I love Brighton. I could spend years there wandering the little shops, laying on the beach and just basking in its coolness. I also found out that I can drink 7 pints there and that helps you take a 45 minute trip and make it 7 hours...yet I still have very fond and silly memories of my dirty weekend in Brighton.
-took the train there at 9 in the morning from Victoria tube station
-fell asleep on the way there
-arrived and wanderd through north mews and other cute places, noting adorable shops
-got a tour of the Royal Pavilion, it looks likt Taj Ma Hall, crrrazy
-I frolicked outside for a bit
-Thanks to Laura Cottler I had billions of recomendations for places to eat and things to see! I really had such a great day and I know her recommendations helped
-went to the Pier and rode a little mini roller coaster
-Jules gave away her extra coins to a mom and kid and the mom thought Jules was trying to sell her something
-played a game in the arcade room...lost
-headed back to the North mews (I think that's what they were called) and found the Pulp Kitchen where LC told us to go.
-we all got salads and they were the best salads ever and VERY cheap, and such an LA feel, just like LC said it would be
- headed over to Shakeaways for milkshakes! This place makes over 100 types of milkshakes and that doesnt even include all the combos you can make!
- I made the most delicious treat ever...flavour: apple blackberry addition: ginger nuts (snaps)
....tasted like heavan, meg got chocoalte muffin and jules got chocholate chip cookie and banana...all were quite tasty and precious at the same time
-they even make them hot if you want them to!
-wandered around Brighton and stopped in resale shop after resale shop..I was in heaven!
-found an antique gallery which was like a glorified resale shop!
-final purchases included vintage post cards and two blazers! I have worn my blazer like 6 times already :)
-found another flea market and then attempted to find a pub to enjoy a pint or two..or 7
-walked in to Ha Ha bar and realized that if we got seats in teh big red couches we would never leave
-we got seats in the big red couches, and we left 4 hours later
-we played drinking games in the couch cave we were in after we convinced Jules to go to teh news stand and buy cards
-she had radar and was back with the cards in 5 minutes
-at 10:15 we left the bar, went to the train station and boarded a train back to london, we were very proud of ourselves for finding the right train and getting on it in time! lucky us :)
The trip home:
-bought wine on the way to the train station, even bought an opener
-fell asleep on the train, took a few pics beforehand
-missed london and the train conductor came to wake us up
-found the train to London and some old creepy dude asked us if we wanted some chocolate
-I shooooed him away but he still managed to sit with
-felt sick so went and passed out on another seat
-got to Kings Cross Station and couldnt find a cab
-got a bus (we thought took us to tragalgar square)
-bus took us all the way to one stop away from Stu's soccer field..zone 3 baby
-called stu at 4am, got the taxi number, lady wouldnt send us one b/c we didnt know the zip code..i yelled at her but then we got on the right bus
-took the bus to trafalgar square and still couldnt find a taxi!....then finally got one at about 4:30am
-got home at 5am....or maybe 6...it was brutal, but we MADE IT!
-stayed up even more for a little M&M show, the finally fell asleep at 6am.
Even after our extended trip home I still love Brighton!