A day in Brighton

I went to Brighton last weekend and I completely fell in love with it. There is something quite calming about walking to the station on a Sunday morning and not seeing anyone – I love that feeling of being up before anyone else! I got to London Bridge and got myself a coffee and hopped on the train to read my book “Spectacles” by Sue Perkins. I don’t normally like train rides but this felt so calming and almost like I was just relaxing at home.

Brighton is so pretty and quaint to walk around it was a lovely way to spend a Sunday. I love little independent shops and Brighton is brimming with them, I bought some little goodies as Christmas presents for some friends. I definitely felt like I could have spent hours in all the shops though so I think I’ll need to make another trip soon!

Brighton also has the highest concentration of vegan and gluten free restaurants and cafes I have ever seen. We had a roast dinner at a place that did vegan roast dinners (as well as meat ones) and all the sides were plant based. I honestly couldn’t believe it!! There are so many cafes that I want to try, there seemed to be such a huge range of places unlike some areas of London!

The Christmas lights were also up and they were so lovely I really began to feel Christmassy!

We had a wander around the Pier and it was so good to look out to the sea and see such a huge open space. I was sad to get back on the train in the evening but I also felt so contented coming back to a warm flat after a chilly walk back from the station.

Perfect Sunday ❤

 

 

 

 

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Living Grateful #13

Hi guys! It has been a couple of weeks since I have done one of these posts. It has been quite a busy time, I think it will be hectic until the festive periods are finished. I love being busy and it’s been so nice to see lots of friends. I have also managed lots of chilled time watching I’m a Celeb though… who else is watching it?

  1. A night out with Scott

Last weekend I went out for the first time in what feels like forever (I’ve definitely turned into a massive granny!) It was really nice to go out for once! Plus I had nothing planned for the following day and so I had a lovely lazy Sunday filled with catching up on TV and baking.

2. Dinner at Kimchee

I had dinner with one of my best friends and my parents at Kimchee on Wednesday week. I go to Uni opposite the restaurant and it looks so pretty from the outside I was glad I could go in! It was so nice catching up with my parents and friend as well!

3. Some time at home

I’ve spent a couple of nights at home over the past few weeks and it’s been so nice to be able to chill. I’ve spent time with my cats, gone for long walks in the park and taken full advantage of my parent’s nespresso machine – what’s not to love?!

4. Winter Wonderland

I went to Winter Wonderland on Saturday night with one of my best friends – it was amazing! I’ve seen so many photos of it on social media across this week and wondered if it would live up to my expectations but it definitely has done! There were so many fantastic food stalls (including gluten free & vegan crepes!!!), as well as beautiful lights and markets. I’m not a big one for rides so they didn’t appeal to me – they made me quite ill just looking at them! It was a bit chilly but you honestly can’t beat that feeling of coming home after an evening out in the cold and warming up with a cup of tea!

5. A day out in Brighton

I went down to Brighton today for a catch up with a friend. We had an incredible roast dinner for lunch and a lovely wander around Brighton. It really couldn’t have been a better end to my week!

What have you been grateful for this week? And more importantly who are you rooting for on I’m A Celeb?!