Happy Birthday in Brighton!

This year for my birthday – turning 27! We were planning on going to Glastonbury, as there are little interesting attractions, shops and cafes. As the 29th was getting closer and pay day came plans changed – we went to Brighton (again). We’ve visited so many times we even know where to park all day for a few pound.

The great things about Brighton are: It’s close enough to drive to in a day, there are always more things to do, each time is different! We first went when we were newly together and visited Preston Manor, another time we went to Sea life aquarium, to the annual Fiery foods chilli festival and a night out one Halloween.

This time we planned to visit Brighton museum and Art gallery and go on Brighton Ghost Walk. The exhibitions inside the gallery are small and there are a few art pieces. It’s something to do indoors to get inspiration from.

Afterwards we ate a great Thai meal at Street Thai and walked round the shops and lanes. I finally saw a Choccywoccydoodah shop in person – it’s incredible what they do with chocolate!

Here are some photos from the day:

My first birthday cake! A super scrummy slice of three layer pumpkin cake from Scoop and Crumb
His Halloween cookie with cream filling
Sunset at Brighton Beach
Walking and talking!
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We went on the Brighton Ghost Walk – fun use of time, going through the lanes and learning interesting facts!
Brighton pier is so beautiful at night.
We went on the rides on the pier! So much fun going on the mini rollercoasters and bumper cars.
Late night chips back on the beach, so happy and grateful for a fabulous day!

Click here to see more of what I did when turning 27.

Bucket list: Go see kayaking


Last weekend we visited Brighton for the Mr’s birthday, it was hot (just before a heat wave hit UK).

I really wanted to get in the sea and wanted us to try Kayaking so I’d looked up Brighton Watersports to see that they offered 1 hour in the sea for just £10 each- wahoo! I bought the Mr’s birthday GoPro and we were good to go.

Here is a little video I made, it’s short and sweet. I had to listen to instructions from the Mr to steer over and around the waves so I didn’t film as much as I could have. There were so many waves the day we went but you can’t really see that on camera!

Before I went Kayaking I had no idea it was so much work (I have bruises on my legs and arms to show). It is a huge team effort to move and manoeuvre a two person kayak.

It was fun though, going over the waves didn’t scare or worry me as I liked to ride them and it made experience exciting. Plus the sun was out and we had the view of Brighton Pier on the left and the busy beach to look at too so it seemed almost perfect.

I think kayaking down a lake would be good too, more relaxing and less strenuous but overall – it was a fun day at the beach and we ticked something off our bucket list hooray!