29 Aug 2015

brighton for a weekend


To celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary Mitch and I wanted to get away for the weekend and, what with close proximity to the sea being a high priority and Cornwall being a little too far for just a couple of nights, we settled on Brighton.

I'd not been for about 8 years and had completely forgotten how quick it is to get to (just an hour from clapham junction!). We Airbnb'd it (god, I love Airbnb), as weekend hotel prices were insane, and stayed in a perfect 1 bed flat right round the corner from the north laines.

The weekend consisted of eating lots (pizza, burger, brunch, obligatory seaside fish'n'chips and much icecream), mooching about the town, the pier, the pavilion gardens and the beach (Mitch even went for a swim in the sea) and generally just having a v.chilled out couple of days. Highlights for me included: having a look around Brighton & Hove museum and more specifically the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (pretty incredible and well worth a viewing); walking around the stalls at the open market (and using the photobooth :) naturally); and my favourite part? Wandering through the north laines full of second hand clothes shops, curiosity shops, an excellent comic book shop and, of course, Snooper's Paradise - a must-see for those who like to rummage ;) we spent over an hour in there!

It being summer and the school holidays, Brighton was hella busy, in some places uncomfortably so (*ahem* the famous lanes and main highstreet) which is why we spent more time around the little roads off Trafalgar Street. The weather on Saturday was glorious and Sunday wasn't bad until a huge downpour at lunchtime, but it brightened up again and who cares anyway, it's not a crime to eat icecream in the rain ;) A perfect little weekend getaway - thanks Brighton.

9 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time!! Can I ask where all those penguin books are?

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  2. They were in a shop/stall in the open market off London Road. Pretty pleasing to them all displayed like that - couldn't resist a pic!

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    1. Oh great!! Thank you. I love the open market - amazing salad boxes there and raw honey!!

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    2. Yes - the raw honey! We actually bought two jars :)

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  3. Great pictures, I especially love the photobooth ones of you too, so cute!

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    1. Ta Janet :) gotta love a photobooth

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  4. Argh we're going for a few days soon and you're making me all excited! We were just wondering if there was a photo booth around - we have a holiday tradition of getting pictures in one ;) yay for swimming in the sea too! Glad you had a nice relaxing weekend :)

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    1. you'll have a great time I'm sure :) defo do the photobooth, we weren't that adventurous with our four poses but guys can be!

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  5. Looks like you had a fantastic trip - love that mermaid!

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Ta v.much :)

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