I spent eight very happy years living in Brighton. Most of the apartments I rented were just a street away from the sea, so I cycled or walked to work most mornings down the seafront. In the summer my friends and I would spend our weekends on the beach reading the papers, chatting and watching the world go by.
The city will always hold a special place in my heart as it is my son’s birthplace and I have fond memories of spending a lovely year on maternity leave in the city. There are two amazing kid’s play areas right on the seafront, one by West Pier and the other closer to the Kemp Town end of the seafront. Queens Park and Hove Park are also really geared up for kids, with spectacular climbing equipment. Hove Park even has its own climbing rock.
I also love the city as its a very creative place and draws a lot of artists and writers, who seem to settle here. It is an expensive place to live but has a wonderful arts festival every May, The Brighton Festival, featuring music, dance, art, talks and during this time local artists open their homes for the public to view their art. This is called Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses.
If you are on a budget I recommend the seafront Travelodge, sign up to the website for special deals, we have managed to get rooms for as little as £19 per night.
As my blog progresses no doubt I will be posting more about Brighton and Hove.