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Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton June 24th 2022

Well, I hope it is the last train I took on this journey. Currently I am in hotel at the airport and I just got email that my flight is canceled tomorrow morning. Cross your fingers for me that I get a later flight. The rail strike is tomorrow so I cannot leave. I came to the hotel early and dropped my luggage off, then took the train to Brighten for the afternoon. I used to live there starting with a fellowship at the university of Sussex, and then later in following years. It was nice to go back and find my way around with ease. Not much has changed. I strolled down from the train station and then along the high street. I had to walk through some of the Lanes. They did seem to ... read more
The Pavilion
The Lanes

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton December 15th 2021

If anyone has ever been to Brighton you know that its not the most beautiful beach in the world. Sure it makes for a nice day trip from London on a warm summer day, which we only get a few of a year, but would you ever consider to spent the night sleeping on this pebble beach? This is exactly what my friend talked me into a couple of years ago. We both were broke Au Pairs working in London and were in absolute need of a getaway. But where do you go when have almost no money to spend?! A bus trip to Brighton didn’t sound like a bad idea, also I did not intend to spend a night on the streets. My friend Shiki was more optimistic and thought this would be an amazing ... read more
Warming up
Chilling out at the beach

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton August 14th 2019

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton August 14th 2019Published: August 14th 2019 And... summer 2019 adventures begin! Had a lovely (but too short) visit with Emily after I arrived on Tuesday evening. She had been working a trade show in Chichester so stopped off in Gatwick for dinner with me on her way home. I'll see her again in Prague next week! Then today I had ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton August 10th 2017

Goodness gracious me, been lazy with the blog for last few here's a catch up! Wednesday, what a great day, the sun was shining and we were looking forward to a more relaxed day. Uncle Alan set up the table outside and Mel and I had a lovely breaky on the terrace, whilst feeding the swans in the marina, and listening to the crazy noise of the seagulls! Just going off on one for a mo...seriously these seagulls aren't very nice, the noise actually sounds really aggressive and they go off on one in the middle of the night, it's quite scary really as it wakes you up! Back to breaky and swans, after Brighton pride there is quite a bit of rubbish floating around and the swans were trying to attack this swim float ... read more
Breaky on the terrace
Feeding the swans

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton August 9th 2017

Ohhhhhhh what a wonderful day (singing along I am)..... Adventures in Brighton town..... Uncle Alan dropped Mel and I at St Peters Church on the green where we had arranged to pop in and say hi to the guys there (nope never met them before either of us) what a great place, they do so much in the community, have a great worship band and all sorts to help for single mums, the homeless, young children and adults. Amazing community spirit. Check them out We then got a little lost finding our way through the lanes, looking for no fear I'm not relapsing on sugar! Was more the sights as Mel hasnt seen it before... Oh my gosh how sweet smelling it was, so sickly and crazy! Melanie couldn't get over all the jewelry ... read more
Me outside St. Peter's church
Me and Doms fav lolly!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton August 8th 2017

So it's Monday today and Mel and I are on the move again..... Brighton here we come! But before we get there there's a whole day to explore! National Trust gardens and house at Nymans, beautiful place, the house was damaged badly by fire in 1947, but an area of the house was saved and you can walk around it, so lovely. The flowers were incredible and the trees thar are still standing after the great storm 30 years ago are majestic! In the house Anne, Countess of Rosse would hide a fox teddy somewhere in the house for the children to find and guess what they had little cuddle foxes to buy and we know MJ (or his mummy) is a foxy fan! So foxy will be winging its way to espana next week! After ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton April 8th 2017

Saturday and Sunday were all about family. Staying with Harriet and Dom and their 2 little ones Emily and Ben, on Saturday we had a blessed morning in our PJs and were treated to the best bacon sandwiches ever made for brekkie. We spent the first part of the afternoon exploring the gorgeous gardens of Arundel Castle, where the annual tulip festival had just begun. Stunning. We continued the Mealing family tradition, and had a photo on the lawns in front of the Castle, where my dad was snapped having a family picnic with his mum, dad, brother and sister in 1949. My sister and brother in law recreated the photo when they visited with Harriet and Dom in 2010, then my brother and sister in law did the same a few years later. So generations ... read more
In the Gardens at Arundel
Evie being creative with photography
Evie and I amongst the Tulips

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton February 18th 2017

It was a treat to leave from the Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof...., the gorgeous main train station in downtown Frankfurt. Of course I was completely dismayed to be waiting in a huge open (cold) station at 7 in the morning, but the combination of sweeping architecture and fresh coffee and biscuits kept my senses in awe and my heart warm. It was by chance that my ticket placed me in the first class cabin and I settled in for the six hour ride to London. The route to Brussels was a blur of sleep but the Eurostar train was reminiscent of a movie scene train ride. The staff were ever so polite, tri-lingual, well dressed, and served us a fabulous European lunch. A cold plate of sliced roast beef, potato salad, and another diced-delicious-things salad made me ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton November 2nd 2016

Following another tasty personally cooked breakfast and we bid a sad farewell to the Northbrook Arms and the intrepid travellers hit the road – with all gears working and aimed the tiller towards Brighton. For a change Betty (satnav) took us the fastest most sensible way. We did not see any coastal scenery but it was a relaxing drive on major roads all the way. A warning to travellers using Betty or her relatives in the UK. Our Betty is a Garmin and in general we were very happy with her, but her zeal in trying to find the “fastest” route often had unintended consequences. Many of what we would term ‘minor’ roads in the UK are signposted at 60mph but in reality, are single lane very narrow roads; some no better than tracks with a ... read more
2.Royal Pavilion
3.Brighton Pier
4.Toy Museum

Europe » United Kingdom » England » East Sussex » Brighton October 15th 2016

Brighton Marina is one of my favourite places to visit. It is very dynamic, yet attractive and relaxing. It has the hustle and bustle of shops, pubs, restaurants and entertainment centres, and is surrounded by beach walks and rock pools. Walking along the marina boardwalk starts off amidst restaurants and bars and even a floating Chinese restaurant. Looking down at the boats from there, gives a view of pleasure cruisers, sailing boats and dinghys and boats to take a fishing trip on. The next section of the marina is quieter and has some seats where you can sit and look at all the private yachts and dream about the boats for sale. The final segment is where the little working fishing boats moor up. There is a distinctly fishy aroma down this end but it is ... read more

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