There are times when my life is so busy that it becomes difficult to catch my breath. This last few weeks have left me gasping like a fish out of water on more than one occasion. The old me would have pushed on until I broke, the new me has a bit more sense.
The older I’ve become the more I appreciate the importance of stopping, of taking time off, of letting go. So when the opportunity arose to take a short break in Brighton, despite my workload, I said yes. And I’m very glad I did!
I can’t say that Brighton has been top of my ‘I must visit this place before I die’ list as I’ve always thought that it may be a bit too brash for me. However, although a bit ‘in your face’ I found it to have a certain cheery charm.
We took our time travelling to our destination, stopping off at Crawley for a spot of lunch. The evening was spent mooching around the town, eating and popping a bottle of fizz – naughty, but oh so very nice!
After a good night’s sleep at Legends, Brighton’s premier gay hotel, we spent a very happy morning on Brighton Pier.
After a spot of lunch we took a walk around the grounds of Brighton Pavilion, the architecture of which kind of blew my mind.
We were also kept amused by these little chaps:
These sculptures can be found scattered around Brighton in order to raise money for Martlets Hospice. Apparently there are 44 of them standing proudly around Brighton and Hove, we only managed to find about 9. Each sculpture will be auctioned on the 6th December and proceeds will go to Martlets. I’m trying to persuade Mr Chic to bid 😉
We also gave serious thought to visiting the sea life centre, but the glorious sunshine tempted us to stay outdoors. We did get to explore this mini Nautilus though.
I also managed to film my first vlog, which you can find here.
All in all, Brighton gets a big thumbs up, and I’m already planning my next visit – and my next vlog!
Have you ever visited Brighton? What did you think of it?