We drove to Brighton yesterday, for a couple of relaxing days before I begin my Textile Treasures responsibilities again on Wednesday. We stopped for lunch in King Alfred's city of Winchester, which was fascinating if bitterly cold. I especially loved the medieval tiles in the cathedral and took many, many photographs of them, of course. A guide was happy to chat about the memorial to Jane Austen and the magnificently reconstructed west window
and we were more than happy to stand and learn more.
We arrived at our hotel in Brighton to find the heating in our room had broken, so we tried our best to keep warm with a fan heater and electric radiator. The wind whistled and the shutters rattled however...Brighton seafront in February is a bleak place, believe me.
We wrapped up and went for a walk to get our bearings before snuggling in for the night after dinner and a mojito or two.
This morning, we had blue sky so went out along the prom first thing. Not many people about but some great rusty railings!
This afternoon, we really enjoyed a visit to The Royal Pavilion and had planned to take in the Art Gallery too - but sadly, it was closed for a refurb. Bad timing. Never mind. Lunch at Bills was fun though, and since the sun had shone for most of the day, we counted ourselves lucky and came back to face the toughest challenge of the day...where to eat dinner.