My Weekend: Kelly Jones

Kelly Jones
Kelly Jones
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Kelly Jones is 25 and lives in Gosport. She recommends Malta, Pride and Prejudice, Lawless, True Blood, ASOS, Little Johnny Russell’s and Chichester. Here she describes her perfect weekend.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

Malta and Gozo. My boyfriend is a drummer in The Counterfeit Beatles and they were booked for a big show out there, so it was an excuse for a cheap summer holiday. It was very lively when we visited as it was Religious Holiday period so everyone was celebrating all the time.

What was the last gig/concert/comedy show you went to?

Southsea Fest where I saw lots of interesting up and coming acts as well as friends’ bands. In particular, Pale Seas from Southampton were really good.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

Treasure Island, The New Theatre Royal’s panto last Christmas.

The last book you read?

I am currently halfway through re-reading Pride and Prejudice. I am a soppy old-fashioned person at heart (although I am reading it on a Kindle, so I guess it’s not so old fashioned now) .

The last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

Lawless with Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy and Nick Cave wrote the screenplay. It’s based on the historical novel The Wettest Country in the West by Matt Bondurant. It’s essentially a gangster film set in America in the early 1930s. I enjoy movies set in the past so, even though it had its violent moments, I thought it was great.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

A hot bath before snuggling up in my PJs and watching a movie or reading.

What do you watch on TV?

I am a bit of a sci-fi / fantasy geek when it comes to TV. I like American TV shows like True Blood (pictured, below), Dexter, Fringe and Haven.

And which TV programmes do you avoid?

Reality TV shows like the Kardashians and Made in Chelsea. I’d rather watch paint dry.

Where do you shop?

ASOS. It has a huge range and I can always find something I like. It also has some really quirky accessories.

Where do you eat out?

The Belle Isle in Southsea. It’s got a nice relaxed atmosphere and their Alabama Hot Pot is really tasty – a very good winter warmer dish. It’s also really good value for money. Another great place is Mick’s Monster Burgers on Portsdown Hill. The cheese and chilli burger is the best but they really are huge!

What about pubs and bars? Where do you go?

Albert Road. I’m often in Little Johnny Russell’s (pictured right) because I DJ there a couple of Saturday nights a month. The Wine Vaults is also good and has a strawberry beer called Fruli on tap which is my favourite.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

Chichester. It doesn’t take long to get there by train or car and the town is quite pretty and has some good shopping. Swallow Bakery is perfect for afternoon tea.