Tag Archives: Brighton

The Week Before Christmas

Oh, it’s been all go here this past week. I spent a fun day Christmas shopping in Brighton last weekend. The weather was mild, the sun shone and Christmas cheer was on offer.

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Then, of course, there’s the present wrapping…

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…and the decking the halls…

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Followed by the trifle-making, of course (Nigella’s recipe).

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Waiting for the custard to cool…

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…to be assembled on Boxing Day for a lunchtime buffet. Oh yes, of course, I’ll post that too.

 

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Flat Hunting

I’m looking for a flat to rent in Brighton. I’ve been Zoopla-ing and Rightmove-ing and Prime Location-ing, wearing out my shoe leather as I zigzag across the city from viewing to viewing. Thank heaven for Ella’s Yummy Delights on Queens Road (just down the road from the train station). The perfect place to recharge my phone, have a hot cuppa tea and a slice of heaven on a plate (chocolate of course).

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Ahh, that feels better.

http://www.ellasyummydelights.co.uk/

The Golden Hour in Brighton

I have been on Brighton Pier for an hour on a bright, blue-skied, chilly December afternoon. But now the sun begins to wane and and clouds roll in. Suddenly the sea and sky turn green and gold and the sunlight glints off the white buildings of the city. It is like I’ve stepped into the middle of a Turner painting. Magic.

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Brighton Views

A December afternoon in Brighton, the sun bright and a wintery breeze causes me to pull my scarf up over my nose. I am off to the Pier for a winter walk. It’s the best time to go now that the summer crowds are gone. It’s just me, some hardy Brits, and the rides and fun stalls.  Oh, and the gulls.

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Brighton Gulls

The gulls are part of the atmosphere of seaside Brighton. You hear their shrill cries as soon as you’re out of the train station. Look overhead, and they’re there, swooping and diving.  But head down to the Pier and then you’ll see them in all their glory — cawing and crying, swooping in their aerial dogfights, silhouetted against the sky.

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Yes, these photos were all taken within an hour — the clouds rolled in and the waning sun cast a glow on them, turning the sky golden green.

Ambling in Brighton

So, after my visit to photograph Brighton Pavilion the other day, I ambled on through the Lanes and onto the Pier. Always lots to catch the eye. Brighton is a place full of life, energy and colour. It’s a quick hour on the train from London. Go! Go! Go!

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http://www.visitbrighton.com/

Brighton Pavilion

I had a bit of time between appointments in Brighton the other day, so I took out my camera and had a wander. And my feet took me to the daft delight that is the Brighton Pavilion — by far my favourite building in Britain.

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It never fails to make me smile.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Pavilion