Brighton, Baby!

There are some people who are so much a part of your personal history it really doesn't matter whether you see them regularly or once a year, it's just so natural and comfortable to be with them. This weekend was like that.

I took the train to Brighton to catch up with my two oldest friends. We've known each other for 27 years and still keep in very regular contact via email/text, but due to location (Rachel lives in Dublin) and lifestyle (Jo is a global contractor who flew out to the States early yesterday morning) don't get to meet up very often. A weekend away seemed the perfect way to celebrate Jo's upcoming nuptials! 

We had a relaxing and very wet weekend including some lovely food (I'd highly recommend The Ginger Pig in Hove), a stealth tattoo, LOTS of stationery shopping in Paperchase and a few too many Mojitos. Rachel introduced us to nail-varnish that actually stays on for days without chipping (Maybeline Forever strong Pro), Jo found me the perfect ring, and I was able to introduce the girls to Texts from Dog (incredibly funny but not for the faint-hearted!) and the aesthetics of Paul Walker. Thankfully the rain ceased yesterday and I managed to snap a few photos.

It was lovely to catch up and to be "Sarah" not "Mum" for 48 hours, but I REALLY missed my little pickles, who were having lots of fun without me. Of course, travelling by train meant I did get chance to make some progress with Windward...
The yarn - Fyberspates Nef Sock - is absolutely beautiful and I'm completely smitten with it but not sure whether it's a little too soft and drapey to fully show off the pattern. We'll see.... 


  1. Oh it must have been lovely to catch up with old friends, and be Sarah as you said :) It sounds like you had a fantastic time, and you even got a little bit of crafty time in as well!!

  2. Always good to go on an excursion, and sometimes better without the kids.

    Have been sitting here wetting myself reading Texts from Dog ... no idea how that gem passed me by so thanks for the link Sarah.

    1. Isn't it just the funniest thing!?! There's a bit of language not everyone would like, but most often I just end up laughing until my face hurts! What an imagination to come up with that!!!! :)

  3. Great photographs!
    With my boys grown-up and moved out I could use a bit more Mum now and then. Times change. But I still remember those days. :-)

  4. Sounds like a wonderful trip, great pictures too (I love the carousel one particularly) :)

  5. Hahaha I love text's from Dog! They are so stupid but they really make me laugh :)

    Looks like you had a lovely weekend, I'm intrigued by "stealth tattoo" though!!

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blanket too :) x


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