While I hadn’t been greeted with the most summery weather upon my arrival in London, when the sun did come out I grabbed it with both hands and held on for dear life. On one such day, a group of us made the short train trip to Brighton. The day was, in one word, delightful. Our first stop was the pier which proved to be quite entertaining. And yes, I did ride the carousel. Best £2 I’d spent yet! The remainder of the day was spent laying about on the beach. The very pebbly beach. One thing’s for sure – I prefer my beaches white and sandy, thanks. While I didn’t brave the water (reports from those who did verified my fears that it was indeed, very cold) I did enjoy lazing about on the beach chairs and soaking up the sunshine. Topped off with a few jugs of Pimm’s and fish and chips on the beach – life doesn’t get much better!