Sunday June 2 Walthamstow London
Brighton bound, I snapped happy pictures the whole way, driving my friends up the wall with my incessant chatter and questioning. Brighton was amazing and beautiful! We walked our legs off along the promenade, past pebbly beaches and burned out piers. Through lane ways and quaint little shops we twisted and turned, all the time heading for the venue where I would see my friend Sameena perform her show for the Brighton Fringe Festival.
Stopping for a fabulous Thai green curry on the way, I kept taking pictures- I was in architectural junkie heaven! The seagulls spun me out - they were HUGE and their big booming calls echoed around the city. The rooks too, were quite amazing.
And then there were the people... People everywhere! People sunbathing on the pebbly beach. People walking. People entertaining. People playing sport People arguing. People eating... People everywhere.
And the most amazing thing awaited me at the end of our walk - the magical Pavilion! OMG... I can't show you any photos yet - I cant edit my RAW files, so you'll have to take my word that the whole building was nothing short of amazing!
Sameenas show was awesome. I was going to take pics but I was so totally immersed in the show "Immigrant Diaries" that I forgot.
To get back to the car, we took a double decker bus! My first! WOOHOO! Standing there waiting, I was watching a rather inbred, pot bellied, blubbery young thing with a face full of metal and oozing pustules sneezing violently. She sneezed into her hand and then to my total disbelief, looked at what was in her hand and then... She licked it off... I nearly threw up.
And then we were off home. One of the things that spun me out on this, my first day in England, was the light - the fact that it didn't get dark until nearly 10 pm! And got light at 4 am!
We got home very late and Sameena made a fantastic chicken mango salad - a dish which will be served often when I get home! Talk about delicious! I ate two bowl fulls !
Falling asleep on the couch, I got up and staggered up the stairs to bed. I had to set my alarm for 3.30 Monday morning for my trip to Stonehenge and I was absolutely knackered...