Cherry Pie : Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

3 May 2011

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

So where shall I start? Our trip to Brighton was very last minute as I only suggested it on Sunday! We looked up train ticket prices and it was only £24 for the both of us, return included, so we booked and off we trotted to Brighton!

Neither of us had been to Brighton before but I was aware of the infamous beach and the shopping areas so our aim was to explore a little bit. We headed straight to the shopping area and 'The Lanes,' which I absolutely loved. As much as I love big shopping centres, I really love small independent and alternative shops like the ones we found in Brighton. They were packed but there was a great atmosphere! I particularly loved Snoopers Paradise where Vince and I found loads of Vintage bits and pieces. Vince was really impressed with the old school Nintendos and Gameboys! I was more impressed with the cute bits and bobs that were dotted around!

Of course, I absolutely loved the fact that there were still quite a few proper record shops in the town. I can't remember the last time I went into a record shop, they are certainly disappearing fast!

We both had a budget for the day so I stopped myself from buying lots of little nick nacks. If I had my own proper place though I wouldn't have been able to stop myself. There were so many pretty little things everywhere, that I started dreaming of the time I can finally decorate my own place!

We went for a little wander after shopping and came across these beautiful gardens surrounding some sort of Museum and Gallery. As we were walking through, it was almost as if we were in a foreign country and not in Brighton. Everything was so pretty and the buildings were amazing!

We just had to go to the beach and Brighton Pier. We both live in Weston Super Mare which is a big seaside town with a massive pier that burnt down two years ago, but it's been rebuilt and is amazing so we just had to compare it to Brighton's. We both really liked it and we won LOADS of tickets on the machines, but it was a shame that all of the prizes were so rubbish!

The beach was really nice and we had fish and chips on the sea-front. Luckily it didn't rain, but it was pretty windy which got a bit annoying. We spent quite a while on the pier and the beach and properly wore ourselves out so we were pretty glad when home time came around!

Overall it was a nice day out, something a bit different from sitting at home all day. It'd be nice to spend the weekend there and explore the place a little bit more.


  1. glad you had fun in Brighton! that rare kind grafitti shop is literally 5 seconds from my college! haha. Brighton is a lovely place :)

  2. Brighton is an amazing place! Myself and my boy took a random road trip and stopped off there last month. we loved it and all the quirky shops xx

  3. looks like you had a great time! x

  4. i've never been to brighton, it looks really lovely in these photos. must visit there someday soon. glad you had a nice time :) xx

  5. Looks like a great way to spend a bank holiday Monday- certainly more fun than a 5 hour train trip.

    Never been to Brighton, but everytime I see people's pictures or hear about it, I think it would be a good trip.

    And YES- fish and chips. Really fancy proper fish and chips as it's been years since I had them.

  6. Brighton looks so lovely! I really want to go. Hopefully I will some time this summer seeing as it's not so far away!

  7. love all the photos! i really want to go to brighton now!

    & thanks for entering the competition!

  8. I love Brighton Pavilian and the way it has all these links to Indian architecture, so so pretty. I've been there a few times because my cousins live there, and it's still such a lovely place to be.

  9. Love the photos.
    That photo of you as Kate is great! X

  10. gorgeous post :)
    btw I've got a blog sale up if you're interested -

  11. Oh so envious! I neeed a break somewhere. STAT!

  12. That sounds like such a fun day, looks like you did lots of exploring! I love Brighton, especially the lanes - like you said, it's good to give independent shops some business. I love all the kitsch-y home-y shops they have along there. That snap of your fish and chips is making me hungry!

  13. Brighton is on my places-to-visit list and your pictures agree on this :) i m just waiting maybe to get a little warmer!


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