Saturday, 22 June 2013

ALL THE B's - BRIGHTON, BIRTHDAY, BEACHES ETC.


 While Bargain-hunting in the South this week we managed a trip to Brighton, for my Birthday.


OK, so the Bins had not been emptied for quite a while...

"Gimme a chip!"

...and the Birds were Behaving very Badly,



But I was Bewitched by the Pavilion and the park life.



Later we mingled with other Bohemians at Charleston Farmhouse.


What's good enough for the Bloomsbury Group is good enough for us!


Could anything possibly Beat this?


Oh yes! An evening picnic on the most Beautiful Beach in the South East, a first for us Both. We're looking forward to many happy returns.

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30 comments:

  1. The last photo Nilly is gorgeous - you must frame it - it looks like there is a story to be told.
    Belated Happy Birthday to you.
    Love all your people watching photos - lots of characters in the Brighton area - it is many years since I have visited Charleston Farmhouse, and it looks just the same.

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    1. I cannot resist a chalky coastline Rosemary - for me it is HOME!

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  2. Happy Birthday!

    Brighton - I love it. A friend has opened the most wonderful tea room there. The Blackbird Tea Rooms.

    http://www.blackbirdtearooms.com/

    Charleston - I've yet to visit though I'm a fan of the artistic fellowship. I am thrilled to have obtained a small section of an original textile ( part of a curtain) designed by Duncan Grant from the Omega workshops that I treasure.

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    1. I wish we'd known about this before our visit - their Facebook page is wonderful with loads of super old photos. I'll definitely remember for next time.

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  3. Brighton Pavillion and Charleston Farmhouse are my favourite 2 outings when in Sussex, and people-watching in Brighton is a delicious, surreptitious delight!
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday xx

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    1. Yes indeed - people-watching in Brighton is Brilliant!

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  4. And to think you didn't call! If I'd known you were coming I'd have baked a cake, and a birthday one at that!

    LLX

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    1. What kind thoughts LL!
      Trouble is, these flying business/pleasure trips are always over so quickly.
      No rest for the weary - or is it no peace for the wicked?

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  5. hey Nilly,sounds as though you had a great birthday. I simply adore the Pavilion, I got married there actually :) The Charleston Gardens are indeed looking tremendous, just 6 weeks ago they were quite bare.
    Jean x

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    1. The Pavilion is amazing - fabulously valuable treasures inside too. I think they belong to Her Maj. so, for us, there was strictly no photography allowed. I do hope you got away with some wedding photos!

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  6. Happy belated birthday... Hadn't read this post before I saw you today at Durham...sorry!
    Charleston has to be one of my to do places... Never been but one day I will...
    Julie x

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    1. You MUST! Especially if your son is still in London - Sussex is just down the road. (Golly - cheap accommodation in London AND Paris!)

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  7. Belated happy birthday...it looks like you had a particularly happy one. That last photo is stunning....never mind you getting it framed...I want it on my wall !J.

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    1. Yorkshire's great but nothing can beat those White Cliffs for me - you can take the girl out of the South etc...

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  8. That looks like a great trip, and happy belated birthday!

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    1. Thank you kindly, but I wish the birthdays were going backwards now!

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  9. WOW ~ What a fabby birthday!! LOVED looking at the pictures as Brighton is on my wish list of places to visit! Youre A COOL lady, nilly, do you know that! hehe..Happy of happiest belated birthday hugs to YOU! ~ Maria x

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    1. You would love Brighton and I'm sure Brichton would love you - a Bohemian soul!

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  10. Belated birthday wishes nilly. that is my idea of a perfect day. Brighton is one of my to do places, think I would love it and fit right in!! That pavilion is on the list too. Glad you had a great birthday! x

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    1. Yes - it was fab! For once (ha ha) I did everything I wanted to do, no compromises - luckily Mr N thought it was great too.

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  11. And yet again, you had me smiling from the first line and the first photo! Happy Belated Birthday wishes, Nilly. Brighton is looking very Brighton in your photos - all of it. Your photos are absolutely fantastic.
    Axxx

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    1. Thank you, Annie. At least these photos won't make you too homesick!

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  12. A belated Happy Birthday to you nilly! great photos of the 'wild life' in the park lol. ♥

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    1. Thanks so much for having a look! I'm sure I know your curmudgeonly book-seller (Feb 5th 2012).

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  13. Belated Happy Birthday to you! I love that last photo ... M x

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    1. South East, South West? South East, South West?
      Just can't decide whose beaches are best!

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  14. Looking forward to a planned visit to Charleston next year. I've wanted to go for so long and now I have a friend to come with me. Shame about the rubbish in Brighton, though.

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    1. Hello Barbara - thank you for following! We enjoyed this trip very much, having forgotten how spectacular the South Downs are - take your hiking boots!

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  15. Belated birthday greetings, Nilly. Charleston was such a lovely, creative place to visit to celebrate your special day.

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    1. Charleston is one of favourite places - and I love sharing your garden AND your style.

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