When Sasha Holloway of Bleulips said she wanted to come to Brighton before she goes back to the USA later this year I have to admit that I did do a little happy dance. Add on top of that the fabulous Tracey Barrow and Rob Grimes and I knew we were going to have a good day, come rain or shine.
Dade Freeman of Krysalis Photography and Laura Brennan of Cherry Red Photography also came along for the day and we met up in the brilliant Rock-Ola cafe in Tidy Street in the North Laine area of Brighton. After a lot of gossip and laughter, we started to wind our way through the streets of Brighton, taking pictures as we went, with a vague plan to end up at the pier.
Having only watched Quadrophenia properly a couple of weeks ago (shocking I know), we went for a little trip into the infamous alleyway from that scene. It was remakably busy in that small little alley way and so we didn’t stay there long.
When we finally made it to the pier, Rob literally jumped for joy and punched the air before going on the rides! We had planned on a trip on the rollercoaster but as this is not tourist season the rollercoaster had been taken down for repair 😦
After the rides, there was a spot of silliness, some line dancing from our resident American, and some vague attempts at some “serious” photography 🙂
With tummy’s rumbling and most of us in need of a cup of tea, we carried on past the wheel and into Kemp Town where we descended on a new cafe/bar called Betty La La’s. I would apologise for the content of our conversation, but I think the staff were just as interested in our conversation about vajazzles and the male version (don’t ask) that they even came over to listen in 🙂
Since our day out, I know a few other people have said that they would like a day out like this. We kept it intentionally small and there was no business talk, just people who happened to take photographs. However, it would be great to do this again with anyone that fancies a trip to the seaside 🙂