Friday, 2 November 2012

Brighton in November

Like a fair proportion of the British people, every so often I need to see the sea. We live a train ride away from Brighton, which also has lots of warm places to shelter in November, so today we bundled up and headed to the coast.

The power in the sea was incredible! We marvelled at the huge waves, threw stones in but decided against paddling. DS still managed to get his feet wet, unfortunately with his shoes on!

This was my favourite part of the day!

You can get the most amazing doughnuts on the pier.
We also visited the Sea Life Centre which has been open for 140 years and has very atmospheric subterranean Victorian architecture. We haven't been here for about 6 years so the kids didn't really remember it. We made the most of our time, handling the creatures and taking a trip on a glass-bottomed boat.

Playing hide and seek!

We also discovered the fabulously named Choccywoccydoodah chocolate shop in the higgledy-piggledy "Lanes" area of Brighton. It sells incredibly ornate cakes alongside slightly more modest truffles and chocolate bars. At £7.99 for a 100g bar we didn't buy any! 

I have to be honest; Brighton is not my favourite place. It is heaving in the summer and can be an expensive place to visit. Today, however, I was surprised to enjoy myself.

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