Romeo & Juliette at the castle

A friend invited me to a picnic and open air showing of Romeo & Juliette at Arundel Castle on a Saturday evening. I grabbed my picnic basket out of storage (given the weather we’ve had this year, it’s been stowed away and collecting dust) and popped a bottle of champagne that I’d been given in […]

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A little haven in my hometown

Is there a place you go to in your hometown to escape? Every summer, people from the cities come down literally by the coach load to flock to the beach. I’m not a massive fan of crowds nor cheap tacky attractions, such as the gaudy mini theme park I loved so much as a child, […]

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Lordington Lavender

It’s funny how a certain scent can take you back to a different place and time… A little while ago, on a sunny day in July, some friends and I took a trip to a place called Lordington lavender fields. I’d wanted to go last year, but the window of opportunity is small as they […]

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1847

Not long before I went to Amsterdam, I had the pleasure of catching up with an old school friend for dinner. She’d just done a stint on a cruise ship around Asia as an entertainer, and was back in our hometown. We arranged to meet at Brighton station, but I got stuck at Hove due […]

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Mino Japanese Restaurant – Kingston, London

I was attending an intensive weekend course for a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate in Kingston earlier on this month. A friend cancelled on me last minute so I had to book some last minute (over priced) accommodation in a Travel Lodge. Seeing as Travel Lodge do not provide meals other than […]

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A favourite summer walk of mine – Arundel, England.

I’m lucky to live quite close to the charming historical town of Arundel. It has a close place to my heart as my grandparents live there, and my Grandmother’s family have lived in Arundel and in the surrounding area for quite some time. I spent a large portion of my childhood in this town. A […]

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A Winter’s Walk in Portsmouth Old Town, England

I must confess, I hadn’t really ventured around Portsmouth much other than to the ships and Gunwharf quays. One winter afternoon, we had got bored to tears of being cooped up inside and decided to brave the chilly English weather and go for a wander. We went down to Gunwharf quays and had a look […]

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Little Bay, Brighton.

  One evening before Christmas, I had dinner plans with an old friend and Brighton seemed to be the perfect middle ground between where I live currently, and where I used to live (which is where my friend would be travelling from). Not only that, but Brighton has such numerous and varied venues to chose […]

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Bohemia, Brighton.

I’d headed to Brighton with my friend S to do some Christmas shopping. We walked around the shops for a bit, slightly agitated by the impervious crowds which we had hoped to avoid by going on a weekday. With minor success on the Christmas present front but a few new outfits each (whoops!) we were […]

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