Mrs S wanted to go garden goofing at East Meon. Included were two gardens at Leydene House so that added interest as that was where I had spent my last day in the Navy trying to return my AGR (why was that so desperately important I wonder) with Mercury, my 'base ship', in leave period (OOD eventually took pity on me as he had nothing else to do). However today there are a number of very smart 1997 houses around the main house, some with large south-facing sloping gardens from one of which one can allegedly see the IoW. The main house has been divided up into four 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom apartments after the developers were told the staircase had to be preserved along with the entrance hall, which scuppered a plan for twelve flats. I gather that above the road there are still some MoD buildings as there was RN use of some bits up to 2005 and the market had now stuck and so also redevelopment. Just a short sitrep and many of you know all this anyway, but I thought there might be some interest. Not a silk handkerchief in sight.