On Sunday G wanted to pay a visit to Richer Sounds.
Not my idea of an interesting shopping trip but it did provide me with the opportunity to go in search of a blue plaque which I had read about.
Emily Davies who was a pioneer of women's rights and a co founder of Girton College, Cambridge and she was born in Southampton
and this is the house she lived in.
Not bad eh?
The house is in Carlton Crescent which is part of a conservation area in the City.
These houses were originally owned by officers in the army and navy and professional businessmen, Emily's father was a clergyman and her mother a teacher.
Most of them are now homes to businesses, such as solicitors, rather than families.
As I wandered further along the road I came across another blue plaque which I didn't know about.
This one was to commemorate Alexander Ross Clarke.
I have to admit I had never heard of this gentleman or his achievements.
I'd be just as happy trying out living in his house as I would Emily's former home.
Since coming home I've found information online about this part of the City and I think I will be going back for another more in depth look around.
Our route to Carlton Crescent took us along London Road and as we walked along it I noticed the word DAIRY painted on this chimney.
I've lived here all my life and can honestly say I have never noticed this before. This amazes me as I try and make sure I take in my surroundings wherever I go, just goes to show there is always something new.
London Road is the home of the Titanic Musicians Memorial.
This is a replica of the original which was destroyed during World War 2.
It's just across the road from the memorial to the engineers which is stunning and well worth making the time to seek out should you ever be in Southampton.
Once G had made his purchase we walked back through the park and that's where an eagle eyed S spotted this squirrel. I'm glad she was paying attention to her surroundings so I had the chance to snap Mr Bright-Eyed and Bushy Tailed.