Since I am staying in Sussex Uni, and since that's technically in Brighton, I thought it would be rude not to head towards the sea and throw some stones at it. So that's what I did.
The weather, you'll note, was less than a perfect July day, but it was still tremendous to be off campus, walking about on my own, and staring out into the sea again. I've said it before, and I might say it again one day soon, but I do love (as does everyone else, I know) being by the sea. And the fresh air! The fresh air is just amazing. I'm such a Londoner now, I feel that if you can't actually physically chew the air around you, it's the best thing ever.
When I had been contemplating this half day in the weeks leading up to the summer school, I had planned to go on some great shopping spree, rampaging through The Lanes and ransacking every shop in sight, but as it turned out I was kind of too exhausted to try on clothes, and I kept being distracted by shiny pretty tiny things. So instead I bought some ridiculous large Rachel Zoe type sun glasses and swanned about, picking things up and putting them back down again. I spent a fortune in a
comic book graphic novel shop and made embarrassing enquiries about back issues that I hadn't previously dared to. I'm pretty pleased with my purchases, it has to be said, and since I packed most of my belongings on the way here, I didn't really have room for anything more bulky. So, Buffy Season 8 on the train on the way home then. How fantastic.
I love Brighton. Have I said? Although these horses struck me as looking terrifying and evil, as if they've got some plot to take over the world. I think I've been watching too much Dr Who.