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3 September 2019

20 Hours in Brighton

It's ok, I haven't gone completely stupid or barmy, I know there are 24 hours in a day! However, I didn't spend a proper day in Brighton recently. Over a 24 hour period, 20 of them were spent on the seaside resort.



Brighton is one of those places in the UK you have to visit - purely for the seaside and famous pier alone. A lot of people have asked me why I booked one night in Brighton - well my friends, I booked this mini trip for a few reasons -



1) To have a photoshoot with one of my lovely blogging friends
2) To just have a night away to myself
3) To boost my confidence and help my travel anxiety
4) Because I wanted to go on the beach and buy a stick of rock (seaside ones always taste better!)
20 Hours in Brighton


So yes, after a dragged out train journey down, where I had two kids and their mother gobbing off, hearing people slagging off Scousers (something I was NOT happy about) and numerous seat changes on the train to find the coolest seat, I made it to Brighton. Unfortunately, the taxi driver drove me past my hotel and dropped me off half a mile down the road so I had to drag my suitcase and sweaty self up the road. Sigh.
After a lovely night's sleep in the Premier Inn (due to inducing myself to a Dorito's coma) I strolled to Gregg's and grabbed myself some breakfast. You cannot beat the ham and cheese toasties in Gregg's. They really are hubba-hubba.



Ok, less talk of toasties. After devouring my breakfast, I got changed, applied my makeup knowing full well that it would melt off me within the next couple of hours. You know that feeling when you step off a plane abroad and the heat just smacks you in the face? That's how it felt in Brighton. It was a proper scorcher as I walked along the front toward the Brighton Pier. I don't like to be one of those people who complains when it's too hot, but f**k me it was like an oven down there.

20 Hours in Brighton
20 Hours in Brighton


Brighton Pier is one of those hotspots in the UK that you need to visit at least once in your lifetime. The Pier has so much tradition radiating from it. From the small shops lining along the promenade to the fairground at the end of the pier. I won't lie, I was half tempted to go on the rollercoaster and the carousel. Well, who wouldn't?

20 Hours in Brighton
Then came the time to step foot on the famous pebble beach. It was a lot easier to walk on than I thought, mind you I had my Primark trainers on so maybe that was why. I would also like to congratulate myself on replicating a striped deckchair in this Nasty Gal skirt.

20 Hours in Brighton
20 Hours in Brighton
20 Hours in Brighton


So an hour and photo session later, I get back to the hotel an absolute dripping mess. My hair imitating Monica Gellar's (IT'S THE HUMIDITY!) and I desperately ransack my already packed suitcase to find my Dove deodorant to give myself a final spritz before I head off to the train station once again.
Yes, my 20 hours in Brighton was a busy but fun one. Walking up and down the pier, having a photo sesh with Ellie and just chatting all things blogging and life in general made my day. Plus being at one of the places I've always wanted to visit made it a teeny bit special. Thank you Ellie once again for my photo session and also for my little pressie, it was so kind of you!  
Seriously, take a visit to Brighton if you ever get the chance. Just for the Pier alone. Not for the old woman who had a go at me on the busy streets of Brighton for not getting out of her way quick enough on the pavement. She was just plain rude.


20 Hours in Brighton
Have you ever visited Brighton or would you ever want to? Let me know!
 
 
Lucy
 
 
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30 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to go to Brighton it's the ultimate seaside town! Love your pictures x

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    1. It's a really great place Chloe!
      Ah thank you lovely! x

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  2. All summer I wanted to go to Brighton, but didn`t really get the chance:( The pier looks amazing!

    Carmen Chats

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    1. You have to go next Summer, it's lovely down there! If you're not a fan of it being too hot though, go in the Spring instead

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  3. Ive actually been eyeing up that nasty gal skirt for so long! Your trip to Brighton looks amazing and it sounds like you had an amazing time x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌟 http://www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. It's still in stock Kayleigh! Yeah I had a fab time thanks! x

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  4. Can't believe I still haven't visited Brighton! Deffo near the top of my list of places to visit once I am back in the UK

    www.theemeralddove.co.uk

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    1. You have to go and visit when you return to the UK, you’ll love it!

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  5. aw brighton is defs on my list of places to go some day! Ahh, you having to walk all the way from where the taxi dropped you sounds just like the beginning of a cool indie film hehe but that's a shame! I love your skirt and your photos are beautiful! and it's so fab that you did this, even one night is great for getting over travel worries! :D

    Anne // www.basifpa-and-did.co.uk

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    1. Haha I never thought of it like that!
      Ah thank you Anne, I'm glad you like the photos!
      Yes, even one night away can do you the world of good!

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  6. It sounds like you had such an amazing time! I would love to visit Brighton, it seems so beautiful and that pier looks great xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Yeah I had a lovely time Hannah! Yeah it's a definite must see place! xx

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  7. Sounds like you had a great time! I've never been to Brighton but I've always wanted to visit x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  8. You need to see my Monica hair when I'm abroad �� I need one of these days where I just do a photoshoot with friends. Just a nice day out and Brighton is so lovely!

    Vanessa x
    www.therealnessonline.com

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    1. Haha I can't even begin to imagine what my hair would look like abroad! Photoshoot days are the best, they're so much fun! x

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  9. I love Brighton, I have been there a few times and it’s a place that I will always love to go back to because it’s such a calm and relaxing place. I need to just go and spend the night and just take the day! Lovely photos x

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    1. Yeah it is a lovely calming place Aaliyah.
      Ah thank you lovely! x

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  10. I have always wanted to visit Brighton as it always looks so lovely in the photos I see. Definitely sounds as though you were busy whilst you were there!

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    1. It's definitely a place worth visiting Stacey!

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  11. Brighton looks so beautiful! I would love to go there one day

    Bettie
    www.thewildflowerhippie.com

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  12. I've never been to Brighton but I'd love to go there sometime, it looks so pretty! You've taken some fabulous pics, it looks like you had a lovely time! :)

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    1. Yeah it's a really lovely place! Ah thank you Amy, yeah I had a great time!

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  13. Love Brighton. I really want go back, also to have a photo shoot with Ellie haha. Inspiring to have some more solo travels x

    Megan | https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com/

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    1. Ellie is the best, would recommend her as a photographer to anyone! x

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  14. I've wanted to visit Brighton for SO long!! I've heard it has some amazing vintage stores, beautiful seaside views and of course the famous Choccywoccydoodah! I think I might plan a little trip down next year as I'm confident enough to drive on the motorway now. I have looked at train tickets before but they're SO expensive from Bristol! So glad you had a fab time :-)
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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    1. It is brilliant down there Alice! Cause I have a disability card, I get my train tickets cheaper so the train journey is kind of worth paying the money for! I don't think I'm that confident to drive all that way on my own! xx

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  15. I went to Brighton years ago but I was too young to remember much! I'd love to go back and explore Brighton some more!

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    1. Go and have a little adventure down there one day Serena!

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