Friday, 16 September 2016

A Photo Diary: Brighton


 Somewhere that I have wanted to go for the longest time is Brighton. Whether, or not it's because every internet sensation, and her mum seems to go there, I have no idea, but there's just always been something that has drawn me to this bustling seaside town, and I knew that I had to visit it for myself whilst I had the chance.
When my mum, my stepdad, and I arrived there, I don't think I really had a clue as to what to expect. I've seen snippets of Brighton through various vlogs, and blogs, but images, and videos don't always do things justice. The day that we went, there was actually some sort of motor show, which we were unaware of prior to our arrival, so apart from the horrendous 4 hours we spent stuck in traffic, and then trying to find a parking space, it didn't affect us too much.
At first, we walked from the car park through to the sea front. There's quite a few little shops, and cafe's along the way, which came in particularly useful for 3 terribly hungry tourists like ourselves. We had a mixture of battered sausages, chips, and fish, and then I also had a Fanta lemon, because on a hot day like that, you need to keep extra hydrated.
Once we had finished our lunch, we all went to explore the beach. As you can see from the first image of this post, there's no sand whatsoever - it's purely stones only, which is something that I definitely appreciated! We sat there, admiring the various pebbles, and watching all of the people sun bathing, and swimming in the sea. If I didn't have shoes, and socks on, and maybe if it wasn't so crowded, I'd have quite liked a paddle myself!
The sun was scorching down on us at this point, like it had been ever since we stepped foot out of the car, so then we decided that we wanted to walk along the pier!
Being the blogger that I am, I was obviously very snap happy throughout the whole day. I was adamant that I was going to get a photo of the 'Brighton Pier' sign, and so I did. If I'm being completely honest with you, I did get a little panicky whilst walking along, because there's only really wooden planks that hold you up, and so I was certain that with the slightest wobble, I was going to end up being a shark's dinner! Thankfully though, that wasn't the case. There's plenty of benches, deckchairs, and refreshment stalls along the way too, so you can always have a sit down, and a snack!
Once you have reached the end of the pier, you can enter into the arcade, where there's just a load of those machines, which only adults are typically allowed to go on, but they can end up spending hours in there, splashing the cash without fully realising how addicted they're becoming! There's also quite a few rides, and amusements along the end of Brighton pier. There are dodgems, water rides, carousel's, a helter skelter, rides that spin up, and down, and all around. Some of them could make you dizzy just by looking at them for too long! I kind of wish that I took a friend along, because I would have liked to go on some of the rides, but there's always another time, so I'm not too bothered, if I'm honest.
Once we had looked around, my mum, and stepdad got themselves ice-cream, and I got a frozen yogurt with grapes, and strawberries. It was delicious, and so refreshing!
After that, we had a little look at the water fountain, which was a short walk away from the pier, and I took even more pictures.
Before we made our way back to the car, I was determined to get us to the lanes. I had Google maps up on my phone, but it really wasn't being much help, as I had no idea what I was doing, so I kind of just followed my mum, and stepdad at that point.
I then had a sulk, but I managed to find my way in the end! We had a little snoop around, and I got myself a tub of  passion fruit, and white chocolate ice-cream. That was the perfect end to our day trip.
So, that's all I did in Brighton on that particular day, guys! I hope you enjoyed reading this post, and hearing about my adventures. As it was my first time going there, I didn't really know what I was doing, and there wasn't enough hours left of the day to do everything that I wanted to do, but for my first time, I must say that it was a really nice experience.
Brighton has now become my 2nd favourite place in the UK, just after London (ma hometown), so if that doesn't go to show how much I love it, then I don't know what will!
Have you ever been to Brighton? What was your favourite part about it?
Lots of love always,
Jade xo



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