Okay, so I am moving to Brighton, England. In 35 days. On a one-way ticket.
Why, you say? Mainly because there aren’t any good reasons not to!
I’ve been wanting to move to England for about eight years now, and finally I’m single, with no serious career and no attachments. One of my sisters, Sarah, is already over there and I’m just going to go and join the adventure!
I leave at 2.30am on Sunday the 28th April. I have purchased a beautiful leather travel wallet, and I am working on a to-do list and a to-pack list simultaneously!
Would you like to see where I’m going? Here’s my pre-arrival tour around my new hometown….
First off, welcome to Brighton! I’ll be your tour guide for today, despite the fact that I’ve never actually been there.
Probably the most famous sight in Brighton is the Brighton Pier.
While we’re down on the water, aren’t these beach houses cute?
So you want to know the cool places to hang while you’re in Brighton visiting me in the near future? Check out The Lanes, good for antiques and jewellery shopping and some fancy restaurants. Very expensive, very beautiful.
If you’re more alternate, like me, the hippie area North Laine might be more your groove. North Laine deserves two pictures, one for a special shop that I cannot wait to go buy things in!
And the shop of my dreams…
Then there is the gay quarter, Kemptown. I’m really looking forward to spending some time here just people watching. Apparently in the early hours of the morning it looks like this…
However, at Pride festival (one of the largest in Europe) it may look more like this…
And finally, Brighton is/was home to a few famous people, including but not limited to Cate Blanchett, Paul McCartney, Jordan and Peter Andre, Nick Cave, Rudyard Kipling, Dusty Springfield and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley from Harry Potter). Also, Fatboy Slim lives there sometimes, and owns a Japanese restaurant.
So there you go folks, tour ended. I’ll be able to tell you more once I get there, but in the meantime I’m living vicariously through google images.