After a brilliant wedding, my friends and I made the most of the weekend hanging out and making the most of being in Brighton. We were so lucky with the weather and stayed close to the pier in a lovely little Air BnB and the owner Terry was an absolute star! While it was a newly refurbished apartment and not a cutesy home with personal touches as I’m used to seeing on blogs, I couldn’t fault it. The owner Terry left us a jar of Maoams, Jaffa cakes and fresh coffee all while profusely apologising that he hadn’t managed to put any pictures on the wall yet, so sweet – what’s not to love? It had everything we needed to call it home for a few days and I’d highly recommend it. Our weekend began with a ride on the Crazy Mouse mini rollercoaster right at the end of the pier. It definitely woke us up that morning as the carriage almost seems to take you right over the edge of the pier and over the sea!
I conclude that this is my official seaside dress as I chose to wear it in this Bournemouth post but it really is a favourite and so comfy! After the morning fun, we headed over to a picnic in the Brighton Pavilion with the wedding party. This mainly involved eating the remainder of the chocolate wedding cake. My friends and I then went shopping around The Brighton Lanes and we checked out some of the awesome graffiti around the city.
Naturally, we ended up hanging out on the beach until sunset which was only the right thing to do when the weather was so glorious. Brighton is definitely a beach for adults isn’t it? Where we were sitting there were scores of people having beers/pimms on the beach and just having a good time hanging out with friends. My friends are actually pretty good at hula hooping and can do all sorts of fancy tricks but I am terrible and I am most definitely like this poor little girl that went viral recently. Yup, definitely.
Our evening consisted of fish and chips, attempting to go to a Drag-Karaoke bar (when in Brighton eh?) but turned up a little too late but still managed to experience the last 15 mins of a Christmas themed evening. Dancing to Mariah Carey in August amongst Christmas decorations, giant novelty light up snowmen, tinsel and drag queens was really something else! We then ended up back on the beach front at one of the bars and just sat outside and enjoyed the atmosphere.
I had the best time and I’m sad that we don’t really get to hang out as we all live so far apart. While we have some plans to get together in Sheffield in the works, I’m hoping that we have a mini Brighton reunion some time next year…