Brighton 28/08 - 01/09

Hullo, my Pixels!

At the end of August, my parents and I went away to Brighton for both mine and my dad's birthdays as it was my 18th and his 50th, so both quite big birthdays. This was the first time I'd ever been to Brighton, but I think it's quickly become one of my favorite places to visit in England! I'll warn you now though, this post is going to be very photo heavy as I just wanted to take photos of everything whilst I was there, especially in the Sea Life Centre, as you're soon to see.

The journey took us about four hours in total, but I must say the spring rolls were a good choice of travel munch. It was my first time going over the Dartford Bridge as well, which I was kind of excited about, although the traffic wasn't fun at all.

Brighton was such a cool place though, the atmosphere was so relaxed. I loved the graffiti art everywhere as well; it's great when people create art with their graffiti instead of just tagging areas or spraying swear words all over the place.

Now... prepare yourselves! Months before we even went to Brighton, I couldn't stop going on about how amazing Cloud 9's famous rainbow cake looked and how tasty I heard their cakes were. My parents had been very sneaky indeed and pre-ordered a custom rainbow birthday cake ready to be picked up for when we were down in Brighton. They made me believe we were trying to find this specific pub they wanted to visit, but instead we 'stumbled' across the Cloud 9 shop and ta-daaahh! I was definitely very pleasantly surprised, and let me tell you, the cake itself did not disappoint.

If anybody lives in Brighton, they'll probably be familiar with all of the following pretty places. The beaches near us were so much quieter and actually had sand on them instead of being entirely pebbles. My dad and I thought the building on the cliff side was a prison because it was sooo massive when you looked at it on Google Maps, but it's apparently a school! My dad also really liked his new seaweed hair-do, I thought it suited him a lot.

We visited the Royal Pavilion with the intentions of paying and looking around inside, but in the end we decided it wasn't for us, especially at £33 for all three of us to go in, so pretty pictures of the outside architecture will have to suffice.

The Brighton Pier was crazy, so many people about as it was a nice, sunny day. My dad and I went on the Brighton Eye/wheel thingy, but my mam's too scared of heights; I just really wanted to go on for the photo opportunities! I absolutely love these photos I managed to get of views over Brighton and the entire Brighton Pier, it was a proper eagle-eye view.

Woopsies, silly photo - but it was totally necessary! Went on my first ever rollercoaster ride in Brighton as well as a cat & mouse ride. I know they're not huge like the theme park ones, but a loop-the-loop is pretty crazy for my first one! It was my dad's 50th birthday, and for some reason I had no fear about the rides at all that day, so I went on them with him and it was so great, even though I did somehow manage to punch myself in the face.

The Sea Life Centre fit in with Brighton so well, with the rainbow lights inside the main hall and all of the art/statutes everywhere. I took a lot of photos of the animals, and I mean A LOT, so if you're not interested, you may wanna skip past the last load of photos, but I think some of them are cute little fishies.

I hope you enjoyed following me around Brighton; I really wish I could go back sooner or just move there right away. If any of you have been to Brighton, or would like to go, I'd love to know what you think about the city!



  1. Looks like you had a lovely day. I've wanted to visit Brighton for so long, as everyone is always saying how great it is there. And plus, I only live about 30 minutes away on the train!

  2. brighton seems so lovely, i'd love to go someday!


  3. You've definitely gotta go atleast once in your life, especially if you love good food and shopping! c: ♥

  4. I'd be there every weekend if I lived that close, I can't believe you've never been! That's the only thing which puts me off going, as it takes three and a half/four hours in the car from where I live. ♥

  5. How amazing is that birthday cake, love it looks so yummy and really enjoyed seeing your pictures from this trip!

    much love xxx


  6. Brighton is one of my favourite seaside's here in the UK... Being from London, we used to hop on a train or in the car a ton during the summer holidays. It wasn't until a couple of years ago though that I ventured in to the sea life centre - that was on a first anniversary trip with my partner - and we both just loved it in there! I know why you took so many pictures - I was exactly the same!

    Thank you for sharing your recap post, and I totally know why you enjoyed Brighton so much, it is quite a unique place. It's also great that you and your Dad enjoyed your birthday trip... The cake alone would have left me feeling a happy bunny. Haha!
    Bits & Bobs

  7. Definitely one of the tastiest cakes I've ever had in my life! :3 ♥

  8. I'd love it if I lived closer than I do, it's such a great place to visit for a couple of days! But thanks so much for the lovely comment, it really was a lovely birthday trip, and the cake was literally the icing on top. c: ♥


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