The seaside steamer

The Fishing Museum on Brighton seafront is a real treat. A beautifully curated mix of folk ceramics, prints, photographs and a fishing boat you board. We have been many times but always find new things to inspire.Fishing Museum Blog

And as we walked along the seafront we thought, as we often do, that Brighton is a special place. The happy memories of holidays and fun, back, back through time to the regency period have seeped in to the place. There is an underlying feeling of joy which is hard to escape. How many dreams of a summer Brighton have enlivened winter evenings in smoky London or other grimy cities?Skylark Blog

The illustration that made us think about that woven line of happy memories stretching back to the past is from the Fishing Museum. The Skylark, Brighton, 1908 although it shows an earlier period. We love the man in the top hat who is clearly a barrel of laughs!

Reinvigorated by culture and then a  breezy seafront walk we set off to my Mum’s to be reinvigorated in a different way, by tea, good cake and lively conversation.Seafront on Saturday Blog

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  1. This looks like fun. I read English novels and Brighton shows up quite a lot! Maybe someday I’ll visit.

    • We must do a ‘hidden Brighton’ post as it has the most wonderful treasures as well as the obvious, ornate Brighton Pavillion. Its a place of contrasts and you are right it often features in novels from Brighton Rock to Pride and Prejudice. Jane Austen once wrote “Here I am once more in this scene of dissipation and vice, and I begin already to find my morals corrupted.” !

  2. Ooh, I love Brighton; it’s such a unique place. My publisher is located in Brighton so I have a ready-made excuse to visit on a regular basis 🙂

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