling

K9-Elite Adventures ◊
07970 787351

Positive 4 Paws
07578 191021
Lower Crabbick Lane, Waterlooville

Sussex County Dog Training
01243 697202
The Dog Barn, Park Farm, Hook Lane, Aldingbourne

Hampshire Dog Training Co
07479 034393
Emsworth Common Road, Emsworth

DoggieVille Pet Services
023 9400 3680

South Coast Gundog Training
07794 433791
Croft Lane
Hayling Island

The Academy of Modern Canine Behaviour & Training
023 9237 0909
74 Lime Grove, Portsmouth

Heath Pups Dog Training
07858 358676

The Social Dog Club  ◊
0747 71 22 919

Applause for Paws
07795 817744


Recommend a Local Service Provider

Katie’s Babysitting and Childcare Services
07568 578450

Kelly’s Childcare Solutions

Bethany Davis

Molli Elmes

Karen Bremford

Zelda Whitlock

Sarah Craig

Leoni Barber

Daisy Grace

Sally Hope

Vicky Palmer

Ellie Worley

Trinity Upton

Megan Watkins
Has worked for many families in the area for quite a few years, mainstream and special needs.

Breakfast Cafes

Not your traditional cosy Builders Cafe. But the English breakfasts at Mamawu’s in Nutbourne are as good as breakfast gets.

Breakfast in Emsworth

In addition to which, the menu offers customers the usual option of sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cakes, bakes and kids meals. They have also managed to sneak in a few Asian dishes making Mamawu just a little bit different.

Lemon drizzle cake Chichester Harbour

The attention to detail. The commitment to quality making it…..just  different.