We had a voucher for Christmas for something we didn’t want to do, so we exchanged it!
I chose a tour for the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, with a cream tea included.
So my boyfriend and I drove down, and spent an hour or two in there. I have been to Brighton plenty of times throughout my childhood and as an a adult but have never been to there or inside!
You get given a headset, which you click once inside each room, and then gives you information. It reminded me of a mini Buckingham Palace.
The exterior has indian influences and the interior has Chinese influences. The palace was used as a pleasure palace for royals. So was essentially a getaway from London and other palaces! Some of them loved it, others hated it as too gaudy for them. its quite a big palace, bigger than I was expecting.
It is now all been preserved, and some pieces are on loan from the Queen!
One of my favourite’s was in a bedroom, the bathroom door was disguised in the wall!
The cream tea you could have when you liked/preferred. We had in the middle of the tour as the tea room is in the middle of the tour! But you can have at the beginning or the end etc. Was the usual tea – scone with clotted cream and jam with a pot of tea.
After our tour, we headed to Brighton Pier, I hadn’t walked along this in years! The wind and the salty air was so refreshing. Its such a cheesy place, but feels like a proper English tradition.
I love being by the sea, living in a town, its always so nice to get away for a little bit. The sea always calms and relaxes me. I could watch it for hours!
We had a nice August day too, so the sun was out and we was in tshirts. We did some window shopping and browsed some of the smaller lanes.
I always find it mind boggling too, how much water there is on earth!
What about you guys, what have you been up to? Do you love the sea?