Have a walk along the beach in...
Have a walk along the beach in the summer. The pebbles took a little time to get used to but after living there for 2 years it really felt like home.
Great people, great pubs, great cosmpolitan atmosphere.. one
of England's finest Everyone is so friendly. Sitting in one of the beach front cafes on a fine summer afternoon, a Stella in hand, nothing beats it
The Level (apparently where Brighton band The Levellers got their name from) is a large green park in the center of Brighton.
With a playground and paddling pool for tiny tots , play area for older kids, a skater park, rose garden and a large green space for just hanging out, there is pretty much something for all ages there.
You can witness all manner of activities at the Level...People juggling with fire after dark, practising Thai Chi, cycling, skating, walking their dogs and the like. (I once saw someone who appared to be hugging a tree and seemingly unable to escape !) and people just hanging out with a book and a picnic on a sunny afternoon. It is very much a city park for the local population.
A small visiting fair comes a couple of times a year (pictured here Sept '07), it has some quality rides. You can park around the Level and it is close to the shops and the center of town. They always have a 'half price rides' day (usually Thursday night).
Just ask any local where the Level is, and they will point you in the right direction.
note : As with most park areas, if you have kids with you, it is great in the day, but can have the odd unsavoury character lurking at night.
When I can find out the name of the street where I saw this amazing graffiti I will let you know :)
Ok... found it... Kensington Street, North Laine. Discovered it whilst Christmas shopping in the Laines. Its from the "Graf Jam 2006".
'The Body Shop' fabric.
'The Body Shop' fabric.
I went on a Body Shop Tour, a visit to the fabric where they make all the products of Body Shop.
It was a interesting tour, and I learnt a lot about The Body Shop.
This is a picture is of the shop they had right beside the fabric...
I Just Wanna Bang on the Drum all Day ...
Ah, Love it - This shop has a wonderful collection of percussion instruments from around the world (my kind of heaven) - Including :
Djembes, bougarabou, congas, bongos, whistles, flutes, tablas, darbura, marimbas, koras, kalimba, didgeridoos, bowls, bells, shakers, samba.
They also do repairs, give advice, and do workshops, etc You can find both new and used instruments here - so don't be 'scared' to pop in ; )
(Although I often have to walk swiftly past, if I'm in a hurry, so I'm not tempted inside). £1.50 upwards.