Now that I am recharged after some leave and time with old friends, I can post in a better mood I have also decided to take it as a compliment when players approach me. They will still be told no but at least I won't be so disheartened by it. I deleted the last post because I was too p*ssed off when I wrote it. I don't know very many people down here. I go out with the lads on the Unit for the occasional leaving do (like last night) but would like to broaden the scope a little. I am not looking to date, I just want meet some new people and hopefully make some new friends. I particularly want to start singing again (I used to be in a band) and would at the very least like to do spend some time noodling around with some songs with other creative people, maybe do a few open mic nights with a guitarist - I have a rock/blues voice. As for friends in general, I have a wide variety of interests but I guess I would describe myself as an intellectual clubber (I am of the Hacienda generation) with a creative flair and a love of nature. Is there an alternative scene in Pompey? The local radio stations are all 'pop' and I am very much an XFM (Manchester) lass. Tiger Tiger was most disappointing for someone used to the Manchester one. Any ideas on Museums/Art galleries and other things of local interest? I am already a frequent visitor to the Dockyard, have been to the (rather poor) Charles Dickens Museum and know about Explosion and the Submarine Museum over in Gosport. Helpful suggestions would be most welcome Copied from blogs (original entry) - post comments here.