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I never knew the charm of spring

May 8, 2013

This weekend was super busy, but also super fun! I’m supposed to be resting, upon doctor’s orders, so obviously I spent the whole weekend working… On Saturday I was lucky enough to have a press pass for the Brighton Fringe Festival, so I managed to catch a couple of short theatre pieces and some comedy, as well as enjoying plenty of Alproccinos* and lots of good food. A friend joined me for the day, and we stayed at myhotel – it made the whole weekend feel as though I was on holiday, it was so much fun!

We were up bright and early on Saturday morning and started the day with brekka at my favourite cafe in Brighton; Iydea. I had a bowl of their homemade granola, topped with fresh fruit – so good! Plus a big glass of fresh orange juice and the first of many coffees, before popping over to Tic Toc Cafe to pick up our Alpro bands and indulge in the first of many Alproccinos. I’m normally an americano-with-a-splash-of soya-milk kind of girl, so it felt like a real treat to have a creamy coffee. After we had slurped them down we headed out into the slightly miserable rain to catch some of the children’s parade which was really cute.

We spent the afternoon dashing between shows and nipping into the charity shops on St. James Street, before stopping for a well-earned slice of cake. The weather was not on our side, and I was windswept to say the least!! I was so happy to be greeted by a large slice of mocha cake and a coffee – it was delicious, and really hit the spot.

We met up with our ‘other-halves’ for a lovely meal at Pizza Express before heading back to the hotel and watching Basic Instinct. I’d never seen it before, and LOVED it! It really makes me want to dress more late-80s, early-90s – except with more underwear. There aren’t enough waistcoats and high-neck dresses in my life.

Soon enough it was Sunday morning and we were up bright and early once again. I had to head home and drop off my bags from the weekend, before swinging by Small Batch CC for my favourite coffee and heading off to the cricket ground in Hove to cover an event for work. It was my first match and I’ve got to say, I really enjoyed it! I think the absolutely perfect weather may have had something to do with it, but it was so sweet to see how so many people enjoyed the day in their own way. There were families with blankets and picnics, children in their whites playing their own games around the corner of the grounds, grandparents enjoying the match day catering – fans of all ages. Watching the players sign the kids miniature bats and autograph books was pretty much the cutest thing ever! We also popped into the shop, Newbery, where they make cricket bats and stock clothing etc. I love looking at all of the different tools on the workshop table.


*Thankyou to Alpro for the fabulous weekend!

Will you be going to see any events at the Brighton Fringe Festival?
Have you ever been to a cricket match?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2013 3:05 pm

    We used to live in AUS and I really loved watching cricket. Totally miss that! Lovely photos.

  2. May 8, 2013 4:42 pm

    Ooh that really does look like a fabulous weekend, I spent mine chilled out with the boy in the sunshine..perfect! x

  3. Aja permalink
    May 8, 2013 5:20 pm

    You always seem to have the most fun on weekends and I’ve over here like, “I painted a picture and wrote an essay for my classes…”

  4. May 8, 2013 5:50 pm

    Looks like a fantastic weekend full of fun!

  5. May 8, 2013 10:56 pm

    Okay, I NEED to eat at Iydea!!
    Bella xx

  6. May 9, 2013 1:17 pm

    Such a lovely post! Looked like so much fun! My fave photo? THE CAKE! xx

  7. May 9, 2013 4:07 pm

    Love Tic Tock cafe, sounds like an awesome weekend!


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