Having lived in the darkness and rain for about two months, as soon as we read the unbelievable news, we looked at each other and we said: “let’s go to Brighton on the beach!”.
Sun! Eventually the sun was shining!!! Since it is not something that happens often we had to make most of it…and spend the whole day out.
We have immediately booked a train ticket on First Capital Connect and thanks to a good deal and to the Network Railcard we got a return ticket for about £6.30 each. Needless to say that this was already an extremely good start! 🙂
We left from London Bridge on a super crowded train full of people with flip flops, sun glasses and a good smell of sunscreen. In a bit more than a hour we were walking by the sea side looking for a nice spot to sit down and relax.
We first sat right next to the Pier but we had to move pretty soon because of those killers seagulls! 🙂 A girl sitting next to us was eating her sandwich, when a seagull came and literally stole it from her hands! That’s was scary and I was really loving my lunch to have it stolen by one of those huge birds!
Talking about lunch…I know, it’s not the most appropriate meal to have on the beach, but I was really craving a fish and chips, and I still remembered how good it was the one I had the first time I went to Brighton…so I had to have one! 🙂
There is a small fish&chips shop right at the beginning of the Pier, on the right side and it sells the best battered cod I have ever had! It’s huge, thick and super crunchy…impossible to resist!
We stayed on the beach till around 4pm, then we went for a nice walk in the city centre and once again I loved every single bit. Those nice narrow streets full of nice shops are so nice, and the sun and all that light made everything even more beautiful.
At around 7.30 we jumped on the train to go back to London and I have fallen asleep as soon as I sat down on the train (as usual!).
Eventually I got some sun tan…I think this is the first time in my life I am so pale in July!
SUN, we love you!