View from the Kingsland: the annual commitment

Picture: Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse, Saints fans’ Player of The Season, in action against Liverpool in the last game of season at St Mary’s/Chris Moorhouse/Southampton FC.   by Nick Mabey.  It’s that time of year again. No sooner does one season end I’m asked to reconfirm my commitment to the...

View from the Kingsland: The Doldrums

by Nick Mabey. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed this column is a week later than usual. I could make up some fancy, but oh so plausible, excuse for this but, truth be told, my writing has hit the doldrums in the same way as my football team...

View from the Kingsland: champions in style

by Nick Mabey. Congratulations to Southampton FC women on winning the FA Women’s National League Southern Division this week. They’ve been top all season and clinched the title with a couple of games to spare. The icing on the cake was being able to lift the trophy after beating...

Suburban Safari: Netley Abbey

by Katie Isham. When everything is busy and life is loud, there are few better places to go wander than around the walls of a thirteenth century monastery, especially when the roof is now cobalt blue skies pouring down from heaven to light your walk through the crumbling walls. ...

View from the Kingsland: flawed heroes

by Nick Mabey. When I was growing up I assumed that adults were perfect. Of course I read and watched the news so was aware that some adults were not. But in my world all the adults that mattered to me must be perfect.  Surely that’s why they called...