We have just arrived home from a very, very enjoyable couple of days in Brighton on the south coast of England. It is 300 miles away from our home and takes us about six hours to get there in the car. Our son is coming towards the end of his second year of a BSc Hons degree at Brighton university and despite travelling many times between home and Brighton over the last couple of years, this is the first time we have not had time or weather problems preventing us from exploring. We left home in the dark and rain at 4.30am and arrived in Brighton at 10.30am, bathed in glorious sunshine - the sun stayed with us until we left at 6.30pm the following day.
You could be forgiven for thinking we strayed into Eastern lands but we are still in Brighton - at the Pavillion - an extravagant folly built on the instructions of Prince Albert for his wife, Queen Victoria.
The gardens are a super place in the city centre for relaxing in the sunshine or eating lunch.
Our son Tim enjoying a cornish pasty at one of the many outdoor cafes which are spread over the little streets which make up the North Laines area.
At the bus stop complete with shopping bag from the Brighton Bead Shop - more on those purchases in a later post.
Waiting for a bus back to Tim's house, feeling weary after hours of wandering.
Tim and his Dad among the coffee and chocolate cake.
That's it for today, more on my shopping later.........